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DON’T MISS THIS WEEK

to 26 May 2022

Clerkenwell Design Week 22

Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week features a number of exhibition venues dotted across EC1, London. The 2022 programme includes workshops, talks, installations, as well as showrooms and showcases of leading brands and emerging talent in furniture, lighting, textiles, surfaces, accessories and product design from around the world.

Admissions are free.

Clerkenwell, London

27 May 2022

Dafi Kühne: No romantic fetishism. True contemporary design meets traditional printing technology

Dafi Kühne: No romantic fetishism. True contemporary design meets traditional printing technology
In part of Tipoteca’s ‘Think&Type’ series, designer and letterpress artist Dafi Kühne (see ‘By his own hand’ in Eye 100) will talk about his approach to using old technology and combine it with contemporary graphic design. Dafi will give insights on his processes and conceptual approach and give a colourful lecture on his poster work.

Online lecture €35 / 8.30-10.30pm (CEST) / 7.30-9.30pm (BST)

In-person attendance + workshop information here.

26 May — 29 September 2022

bio 27: Super Vernaculars

bio 27: Super Vernaculars
The central theme for 27th Biennial of Design (BIO) in Ljubljana, explored a growing and ambitious movement that takes inspiration from vernacular and indigenous architecture and design traditions around the world to shape a radical vision for a more resilient and responsive future. BIO seeks innovative intersections development between architecture and the industrial and academic sectors.

All events tied to the biennial will be held at the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, as well as at affiliate locations nearby.

Above: Carolien Niebling, The Sausage of the Future / photo: Emile Barret / supported by ECAL and published by Lars Müller Publishers

25-29 May 2022

The Last Cuckoo

The Last Cuckoo
The Last Cuckoo: Dennis Gould
is an intimate portrait of poet and printmaker Dennis Gould, capturing his love for activism, letterpress, wood type, cycling, football and life in general. It was directed and produced by British filmmaker and designer Mark Chaudoir.

The Last Cuckoo will be screened at the Fastnet Film Festival in Schull, West Cork, Ireland (25-29 May).

You can read about the film in the upcoming 103 issue of Eye Magazine.

26-29 May 2022

London Original Print Fair

London Original Print Fair

The Fair, in its 37th edition, is a celebration of printmaking in all its forms, offering visitors an opportunity to explore and buy works by famous printmakers and up-and-coming artists.

Admission: £18.00 / £12.00

Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA, London

26 May — 4 September 2022

It’s Our F***Ing Backyard: Designing Material Futures

It’s Our F***Ing Backyard: Designing Material Futures
Exhibition presenting the efforts of designers who are addressing the environmental crisis through experimental approaches to rethinking raw materials. Some projects focus on energy sources that are less harsh on the environment, or on raising consumer awareness.

Admission: €10/20

Stedelijk, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Above: Tamara Orjola, Forest Wool, 2016

to 28 May 2022

Love at First Sight

Love at First Sight

Graffiti writer and street artist Ben Eine, along with his friends — Voyder, TeachDDS, HowNosm and Sickboy — present lettering, surrealistic pop, as well as graphic influences in an exhibition at the heart of Zurich. The various artworks encompass first-class craftsmanship, a variety of techniques and intricate detail.

Admission is free.

Kolly Gallery, Seefeldstrasse 52, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland

to 29 May 2022

A Century of the Artist's Studio 1920-2020
From an abandoned factory, an attic or a kitchen table, The Whitechapel Gallery presents a 100-year survey of the studio through the work of artists and image-makers from around the world. In this multi-media exhibition new art histories through striking juxtapositions of under-recognised artists with celebrated figures in Western art history.

Whitechapel Gallery, 77 – 82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Above: Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2008, Acrylic on PVC panel in artist's frame, 73 x 62.9 cm, Photo Courtesy of Sotheby's, Inc. © 2021

to 29 May 2022

Circulation(s)

Circulation(s)
Twelfth edition of ‘Circulation(s)’, a two-month long festival of Young European Photography, features 30 artists of 15 different nationalities. From professional weekends centred around portfolio readings and meetings with artists, to exhibitions, workshops, and photo studio visits, the festival offers high points focused on discovery and sharing of experiences to gather around photography.

Tickets vary from free admission to select exhibitions, to €6.

