Garry Neill Kennedy at Printed Matter & Art Metropole

March 30th, 2012






Garry Neill Kennedy is a Canadian conceptual artist who was, from 1967 to 1990, President of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

The Last Art College – Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1968-1978
By Garry Neill Kennedy, MIT Press
How did a small art college in Nova Scotia become the epicenter of art education–and to a large extent of the postmimimalist and conceptual art world itself–in the 1960s and 1970s? Like the unorthodox experiments and rich human resources that made Black Mountain College an improbable center of art a generation earlier, the activities and artists at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (aka NSCAD) in the 1970s redefined the means and methods of art education and the shape of art far beyond Halifax.

Printed Matter / Imprimés, 1971- 2009
Compiled by Peter Trepanier, National Gallery of Canada
Produced in consultation with Garry Neill Kennedy, it includes printed matter designed by, or in collaboration with, the artist. Each entry, arranged chronologically, includes a photograph of the item and notes on dimensions, production and materials. The bibliography consists of a list of critical works on Kennedy, as well as articles relating to his role as president of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

At Printed Matter, New York:
The show – April 12th-May 30th – curated by Adam O’Reilly, will present over 100 of Kennedy’s artist’s books as well as accompanying posters, silkscreen prints, photos, and ephemera.
Kennedy’s double life as an art administrator had a significant influence on his artwork, with his sharp wit and humor, the books in this exhibit range from institutional critiques, political and social investigations, to appropriated New Yorker cartoons. Double book launch, April 12th, 6pm.

At Art Metropole, Toronto:
March 31st, 1pm, meet Garry Neill Kennedy and Peter Trepanier who will be in attendance to present the two new publications. A special display of selected self-published works by Kennedy will also be on display and available for sale.

Posted in Art, Education

Parole au graphisme: Matthew Carter

March 29th, 2012

Parole au graphisme: Matthew Carter

Le typographe anglais Matthew Carter (né en 1937) commence sa formation à la fonderie Royal Joh. Enschedé à Haarlem, aux Pays-Bas. Carter saura cependant passer de la typographie traditionnelle mobile des caractères en plomb à la typographie numérique. Il crée en 1981 avec Mike Parker, aux Etats-Unis, la « fonderie digitale » Bitstream Inc. qui est actuellement l’une des plus importantes au monde. De la main de Carter, les polices de caractères « Verdana » et « Georgia » – conçues pour Microsoft et Apple afin d’améliorer la lisibilité à l’écran – sont aujourd’hui les plus célèbres. Matthew Carter a également conçu des polices pour la presse américaine : le Time, le Washington Post, le New York Times, le Boston Globe, Wired et Newsweek. Il est l’un des plus importants typographes de sa génération.

4 avril 2012, 19h
Centre Pompidou, Paris

Posted in Graphic Design

Book Launches: Mountainislandglaciar – Sleeperhold 4 – Manifesta Journal 14 – F.R.DAVID 9

March 29th, 2012





Mountainislandglaciar
March 30, 7pm, Motto, Berlin

A compilation of art, writing and investigation on our contemporary’s troubled, shape-shifting realities. Edited by the group ‘Correspondence from Eyjafjallajökull’ the book contains the artistic results and research of the group, along with eleven probing and insightful carefully selected ‘collaborations’. These diverse entries take many forms, including fiction, essay, polemnic.
By Carlos Fernåndez-Pello, Javier Fresneda, Eduardo Hurtado, Regina de Miguel, Antonio R. Montesinos, Lorenzo Sandoval (Eds.). With Contributions from: Pavla Ascher, Santiago Eraso, Juan Freire, Emanuele Guidi, John Holten, Nicolas Malevé, Markus Miessen, Laurence Rassel, Alan Pauls, Maria PTQK, Urzsula Wozniak


Sleeperhold 4 “The Most Expensive Restaurant Ever Built”
April 14, 7pm, Wiels, Brussels

Sleeperhold Publications is a ephemeral platform for artist publications and functions as a valid excuse to experiment with the creation of content, different media and ways of distributing,… So far SHP released a photobook, a silkscreen posterset and a deck of gaming cards. There are no fixed methodologies in dealing with creation and, at its best, an entirely different tactic will be applied to every SHP number.
The fourth release on Sleeperhold is a paperback which functions as a collection of 14 short stories. The work of the artists shown in this publications functions as one continuous storyline, but every chapter can easily stand on it’s own.
Contributions by Beni Bischof, Jason Fulford, Dr Phillip Cribb, Pelican Video, Roma Publications, Karen Vermeren, Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen, We Have Photoshop, Hiromi Nakajima, B.H. Friedman, Ferdinand Kriwet, Ward Heirwegh, Lieven Lahaye, Sara Deraedt, Aurélien Arbet / Jérémie Egry / Nicolas Poillot, J.G. Ballard, David Horvitz & Peter Sutherland. A text functioning as an interlude was written by Serge Delbruyère and Dirk Van Bastelaere.


