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9 December 2021

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Eye IRL

with Lucinda Rogers, Ferdinand J. Ulrich, Supermundane, MagCulture, Fedrigoni, John and Simon (Eye, Pulp) plus surprise guests.

St Bride Foundation, Thursday 9th December in the Bridewell Hall 6-9.30pm

Come to Eye’s Christmas graphic design fair at the well ventilated Bridewell Hall, St Bride Foundation, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ.

Buy!

Please come and fill your bags with bargain back issues of Eye, graphic treasures from Rob Lowe (aka Supermundane), choice indie mags from MagCulture and browse a wide range of paper samples from Fedrigoni, along with complimentary copies of Pulp, the journal of people and paper that Eye makes for the Italian paper company.

Listen!

Presentations from Lucinda Rogers (drawings from COP26), Ferdinand P. Ulrich (type and typography), plus Eye’s Simon Esterson and John L. Walters talking about the new type special Eye 102.

Talk!

Panels with Jeremy Leslie (MagCulture), Rob Lowe (Supermundane) and special guests.

Please wear a mask and bring your vaccination proof/QR code, we will be checking them at the door.

Tickets £12.50, £10 members/concessions, £8 students

All proceeds go to support St Bride Foundation

to 7 December 2021

THE ERROR IS REGRETTED 
‘The Error is Regretted’ marks the twentieth anniversary of Anita Di Bianco’s project ‘Corrections and Clarifications’. Occasionally engaging the tools of graphic design, Anita Di Bianco’s artistic work is submerged in the world of printing and printed public information, from news to literature to epistolary forms. An intermittent investigation, in this case, ranging from the rituals of daily print newspapers to the peculiar rhythms of online news posts and rebuttals.

A—Z, Torstr. 93, 10119 Berlin-Mitte / Open Thursday 1:00 – 7:00pm and by appointment 

8 December 2021

So Bad it's Good: Hot Takes with Gail Anderson & Zipeng Zhu
A design battle royale between the grand dame of typography, Gail Anderson, and the knight of contemporary kitsch, Zipeng Zhu as they put Push Pin under the microscope. This dynamic duo will be picking apart elements of “good” and “bad” design in the studio’s output, discussing how those terms have stretched and evolved over the past 50 years, and where Push Pin stands within the canon today.

Thursday 9 December 2021 / 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST / Online / Free Admission

9 December 2021

Poster Man & Poster Woman: Seymour Chwast with Angelina Lippert 
Poster House is thrilled to welcome famed illustrator and designer Seymour Chwast for a one-night-only conversation with Chief Curator Angelina Lippert. In honor of Poster House’s latest exhibition The Push Pin Legacy and Chwast’s newest book Poster Man, the pair will host a lively discussion about Seymour’s impact on the medium. Come for a rare glimpse into living poster history, but stay for the salacious poster gossip. Poster Man: 50 Years of Iconic Graphic Design is published by Schiffer Publishing and available for purchase at Poster House’s Shop. Stick around to have your copy signed by Seymour after the event.

Thursday 9 December 2021 / 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST / In person / Admission $5

Poster House, 119 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, United States 

10 December 2021

A Line Which Forms a Volume 5
Book launch and symposium, hosted by the MA Graphic Media Design course from London College of Communication, will present a critical reader of graphic design-led research that is authored, edited, designed and published by MA GMD course participants with guest contributors. ALWFAV 5 explores how the act of leaning on, with and into a research topic can be regarded as a form of care for the complexities of contemporary society. We ask: ‘Who are we, and who do we care for?’ Speakers include Bryony Quinn, Intersections of Care and Ramon Tajeda.

Online and in-person / Pre-booking essential / Free

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

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
 

to 10 December

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Typoteka – Exhibition of Polish Typefaces 1474-2021

Curators: Ania Wieluńska, Borys Kosmynka, Mateusz Machalski, Michał Jarociński, Andrzej Tomaszewski & Adam Twardoch

Department of Typography and Graphic Communication University of Reading, 2 Earley Gate, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AU

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to 12 December 2021

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Taking a Line for a Walk
This exhibition will mark 50 years of 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 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, Germany

 

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

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, US

to 9 January 2022

Anni et Josef Albers: L’art et la vie
More than 350 works – paintings, photographs, furniture, drawings, textiles – by the highly influential Anni and Josef Albers.