Le Centquatre-Paris, 5 Rue Curial, 75019 Paris, France

Above: © Agnieszka Sejud, Hoax, 2021

to 29 May 2022

Beyond the Archive

Beyond the Archive
What exactly is an archive? In attempt to answer this question, Beyond the Archive exhibition provides insights into the Klingspor typeface archive and its collection of historical and contemporary sketches, correspondence, and artistically designed type. The collection is presented and complemented with contemporary positions from design and research from students and graduates of HfG Offenbach.

Exhibition will be complimented with a series of talks and workshops.

Klingspor Museum, Klingspor Institute of Type Design, Herrnstraße 80, 63065 Offenbach, Germany

See ‘Expressive geometry’ by Madeleine Morley in Eye 94.

to 29 May 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 29 May 2022

East to West

East to West
Exhibition exploring the influence that East and West have always had on each other. Schloss Hollenegg houses hundreds of outsourced objects – many from the Far East – brought back as precious souvenirs and symbols of taste and status. The juxtaposition of old and new objects from different parts of the world creates unusual connections and gives visitors the opportunity to learn about different aspects of the castle’s collection and discover new talents.

Admission is free.

Open Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 6pm

Schloss Hollenegg, Hollenegg 1, 8530 Bad Schwanberg

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ONGOING

to 4 June 2022

Ettore Spalletti: Works on Paper, Editions and Books

Ettore Spalletti: Works on Paper, Editions and Books
Ettore Spalletti was an Italian artist whose relationship with the book as an object was an important part of his practice. The exhibition coincides with the publication of Ettore Spalletti, libri, edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Marian Goodman Projects, 23 Golden Square, London W1F 9JP, admission free

to 5 June 2022

After Work

After Work
Condorelli’s exhibition at the South London Gallery will explore themes of labour, play and public space. The process of making this playground, titled Tools for Imagination, is the starting point for a reflection on the relationship between work and free-time, highlighting the hidden labour of the production of culture both inside and outside the gallery.

Admission is free.

South London Gallery, 65–67 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UH

Above: Installation shot, Andy Stagg, 2022

to 5 June 2022

Vincent Mentzel: The Power of the Image
As well as reporting on the national political scene for many years, Dutch photojournalist Vincent Mentzel travelled the world to cover political and other current affairs. The exhibition traces Mentzel’s work, observing shift in how photography was being used for journalistic storytelling.

Admission: €20

Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 2, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands

to 6 June 2022

Planet Digital

Planet Digital
Can algorithms be fair? Will artificial intelligence make everything else superfluous? Is there such a thing as media truth? And what do lava lamps have to do with data protection? From rare earths to gigantic server landscapes and from technical gadgets to social questions: this exhibition puts our digital present and future under the microscope.

Admission: CHF 12/8

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungs¬strasse 60, 8005 Zurich

to 6 June 2022

Jubilation: 200 years of Royal Souvenirs

Jubilation: 200 years of Royal Souvenirs
In celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of the British Monarch, Museum of Brands will be presenting a series of activities and showcasing a temporary display of Royal inspired packaging.

Tickets £5-9

Museum of Brands, 111-117 Lancaster Road, W11 1QT, London

to 11 June 2022

Momentum of Light

Momentum of Light
Momentum of Light
explores the interplay between natural sunlight, vernacular architecture, and everyday life in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. The exhibition presents a series of images captured by Dutch photographer Iwan Baan during his travels with Burkinabè architect Francis Kéré. The collection articulates a sensitive study of light, space, place and use whilst emphasising the complex and reciprocal relationships between people, architecture, and environmental conditions.

Architectural Association, Heal's Building, 196 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7LQ

to 12 June 2022

Ruta gráfica. Designs for the Sound of Valencia

Ruta gráfica. Designs for the Sound of Valencia
Ruta Gráfica. Designs for the Sound of Valencia showcases posters and graphic designs for what was popularly known as the ruta del bakalao, the city’s thriving rave and clubbing scene in the eighties and nineties. The point of departure for the exhibition walkthrough is Valencia’s longstanding tradition in comics and illustration, connecting with the arrival of modernity in music and aesthetics in the eighties, and ending up in the digital technologies that defined the final phases of the phenomenon.

In part of World Design Capital: Valencia 2022.