Manifesta Journal 14 “Souvenirs, Souvenirs…”
March 30, 7pm, de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam

“Souvenirs, Souvenirs…”,is conceived as a set of disruptions into a linear construction of time. Each contribution enacts a digression that breaks the progress of straight time, exposing divergence and anachronism, peripheral and deviant views. The title, “Souvenirs, Souvenirs…”, which betrays an indulgence in a sort of irreverent sentimentalism, is intended as a provocative overture for the novel approaches that investigate (or debunk) how histories are constructed, shared, and turned into collective memories through the subjective experience of events. Moreover, as “around curatorial practices” explicitly directs the journal’s investigations towards process, rather than post-mortem diagnoses and syntheses or critical readings on the practice, digression is an—uncannily—significant “organizing” principle; both a strategy and a poetic gesture…


F.R.DAVID 9 “This is not new, of course”
April 18, 7pm, de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam

“This is not new, of course”, the ninth issue of F.R.DAVID, finds ‘poetry’ – the word and the product – NOT sacred, IS mutable, and SHOULD be replaced with “politics”, “art”, “baking”, “film” and “cabinet-making” as one possible means to record life. (Words, Don’t come easy…)
Authors: Stan Brakhage, Adam Chodzko, Cid Corman, Maya Deren, Robert Duncan, Anja Kirschner / David Panos, Hilary Koob Sassen, Jackson Mac Low, Chris Mann, Charles Olson, Marjorie Perloff, C.H. Sisson, H.G. Widdowson and more.


Posted in Art, Periodicals

Un imprimeur – Lézard Graphique

March 27th, 2012

Un imprimeur
La collection d’affiches de Lézard Graphique

L’imprimeur Lézard Graphique, à Brumath, a depuis plusieurs années tissé un lien très fort avec un grand nombre de graphistes, en France et à l’étranger. Cet échange dépasse souvent la relation professionnel entre deux spécialistes exigeants: elle prend alors la forme d’un partenariat, ou chacun aide l’autre à dépasser les limites de sa discipline. Tirages hors-normes, expérimentations techniques, c’est autant d’aventures graphiques qui seront visibles dans cette exposition, qui regroupera plus d’une cinquantaine d’affiches de grand format (120x180cm).
Avec Karel Martens, Metahaven, Jean-Marc Ballée, Mathias Schweizer, officeabc, Flag, Sarah De Bondt, åbäke, etc.

Dans le cadre de l’exposition, une journée d’étude intitulée “le graphiste et l’imprimeur”, le 29 Mars, interrogera le dialogue entre ces 2 acteurs et son impact sur la création des formes, en particulier dans le domaine de l’affiche.

29 mars – 19 avril 2012
I.S.B.A. Besançon

Facing Pages

March 26th, 2012

Conférence de Gérard Paris-Clavel, graphiste libre

March 26th, 2012

Esthétique et politique,
le parcours d’un graphiste social: Gérard Paris-Clavel.

Le FRAC Champagne-Ardenne / Fonds régional d’art contemporain et l’ESAD / Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design de Reims proposent un cycle de conférences et de rencontres avec des créateurs et des penseurs contemporains. Artistes, designers, architectes, écrivains, théoriciens ou historiens de l’art présentent leur pratique et leur vision de la création artistique.

“(…) Comment conjuguer la gratuité de l’art, l’utilité d’une action solidaire et la relation à la commandité? Comment allier l’accomplissement de soi et l’appartenance à une société; le temps d’une vie et celui de légataire et négateur, savoir et saveur, corps physique et corps social, différente et semblable? (…)”. François Barré, Mai 2008, extrait de Le vent se lève, il faut tenter de vivre.

Né en 1943, diplômé des métiers d’art et de l’Institut de l’environnement, Gérard Paris-Clavel est co-fondateur du groupe Grapus, figure majeure d’un graphisme d’action depuis 1968. Depuis 1992, il développe un travail artistique autonome. Il est membre de l’association Ne pas Plier.

