How not to make an exhibition / Comment ne pas faire d’exposition

May 20th, 2010





How not to make an exhibition / Comment ne pas faire d’exposition
An interdisciplinary program / Un programme interdisciplinaire

How not to make an exhibition is an interdisciplinary program designed to encourage active experimentation between audiences, artists and curators, which interrogates the construction of learning in our society in order to question its coercive dimension.

Comment ne pas faire d’exposition est un programme interdisciplinaire visant à encourager l’expérimentation active des publics, des artistes et des curatrices, afin de s’interroger sur la construction des acquis dans notre société, et remettre en question leur dimension coercitive.

Programm/programme . pdf

29-30 mai 2010
Le Magasin- CNAC, Grenoble

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sort by

May 20th, 2010

sort by – conceived by Francesca Grassi & Guillaume Mojon – proposes a selection of autonomous and self-initiated material by designers.
This material can vary from a singular formal sign to a transversal project that exist in relation to other interests and applied arts, such as architecture, literature, art, and so on, and which demonstrates an equally broad range of media and techniques.
What sort by proposes has been carefully chosen, and does not aim at anything higher than to offer a fine display situation. This website is not a work; it’s a tool.

Posted in Graphic Design

Yes, But Is It Edible?, Will Holder

May 20th, 2010





Yes, But Is It Edible?

In this exhibition, Will Holder presents the work of contemporary American composer Robert Ashley (1930), best known for his operas and other theatrical works (many of which incorporate electronics and extended techniques).
During a 25-year working reationship with a “band” of speakers, Ashley has developed a unique for of opera which investigates the musicality of American speech.

Since 2004, Will Holder has been working with Alex Waterman on “Yes, But Is It Edible?”, a scored biography of the composer, to be colectively read aloud. Holder and Waterman have developed a form of typographycal notation in order to reproduce (semi-autobiographical) operas that were developed through oral instruction and negotiation? During this period of exhibition, Holder will be residing in Brussels to complete this publication.
On show at Objectif are earlier works of Robert Ashley which – though not included in the biography – have informed the process of its making.

Download .pdf

May 29 to July 3, 2010
Opening Saturday May 29, 6–8pm
with performance by Stijn and Will Holder
Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp

Posted in Art, Graphic Design

Brian KENNON, from 2nd Cannons Publications / castillo/corrales

May 20th, 2010





Brian Kennon will talk about his work and activities, and present the books he’s published with 2nd Cannons.

Thursday, May 20, at 7.30 pm
castillo/corrales, Paris

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Yours Mine Ours

May 19th, 2010


Yours Mine Ours
A shared library

Yours Mine Ours is a shared library. Unlike traditional library models where patrons borrow from a single source, Yours Mine Ours is an accumulation of its users. As more users join the library, more items are made available to the community. Users are expected to make available their collection and in turn gain access to other collections. When an item is requested from the shared library, owners are notified via email where the request is then managed between the borrower and owner—duration of time, shipping and handling fees, etc. The library’s success is solely dependent on the community that uses it. Don’t be greedy.

Yours Mine Ours is a project by Brian Watterson, Zak Klauck, and Hank Huang.

OFF the wall website

May 18th, 2010

Off the Wall
Yale MFA Graphic Design Thesis Show 2010
website now online

Off the Wall is an exhibition of the print, motion, site-specific and interactive work of this year’s fifteen MFA candidates in the Graphic Design program at the Yale University School of Art.

Posted in Graphic Design

Metahaven – Vortrag

May 18th, 2010

Metahaven – Vortrag
lecture

link is a student initiative from the university of arts in bremen, germany. They organize public presentations and workshops of artists and designers at their university. Every semester link invites extraordinary personalities to learn from their work practices, discuss their approach towards design and art or organize a 1-2 days workshop for the students.

Thursday, 27 May 2010, 6pm
HfK Bremen, Germany

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Alexander Shoukas

May 17th, 2010





Alexander Shoukas

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Collection

May 16th, 2010

Collection

Une revue autour du dessin contemporain
A magazine about contemporary drawing

Collection est une revue qui présente le dessin sous de multiples formes, de l’art contemporain au graphisme en passant par la bande-dessinée, à travers le dialogue avec des artistes. Composée de dessinateurs, l’équipe de Collection ne propose ni un point de vue journalistique ni un point de vue critique, mais souhaite, sans aucune barrière de genres, défendre le dessin en laissant la parole à ceux qui en sont les acteurs.

Collection is a magazine that presents drawing in many forms, from contemporary art to graphic novels to graphic design. All artists themselves, the Collection team proposes neither a journalistic viewpoint nor a critic’s vision, but instead aspires to defend drawing, with no barriers between genres, by letting the actors themselves speak.

Au sommaire/summary: Mathias Schweizer, Ludovic Boulard Le Fur, Christian Aubrun, Stéphane Prigent, Petra Mrzyk et Jean-François Moriceau, Fanny Michaëlis, Charles Burns, Corentin Grossmann, Pimp My Life, Gerard Herman, Ricardo Lanzarini, Ruppert & Mulot…

Posted in Illustration

Playlistory

May 16th, 2010

Playlistory exhibition & book project:
graphic stories, poems or slogans, compounded with songs titles.
By Elsa Audouin, Maurice Lopes, Agathe Nicolas et Elena Germain.