Free admission

IVAM, Guillem de Castro, 118, 46003 València

to 12 June 2022

For the Record: Photography and the Art of the Album Cover

For the Record: Photography and the Art of the Album Cover
Exhibition that celebrates the unique ‘object d’art’ that is the album cover and reflects upon its role in shaping and making artists - both in front of and behind the camera. For the Record brings together over 200 album covers, highlighting the central role photography plays in defining artists and bands, and showcasing some of the most iconic album covers of our times.

Admission: £2.50/£5

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

to 12 June 2022

Marco Zanuso and Alessandro Mendini. Design and Architecture

Marco Zanuso and Alessandro Mendini. Design and Architecture
Exhibition presenting the works of Marco Zanuso and Alessandro Mendini, and the relationship between design and architecture. Zooming into tools and methods, and examining the respective formal and aesthetic outcomes, the contrast of modernist and postmodernist approaches in explored and compared across the various works on show.

Admission €9/€12

ADI Design Museum, Piazza Compasso d'Oro 1 Milano, MI 20154 Italy

to 12 June 2022

Hito Steyerl. I Will Survive
An artist, cultural critic, filmmaker, writer and professor, Hito Steyerl (1966) is one of the most significant and influential figures in contemporary art. She operates on the boundary between film and visual art, working in genres ranging from documentary cinema to innovative multimedia installations. Her rigorously researched and visually stunning installations illuminate some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Tickets – Adults: € 20, Students: € 10

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Above: Hito Steyerl, Liquidity Inc., 2014, HD video file, single channel in architectural environment, 30 minutes, 15 seconds. Courtesy the artist, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York and Esther Schipper, Berlin. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2021. Film still © Hito Steyerl

to 19 June 2022

Anni and Josef Albers. Art and Life

Anni and Josef Albers. Art and Life
Exhibition exploring the various lines of artistic production of Anni and Josef Albers. While they developed their respective work independently, the intimate, empathetic bond between them underpinned a lifetime of mutual support and encouragement and an ongoing dialogue founded on shared respect.

In part of World Design Capital: Valencia 2022.

Free admission

IVAM, Guillem de Castro, 118, 46003 València

to 26 June 2022

Althea McNish: Colour is Mine
Althea McNish (1924–2020) was one of the UK’s most influential and innovative textile designers and the first designer of Caribbean descent to achieve international recognition. Drawing on extensive new research, the exhibition will explore McNish’s extraordinary career and her transformative impact on mid-century design, along with her enduring influence today.

Admission: Free

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

Above: Painted Desert textile design for Hull Traders, 1959. Printed cotton. Image © the Whitworth, The University of Manchester

to 10 July 2022

Radical Curiosity: In the Orbit of Buckminster Fuller

Radical Curiosity: in the Orbit of Buckminster Fuller
Exhibition presenting the universe of an unclassifiable investigator, inventor and visionary, Buckminster Fuller, worked across multiple disciplines including art, architecture, design, engineering, metaphysics, mathematics and education. Ahead of his time, he devised a way to combine design and science with a mission to change the world through his collaborative practice.

Free admissions

Art Science Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974

to 10 July 2022

The Secret Gardens of Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), from Montmartre to the Oise Valley

The Secret Gardens of Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), from Montmartre to the Oise Valley
Château d'Auvers presents a monographic exhibition dedicated to the Théophile Alexandre Steinlen – a painter, engraver and poster designer. Known for his iconic depiction of black felines, the artist also tackled varied other subjects such as landscapes, caricatures, street portraits, and illustrations for newspapers.

Tickets €3/€4.50

Château d’Auvers, Chemin des Berthelées, 95430 Auvers-sur-Oise, France

Above: Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, Le Chat Noir © Catherine Brossais

to 10 July 2022

Josep Renau and the Time of Images

Josep Renau and the Time of Images
Exhibition revisiting the poster work of this internationally renowned Valencian artist, Josep Renau. On show will a set of some seventy posters, accompanied by more than thirty illustrations, book covers, hand guides and diverse graphic documentation.

In part of World Design Capital: Valencia 2022.

Free admission.

Sala de Respeto del Palacio de los Scala de València

to 17 July 2022

Pictures in Pictures

Pictures in Pictures
This exhibition presents a wide range of approaches to the motif of ‘pictures in pictures’, from the expected to the surprising and immaterial. In some cases, it is used to comment on the practice of art- and image-making, through self-portraits, mirror reflections, and depictions of artists at work. In other cases, images playfully assemble objects, people, and ideas that might not otherwise coexist.