5 avril 2012, 18h
Médiathèque Jean Falala, Reims

Posted in Graphic Design

SALT Research: The Piracy Project

March 26th, 2012


SALT Research: The Piracy Project

The Piracy Project, run by artists Andrea Francke and Eva Weinmayr as part of the research program at AND Publishing, is an international publishing and exhibition project exploring the philosophical, legal, and practical implications of cultural piracy and creative modes of reproduction. Building from an open call to establish a collection of pirated book projects, the project aims to develop a critical and creative platform for issues raised by acts of cultural piracy.

Throughout the month of March, Eva Weinmayr is in residence and bring The Piracy Project to ?stanbul in the form of a temporary reading room at SALT Research…

Until March 31, 2012
SALT, Istanbul

Posted in Art, Books

Rencontre Les rendez-vous graphiques : Vier5

March 26th, 2012

Les rendez-vous graphiques : Vier5

Tous les deux mois, un graphiste et un de ses commanditaires sont invités à témoigner et à échanger avec le public autour de leur relation professionnelle.
Vier5, duo de graphistes franco-allemand, évoquera plus particulièrement sa collaboration avec le Centre d’Art Contemporain de Brétigny.

12 avril 2012, 18:30
Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Posted in Graphic Design

Institutions by Artists

March 23rd, 2012

Institutions by Artists is a three day, international event that evaluates and activates the performance and promise of contemporary artist-run centres and initiatives.

Convening a world congress of artists, curators, critics, and academics, Institutions by Artists will deliberate, explore, and advance the common interests of artist-run centres, collectives, and cultures, creating a catalyst for new as well as divergent assessments and perspectives on such phenomena today. Using experimental formats, performative frameworks, and participatory vehicles, the three day series of events is designed to challenge and generate new thinking about artist-run initiatives globally, examining many dimensions whether urban or rural, fixed or mobile, and local or regional, among others. Inspired by the many artists wrestling creatively with building, using, shaping, and deploying institutions by artists, we will explore economies of exchange and knowledge; institutional time and space; as well as intimate and professional networks, among other critical interrogations.

Throughout the Institutions by Artists week, artist-run centres will present special projects that link to the themes of the Convention. From internet art pioneers, to grassroots cinema collectives, to media pirates and institutional revisionists, this series of presentations will invite and engage the public to meet visiting artists, and to examine the many phenomena impacting and defining artist-run institutions globally…

October 12 – 14, 2012
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver

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Summerland – Stockholm is our pleasure park

March 21st, 2012

Project Room – Summerland – Stockholm is our pleasure park

The Project Room is a new exhibition format at the Swedish Museum of Architecture. The aim is to introduce a new, experimental program focused primarily on aspects of design and crafts, but also linked to adjacent fields like architecture and urban planning.

With its starting point in the city’s nature, the explorative project Summerland is a concept for a pleasure park with new types of attractions. Assuming the roles of designers and coordinators, Byggstudio’s long-term intention is for the project to result in a series of public events in Stockholm’s public countryside.
In the Project Room, a place for exploration and discussion is being created, and in the course of eight weeks, the project’s conceptual landscape with models, texts and images will be developed, including a public programme of meetings and excursions. The result of the research will be presented in a publication.

Until May 13, 2012
Arkitekturmuseet, Stockholm

GRAPHIC ISSUE #20 POSTER ISSUE in Amsterdam

March 21st, 2012


© Mark Owens

GRAPHIC ISSUE #20 POSTER ISSUE
Presentation

GRAPHIC asked 22 graphic designers and artists to develop poster designs to express their own social “agenda.” The posters you see in this issue are the fruits of this voluntary collaboration, containing a diverse array of ideas ranging from positions on particular social issues to the mottos that inform the designers’ work. While differing a bit in their focus, all of them share one common quality, namely a message that powerfully captures not an economic interest, but the values that they wish to share with the public.

Contributors: åbäke, Alex DeArmond, Anthony Burrill, Bart de Baets & Sandra Kassenaar, Bureau Mirko Borsche, Experimental Jetset, Jin Dallae & Park Woohyuk, Jin Jung, Kimm Kijo, Lawrence Weiner, Mark Owens, Metahaven, Moon Seungyoung, Paul Elliman, Paul Sahre, Pierre Bernard, Richard Niessen & Esther de Vries, Rumors, Scott King, Sulki & Min, Sung JaeHyouk, workroom press.

