Matt Mullican – 12 by 2

August 31st, 2010

Matt Mullican
12 by 2

Pour son exposition à l’Institut d’art contemporain, Matt Mullican choisit de mettre en perspective son travail, sur un mode à la fois expérimental et archivistique. Ainsi, l’accumulation des documents et des objets génère une exposition qui relève délibérément plus du laboratoire que de la présentation classique d’oeuvres.
Cette exposition propose de faire une focale sur le cycle d’oeuvres entrepris depuis quelques années, That Person’s Work, éclairé par des oeuvres des années 1970 et qui, combiné à son travail sur l’hypnose, permet de traverser différentes oeuvres de l’artiste dans une multiplicité de formes…

For this exhibition at the IAC Mullican has opted for putting his oeuvre into perspective in a mode combining the experimental and the archival. The resultant abundance of documentary material, associated with the categorizing of objects according to their inner nature, gives rise to an exhibition deliberately more evocative of a workshop situation than of a classical presentation of works of art.
The focus here is on the recent cycle That Person’s Work, which will be illuminated by works from 1970s and which, combined with his use of hypnosis, allows for exploration of different works by the artist in a host of different genres…

jusqu’au 19 septembre / until September 19, 2010
Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne

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The Social Life of the Book (exhibition & seminar)

August 31st, 2010

The exhibition The Social Life of the Book, which is organized by castillo/corrales, brings together a selection of artists works, publications and documents highlighting practices of artists and publishers who consider books less as finished objects or forms but for their disruptive potential and their ability to create new social situations for new relationships and new meanings…
With works, publications and documents by: Åbäke, Alias, Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri, Katinka Bock, Paul Chan, Moyra Davey, Aaron Flint Jamison, Dora García & Tina Bara, Will Holder, The National Grid, Maria Nordman, OEI, Seth Price, Primary Information, Amy Sillman, Matthew Stadler & Publication Studio.
Until 12 September, 2010 – De Vleeshal, Middelburg

Seminar, in connection with the exhibition, with David Bennewith, Thomas Boutoux, Will Holder, François Piron, Benjamin Thorel, Linda van Deursen, Kim West.
September 4th- Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg

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DOT DOT DOT 20

August 31st, 2010





Dot Dot Dot 20,
in which Dot Dot Dot tries—finally—to be as direct as possible about ?what it’s come to stand for and what it thinks it’s gonna do about it.
Featuring a design as unexpected as its content, Dot Dot Dot 20 presents new artifacts from its ongoing investigation into the past, present, and future of visual culture.

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Dexter Sinister: The Plastic Arts

August 31st, 2010

The Plastic Arts

Diffusing the lines between form and content in graphic design, Dexter Sinister creates presentations and publications that collapse the distinctions between editing, design, production and distribution. Designed as a walk-in-caption and typeset in their newly devised Meta-the-difference-between-the-two-font. font, this exhibition offers a series of frames with which to consider the usual channels of material, subject matter and set-up in exhibition displays.

September 7 – October 23
Opening: September 8, 5-8 pm
Gallery 400, University of Illinois Chicago

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Something Else Press

August 31st, 2010

Something Else Press etc…

Les Editions Something Else Press, première maison d’édition aux Etats-Unis dévolue aux livres d’artistes, ont été fondées en 1964 par Dick Higgins. Dans l’histoire de l’édition indépendante Something Else Press fait figure de pionnier alternant éditions de grande qualité et impressions plus légère.
L’exposition Something Else Press retrace à travers une présentation d’un panel de diverses publications Something Else Press, le travail d’éditeur effectué par l’artiste Dick Higgins. Sont présentés des livres de Robert Filliou, Allan Kaprow, Dieter Rot, Dick Higgins, Al Hansen, George Brecht, Daniel Spoerri, Tomas Schmit, Benjamin Patterson, Philip Corner, Alison Knowles, Emmett Wiliams, Richard Meltzer, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Claes Oldenburg, Wolf Vostell, Jackson Mac Low. Une partie des livres de la série The Great Bear Pamphlet seront présentés et des reproductions seront consultables. Autour de cette exposition, sera visible une vidéo où Dick Higgins explique la genèse de certains de ses livres.