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, Russia

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

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

A Vocabulary, Bruce Connew

Tauranga Art Gallery, Cnr Wharf and Willow Streets, Downtown Tauranga, Aotearoa New Zealand
Open daily 10am — 4pm

Over several years, photographer and artist Bruce Connew has roamed the many memorials and gravestones of Aotearoa’s colonial wars to seek out the texts on these testaments to folly: A vocabulary of colonisation.

A Vocabulary (Vapour Momenta Books, 2021) is an artist book designed by Catherine Griffiths and Bruce Connew, with He Mōteatea The Lament and essay by Dr Rangihīroa Panoho.

to 23 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 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 26 January 2022

AdeY – Uncensored
With a humorous and experimental approach, AdeY seeks to highlight our own background and experience of the human body, and explore the perception of the viewer and the outside world. Uncensored is his exhibition and book in response to the constant censorship of his work by Instagram.

GALERIE XII LOS ANGELES, 2525 Michigan Ave Suite B2, Santa Monica, CA 90404 

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

Change Everything 
Exhibition ‘Change Everything’, co-curated by Anthony Burrill, presents contemporary practitioners advocating for change through protest, and highlights the power of art in documenting and driving our future. The exhibition features works from Anthony Burrill (see Eye 75), Aida Wilde, Brunel Johnson, Fraser Muggeridge (see Eye 75 and Eye 100), Jeremy Deller, Paris 68 Redux, People Dem Collective, Sarah Boris (see Eye 101), Sarah-Joy Ford and Theo Hersey. 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, 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 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 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 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 12 February 2022

Bill Owens: Suburbia
Bill Owens (b. 1938, San Jose, California) was the early documentarian of suburbia. In the late 1960’s, this photographer had an epiphany to document America’s movement into the suburbs of northern California. He made a list of what he wanted to document, i.e. a Tupperware party, shag carpeting, a newly minted home with a few pieces of furniture, a family barbeque, a new lawn being rolled out, Christmas decorations, overview images of cul-de-sacs, New Development billboards, and July 4th block parties and parades. These photographs were included in the seminal 1971 publication, Suburbia, which became an important sociological study and photography series that launched Bill Owens’ art career. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of this publication, which is why PDNB Gallery is revisiting the photographs and the book in the gallery.

PDNB Gallery, 150 Manufacturing Street, Suite 203, Dallas, Texas 75207 

to 17 February 2022

Raissa Pardini: My Type of Revolution
The exhibition explores the work of an Italian artist, multidisciplinary designer and maker Raissa Pardini. Using her skills as a creative designer, Raissa brings awareness to issues close to her heart and industry, often creating posters as forms of protest. From climate change, to lack of diversity in the creative industry, the exhibition features reflective messages using bold typographic statements and equally bold design. My type revolution includes wall to wall prints and posters, with sculptural typography elements.

Pocko Gallery, 51A King Henry’s Walk, N1 4NH, London

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 21 February

Adam Pendleton, Who Is Queen?
Adam Pendleton: Who Is Queen? transforms MoMA’s Marron Family Atrium into a dynamic arena exploring Blackness, abstraction, and the avant-garde. In his monumental floor-to-ceiling installation, Adam Pendleton has created a spatial collage of text, image, and sound—a total work of art for the 21st century. Who Is Queen? is anchored by three five-story black scaffold towers that resemble the balloon framing typical of American homes and that serve as supports for paintings, drawings, a textile work, sculptures, moving images, and a sound piece. 

The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA 

Above: Adam Pendleton. Untitled (WE ARE NOT), 2021. Silkscreen ink on canvas, 120 × 144" (304.8 × 365.76 cm). Image courtesy of the artist.

to 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)

to 1 March 2022

St Bride Library at 125
St Bride Foundation came into being at the end of the nineteenth century as a place of education, recreation and culture for the ‘people of Fleet Street and Farringdon’ with particular emphasis on those in the printing and associated trades. The exhibition will provide a potted history of the Foundation, demonstrating the vital role of the library within the kaleidoscope of activity that the Foundation offered, and highlighting the original activities of the Foundation, with purpose-built print school, sporting and social clubs as well as the much-loved swimming pool.

We hope the exhibition will demonstrate too that whilst the Foundation’s range of activities has changed or been adapted, we remain true to its original purpose, with the wonderful St Bride Library constant at its heart.

St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane Fleet Street, London 

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 24 April 2022

Hockney to Himid: 60 Years of British Printmaking
From 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, this exhibition celebrates 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)

to 24 April 2022

Chemical City 
Chemical City looks at the legacies of chemical production in the Tees Valley. Starting with a focus on plastics manufacture in the area and in particular the development of synthetic fabrics and dyes, the exhibition travels through broader social, economic, material and ecological themes.