Admission $14 / $25 Philadelphia

Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, US

to 17 July 2022

Thomas Hoepken

Thomas Hoepker: Image Maker
A comprehensive retrospective into the broad range of works by German photojournalist Thomas Hoepker. The exhibition presents works from his early career, including photographs from the American Way of Life, reportage of everyday life in the GDR, Champ series about Muhammad Ali, and some of his recent, never-seen-before pictures.

Admission: €8/€11

Ernst Leitz Museum, Am Leitz-Park 6, 35578 Wetzlar, Germany

Above: USA, New York, NY, September 11, 2001. View from Brooklyn/Williamsburg towards Brooklyn Bridge and downtown Manhattan during aftermath of World Trade Center bombing © Thomas Hoepker / Magnum Photos

to 24 July 2022

Graphic Trial 2022

Graphic Trial 2022
Graphic Trial is an attempt to explore in depth the relationship between graphic design and Offset printing, to achieve a new visual language. The theme for the 16th exhibition is ‘change’, sparked by the relentless changes in light of covid-19. The exhibition will feature a series of posters, experimenting and testing numerous printing techniques and technologies.

Free admissions

Printing Museum, Tokyo, Toppan Koishikawa Head Office Building 1-3-3 Suido, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8531

to 31 July 2022

Isamu Noguchi
The Museum Ludwig hosts a comprehensive retrospective on the American-Japanese sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). It will cover Noguchi’s creative periods with 150 works and present him as an experimental and politically engaged artist.

Tickets €8.50 – €13 / Pre-booking essential

Museum Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln

to 31 July 2022

Richard Mosse

Richard Mosse
The Irish photographer Richard Mosse (b. 1980) has been documenting global political and economic crises, including the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, European refugee and migration policy and the destruction of the tropical rainforest. With over seventy photographs and a new video installation, this show at the Kunsthalle Bremen presents a broad overview of Mosse’s work for the first time in Germany.

Admission €5/€10

Kunsthalle Bremen, Am Wall, 28195 Bremen, Germany

Above: Richard Mosse, Tower of Song, 2012, from the Infra series, private collection. Courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York and carlier |gebauer, Berlin/Madrid

to 14 August 2022

Verner Panton: Colouring a New World

Verner Panton: Colouring a New World
The exhibition ‘Verner Panton – Colouring a New World’ invites you to explore the expressive and unconventional designs created by this master of colour. The extensive exhibition is one of the largest presentations of Panton’s overall work, presenting his unique approach to colours and forms, ranging from tight geometry to organic sculptural forms, from his first designs to the last, from one-off design elements to furniture and installations that you are free to sit, lie, walk, lounge and fly in.

Admissions: DKK 130 for adults, DKK 65 for students, free for under-18

Trapholt, Æblehaven 23, 6000 Kolding, Denmark

to 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 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.

to 21 August 2022

Breaking the News
A major exhibition from the British Library, spotlighting the role news plays in our society, exploring issues of choice, interpretation, truth and trust in the news. Presenting historical and contemporary reports on war, natural disasters, crime, politics and celebrity scandals, the exhibition will reveal that while the themes that interest us generally do not change, the form and ownership of news does.

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

Above: Smashed hard drives used by The Guardian to store Edward Snowden’s files © Guardian News & Media Ltd 2021

to 28 August 2022

Superheroes, Orphans & Origins: 125 years in comics
First major exhibition to explore the representation of foundlings, orphans, adoptees, and foster children in comics, graphic novels and sequential art from around the globe. Looking beyond the traditional ‘superhero’ genre the exhibition also includes characters from early newspaper comic strips, Japanese Manga and contemporary graphic novel protagonists.

Admission: £10.50

Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ

to 28 August 2022

Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger
The US conceptual artist Barbara Kruger developed a new text installation for the exhibition hall of the Neue Nationalgalerie that will occupy the entire floor. The exhibition has completely preserved the visual connection between the interior and exterior space of Mies van der Rohe’s building, as Kruger’s work creates strong typographic contrasts within the architectural space.