March 23-25, 2012
Depot BG, Amsterdam

Postdocument #3

March 21st, 2012


© Aurélien Mole

Postdocument is a publication dedicated to the photography of artworks taken in the exhibition context and the project was initiated in late 2010 by Rémi Parcollet, Aurélien Mole and Christophe Lemaitre. For each new issue, the particular selection and lay-out of the exhibition photographs is made in reference to one of the 16 permanent features which function as legends for the images published.
For issue 3, intitled “Courtesy”, Postdocument brings together photographic portraits taken in front of, beside or ‘with the help of’ an exhibited artwork. By placing the works in the background — like a backdrop or set — it is in fact the faces and bodies of the people who generally authorise the reproduction and distribution of artwork images who are placed in the foreground here, each image thus revealing the identitiy of their own ‘courtesy provider’ — for what is, first and foremost, an issue simply dedicated to portraits, taken here via the prism of the exhibition scene.

Launch March 28, 2012, 6.30pm
Rosascape, Paris

Posted in Art, Periodicals

Pour une critique du design graphique

March 19th, 2012

Pour une critique du design graphique
Dix-huit essais

Catherine de Smet

Comment le logo du Centre Pompidou a-t-il été créé? Une théorie urbaine peut-elle s’exprimer dans la conception matérielle d’un livre? Le design graphique a-t-il servi la cause des femmes? En quoi consistent les archives spécialisées? Les textes réunis ici racontent des histoires de signes et d’objets: identités visuelles, affiches et imprimés divers, livres, pochettes de disque ou caractères typographiques. La production de nombreux graphistes est examinée à travers des champs variés, de l’architecture au jazz, de l’art contemporain à la littérature et à l’édition pour la jeunesse. Composant majeur de la culture visuelle contemporaine, le design graphique façonne notre environnement: il requiert donc la plus grande attention.

Ouvrage illustré avec les œuvres de Muriel Cooper, Dominique Darbois, Paul Cox, Wim Crouwel, Wim Delvoye, Thomas Hirschhorn, Bruce Mau, Philippe Millot, Norm, Vier 5, Jean Widmer, Le Corbusier, Red Miles, Jim Flora et d’autres.

Présentation, 23-25 Mars, 2012
pendant PA/PER VEW, Wiels, Bruxelles

Posted in Books, Graphic Design

Ways of Working – A MOCK UP

March 16th, 2012

Ways of Working – A MOCK UP

Ways of Working is a series of publications which act as an exploratory research reader around the ethos and activities of the Escalator Visual Arts programme. The programme is centred on an ongoing series of intensive four-day themed retreats organised at Wysing Arts Centre in partnership with the Royal College of Art MA in Curating Contemporary Art. Ways of Working, published in collaboration with Publish And Be Damned and Unrealised Projects, works with participants of the retreats and expands on ideas generated from, and in relation to the Escalator programme. A MOCK UP, which takes the theme of production as a starting point, is the first in this series of publications.

Among other, a continuation of a conversation (Multiple starts is always good) between Åbäke and Gavin Wade that first appeared in Kaleidoscope Issue 12, 2011. Each front cover quote constitutes one sentence in the conversation. The conversation is dispersed cross a print run of 1,000 copies, it also appears in full at www.unrealisedprojects.org/files/multiple-starts-is-always-good.pdf

Launch
- during Publish And Be Damned
March 17, 2012, 6.15pm
ICA, London
- March 22, 2012, 7pm
Bokship, London

Posted in Art, Books

Success and Uncertainty – Back Up

March 16th, 2012

Success and Uncertainty – Back Up

The end of the exhibition Success and Uncertainty by Sandra Kassenaar and Bart de Baets will be celebrated with the launch of the exhibition catalogue.
In the catalogue “Success and Uncertainty — Back Up” Sandra Kassenaar and Bart de Baets look back on their time spent in Cairo and give context to the poster series. The catalogue contains all the posters exhibited.

March 17, 2012, 5pm
San Serriffe, Amsterdam

ABC Primer – Rainbow Series

March 16th, 2012

ABC Primer – Rainbow Series,
an alphabet (26 different posters), by Cobbenhagen Hendriksen,
translating their commissioned work and using the whole spectrum of the rainbow.

Standing for a thorough comprehension of their commissioners requirements and initial question, Cobbenhagen Hendriksen approach is a conceptual and experimental one. The singularity of every project pushes them to find forthright answers with the designs and to achieve uniqueness in form.

Using the ABC-Primer of design ‘principles’ (A is for Awareness, B is for Beauty, C is for Commitment …etc.), originally written for the exhibition on the identity for De Hallen Haarlem (December 2009), Cobbenhagen Hendriksen (re-)appropriate their design solutions, typography and aesthetics from works made for several commissioners. Playing around with characteristic, distinctive or typical elements and re-using these in a different context, resulted in this poster series containing a colorful remix of sketches, ideas, projects and proposals.

