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26 October 2021

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights Zoom Event Reception Talk and Tour
Talk and tour of the ‘Women’s Rights are Human Rights’ Exhibition, held at Kellogg University Art Gallery in Pomona, California. Join guest curator Elizabeth Resnick and gallery curator Michele Cairella Fillmore in conversation with participating artists. The posters on display argue for the empowerment of women, achievement of equality between women and men, and the elimination of discrimination against women and girls.

26 October 2021 / 12-2 PM PDT / 8-10 PM BST / Online: Zoom / Free

Read Elizabeth Resnick’s articles for Eye magazine here.
 

27-29 October 2021

Clarity: A Design Systems Conference
Design systems advocates and developers from across the world come together for 3 days to explore the evolving world of design systems and how we use them to work together.

Tickets from $550 / Online

Speakers include Adekunle Oduye, Helen Hou-Sandi, Donna Vitan, Stephanie Stimac, Eduardo Ortiz, and many more, with a keynote from Michael Bierut (read Reputations in Eye 24 by Steven Heller).

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to 30 October 2021

Daido Moriyama

Daido Moriyama: Speakeasy

After studying graphic design, Daido Moriyama (b. 1938) first explored photography under Takeji Iwamiya. He worked as an assistant to Eikoh Hosoe and began to work as an independent photographer in 1964. Moriyama’s work, often described as raw, blurried and troubled gave birth to a new street photography practice in which the artist roams the street, confronting and being confronted by public spaces. He started manipulating silkscreen printing in the 1970s, using the technique for his books as well as his exhibition pieces. His pieces have since been showcased in many major exhibitions worldwide.

Polka Galerie, Cour de Venise 12, rue Saint-Gilles 75003 Paris, France

Tue–Sat, 11am–7pm, free entrance, no reservation necessary

to 30 October 2021

Behind the Books
Behind the Books is an exhibition and an event about the 2021 edition of the The Most Beautiful Swiss Books competition. The 2021 programme is hosted by graphic designer Mathias Clottu and design historian Jonas Berthod. A selection of the awarded books and this year’s catalogue will be available to purchase. The Most Beautiful Swiss Books competition was established to promote and reward the best of book design in Switzerland at the behest of the famous typographer and designer Jan Tschichold in 1943.

Tenderbooks, 6 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE / Open Tuesday–Saturday, 12–6pm 

An evening of talks will take place 27 October 2021, 6.30pm / Pre-booking essential

The Swiss Church, 79 Endell St, London WC2H 9DY

to 30 October 2021

Freedom is the new Rainbow
Exhibition of painter, sculptor and street artist Oscar San Miguel Erice, aka, Okuda. Characterised by bright and multicoloured, surreal architectural landscapes, filled with human and animal forms blended together, his work raises questions on meaning of life, equality, freedom and emancipation.

Visits by appointment only

Dorothy Circus Gallery, 35 Connaught Street, W2 2AZ, London

Above: Boreal revolution, 2019, 200 x 200cm, Synthetic enamel on wood

to 30 October 2021

BIB Festival
The BiB Festival of craft micro-publishing brings together 25 European artists and collectives. The event will feature an exhibition by Nils Bertho, stands presenting artists’ work, workshops on handmade paper, bookbinding, lino-cutting, silkscreen printing, a tattoo area and a rich programme of events and concerts.

Ateliers de Bitche, 3 Rue de Bitche, 44000 Nantes, France

to 31 October 2021

TOKYO Art Book Fair 2021
TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR started in 2009; the first book fair in Japan to specialize in art publications. Held annually, it gathers independent publishers, gallery presses, bookshops as well as individual artists and groups. The fair has seen constant growth in its scale and content over the years, and the event now gathers more than 350 participants from Japan and abroad and attracts more than 20,000 visitors every year. This year’s edition will be held in person and online.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 4-chōme-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0022, Japan

to 31 October 2021

My Head Is A Jungle
Exhibition featuring the work of Birmingham-born illustrator Manjit Thapp, who transformed the gallery space into a three-dimensional maze-like structure adorned with large-scale murals and sculptures for visitors to explore.

Admission: Free

NOW Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0SQ

to 31 October 2021

eric-ravilious-rye-harbour, 1938 credit- Image courtesy of the Ingram Collection

Seaside Modern: Art and Life on the Beach

Curator James Russell takes a fresh look at the popularity of the British seaside in the first half of the twentieth century, with work by major modern British artists including Paul Nash, L. S. Lowry, Eileen Agar and Laura Knight, as well as advertising posters and archive photographs.

Hastings Contemporary, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW, UK

Above. Rye Harbour by Eric Ravilious (1938). Image courtesy Ingram Collection.

to 31 October 2021

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You, Me and Cold War Steve

Twenty-three pandemic-era masterpieces, free to view in the upstairs bar every day during opening hours.

The Social, 5 Little Portland St., London W1W 7JD

to 31 October 2021

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AI: More than Human
Explored through prominent and cutting-edge research projects, and special commissions and projects by international artists, ‘AI: More than Human’ is an unprecedented survey of the relationship between humans and technology.
World Museum, William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EL UK

See ‘Thinking machine’, Darryl Clifton’s review of AI: More Than Human  in Eye 99.