Neue Nationalgalerie, Potsdamer Straße 50, 10785 Berlin

Above: Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Blind idealism is ...), 2016, wall painting, High Line, New York © Courtesy of the artist, Friends of the High Line, and Sprüth Magers / Timothy Schenck.

to 29 August 2022

Banners (2019) Corbin Shaw

Football: Designing the Beautiful Game
Exhibition explores how design has pushed football to its technical and emotional limits, from the world’s most significant stadiums to the innovative materials used in today’s boots, the graphic design of team badges and the grassroots initiatives pushing back against the sport’s commercialisation. The exhibition will feature both formal and informal design projects, showcasing the relationship between football and its fans.

The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG

Above: Banners (2019) Corbin Shaw

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

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

to 29 August 2022

Our Time on Earth

Our Time on Earth
Combining art, science, design, music, and philosophy, this exhibition invites you to experience different global perspectives on our shared planet and consider Earth as a community we all belong to. Through a series of interactive experiences, immersive installations and digital works, Our Time on Earth is journey of self-reflection, aiming to discover how technology can connect us to the natural world and to empower us to make positive change.

Barbican – The Curve, Frobisher Crescent, London EC2Y 8HD

Above: Noise Aquarium, Laznia Gallery, Gdansk, Poland 2020. Credit: Victoria Vesna / Adam Bogdan.

to 21 August 2022

The Utopian Avant-Garde: Soviet Film Posters of the 1920s

The Utopian Avant-Garde: Soviet Film Posters of the 1920s
This exhibition explores the origins, high points, and eventual demise of this golden age of Soviet graphic design. As the government embraced cinema as the best means of propaganda, a myriad of dynamic, experimental and explosive posters papered the streets with wild colours and arresting imagery to draw people to the movies.

General admission from $8

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

Above: Alexander Rodchenko, Film-Eye, 1924 (see ‘Instruments of radical change in Eye 26)

to 28 August 2022

Future Shock

Future Shock
Exhibition blurring the boundaries between digital and physical through immersive digital technology installation. From generative and interactive algorithms, AI and 3D digital mapping, to spellbinding laser work, holographic projections and groundbreaking electronic music.

Admission: £15 – £25

180 Studios, London, WC2R 1EA

to 29 August 2022

Surrealism Beyond Borders


Surrealism Beyond Borders
From Tokyo to Mexico City, Cairo to Paris, and Martinique to Bucharest, this exhibition looks at the surrealist art from a transnational angle. On show will be artworks from a period spanning more than 50 years, from artists across the world who were inspired by this revolutionary movement.

Tickets £18

Tate Modern, The Eyal Ofer Galleries, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Above: Marcel Jean Duchamp Armoire Surréaliste, 1941 Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs © DACS, London 2021

to 4 September 2022

Plastic: Remaking our world

Plastic: Remaking Our World
Plastics have shaped our daily lives like no other material: from packaging to footwear, from household goods to furniture, from automobiles to architecture. This exhibition will showcase rarities from the dawn of the plastic age, objects of the pop era as well as numerous contemporary designs and projects ranging from pragmatic product innovations to solutions for cleaning up the oceans and bioplastics made from algae or mycelium.

Admission €17-19

Vitra Design Museum, Charles-Eames-Str. 2, D-79576 Weil am Rhein, Germany

Above: Bär+Knell, Müll Direkt, 1994 © Vitra Design Museum, photo: Jürgen Hans

to 11 September 2022

The Typewriter Revolution

The Typewriter Revolution
This exhibition presents the social and technological influence of the typewriter, by tracing its history and influence in arts and popular culture across more than 100 years. On show is a range of machines including first QWERTY keyboard typewriters, the 1970s design icon: the Olivetti Valentine, as well as historical photographs, type specimens and film demonstrations.

Free admissions

Exhibition Gallery 2, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

to 18 September 2022

‘icons’ by Susan Kare
Icons is one of the first international retrospectives dedicated to graphic designer and iconographer Susan Kare, a pioneer of digital design, who currently lives and works in San Francisco. The exhibition will review tools and techniques that Kare developed to invent digital icons as part of her work for Apple, NeXT, Microsoft, Facebook, Paypal or Pinterest.

Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication of Lyon, 13 Rue de la Poulaillerie, 69002 Lyon, France

to 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.

to 9 October 2022

Behind the Camera: The Unknown Women of Hollywood
Women played fundamental role during the nascent years of the film business; 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.

to 16 October 2022

Weird Sensations Feel Good: The World of ASMR

Weird Sensations Feel Good: The World of ASMR
ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) is a physical sensation of euphoria or deep calm, sometimes a tingling in the body, triggered through sound, touch, and movement. This exhibition moves ASMR out from your screen and into physical space, presenting acoustically tuned environments and exploring the emerging field of creativity where designers and content creators try to trigger this sensation in their viewers.

Admission: £7.20–10.90

The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG

to 30 October 2022

Martine Syms: Neural Swamp

Martine Syms: Neural Swamp
Multi-channel immersive installation that builds upon Syms’s research into machine systems and the ways in which structures of power control our lives, inform our behaviours, occupy our minds, and shape how we see the world.

Admission: $14-25

Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

to 6 November 2022

Maurice Broomfield: Industrial Sublime
Maurice Broomfield's dramatic photographs captured factories and their workers in an era of rapid transition, depicting the remnants of the industrial revolution alongside emerging technologies. His work spans the rise of post-war industrial Britain in the 1950s to its slow decline into the early 1980s. From shipyards to papermills, and textiles production to car manufacture – he emphasised the dramatic, sublime and sometimes surreal qualities of factory work across the UK.

Free Admissions

Room 100, Photography Centre – The Bern and Ronny Schwartz Gallery, V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Above: Assembling a Former for a Stator, digital C-type print, by Maurice Broomfield for English Electric, 1960, printed 2007, Stafford, England. Museum no. E.3731-2007. © Estate of Maurice Broomfield

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

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

2022

Valencia 2022

Valencia World Design Capital 2022
The World Design Organization announced Valencia as the World Design Capital for 2022. More than 100 activities, 150 top-level speakers, 70 collaborations, 25 venues and nearly 100 entities are involved in the programme throughout the year.

Valencia, Spain

to 26 June 2023

Paolozzi

Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain, 1945-1965
Ambitious and timely reassessment of art produced in Britain during the twenty years after the Second World War. This major exhibition brings together around 200 works of painting, sculpture, and photography by 48 artists, collectively mapping the art in Britain during a period of profound crisis.

Tickets £9-18

Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

See ‘Incisive vision’ by Rick Poynor in Eye 86.

Above: Eduardo Paolozzi, Bunk! Evadne in Green Dimension, 1952. Victoria & Albert Museum, © The Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2021, photograph courtesy Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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

to 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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UPCOMING EVENTS

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MAY 2022

28 May — 21 August 2022

Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe

Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe
Citizen of the Universe takes a unique look at the visionary artist, educator and activist Ruth Asawa. The exhibition features her signature hanging sculptures in looped and tied wire, and celebrates her holistic integration of art, education and community engagement through displaying prints, drawings, letters and photographs.

Free admission

Emma Scully Gallery, 16 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075

Above: Imogen Cunningham, Ruth Asawa 6, 1957. © 2022 Imogen Cunningham Trust. Artwork © 2021 Ruth Asawa Lanier, Inc. / ARS, NY and DACS, London. Courtesy David Zwirner

31 May 2022

The Darkroom's Erasure

The Darkroom's Erasure
Fine art photographer Garry Fabian Miller looks at the central role of The Darkroom in his life and within chemical photography in a public lecture.

Free admission / Booking required / 5-6 pm (BST)

Weston Library Lecture Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, UK

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JUNE 2022

2-16 June 2022

International Assembly

International Assembly
Over two weeks, International Assembly presents online talks and workshops on creative coding, animations, collaborative quilt-making among many others. Speakers include designer, writer and educator Ellen Lupton (see ‘Love letter to the future’ in Eye 102), multi-disciplinary designer Chandan Mahimkar, designer Wanwai Shum, design studio Vrints-Kolsteren, and London- based HATO (see ‘In and out of registration’ on Eye blog).

Online event / Conference tickets £18-22 / Workshop tickets £86-126

2 June 2022

Five Talks: Illuminating Typography

Five Talks: Illuminating Typography
First edition of a one-day event, where five speakers will talk about typography, branding, and design. Speakers are Adam Oostenbrink, Liza Enebeis (see ‘Curious creative director’ in Eye 100), Nikki Gonnissen (see ‘Designing with urgency’ in Eye 99), Paul Van Der Laan, and Viktor Baltus.