Posted in Graphic Design

Logos for Galleries

March 16th, 2012


INDEPENDENT. Logos for Galleries
A project for INDEPENDENT proposed by Matthew Higgs

“For the 2012 edition of INDEPENDENT – and as a continuation of A catalogue of advertisements – we approached each of the participating galleries, project spaces, and publishers to each invite one artist they either represent or who they have worked with in the past to design a new logo for them. We wanted to use the instrument of the art fair catalogue, which is usually a predictable publication, to analyse the visual and conceptual tools galleries use to project their image and identity as enterprises and places of culture.
Of course galleries, for the most part, don’t have logos, and the few that have tried – the now shuttered Deitch Projects for example – always stood out like a sore thumb.
Instead a gallery’s ‘public face’, its ‘look’ is often little more than a carefully and discretely chosen font, which over time – it is hoped – will become as recognizable as the work of the artists the gallery represents.
Working in collaboration with MOUSSE the new, artist-designed logos for the participants of INDEPENDENT have been printed as stickers, which you are encouraged to distribute and disseminate in any way that feels appropriate. Entries are shuffled, so you get 44 different covers. ”

Posted in Art, Books, Graphic Design

The Weight of Colour

March 16th, 2012

The Weight of Colour is an international programme, in Amsterdam, exploring the impact and the value of colour in the world around us. Colour is everywhere and although it is a vital part of our lives and very existence, we tend to take it for granted. The Weight of Colour aims to make palpable the relationship between colour and our everyday world. The Weight of Colour unravels the invisible and forgotten histories of colour in the world we live in, establishing a visible relationship between colours and our designed environment.

Does colour have an expiry date? Do colours live forever? Why do we use colour as a way to measure all that we hold precious? What do the colours in everyday life really mean? To answer these and other questions, The Weight of Colour presents an interdisciplinary progamme of lectures, master classes, films and art in public space hosted by international renowned artists and scholars.

Posted in Art, Graphic Design

Poster Tribune, issue 2 Musique – Image

March 15th, 2012

Poster Tribune, issue 2
Musique – Image

(…) The love story between music and graphic design changes tack in 1939, when Alex Steinweiss, artistic director at Colombia Records, decides to replace the vinyl records’ brown paper envelopes with illustrated covers. By evoking the music through an image, this idea is a real marketing tool and will make record sales take off. Even today, despite the technological advances, vinyl continues to be produced, to a lesser extent, and has become a cult item which crosses the generations. Concert promotion through posters then undergoes the same process.

If music reflects the various facets of the era in which it falls, the graphic design which accompanies it further anchors it in that time. It accompanies cultural, social and political revolutions and remains a powerful tool to document the ages. From the most alternative to mainstream productions, including classical, all music genres are represented by a different style; be it the naive and unrefined graphic design produced in the urgency of the punk movement or, conversely, the strict and standardised Swiss style of classical music concert posters.

Rhythm, colours, abstraction, transmission of multiple perceptions; apprehension of the music and image cohabiting, intermixing and finally merging.

Contributors: Bettina Richter, Jean Charles Giroud, Noémi Savary, Ramaya Tegegne, Emmanuel Rey.

Antidote

March 15th, 2012

Antidote

Since 2005, Guillaume Houzé and his grandmother Ginette Moulin have presented contemporary art in La Galerie des Galeries, an art space they created in the Paris Galeries Lafayette flagship store, which was founded by Guillaume Houzé’s great-grandfather. Each year they organize the “Antidote” exhibition, which is devoted to French and foreign artists. They have also started a collection together, which is now one of the leading French private collections and includes works by Xavier Veilhan, Tatiana Trouvé, Cyprien Gaillard, Saâdane Afif, Gedi Sibony, Wade Guyton, Ugo Rondinone, and David Noonan.

They have decided not to publish a traditional catalogue of their collection. Although this book includes a complete inventory of the works, the collection is presented through a comic by Jean-Marc Ballée, which figures hominoid artworks in a science-fiction context, as well as through cartes blanches given to five curators. Pierre Bal-Blanc, Claire Le Restif, Alexis Vaillant, Jens Hoffmann, and Christiane Rekade have thus proposed their personal view of the collection, as if they were presenting an exhibition on paper. This publication is also a carte blanche to graphic designer and artist Mathias Schweizer, who has conceived this surprising book.

Launch March 21, 2012
8 rue saint bon, Paris

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