10 – 25 septembre 2010
Vernissage: 09 septembre 2010, 18h30
Immanence, Paris

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umool umool vol.9

August 30th, 2010





umool umool vol.9
the rejected, the recycled, the regenerated

What is the destiny of a failed communication? If a project was denied by commissioner or initiater or client or even by yourself, for any reasons, can you refer to it as a failure?
Anyone could have this experience—especially if you are a designer—but the actual reasons, processes and causes of refusal are diverse. This each unfertilized egg has its own hehind story. But here in this issue, we are not interested in ‘why’ or ‘how’ the rejection came out, but more in ‘what is the next step’.
Although rejection is largely caused by external factors, the situation concerns your own creation and the lost chance for the work to be shown in public and realised. Faced with this outcome, do you apply the unrealised project to other situations and allow the egg to finally hatch in another context? Or do you transform the body into a clever and aesthetic Frankenstein?

In this 9th issue of umool umool, 10 projects are invited to describe the hidden destiny of the rejected project. Some of them simply show documentation of a denied proposal and allow others create an alternative story in it. Some assertively suggest a second life for the rejected work, rather than an ephemeral destiny. For those who would like to transmit these ghost projects into their own interpretation, only images of work are presented in the printed book. The description of each project is announced on the web page.

Concept & design: Na Kim.
Contributors: Alain Delluc, James Goggin, Rikard Heberling, Hyoun Youl Joe, Na Kim, Karen van de Kraats, Hyo Kwon, Kyeong Soo Lee, Karel Martens, Karl Nawrot, Yeoun Joo Park, Daniel Pianetti, Astrid Seme

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The Independent Group

August 30th, 2010

The Independent Group was a highly significant collection of writers, thinkers and creative practitioners which met at the ICA from 1952–5…

The Independent Group looked at, discussed, analysed, wrote about, designed, built and assembled a galaxy of highly significant work exploring contemporary culture “as found”. Using a range of sources including the pages of science-fiction magazines, Jackson Pollock’s paintings, Hollywood film, helicopter design, the streets of London’s East End and modernist architecture the Independent Group created a radical approach to looking at and working with visual culture.

The Exhibitionist

August 30th, 2010

The Exhibitionist:
Journal on exhibition making

The Exhibitionist is a journal focusing solely on the practice of exhibition making. The objective is to create a wider platform for the discussion of curatorial concerns, encourage a diversification of curatorial models, and actively contribute to the formation of a theory of curating.

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Fanzines + Call for Submissions

August 26th, 2010





Fanzines is the ultimate book on the subject, full of reproductions of the best fanzines ever created, from the superhero tributes of the 1950s and 60s, to punk fanzines such as Sniffin’ Glue, right up the contemporary e-zine scene. Arranged chronologically in six chapters, each with a thorough introduction, Fanzines spans eight decades of counterculture and features many extremely rare publications. The author is avid fanzine collector Teal Triggs, who is Professor of Graphic Design at the University of the Arts London.

To mark the publication of Fanzines, Teal Triggs, London College of Communication (LCC) and Thames & Hudson are curating a special pop-up reading room in The Well Gallery space at the LCC, Monday 20 September 2010.
This temporary space will showcase rare publications from the LCC Zine Archive and the author’s collection, but they want zine fans and zine makers to get involved too! They are inviting submissions for the Reading Room as a representation of current publications and future collectibles… More informations

Dries Wiewauters

August 26th, 2010

Dries Wiewauters

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The Next Big Thing

August 26th, 2010

The Next Big Thing is a Sandberg Instituut design department exhibition featuring eleven students’ graduation projects along with other exceptional designs by students from the department. All the projects make statements that are utterly personal, what binds them is their speculative character. Each project acts like a magnifying glass turned on significant developments in our society. The projects together demonstrate how the profession of (graphic) design enables one to operate on the cutting edge and reformulate what engages people.

With projects by: Krimo Benlaloua*, Brigiet van den Berg, Camila Bustamante*, Michèle Champagne, Pinar Demirdag*, Annelou van Griensven*, Anja Groten, Lauren Grusenmeyer, Femke Herregraven*, Simona Kicurovska, Viola Renate*, Chris Lee*, Henrik van Leeuwen*, Katja Novitskova*, Michail Oustamanolakis*, Janneke de Rooij, Matthias Schreiber*, Maartje Smits (* graduating students)

16–19 September 2010
Graduation presentations: Wednesday 15 September, 1pm
Exhibition opening: Wednesday 15 September, 7pm
De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