Above: Justine Emard, Co(AI)xistence, 2017, video installation, with Mirai Moriyama & Alter (developed by Ishiguro lab, Osaka University and Ikegami Lab, Tokyo University), © Justine Emard / Adagp, Paris 2018.

to 31 October 2021

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Taking a Line for a Walk
This exhibition will mark 50 years of revered illustrator John Vernon Lord’s life and work in Ditchling. Lord is one of Britain's most recognised and respected illustrators, owing both to his own practice, and his pioneering contribution to education across almost six decades.
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Ln, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8SP, UK

Above: John Vernon Lord, Jaguar Armadillo illustration for Who’s Zoo by Conrad Aiken, Cape 1977

to 31 October 2021

Paddington: The Story of a Bear
A family friendly exhibition exploring and celebrating world’s most celebrated bear, from Michael Bond’s classic,  A Bear Called Paddington. The exhibition features collection of original illustrations, books and film clips of original Paddington TV adaptations.

Tickets from £8

The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

to 4 November 2021

Perhaps it’s not you, it’s me.
A love letter to design, by designer and researcher Lucienne Roberts of GraphicDesign&. The installation is a part critique, part provocation and part celebration of graphic design and what it can do.

Admission Free / Open Thursday 13:00–19:00

A—Z Gallery, Torstrasse 93, D-10119 Berlin, Germany

to 7 November 2021

Tokyo 1964: Designing Tomorrow
Tokyo 1964 explores the pioneering design strategy and lasting legacy of the historic Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, the first to be held in Asia, which are often seen as a turning point for Japan.

The exhibition will display the first ever sports pictograms, the original Games posters and the award-winning Tokyo 1964 symbol designed by Kamekura Yūsaku, the original architectural model of the Yoyogi National Gymnasium by Tange Kenzō, as well as uniforms worn by workers at the Games, medals, tickets and medal ceremony kimono.

Admission: Free

Japan House, 101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA

to 7 November 2021

On a Knife Edge
Over 30 artists, established and young upcoming students have taken part, working on stone, wood, and paper to highlight the plight of some of the resources, habitats, and species that we are in danger of losing in the UK.

Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Malting, Snape, IP17 1SP, UK.

Above: Pine Marten by Maya Martin

to 14 November 2021

England Your England
Borrowing the title from George Orwell’s 1941 essay where he attempted to define English culture at the height of the Second World War, England Your England, examines the difference between who we think we are as a nation and who we really are. The featured photographers include Adama Jalloh, Annie Lai, Jameela Elfaki, Juliet Klottrup, Kerry J Dean, Nina Mandanhar, Rhiannon Adam, Sophie Stafford and Wendy Huynh.

Curated by Riposte Magazine – see Tune out, dive deep, read on in Eye 92, by Meg Carter.

Above: Tesco Girl from the series The Blow Up, 2021. Inflatable by Sankim worn by Kirsty McDougall. Image as seen in More or Less, September 2021.

to 14 November 2021

The French Dispatch Exhibition
An exhibition of original sets, props, costumes, and artwork illuminating the unique aesthetic of Wes Anderson’s film The French Dispatch.

Pre-booking essential

180 Strand, Temple, London, WC2R 1EA, UK

to 15 November 2021

Re-Production: Karel Martens
Re-Production is a site-specific exhibition and a book. Uranus, a book designed by Dutch designer Karel Martens and co-produced with ROMA publications, explores the intersections of the design of Chinese lunisolar calendar and Marten’s fascination of celestial bodies. During the exhibition, this fluid publication will be collaboratively arranged and rearranged into 1000 editions. IS A GALLERY is situated on the site of the Shanghai Printing Technology Research Institute, which played an important role in shaping the exhibition.

IS A GALLERY, Ing Park, 1209 Xinzha Road #60, Jing’an, CN 200041, Shanghai

See ‘Let the object speak’, Robin Kinross’s profile of Karel Martens in Eye no. 11 vol. 3.

to 20 November 2021

Jeremy Shaw: Tracer Recordings
The works on show conjure the artist’s longstanding interest in altered states and the wide spectrum of their manifestations, from the somatic and behavioral, to the social and scientific. In a practice that employs media ranging from analog photography to multichannel video installations.

Above: Jeremy Shaw, Cathartic Illustration 1 (New Covenant A, D/2), 2021

to 21 November 2021

 

Biennale Internationale de Design Graphique Chaumont 2021

Centre National du Graphisme, 1 Place Émile Goguenheim, 52000 Chaumont, France

Free access to the exhibitions, the café and coworking space (free Wifi)

Open from Wednesday to Sunday 2pm to 6pm, every day by reservation: resa@cndg.fr

to 21 November 2021

29th International Posters Competition Exhibition
The international poster competition of Chaumont was launched in 1990 in order to value poster design on an international scale. The posters sent in by the designers for the competition are at the origin of a collection that now includes more than 45 000 pieces conserved in Chaumont. Part of Biennale Internationale de Design Graphique Chaumont 2021.

Free of charge.

Centre National du Graphisme, 1 Place Émile Goguenheim, 52000 Chaumont, France

to 21 November 2021

Low Visibility
Today visibility is a matter of global political urgency, catalyzed by developments in military weaponry, increased surveillance technology, grassroots protest movements, and complex disinformation campaigns. Against this backdrop, the international, multigenerational group of artists in this exhibition has developed strategies to avoid being seen or, conversely, to shed light on things typically hidden or overlooked. Works on view question the tactics of camouflage in today’s world by reexamining representations of warfare, systems of mass communication, or the signs and symbols of revolution.