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Centre Square, Middlesbrough TS1 2AZ

to 27 April 2022

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Bauhaus Typography at 100

‘Bauhaus Typography at 100’, curated by Rob Saunders and Henry Cole Smith, will feature work by Johannes Itten, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, László Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer and Joost Schmidt, along with others whose innovative typographic contributions are often overlooked, including women such as Friedl Dicker.

This is the inaugural exhibition of the Letterform Archive’s first-ever gallery in its new home.

Letterform Archive, 2339 Third St Floor 4R, San Francisco, CA 94107, US
E. [email protected] / T. +1 415 802 7485

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

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 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.

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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DECEMBER 2021

14 December 2021 — 14 January 2022

Alan Kitching / New Letterpress Prints 
An exhibition featuring the latest letterpress print works of Alan Kitching. Alan has been engaged in letterpress type composing and printing for many decades. Especially more so since he established The New Typography Workshop in 1989. During the last two decades he has experimented with printing large wood letter block type and printing in colour. See Alan Kitching’s profile, ‘Marks on Paper’ by Julia Thrift in Eye 15. 

Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London, W1T 4RJ

Above: Alan Kitching, Starry Starry Night, 76×57cm landscape, Velin Arches Noir, 2021

15 December 2021 — 17 February 2022

Graphic.Designers.Collectors. 
The exhibition Graphic.Designers.Collectors. transforms A—Z into a chamber of collections and curiosities. Over 30 invited graphic designers will be presenting their own personal collectibles: from poster stamps to toilet paper, fake documents and queer fanzines – many surprising, very specific and above all unique personal collections and their stories displayed for appreciation and reflection on the topic and its relation to graphic design.

Collect: To gather, put together. Collections are usually very personal – be it for the objects, or for the memories they carry along with them. Collections are also biographical, they not only contain the story of the collected items themselves, but also the one of who collects, who created, or who owned them before. In that way, the past, cultures, memories and emotions also become an integral part of it. But if collectors are designers, what can their collections tell us about graphic design?

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

A—Z, Torstrasse 93, 10119 Berlin-Mitte 

16 December 2021 — 9 January 2022

Prix Pictet: Fire
The exhibition will showcase the world-class photography shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Prix Pictet, the global award with a unique commitment to promoting discussion and debate on issues of sustainability and the environment. The bodies of work shortlisted for the prize draw their inspiration from both major global events and personal experiences. The photographic images span documentary, portraiture, landscape, collage and studies of light and process. The shortlisted photographers are based in five continents across the world.

V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL / Admission free

Above: Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, WONDER BEIRUT, The story of a Pyromaniac Photographer, 1998-2006. From the series: Wonder Beirut © Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Prix Pictet

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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JANUARY 2022

20 January — 19 February 2022

The Architecture Drawing Prize
Sir John Soane’s Museum hosts an exhibition of shortlisted entries from The Architecture Drawing Prize 2020 and 2021. Now in its fifth year, the prize attracts entries from across the world and displays the best and most innovative architectural drawing of today.

Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP 

Above: Overall and Hybrid Winner 2020: Apartment #5, a Labyrinth and Repository of Spatial Memories by Clement Laurencio, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

27 January – 26 March 2022

max bill & georges vantongerloo. Crossover 
The lifelong friendship and extended written correspondence between Swiss artist Max Bill and Belgian-born artist Georges Vantongerloo united their independent artistic and intellectual endeavors and helped to push the boundaries of their work into new aesthetic fields. Vantongerloo was, together with Piet Mondrian, a key member of the Dutch art movement known as De Stjil, while Max Bill, a former student of the Bauhaus, was deeply involved with the Paris-based Abstraction-Création artist collective beginning in 1933. This exhibition highlights their lasting achievements through an in-depth selection of 60 paintings and sculptures, some of which are being shown in the United States for the first time since their major American travelling retrospectives in 1974-75 and 1980-81, respectively.

Hauser & Wirth New York, 32 E 69th St, New York, NY 10021, United States 

29 January — 1 August 2023

Hermitage Amsterdam presents Russian Avant-Garde 
The Hermitage Amsterdam will present the long-awaited exhibition Russian Avant-Garde - Revolution in the Arts. This exhibition tells an intriguing story of Russian avant-garde art, from the final years of Imperial Russia, through the turbulent times surrounding the Revolution of 1917, to its end in the Stalin era.