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Control Magazine

August 24th, 2010






Control Magazine acts as a vehicle for proposals and explanations of art practice between artists seeking to create a meaningful engagement with contemporary society.
Published and edited by Stephen Willats, this pioneering magazine has documented the work of many artists, both from the UK and abroad and encouraged a wide discussion of artists’ practices…
Control Magazine’s function has always been to provide a resource for artists to discuss their work and, in particular, to make connections with other disciplines such as social or computer sciences, technology etc. …

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E Roon Kang, Manual: The Manual / The Book Society

August 24th, 2010

E ROON KANG
Manual: The Manual
Rethinking Inefficient Disciplines of Efficiency

A book, by its definition, may not have changed very much over the past decade but the environment around it dramatically have. Most of my books are no longer from the corner bookstore but delivered home by Amazon through UPS. Same approach was applied to my MFA thesis book, a partial requirement for the degree, to submit three copies.
The process was designed to have the book purchased from Amazon and delivered through UPS to three different destinations on the due date: the graphic design administration office at Yale School of Art, Haas Family Arts Library Special Collections, and Yale MFA Graphic Design Show…

28 August, 5pm
The Book Society, Seoul

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Beyond the Dust – Artists’ Documents Today

August 24th, 2010






Beyond the Dust – Artists’ Documents Today is an exhibition project through which we intend to propose, starting from the concept of “Archive”, a reflection on the use and manipulation of forms, images and texts by artists, focusing on their underlying formal implications and their substantial content tied to philosophical, political and social considerations …

Beyond the Dust – Artists’ Documents Today propose une réflexion théorique sur l’utilisation et la manipulation des formes, des images et des textes par les artistes, qui par leur recherche questionnent les contenus liés aux considérations aussi bien philosophiques, que politiques et sociales … (+ d’infos Fr)

September 2010 – January 2011
De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL), Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano (IT), Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris (Fr)

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Latent stare

August 23rd, 2010





Latent stare,
a project exploring the practice, methods and messages of type-design.

Latent stare proposes a gathering and study of selected typefaces and stories originating from the time of the 1900′s onwards when technology had accelerated – and had begun to affect – the production and distribution of new types. The binding feature of the selected material is affiliated to a political, social or spiritual set of beliefs which feedback into the typefaces creation, design and/or use. The designer has been held accountable in some way for their creation. Latent stare suggests an investigational approach to the material, with the thought of re-evaluating ideas surrounding the designed alphabet; including proposals, rejections and possibilities.

The project will be situated and conducted in the design department at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maatstricht, NL – and will be a year in duration. Latent stare is open to (type)-desingers, artists, linguists and morphologists, above all, those interested in the form and production of the published word. Application deadline is the 1st of October 2010.

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MISS READ

August 23rd, 2010

For the second time MISS READ has invited international publishers and artists to show their artist books. Presenting a selection of more than 40 of the most active contributors in this field, the festival provides the rare opportunity to encounter and explore the contemporary art scene of independent publishing. MISS READ will be accompanied by a number of lectures, performances and talks…

3-5 September 2010
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Show & Sell

August 20th, 2010

Show & Sell
Konst & Teknik has invited Swedish designers and publishers to contribute ‘left over’ books and publications, to a one day temporary book store in Stockholm, titled Show & Sell.
With Aron Kullander-Östling, Christopher West, Christian Brandt, Hanna Nilsson & Rasmus Svensson, Johan Thermænius, Jonas Williamsson, and more …

Saturday August 28, 2010
12:00–20:00
Rutger Fuchsgatan 9, Stockholm

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Travel Ephemera (1920s and 1930s)

August 20th, 2010






Graphic Design from the 1920s and 1930s in Travel Ephemera

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Publish It Yourself

August 20th, 2010



Publish It Yourself
Une exposition de livres photos auto-publiés
A self-published photo book show

11 – 12 septembre 2010
Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur-Marne (Paris)

Posted in Photography

GRAPHIC #15 PRINTING JOURNAL

August 19th, 2010





GRAPHIC #15 PRINTING JOURNAL
Printing makes graphic design born physically. This “Printing” issue reviews contemporary printing culture from the viewpoint of graphic design. Graphic visited four noteworthy printers in The Netherlands each of whom represent the current culture in printing. Graphic also visited the studio of Karel Martens (Dutch graphic designer) who is well known for having fully-embraced printing into his design process. Graphic designers such as Harmen Liemburg, Hans Gremmen, The Uses of Literacy were invited to show their own “Printing Work”.

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