Céline Wouters

May 14th, 2010


Céline Wouters

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LUX ET VERITAS & GZFM / Space Hamilton

May 14th, 2010





LUX ET VERITAS
the Yale Graphic Design MFA 2009 thesis book exhibition

The original LUX ET VERITAS show took place at the Yale School of Art in New Haven, Connecticut, US in May 2009. Seoul is the third destination of the traveling exhibition after Basel, Switzerland in November 2009 and Berlin, Germany in February 2010. This exhibition presents thesis books of 16 students containing two years of work in addition to their theses. The show will also include video documentation of selected works. (LUX ET VERITAS website here)

“So, this is a condensed, simplified version of our thesis show at the Yale School of Art. The original idea was to create an exhibition primarily of material objects that contained none of those objects—videos of graphic design rather than the real thing. This decision was reached after many prolonged meetings, protracted conversations, and near stalemates among the sixteen of us as we sought a means of collectively presenting our work. We wondered how to show our print, interactive, motion, and environmental pieces in a gallery setting. It seemed disappointing to heave an armload of objects onto a table and just leave them there, so disembodied from the world for which they were designed. Finally, we agreed to forgo the objects, turn off the lights, and present our work immaterially, as a series of looping video reels, immersing visitors in an ever-changing spatial collage of our efforts.

Faced with the opportunity to take the show from New Haven to a wider, international audience, and the attendant realities of displaying the work within small spaces, we assembled an edited selection of the videos designed to use only one projector (a re-presentation of a show about re-representation, if you like). This necessarily shifts the balance away from the videos and toward our thesis books, the only material objects in the original exhibition…”

- excerpt from the exhibition brochure

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GZFM

Gazzazapzi is an independent magazine which has been irregularly published by Hyungjae Kim, Eunju Hong and their friends since 2007. The works in Gazzazapzi are contributed by designers, artists and writers. The 4th edition is forthcoming.

Gazzazapzi occupies the space hamilton where once was an used furniture shop as their GZFM studio. The works presented through 4 channels of GZFM was made particularly for the occasion based on the works previously published in Gazzazapzi.

*’gazza’ means fake, ‘gazzazapzi’ means ‘fake magazine’ in Korean.
participants: HyungJae Kim & EunJu Hong, Kyong Kim, Junwoo Choi, Donghyuk Shin & Haeok Shin , Jiyun Kim, Kyungrim Lee, Mediabus, Jae-Hyouk Sung, SeokJi Jeon, Hanuku, Sungho Ha, Yujin, Minsun Eo, Eunwha Choi, Mirimi

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May 16th – May 28th
Space Hamilton, Seoul

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Projektil 2010

May 13th, 2010





Projektil is an international series of lectures at Bauhaus University, Weimar.
Students initiated the project in 2007, due to the lack of graphic design professorship.

With Carl Burgess, Mike Tucker, Karl Nawrot, Uwe Jens Bermeitinger

25-28 May 2010
Bauhaus University, Weimar

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PLAN B

May 13th, 2010



PLAN B is a Barbara Hennequin & Kees Bakker book project: for this book, they interviewed all the teachers of the Graphic Design department, 28 in total, of the KABK who have taught them in the four years they spent at the Royal Academy of Arts. They asked them to talk and expose their vision on graphic design of today, their own work, their successes and their setbacks, the influence of teaching on their own work, favorite students, other interests, ideals, etc.

Book presentation:
May the 25th, 5pm
at the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK) in The Hague

The book can also be purchased via www.bestel-planb.nl soon

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Form, Function, Beauty = Gestalt, Max Bill

May 13th, 2010

Form, Function, Beauty = Gestalt, Max Bill
Architecture Words 5
Book launch and exhibition opening

Max Bill (1904–1994) was a virtuoso designer whose work overlapped disciplinary boundaries, encompassing architecture, painting, sculpture, industrial and graphic design, as well as education. He was a product of the Bauhaus at Dessau, pupil of Walter Gropius, Vasily Kandinsky and Paul Klee. Through both his designs and his writings Max Bill has long been a major figure of reference in the German-speaking world. What unites all the work is a clarity and precision of expression. This collection, translated by Pamela Johnston and with an introduction by Swiss art historian Karin Gimmi, makes many of his key texts available in English for the first time.

The book launch will be accompanied by a small exhibition of Max Bill’s work on show in the AA Bar, and will be opened by his son Jakob, together with AA director Brett Steele.

Friday 21 May, 6-9pm
AA Bar, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London

Full/Operational/Toolbox

May 11th, 2010

The exhibition Full/Operational/Toolbox, curated by KERNEL, intends to investigate a range of contemporary artistic practices that negotiate the ways of management and distribution of information in the context of the creative process.