The programme is in Dutch.

Tickets are €145

Posttheater, Rosendaalsestraat 27, 6824 CA Arnhem, Netherlands

3 June 2022

What Design Can Do

What Design Can Do
One-day conference, that brings together creatives, activists, policymakers and start-ups, addressing how design can help us imagine a better world, and empower those who dare to build it. Line-up includes Bruce Mau (see ‘Reputations: Bruce Mau’ in Eye 38), Eddie Opara, Julia Watson, Kadir Van Lohuizen, and Amber Jae Slooten, with more to be confirmed soon.

Admission: €45 / €100

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam, Netherlands

8 June — 13 July 2022

Type Paris 2022

Type Paris 2022
Type Paris is an intensive 5-week type design programme which covers typeface design, calligraphy techniques, type history, and modern software practices in a series of workshops, talks. Instructors include Paul Barnes, David Brezina, Louise Fili, Petra Docekalova and Martin Majoor.

Fee is € 4900.

Each Thursday there will be an open talk available to stream online. Announced speakers are Verònica Fuerte, Cristiano Bottino, Hamish Muir, Nick Sherman, and Studio Yukiko.

Admission for the talks is free.

9-11 June 2022

Birmingham Design Festival 2022

Birmingham Design Festival 2022
In celebration of the local, national and international design industry, Birmingham Design Festival returns with a theme of ‘freedom’. On the agenda are talks, workshops, exhibitions, screenings, and tours, with a curated line-up of speakers including Morag Myerscough (see ‘In the thick of it’ in Eye 79), Richard Turley (see ‘Mag-man ad-man’ in Eye 100), Dines (see ‘Remixing the here and now’ in Eye 100), Jim Sutherland (see ‘Ten projects by Jim Sutherland’ in Eye 101), and Holly Catford (Art Editor at Eye), .

Tickets are on sale in May

11 June 2022

By Design Conference

By Design Conference
Design conference connecting design and business. Speakers include Lance Wyman (see ‘This is not Mexico’ in Eye 59), Veronica Fuerte (see ‘(Typographic) Noted #82’ on Eye blog), Brian Collins (see ‘Urban brands’ on Eye blog), Wilfrid Wood and Tereza Ruller of Rodina, with more to be announced soon.

Admission: 350€

Bratislava, Slovakia

11 June — 25 September 2022

Vivian Maier: Anthology

Vivian Maier: Anthology
From carefree children and glamorous housewives to the homeless and destitute, Maier’s portraits capture the highs and lows of everyday life. Street scenes with shop fronts, arcades and aerial shots use shadows and reflections to capture the improvised moments that make up a community. This exhibition presents a view of America that is as eclectic as it is intimate and piercing.

Admission: £9.50

MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA

Above: Vivian Maier, New York, 1954 © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY.

13-23 June 2022

Typographics

Typographics
Annual event, now in its eight year, Typographics festival focuses on contemporary typo­graphy and where its future may lie. The 2022 edition includes a conference where the main focus lies in the use of type, local tours and workshops with specialists covering anything from hand lettering to creative coding. Also TypeLabs with informal talks, demos, technical experiments, inter­views, a book fair, and more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets: $175-$385

The Great Hall at The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003, United States

24 June 2022

Simon Esterson: Stop the Press! Content design in the digital age

Simon Esterson: Stop the Press! Content design in the digital age
What is editorial design in the age of printing and the internet? How is a daily newspaper different from a fashion magazine? As part of Tipoteca’s ‘Think&Type’ series, Simon Esterson (art director of Eye and its co-owner) will address questions of editorial design, typography and book design and production.

Online lecture €35 / 8.30-10.30pm (CEST) / 7.30-9.30pm (BST)

In-person attendance + workshop information here.

24 June 2022 — 8 January 2023

Collectomania

Collectomania: Universes of Collecting
Collecting has an important role in our society, as it rescues things and their history from oblivion and makes them available for research and the acquisition of knowledge. Collectomania presents collections of very different kinds of belongings, from Barbie dolls, liturgical vestments, to water pistols or birdcalls. With a variety of design pieces and objects from daily life as well as video portraits, the exhibition enquires into the social and cultural value of this activity.