Tickets from $10 – Pre-booking essential

Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Above: Hito Steyerl, HOW NOT TO BE SEEN A Fucking Didactic Educational .Mov File, 2013. Image CC 4.0 Hito Steyerl. Collection Walker Art Center, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 2014.

to 28 November 2021

The Jameel Prize
The Jameel Prize is a collaboration between the V&A and Art Jameel, celebrating work inspired by Islamic tradition. This edition marks a new era for the Prize, founded in 2009 and now in its sixth iteration, by introducing a thematic focus, with the 2021 edition dedicated to contemporary design

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

to 1 December 2021

Women’s Rights Are Humans Rights: International Posters on Gender-based Inequality, Violence, and Discrimination
Women’s Rights Are Human Rights is an exhibition featuring fine art graphic posters created by both men and women to celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that all citizens play in protecting and promoting human rights. The posters argue for the empowerment of women, achievement of equality between women and men, and the elimination of discrimination against women and girls.

Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, 3801 W Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768, USA 

Mon-Tue 4-9pm / Wed-Thu 12-4pm / Free Admission

to 18 December 2021

LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art
Featuring thirteen large-scale installations from twelve media artists and collectives who are working with the latest audio-visual technologies to expand the boundaries of interactive, immersive art, blurring the lines between the physical and virtual worlds. Artists include Refik Anadol; Je Baak; Cecilia Bengolea; Cao Yuxi; Es Devlin; iart; Julian Knxx; Carsten Nicolai; Random International; Hito Steyerl and Universal Everything.

Tickets £18.00. Pre-booking essential

180 Strand, Temple, London, WC2R 1EA, UK

to 23 December 2021

Gordon Parks: A Choice of Weapons
Howard Greenberg Gallery presents an exhibition of important work by the renowned photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks. Through his still images, both candid and staged, the exhibition explores the roots of Parks’ future as a filmmaker.

Howard Greenberg Gallery, 41 E 57th St 14th floor, New York, NY 10022, United States

Above: Untitled, Chicago, Illinois, 1957 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

See ‘Netherworld of crime’, Rick Poynor’s June 2020 Photo Critique about Gordon Parks.

to 31 December 2021

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Exhibition celebrating the book and its long-lasting legacy of a literary classic by Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The show explores fashion, music, theatre, film and art created in response to character of Alice through immersive experience, presenting artefacts, screenings and installations.

Admission £20 / Pre-booking essential

The Sainsbury Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK

to 2 January 2022

Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty
A multimedia, highly sensory plea for us to reconsider why beauty matters and how it can impact our lives. Spreading across the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Foundation, the exhibition taps into all the senses and clearly demonstrates that beauty is more than a superficial strategy of appeal: it can make the world better.

Admission: Free

Fondation d’entreprise Martell, 16 avenue Paul Firino Martell 16100 Cognac, FRANCE

Above: Photograph by Jean-François Tremege.

to 2 January 2022

MEND PIECE for London

An interactive installation by world famous artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono, MEND PIECE for London draws on the Japanese tradition of kintsugi, the art of repairing broken pottery using lacquer mixed with precious metals such as gold and silver. The process nurtures breakage as an important part of an object’s history, rather than seeking to disguise it.

Free Entry

Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London, E1 7QX

to 2 January 2022

Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead: Techniques of Becoming
The exhibition explores the institutions, networks, architectures, and logistics both of materialized and immaterial nature, with regard to their entangled relations with the prevailing neoliberal and neocolonial power structures.

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Schlossplatz 2, D - 70173 Stuttgart

 

to 3 January 2022

Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records
This special exhibition tells the story of Factory Records' formative years from 1978 to 1982, and how their innovative work in music, technology and design gave Manchester an authentic voice and distinctive identity.

Tickets: £6 / £8 – Pre-booking essential.

Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP, UK

See 'Factory: design by numbers' by Rupert Bassett in Eye 61.
 

to 9 January 2022

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Rock Against Racism: Militant Entertainment 1976-1982
An exhibition that aims to capture the excitement of the moment and the thirst for change, setting RAR’s activities within the social and political context of its time, showcasing the punky RAR aesthetic through posters, photography, badges, stickers, leaflets, letters from young fans across the world, as well as striking graphics from the legendary RAR fanzine, Temporary Hoarding.
De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill, East Sussex TN40 1DP, UK

Above: TH Collective, Temporary Hoarding #3, 1977.

to 9 January 2022

Noguchi
An exhibition celebrating Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-88), whose practice spanned sculpture, architecture, dance and design across six decades. This exhibition, which is his first touring retrospective in Europe for twenty years, focuses on Noguchi as a global citizen and his risk-taking approach to sculpture as a living environment.

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS.

Above: Portrait of Isamu Noguchi, 4 July 1947. Photograph by Arnold Newman © Arnold Newman Collection / Getty Images / INFGM / ARS – DACS

to 9 January 2022

Lorna Simpson: Everrrything
The exhibition of new works by multidisciplinary artist Lorna Simpson, that feature layers of paradoxes, threading dichotomies of figuration and abstraction, past and present, destruction and creation. Collages on view continue the artist’s ongoing exploration of the medium through her appropriation and reimagining of imagery from vintage issues of Ebony and Jet magazines, which have been integral sources for Simpson over the past decade.

Hauser & Wirth, 901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013, USA

to 9 January 2022

Anni et Josef AlbersL'art et la vie
The Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris is devoting a unique exhibition to Anni and Josef Albers: more than 350 works – paintings, photographs, furniture, drawings, textiles – indicative of their artistic development.