Hermitage Amsterdam, Amstel 51, Amsterdam

Above: Wassily Kandinsky, Landscape, 1913. © State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.

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FEBRUARY 2022

24 February — 21 August 2022

Ethel Reed: I Am My Own Property
Ethel Reed shot to fame in 1895 as a fresh talent in the poster world, became the darling of the international press in a matter of months, and then disappeared from public life by 1898. Her life and work represent the struggles of being a female artist in the male-dominated art world of the late 19th century, while also touching on issues of class, addiction, mental health, conservative societal expectations, and sexuality.

General admission from $8

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

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MARCH 2022

11 March — 29 August 2022

Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara 
The exhibition celebrates the Aboriginal artists and artwork of Western Australia’s Pilbara region, by bringing together more than 70 artists and over 200 artworks. This extraordinary body of work features the most exciting contemporary art coming out of the region while paying homage to the legacy that has informed it, offering a rare and broad-reaching insight into the region’s artistic output over the years.

The core of the exhibition is a spectacular selection of the stunning acrylic paintings for which the region’s art movement is primarily known, accompanied by works on paper, installations, film, animation, photographs, sculptures, and carvings. Together, the works highlight the immense artistic diversity that exists within the region, spanning a gamut of styles while referencing ancient knowledge and modern events.

The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Above: Robina Clause at Martumili Artists, 2021. Photography by Claire Martin.

16 March 2022

Dapo Adeola on Children’s Books
Dapo Adeola is an award-winning illustrator and designer who creates characters and images that challenge expectations around race and gender in a fun and upbeat way. He is the co-creator and illustrator of bestselling picture book Look Up!–winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the number 1 debut picture book of 2019. London born and bred, but of Nigerian heritage, Dapo is a tireless advocate of highlighting the possibilities of a career in illustration to underrepresented members of the Black diaspora. In conversation with his agent, editor, designer and publicist, Dapo will talk you through how children’s picture books are made – from pitching and production to publication and promotion.


 

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18 March — 15 May 2022

Will Carter – Man of Letters 
Co-curated by lettering artist Eric Marland and John Gray, with significant contributions from Will Carter’s son Sebastian Carter, this exhibition will be a comprehensive retrospective of one Britain’s most accomplished letter carvers and founder of the Rampant Lions Press, arguably the finest private press of the post war period in the UK.

Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings, IP17, United Kingdom 

26 March — 31 July 2022

Isamu Noguchi 
The Museum Ludwig is hosting the first comprehensive retrospective in Europe in over twenty years on the American-Japanese sculptor Isamu Noguchi (*1904 in Los Angeles, †1988 in New York). For the first time, it will cover all of Noguchi’s creative periods with 150 works and present him as an experimental and politically engaged artist. The exhibition was organized and curated by the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Barbican in London, and the Zentrum Paul Klee in Berne along with the Lille Métropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art.

Tickets €8.50 – €13 / Pre-booking essential

Museum Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln

31 March 2022

The Wit and Whimsy of W. A. Dwiggins 
William Addison Dwiggins (1880–1956) is best known as a designer of printing types and books. His Caledonia and Electra types have been used to compose the text in countless thousands of books published since the 1930s. Bruce Kenneth, who authored W.A. Dwiggins’ biography W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design (Letterform Archive, 2018), will present his favourite moments of WAD’s creative impulses, from the serious to the downright silly.

7.00–8.30pm (Doors 6.30pm) // Tickets: £8–12.50

St Bride Foundation, 14 Bride Ln, EC4Y 8EQ London 

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APRIL 2022

7 April — 9 October 2022

Behind The Camera: The Unknown Women of Hollywood 
Historically, there has been a lack of acknowledgement and appreciation for the role women played during the nascent years of the film business. Many women were instrumental during that time, providing fundamental roles behind the camera through original stories, screen writing, adaptation, set decoration, costume design, film editing, directing, and producing. This exhibition serves as an introduction to these pioneers through the lobbycards that promoted their finished work.

General admission from $8

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

7 April — 9 October 2022

Posters for The Tokyo Olympiad 
The show features posters announcing the Italian release of the film Tokyo Olympiad, one of the greatest sports documentaries of all time. Graphically, these images are a surprising hybrid of styles, celebrating the athleticism and beauty of the Games through photomontage, neo-Constructivism, and Italian modernism.

General admission from $8

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

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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. 

ongoing

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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