Admission: CHF 12/8

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse 60, 8005 Zurich

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JULY 2022

1 July — 4 September 2022

Federico Fellini: From Drawing to Film

Federico Fellini: From Drawing to Film
Exhibition revealing how the legendary Italian film-maker Federico Fellini used drawings to develop the scenes and characters for his films. The presentation includes some 500 exhibits: drawings, on-set photographs and props used in the films.

Admission: CHF 18/23

Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz, 8001 Zürich

26 July 2022

The Trajan Inscription in Slate

The Trajan Inscription in Slate
In this Letterform Lecture, typographer Paul Herrera will talk about his inspiration, motivation, and process of creating the Trajan Inscription in slate. He'll illustrate how and where he first began his journey as a letter cutter and will shed light on how he became interested in such an ancient craft, the rewards of such a voluntary apprenticeship, and the experiences and relationships that led to the challenge of replicating this famous Roman inscription.

Admission is free / 6-7.30pm (PT)

San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States

28 July — 5 October 2022

Andy Summers: A Certain Strangeness

Andy Summers: A Certain Strangeness
Exhibition showing the works of Andy Summers, a British photographer and guitarist for The Police. The retrospective includes his various journeys; from the Altiplano in Bolivia to the narrow streets of Tokyo, as well as on stage and behind the scenes, aboard the tour bus with the landscape rushing by and enjoying candid moments of respite between gigs.

Admission: €8-11

Ernst Leitz Museum, Am Leitz-Park 6, 35578 Wetzlar

Above: Andy Summers, Cleveland 1982 (left), Andy Summers, Detroit 1982 (right), both photos: copyright Andy Summers

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AUGUST 2022

9 August 2022

The Tactile Book: Embossing Systems for Blind Readers

The Tactile Book: Embossing Systems for Blind Readers
In this Letterform Lecture with the director of the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, Mike Hudson, we will explore the surprisingly complex history of printing for readers who are visually impaired.

Admission is free / Online / 12-1.30pm (PT)

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SEPTEMBER 2022

3 September — 10 December 2022

Quentin Blake: Illustrating Verse

Quentin Blake: Illustrating Verse
Touring exhibition by House of Illustration, dedicated to Quentin Blake’s illustrations for poetry. The exhibition celebrates Blake’s illustrations for popular nursery rhymes like ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ and famous poems like ‘The Jabberwocky’, while also shining a light on less well-known works for the likes of Sylvia Plath and T. S. Eliot.

Free of charge

East Ayrshire Leisure, Dick Institute, Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock KA1 3BU

Above: The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear © Quentin Blake

3 September 2022 — 1 January 2023

Visions of Ancient Egypt

Visions of Ancient Egypt
The Sainsbury Centre presents a major new exhibition exploring the enduring appeal of ancient Egypt in art and design. Over 150 works drawn from collections in the UK and internationally will examine how the iconic motifs and visual styles of Egypt have been re-imagined and re-invented over time – revealing a history closely entwined with conquest and colonial politics.

Tickets £13/£12 concessions

Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, Norfolk Road, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK

Above: Nefertiti (Black Power), Awol Erizku, 2018 © The Artist, Courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts

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ONLINE

Ongoing

Vignelli90

Vignelli90
In celebration of 90th anniversary of Massimo Vignelli (see ‘Reputations’ in Eye 83), designers from 46 countries expressed their vision of his legacy. The website exhibits 252 posters, featuring tributes from Mario Eskenazi (‘Reputations’ in Eye 101 ), Andreu Balius (‘Comic cuts’ in Eye 87), Jennifer Morla (‘Letterform Archive: Objects of Inspiration’ in Eye 100), Stefanie Weigler (‘Of two minds’ in Eye 95), Ed Fella (‘Fellapages’ in Eye 23), and many others.

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. (See Word play in Eye 101).

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.

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

DesignInterview1Q

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

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Questions)


Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Questions)

MOCA has reinstalled the monumental wall work by Los Angeles–based artist Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Questions) (1990/2018). The emblematic red, white, and blue artwork was originally commissioned by MOCA in 1989 for the exhibition A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation, and was last installed in 1990 on the south wall of MOCA’s building.

MOCA Gaffen, 152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Above: Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Questions), 1990/2018, on view October 20, 2018–November 2020 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, photo by Elon Schoenholz.

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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.