Tickets 14€

Musée D’Art Moderne De Paris, 11, Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris

to 16 January 2022

Melvin Sokolsky’s High Flight
The Lumiere Gallery presents Russia's first exhibition of the legendary American photographer Melvin Sokolsky. The Gallery will showcase his most recognizable works, including the iconic Bubbles series, which brought worldwide fame to the then 30-year-old Sokolsky.

Lumiere Gallery, Bldg 1, 61 Bolshaya Polyanka, Moscow, 119180

Above: Bubble on Seine, 1963. Archival Pigment Print. 76 x 76 cm © Melvin Sokolsky

to 16 January 2022

Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience
Survival Architecture showcases speculative and real projects that respond to repercussions of climate change, natural disasters, and other shocks to our communities. The exhibition is organized in four themes, reflecting key characteristics of survival architecture: circular, portable, visionary and resilient.

Free / Pre-booking essential

The Museum of Design Atlanta, 1315 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA 30309.

to 21 January 2022

Architecture and Design Film Festival
Thirteenth edition of the Architecture and Design Film Festival, the world’s largest film festival devoted to architecture and design through curated screenings of films, talks, events and panel discussions. The festival will premiere MAU, feature-length documentary about design visionary, Bruce Mau (See Reputations: Bruce Mau in Eye 38).

Various locations at different dates: New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington and Online

to 23 January 2022

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Richard Benson: The World Is Smarter Than You Are

This the first in-depth survey of Benson’s own photography and is accompanied by a publication of the same title. The show includes around 100 works that convey his exploration of photographic processes, embrace of technologies, and a deep empathy for his human subjects.

Richard Benson (1943-2017) is most often celebrated as a virtuoso master printer and as a gifted, influential teacher at Yale. He is perhaps best known for his role in producing some of the most significant photography books of the past 50 years, innovations for which he was recognized as a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship in 1986.

Above: ‘Scottish Engine, Puerto Rico’ ca. 1980, by Richard Benson (American, 1943-2017). Gelatin silver print, image and sheet: 7.5 × 9.5 inches, mount: 18 × 14 inches. © Estate of Richard M. A. Benson. Promised gift of William M. and Elizabeth Ann Kahane.
Image courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2021.

to 24 January 2022

Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.
The exhibition showcases the full breadth of Barbara Kruger’s career—from early and rarely seen ‘pasteups’, to digital productions of the last two decades. The presentation includes works on vinyl, site-specific installations, animations, and multichannel video installations.

General Admission from $19

Art Institute Chicago, 159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Read ‘Reputations: Barbara Kruger’ by Karrie Jacobs in Eye 5.
 

to 28 January 2022

Shaping Space – Architectural Models Revealed

Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Monday–Friday: 9am–6pm; Saturday: 10am-4pm; Sunday: Closed

Above: Shaping Space - Architectural Models Revealed © Francesco Russo

to 30 January 2022

Young Poland: An Arts & Crafts Movement
William Morris Gallery will present a major exhibition on the decorative arts and architecture of Young Poland (Młoda Polska). The exhibition will focus on the movement’s foremost figure Stanisław Wyspiański – the Polish counterpart to William Morris. Works on show will span textiles, furniture, stained glass, architecture, woodcarvings, ceramics and paper cuttings, as well as paintings and illustration.

William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, London E17 4PP, UK

to 30 January 2022

Picasso, Shared and Divided: The Artist and His Image in East and West Germany
The exhibition features political works, such as the painting Massacre in Korea (1951) from the Musée Picasso in Paris. These are shown alongside some 150 exhibits that reflect the impact of Picasso’s work: exhibition views, posters, catalogues, press reports, letters, files, films, and television reports, as well as a theater curtain from the Berliner Ensemble on which Bertolt Brecht had “the peace dove militant of my brother Picasso” painted.

Tickets: adults €11, under-18s Free

Museum Ludwig, Hein¬rich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln, Germany

to February 2022

Helen Levitt: In the Street
This major exhibition presents fifty years (1939-1988) of work by the pioneering American street photographer, Helen Levitt (1913–2009). This retrospective will assemble more than 130 works, charting Levitt’s journey from street reportage to documentary filmmaker and pioneer of colour photography.

Exhibition Admission £5/£2.50 Concessions

The Photographers Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW, UK

Above: Helen Levitt, New York, 1973 © Film Documents LLC

to 30 January 2022

Now You See Me Moria
Post/No/Bills #2

In POST/NO/BILLS, the Stedelijk shows contemporary graphic design. For this second edition, the floor is given to the collective Now You See Me Moria. On view are photos taken by residents of the Moria refugee camp in Greece, and the activist posters that graphic designers subsequently created based on the photos.

to 30 January 2022

Eric Ravilious: Downland Man
Curated by James Russell, Downland Man explores Eric Ravilious’s (19-1942) fascination for the chalk downlands of Wiltshire and Sussex. The exhibition will explore this attraction and relate it to the national fascination with downland landscapes, mythology and archaeology, which gripped Britain between the wars.  It will include darkly menacing war-time views of the coastline, including the famous ‘White Cliffs’ of Dover.

Wiltshire Museum, 41 Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire. SN10 1NS, UK

to 1 February 2022

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Light Years: The Photographers’ Gallery at 50

‘Light Years’ is a special four-part exhibition series in celebration of TPG’s 50th anniversary. Arranged around four thematic displays each ‘chapter’ draws on rarely seen materials from the Gallery’s archive to explore key moments or movements in both the Gallery’s history and the photography landscape more widely.