(…) Collecting works that represent different approaches and intentions, Full/Operational/Toolbox doesn’t start from a given ideological incitement or fixed point of reference. It intends to communicate and highlight those artistic practices that reassess the relations between the expert and the amateur, functioning in a inspirational and educative manner that opens up to comprehensive and dynamic creative processes and possibilities. The works to be presented in Full/Operational/Toolbox highlight and realize, each one in its own way and using its own codes, ideas and creative strategies that concern the management of the artistic work mainly as “information”. The works, thus, set out new conditions for the access and distribution of culture and of the viewer’s participation in it.
Exploring the dynamics and the status of these creative activities, Full/Operational/Toolbox, aims at functioning as a platform of debate on the ways of management of the cultural product in terms of directness and immediacy, as well as on the reconsideration of material and institutional processes and limitations.

With Otto von Busch, Forms of Melancholy curated by Chris Coy, Aleksandra Domanovic, Seth Price, Let’s Remake, Dexter Sinister, Damon Zucconi

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Index of Potential
The on-going project Index of Potential, an on-line “library” of texts and titles related to the ideas and issues proposed by Full/Operational/Toolbox operates in the same context. In the exhibition, a part of this digital library will be realized with the assistance of KERNEL’s construction structure, including digital printings of texts, lists of titles as well as original publications borrowed by the participants.

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14 May – 30 May 2010
Temporary project space M21, Athens, Greece

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Manuela Dechamps Otamendi

May 11th, 2010

Manuela Dechamps Otamendi

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Use Me, Abuse Me

May 11th, 2010

Use Me, Abuse Me
curated by Erik Kessels

Use Me, Abuse Me begins with Kessels’ a posteriori observation that easy access to photography tools and software results in quicker, more facile modes of image production, consumption and disposal. Perhaps a condition of this state, a plethora of photographers and image-makers are experimenting with pre-existing images and using them within their own work on an unprecedented scale. Photographs are variously collected, reinterpreted, cut, copied, pasted and generally abused.
Erik Kessels’ show is about how images and image-making technology influence artists and photographers. Use Me, Abuse Me explores several questions, including: Where will image-making take us? Will all existing photography be endlessly recycled? Will we soon see more photographers taking fewer photographs? How far can we stretch the medium of photography?

With Linus Bill, Lucas Blalock, Marcel Gähler, Osang Gwon , Paul Kooiker, Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky, Renato Leotta, Thomas Mailaender, Sanja Medic, Chantal Rens, Claudia Sola, Asha Schechter, Joachim Schmid, Batia Suter, Ruth Van Beek

From 12 to 16 may
during the NewYork Photofestival
Smack Mellon Gallery, New York

Use Me, Abuse Me talks
Thursday, May 13, 3pm: Paul Kooiker
Friday, May 14, 3pm: Thomas Mailaender
Saturday, May 15, 3pm: Batia Suter
Sunday, May 16, 3pm: Erik Kessels
St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York

Posted in Photography

GRAPHIC ISSUE #14 WORK & RUN: YOUNG STUDIOS

May 11th, 2010

GRAPHIC ISSUE #14 WORK & RUN: YOUNG STUDIOS

“This issue is a profile of young graphic design studios established within 3 years who entered a realm of small studio scene. It outlines their concepts, design methodologies and activities in detail.
It is not such a new approach. However, as the title “young studio” indicates, we think it is still necessary to provide the recent version of small studios by defining the functional relationship between how the studios are founded and run and how they perform on individual design activities.
From their attributes as young studios, we can hear the most fresh voices especially of self-initiated graphic design. Concretely, it is an up-to-date list of their design practices on interdisciplinary collaborative projects, independent publishing, writings, lectures, and curatorial projects. Although These might be typified as “critical design”, playful, somewhat egocentric atmosphere can be also found in individual activities. This self-referential graphic design is one of the distinctive tendencies of young studios.
On the opening page of each studio, you can find a graphic image in a poster format. This is the result of what they were commissioned by GRAPHIC to express one’s own identity. This image assumably created with intuition is different from “manifesto” but could be a very interesting clue for the readers in terms of directly showing the characteristics of each.
We hope that this will be a healthy reference for everyone, especially for the people who will establish studios by themselves in the future.”

With Adriaan Mellegers, Alexander Shoukas, Bendita Gloria, Brusatto, Ctrl C, Fogelson-Lubliner, Geoff Han, Gloor & Jandl, Hammer, The International Typographical Union, Joris Kritis & Julie Peeters, Julian Bittiner, Konst & Teknik, Marco Muller, Min Oh, OFFICEABC, OK-RM, Pirol, Sam de Groot, Studio Reizundrisiko, Way Shape Form, We Have Photoshop, Working Format, GT, HEY JOE, Mr.Jones Association, ordinary people, Salon, Stereo-Type, TW

Posted in Graphic Design

english text supplement to Liner Notes

May 11th, 2010

Now available: the english text supplement to Liner Notes – Conversations about Making Books, Leipzig for Example, a book about books designed between the late 1990s and today by graduates of Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. Liner Notes introduce different approaches to book design, showcasing a variety of designers, authors, publishers and artisan craftsmen as well as discussing objectives of contemporary book design, production and editing.
Edited by Markus Dreßen, Lina Grumm, Anne König und Jan Wenzel.
More pictures on HIT studio website.

Posted in Graphic Design

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