The Photographers’ Gallery was founded in London’s Covent Garden in 1971 by Sue Davies, OBE, as the first publicly funded gallery in the UK dedicated to the exhibition, exploration, education and development of the photographic medium.  From the outset it has been instrumental in promoting photography’s value to the wider world and ensuring its position as one of our most significant artforms.

Curated by writer, researcher, academic and broadcaster, David Brittain, ‘Light Years’ draws on the Gallery’s rich exhibition programme and reflects on its legacy as an influential educational resource.

Exhibition Admission £5/£2.50 Concessions

The Photographers Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW

to 6 February 2022

You Won’t Bleed Me: How Blaxploitation Posters Defined Cool & Delivered Profits
For years, the term ‘Blaxploitation’ has been used derisively to dismiss or caricature a bygone era of low-budget Black cinema—but it was and is so much more. This exhibit honours the impact of Blaxploitation and its contemporary resonance.

General admission from $8

Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street New York, NY 10011, USA.

Above: Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold, 1975, by Robert Tanenbaum

to 6 February 2022

The Push Pin Legacy
Exhibition celebrating the posters of the Push Pin Studios. Founded in 1954 by Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, Edward Sorel, and Reynold Ruffins, Push Pin made a significant contribution to American commercial illustration. 

Read Steven Heller’s ‘Milton Glaser: Design Eminence’ in Eye 100.

General admission from $8

Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street New York, NY 10011, USA.

to 6 February 2022

We Are History
Featuring photography, prints, textile, installation and video and exploring issues facing nature today, from damming rivers, rising sea levels, to disposal of hazardous waste, ‘We Are History’ invites visitors to look further back in time, past the Industrial Revolution to the eighteenth-century colonial era, as a key starting point in the reshaping of lives and landscapes on a global scale.

Admission is free / Booking is essential

Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK

to 12 December 2022

Phantoms of Surrealism, Whitechapel Gallery

Phantoms of Surrealism
‘Phantoms of Surrealism’ will examine the pivotal role of women as both artists and as behind-the-scenes organisers within the Surrealist movement in Britain in the 1930s.
The Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK

AboveSheila Legge as Surrealist ‘Phantom’, TrafalgarSquare, London, 11 June 1936. Photograph attributed to Claude Cahun © Jersey Heritage Collections.

to 20 February 2022

Waste Age: What can design do?
The exhibition showcases designers who are reinventing our relationship with waste including Formafantasma, Stella McCartney, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Fernando Laposse, Bethany Williams, Phoebe Englishand Natsai Audrey Chieza.

Tickets: Adults £14 – online booking in advance is essential.

Design Museum, 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG, United Kingdom.

See ‘Have we all been bad designers’, Richard van der Laken’s take on the No Waste Challenge, on the Eye blog.

 

to March 2022

Dennis the Menace, Somerset House

Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules
In the 70th year of Beano’s top mischief-maker Dennis, ‘Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules’ will feature original comic drawings, never previously seen in public, selected across its 4000-plus editions (to date) and rare archive artefacts, alongside works from leading artists and designers, imbued with the same Beano spirit of breaking the rules. Contributors include artists Bedwyr Williams, Hardeep Pandhal, Fourth Plinth artist Heather Phillipson, Holly Hendry, Lindsey Mendick, Sarah Lucas, Simeon Barclay and editorial cartoonist Martin Rowson.
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK

to March 2022

Amazonia
Delve into stunning portraits of indigenous leaders and their communities, dramatic landscapes taken from intrepid river boat journeys and sweeping aerial shots of the immense waterfalls and stormy skies. Feel immersed in the rainforest through a new soundtrack by renowned composer Jean-Michel Jarre.

Tickets £10

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, UK

Above: Chaman Yanomami en rituel avant la montée vers le Pico da Neblina, État d’Amazonas, Brésil, 2014 / Yanomami shaman in ritual before the ascent to Pico da Neblina, State of Amazonas, Brazil, 2014 © Sebastião Salgado/nbpictures.

to 6 March 2022

Amazons of pop! Artists, superheroes, icons 1961-1973
40 artists present 100 works s from painting, installation, performance, sculpture, and film. Imerse yourself in the world of pop and a time of upheaval in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Düsternbrooker Weg 1, Kiel, Germany

to 13 March 2022

Saul Steinberg Milano New York
The exhibition is a tribute to Saul Steinberg, who dedicated so many of his sharply intelligent works to the city in which he resided during his formative years. Filled with drawings in pencil, pen, crayon; with works made using rubber stamps and watercolour, paper masks, objects/sculptures, fabrics and collages, the show documents Steinberg’s intense and versatile artistic output. These works are complemented with documenting material and photographs which provide a closer understanding of the artist’s life.

Tickets 12 Euro

Triennale Milano, Viale Alemagna, 6 20121 – Milan 

Read ‘The fine line between art, life and illustration’ in Eye 71 by Paul Davis. 

to 27 March 2022

Peter Max: Cosmic Advertising 
Peter Max: Cosmic Advertising explores the impact and prolific career of Peter Max, the most commercially successful pop artist to emerge from the psychedelic period of the 1960s. His fantastical, colourful designs emboldened everything from bed sheets to the body of a Boeing 777, with prestigious clients like the Grammy Awards, the Super Bowl, or the New York City Marathon. Whether advertising a quirky clothing store or inspiring young minds to read, the imagery present in these graphics reveals a designer experimenting with a variety of styles and motifs while also exploring the concepts of space, time, and history through promotional visuals.

Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011 

to 10 April 2022

Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer
Exhibition celebrating the prolific work of E. McKnight Kauffer, American artist and graphic designer known in particular for his modernist posters. The show will feature some 200 objects to examine the designer’s impact and legacy across media.

Cooper Hewitt, 2 East 91st Street, New York, New York 10128

Look out for a review of E. McKnight Kauffer: The Artist in Advertising in Eye 102.

to 10 April 2022

Raymond Depardon. La vita moderna 
Triennale Milano and Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain present La vita moderna a solo exhibition by French photographer and filmmaker, Raymond Depardon. Bringing together three hundred photographs and two films, La vita moderna is the largest exhibition of the artist who, since the 1970s, has profoundly revitalised the world of the contemporary image.

Tickets 12 Euro

Triennale Milano, Viale Alemagna, 6 20121 – Milan 

Above: Raymond Depardon, Marcel Privat, Le Villaret, Le Pont-de-Montvert, Lozère, 1993 © 2020 Raymond Depardon

to 8 May 2022

Spot On: Women Designers in the Collection
The exhibition at Vitra Schaudepot explores the role of women in furniture design and questions the collection practice of Vitra Design Museum.

Vitra Schaudepot, Charles-Eames-Straße 2, 79576 Weil am Rhein, Germany

to 5 February 2023

The Voice of Things: Highlights of the Centre Pompidou collection
The new exhibition brings together a collection of emblematic works, ranging from the avant-gardes of the early 20th century testifying to the revolution in aesthetic norms and the very status of the work of art, to the most recent artist creations that question our globalised world, and illustrates the importance of the object in the history of modernity.

Tickets from ¥70

West Bund Museum 2600 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai

Above: Haegue Yang, Lingering Nous, Centre Pompidou, 2016 © Haegue Yang / Photo © Philippe Migeat Installation in the atrium of the Centre Pompidou × West Bund Museum

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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OCTOBER 2021

28-29 October 2021

What Design Can Do 
What Design Can Do returns to Mexico City for round two of the annual event on the impact of design. In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the programme has been transformed into a new, socially-distanced format fit for these extraordinary times. The line-up was divided into numerous blocks, such as ‘call for optimisim’, ‘call for gender equality’, ‘design and activism’, ‘decolonising design’, and ‘exploring circular futures.’ Speakers include Stefan Sagmeister, Giorgia Lupi, include architect Liam Young, Pussypedia founders Zoe Mendelson & María Conejo, director Josh Fox, and many more.

Tickets start at $450.00 MXN

Teatro Angela Peralta, C. 20 445, Reforma, 31590 Cd Cuauhtémoc, Chih., México 

28–31 October 2021

UNFOLD 2021
The fourth annual Shanghai Art Book Fair will gather the total of 39 exhibitors from 16 different countries, celebrating book design, art publishing, and printing culture. UNFOLD 2021 is held at the same time as the TOKYO Art Book fair – the two cities will join together in open online exchanges.

50 Moganshan Rd, Putuo, Shanghai, China 

31 October 2021 — 22 May 2022

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Helmut Newton. Legacy

This retrospective exhibition, originally scheduled to coincide with the photographer’s 100th birthday, was postponed for a year due to the pandemic.

Helmut Newton Foundation, Museum für Fotografie, Jebensstrasse 2, D–10623 Berlin, Germany. Phone +49 30 3186 4825

Above: Fashion, Melbourne, 1955 by Helmut Newton, courtesy Helmut Newton Foundation.

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NOVEMBER 2021

1-4 November 2021

Web Summit 2021
Over 700 speakers will be joining the Web Summit this year, with talks, roundtable discussions, masterclasses, and networking opportunities. The event brings together tech industry leaders, global policymakers and cultural icons in every field.

Tickets from 450 euro

Altice Arena and FIL, Rossio dos Olivais, 1990-231 Lisbon, Portugal. 

4-7 November 2021

KIKK Festival
Tenth edition of the Belgian KIKK Festival –  a series of conferences, events, workshops and exhibitions. Artists, researchers, scientists and many more will share the stage and talk about their professional experiences, their personal anecdotes and present their digital creative projects.

Speakers include Studio Moniker, Bellingcat, Caroline Sinders and AnalogFolk.

Tickets from €59 / Across varied locations in Namur, Belgium.

4 November 2021

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MagCulture Live

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL, UK

Speakers include Kirsten Algera, editor-in-chief, MacGuffin; Dan Crowe, editor-in-chief of Port and new launch Inque; Harriet Fitch, little editor, Kinfolk and editor-in-chief, Kindling.

MagCulture Create! Celebrate 2021

The MagCulture Live 2021 speakers are:

Alex Breuer, Creative director, The Guardian
Terry Jones, founder, i-D magazine (special film screening and remote Q&A)
Kirsten Algera, Editor-in-chief, MacGuffin
Dan Crowe, Editor-in-chief, Port and new launch Inque
Olu Michael Odukoya, Creative director, Modern Matter
Harriet Fitch Little, Editor, Kinfolk and Editor-in-chief, Kindling
Osman Bari, founder, Chutney
Sachini Imbuldeniya, Executive creative director, Studio PI
Georgeous Michael, Founder, Louche
David McKendrick, Creative director, Paperboy Magazine
Rhona Ezuma, Editor-in-chief, Thiiird
Anna Bates, Editor, Dirty Furniture
Christoph Amend, Editor-in-chief, ZEITmagazin

For full schedule, visit here.

4-11 November 2021

International Assembly Festival
A 7 day online creative festival, covering ideas in brand identity, motion design, 3D sculpture, creative coding, illustration and experimental poster design. Talks and workshops from Paula Scher, Eric Hu, Studio Dumbar, SPIN, Wieden+Kennedy, Everyday Practice, Lamm&Kirch, Ragged Edge, Jessica Hische, Debbie Millman and more.

4 November 2021 — 30 January 2022

Change Everything 
Exhibition 'Change Everything', co-curated by political activist and a creative, Anthony Burrill, presents contemporary artists advocating for change through protest, and highlights the power of art in documenting and driving our future. The exhibition features works from Anthony Burrill, Aida Wilde, Brunel Johnson, Fraser Muggeridge, Jeremy Deller, Paris 68 Redux, People Dem Collective, Sarah Boris, Sarah-Joy Ford, Theo Hersey, and Anthony Burrill. Working with charity partner Music Declares Emergency, and incorporating a month-long events programme, the exhibition hopes to itself become a catalyst for change and conversation.

the depot_ Shoreditch, 33 Boundary Street, London, E2 7JQ, United Kingdom 

See 'World Play' on Sarah Boris posters e in Eye 101, and ‘Fraser Muggeridge: The improviser’ interview in Eye 100, both by John L. Walters.

11-12 November 2021

Málaga Type v.2
The second volume of Málaga Type features a two-day programme of talks from art director Diego Areso, illustrator Lucia Types and graphic designer and typographer, Laura Meseguer, as well as a workshop with type designer Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer. Málaga Type is organized by designers Ana Moliz and Salva Cerdá.

Fábrica de Cervezas Victoria, Calle Pepita Barrientos, 4. Polígono Azucarera. 29004, Málaga

Look out for a feature on Laura Meseguer in the upcoming type special of Eye 102.

11-14 November 2021

Paris Photo
For the 24th edition of Paris Photo, 177 exhibitors from 29 countries will be gathered at the Grand Palais Ephémère offering visitors an extensive panorama of photographic works.

Grand Palais Éphémère, Av. Pierre Loti, 75007 Paris, France

Above: BARBARA MORGAN – Martha Graham, American Document (Trio), 1938 Barbara and Willard Morgan photographs and papers, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA. Courtesy BRUCE SILVERSTEIN New York

18 November 2021

Beatrice Warde Memorial Lecture – 50th Anniversary Good Types/Bad Types 
For fiftieth anniversary of the Beatrice Warde Memorial Lecture, St Bride Foundation invited seven designers, type designers and typographers to talk about good types/bad types. With David Williams, Ellen Lupton, Erik van Blokland, Liron Lavi Turkenich, Martina Flor, Paul Barnes and Tré Seals.

In person 6.15–8.30pm (GMT) / Tickets £10-14
Online 7:00–8:30pm (GMT) / Tickets £3-5

11–28 November 2021

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair will showcase selection of international contemporary print by bringing together over 500 international artists and 800 original works. Each year, through direct connection with their artists, galleries launch innovative and creative collaborations to introduce new audiences to the versatile medium of printmaking.

The fair includes a series of exhibitions and workshops.

11-14 November / 12.00-18.00 / Tickets £10.50 / Pre-booking essential

The Fireworks Factory, Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6HD

10 November 2021

Expanding the design canon: fresh perspectives on women in type and publishing

The St Bride Foundation presents a panel discussion that highlights some past and present contributions by women to the fields of type, graphic design, and publishing, as well as the imperative to reconsider women’s depiction in received design histories. With Martha Scotford, Briar Levit, Rathna Ramanathan, Fiona Ross, Alice Savoie and Matthieu Triay.

7–9pm (GMT) / Online via Zoom / Tickets £3-5

11 November 2021

Why Design Matters
Educator, brand consultant and podcast host, Debbie Millman, is joined by Maira and Alex Kalman for discussion on ‘How do you create a life with purpose and meaning?’ The event is a preview to Millman’s upcoming book, WHY DESIGN MATTERS: Conversations with the World’s Most Creative People, which features interviews with creatives from across diverse fields. Part of Cooper Hewitt’s free public programme.

11 November 2021 / 7:00 PM EST / Pre-booking essential The Great Hall, Foundation Building, Cooper Hewitt, 7 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003 

Read ‘Reputations: Maira Kalman’ in Eye 47, and ‘Big idea, small footprint’ in Eye 99, both by Steven Heller.  

13 November 2021 — 24 April 2022

Hockney to Himid:60 Years of British Printmaking
From the Pop artists of the swinging Sixties and abstract artists working in St Ives, to the Scottish contemporary art scene and the YBAs in the 2000s, the exhibition will celebrate a transformational period in British art through the medium of printmaking.

Pallant House Gallery, 8–9 North Pallant, Chichester, PO19 1TJ

Above: Anthea Hamilton, Manarch (Pasta), 2013, Screenprint on paper, The Golder-Thompson Gift (2013), © Anthea Hamilton (courtesy Thomas Dane Gallery)

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DECEMBER 2021

2-3 December 2021

Kyoorius Designyatra: How ‘good’is good design?
This is 16th edition of Designyatra, an annual conference on design by Kyoorius. 2 days with over 24 speakers and more details to follow soon.

Online

4 December 2021 — 28 February 2022

Peter Lindbergh: Untold Stories
Lindbergh spent two years selecting images stretching over his four-decade spanning career in which he immortalised some of the world’s most celebrated women in fashion, cinema and beyond, including Nicole Kidman and Charlotte Rampling to Uma Thurman and many of the models who defined the 1990s – including Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. He left an indelible mark on the worlds of both fashion and photography. With more than 150 photographs from the early 1980s to 2019, the exhibition offers new and unexpected insights into the work of this legendary photographer.

Muelle de la Bateria, S/N, 15001 A Coruña, Spain 

Above: Linda Evangelista, Michaela Bercu & Kirsten Owen, Pont-à-Mousson, 1988 © Peter Lindbergh (courtesy Peter Lindbergh Foundation, Paris)

10 December 2021 — 14 August 2022

Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics
Exhibition featuring the work of designers, artists, doctors, engineers, and neighbors who asked, “How can I help?” Architectural case studies and historical narratives will appear alongside creative responses to the current pandemic.

Cooper Hewitt, 2 East 91st Street, New York, New York 10128
 

18 December 2021 — 10 April 2022

Bridget Riley: Pleasures of Sight
Bridget Riley has explored colour, structure and perception throughout a career spanning seven decades and is renowned for her black and white so called ‘Op Art’ works created in the 1960s. This retrospective maps out the evolution of Riley’s working life and the relationship between her paintings and prints.

Tickets £7.50 Day Pass

The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, GU21 4AA

Above: Bridget Riley (1931) Fête, 1989 Screenprint © Photo Tate (c) Bridget Riley, 2020. All rights reserved.

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ONLINE

Ongoing

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The 39th Graphic Design Exhibition of the Turkish Graphic Designers Association
This year the annual GMK Graphic Design Exhibition, a recollection of graphic design in Turkey since its debut in 1981, is being held online. The GMK Graphic Design Exhibition Digital Archive will also be publicly accessible in the coming months, displaying this recollection and allowing closer examination of the work and shifting tendencies in Turkish design over the last 39 years.

Ongoing

Yuri Suzuki Sonic Bloom

Sonic Bloom
A community-focused, multi-sensory installation exploring the nature of communication through the interactive deployment of sound. Curated by Alter-Projects and designed by sound artist, designer, and electronic musician, Yuri Suzuki.

Brown Hart Gardens, North Mayfair, London.

Free access

Ongoing

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Reverting to Type 2020: Protest posters
Reverting to Type 2020 is an exhibition of letterpress artwork with something to say, an international exhibition showcasing progressive letterpress artwork by 100 artists from seventeen countries, alongside the work of specially invited collaborators, including John Anstiss, Shelley Bird, Peter Kennard and Stewart Lee.

Those unable to visit in person can view the full exhibition contents at:
revertingtotype.com

Hours: 12-6pm daily.
Standpoint Gallery, 45 Coronet Street, London N1 6HD, UK

Ongoing

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Letterform Archive Online
The Letterform Archive have made their Online Archive public access. You can now enjoy virtual access to nearly 1500 objects and 9000 hi-fi images from their collection.

See ‘Access all areas’ by Claire Mason on the Eye blog and ‘Letterform Archive: Objects of inspiration’ in Eye 100.

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Lothar Götz: Salvation
Lothar Götz’s fourth solo exhibition in the Domo Baal gallery [currently closed]. The show’s title – with its suggestion of a place of safety and deliverance from earthly woe, finds an echo in the works included: their bursts of abstract space like an opening up of horizons after the closed-in ones of recent months.
Domo Baal, 3 John Street, London WC1N 2ES, UK

Above: Lothar Götz, Salvation 1, 2020. 

Ongoing

Ruben Pater of Untold Stories at Insights 2020

Ruben Pater of Untold Stories at Insights 2020
Focusing on the ethics of design, this lecture discusses the unspoken realities of designers working remotely across the globe, and from there dives into social and political issues such as climate change, surveillance, and affordable housing. 

See Peter Buwert’s ‘Design’s ugly truths’, a review of Ruben Pater’s The Politics of Design, in Eye 93. 

Ongoing

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Design Interview 10Q
A series of design talks – with Matteo Bologna, Erik Brandt, Dafi Kühne, Thomas Kronbichler and Niklaus Troxler, with more to come – curated by graphic designer Fabio Mario Rizzotti. You can watch the interviews on the @designinterview10q IGTV and YouTube channel. 

See ‘Sticks in the mind’ in Eye 69. 

Ongoing

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MODA Online
The Museum of Design Atlanta has launched a range of online classes, workshops and meetups for both young and adult designers, as well as a series of online sessions, titled ‘Drink in Design’, with a range of creatives who will talk you through their work and career paths. 

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The 1970s
The decade marks a historic turn in art history for photography. No longer was traditional landscape and documentary photography the same. Photography shared the spotlight with painting.

Online exhibition on the website of the PDNB Gallery. 

Above: Bill Owens, Our House is Built with the Living Room in the Back, 1971.

Ongoing

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Whitney: Art History from Home
While the Museum is temporarily closed, the Whitney is offering range of online resources and events centred around American art of the twentieth century. 

Above: Ana Mendieta, Untitled (Silueta Series, Iowa), 1979.

Ongoing

Schaukelwagen (“Rocking Car”), design: Hans Brockhage, manufacturer: Siegfried Lenz, Berggießhübel bei Pirna, 1950

Everyday Life: GDR
Dokumentationszentrum Alltagskultur der DDR, Erich-Weinert-Allee 3
15890 Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany