Events

DON’T MISS

to 23 June 2024

Nan Goldin

Sisters, Saints, Sybils

By Nan Goldin

Gagosian announces Nan Goldin’s Sisters, Saints, Sibyls, the second presentation of Gagosian Open, a series of off-site projects that allows audiences to experience remarkable artworks in unusual contexts. Goldin begins her film Sisters, Saints, Sibyls (2004-22) with the myth of Saint Barbara, presenting the story of the early Christian martyr as a three-channel projection that echoes the triptych format of classical religious painting.

Tuesday–Sunday 10–6 / Gagosian Open, 83 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0AA

Photographs: Left - Lucy Dawkins. Courtesy Gagosian / Right - Nan Goldin in her Brooklyn, New York apartment, 2023. Photo: Jason Schmidt. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian.

23 June — 6 July 2024

Typographic Disillusion I

Dafi

Typographic Printing Program in Switzerland with Dafi Kühne is an all-round 2-week intensive summer program in Switzerland for international graphic design enthusiasts. The workshop’s goal is to bridge the gap between analog design and production tools and professional contemporary typographic posters. The participants will go through a number of analog tasks to experience the layout qualities of simple type-only layouts. All the experiments and layout exercises will be realized with traditional letterpress printing presses and physical type. Through this very slow but accurate analog process, the participants will learn to put emphasis on concept and micro typography.

Fees: 1950CHF

This event will take place in Näfels, Switzerland. This is session one of two sessions offered during the summer.

to 23 June 2024

Rankin

Back in the Dazed
Rankin 1991-2001

A new exhibition from photographer Rankin, Back in the Dazed highlights one photographer and one magazine, across one memorable decade.

From cult celebrities, to musical icons and the world’s top Supermodels, Rankin was at the forefront of Cool Britannia and the 90’s style which is still popular today. Co-founder and Dazed & Confused’s first Photographic Editor, Rankin’s visual style helped launch the magazine and defined the aesthetics of multiple generations of British youth.

Admission: General £10, Concession £5, Children free / Wednesday - Friday 12pm-7pm, Saturday - Sunday 10am - 6pm

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

24 June — 6 July 2024

Artist of the Day

Flowers Gallery presents the 25th edition of Artist of the Day, a programme started by Angela and Matthew Flowers in 1983, with exhibiting artists selected by leading contemporary artists for a one-day exhibition. This year, the revolving two-week schedule comprises ten international artists, each presenting a one-day solo exhibition with the support of their artist selector.

Flowers Gallery, 21 Cork Street, London W1S 3LZ

Above: Bella Bradford chosen by Olivia Bax (1 July). Photo: Antonio Parente.

to 24 September 2024

Solar: Design Researchers in Residence

London’s Design Museum unveils a display that ‘rethinks our relationship with the sun’. Four researchers – April Barrett, Eliza Collin, Jamie Gatty Irving and Freya Spencer-Wood – offer new insights into the way the sun shapes landscapes, homes and communication in the context of the climate emergency.

The Design Researchers in Residence programme is an annual programme that supports a group of thinkers to spend a year at the museum developing responses to the climate emergency. Curated by George Kafka, it forms part of the Design Museum’s Future Observatory initiative launched in partnership with AHRC, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

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

27 June 2024

TypoCircle

TypoCircle: Matt Lamont
Collecting, Curating and Preserving Histories

Matt Lamont of Design Reviewed talks about his vast collection of well over 5,000 graphic design artefacts spanning over a century.

Admission: £13-£23

Event time: 6:30 - 8:45pm (GMT+1)

St Bride Foundation, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ

to 29 June 2024

HOLLAND FESTIVAL

The 77th edition of the Holland Festival presents the latest in international performing arts at 22 locations throughout Amsterdam: all genres and disciplines, meetings with makers, conversations, podcasts, workshops, films, events and performances. Identity design by KesselsKramer.

Programme details here.

to 29 June 2024

Le Bel Ordinaire

Bienvenue au(x) club(s)

From the 1950s to the 1970s, book clubs opened a vast, joyful workspace for graphic designers. ‘Bienvenue au(x) club(s)’ invites you to travel back in time and explore the intimacy of objects loaded with memories. It allows you to browse works created by graphic designers who did not hesitate to break the literary codes of the time, such as Massin, Pierre Faucheux, Jeanine Fricker, Jacques Darche, Jacques Daniel and many others.

Exhibition open Wednesday to Saturday from 3-7 pm.

Le Bel Ordinaire, Les Abattoirs, Allée Montesquieu, 64140 Billère, France

to 29 June 2024

Lettres d’amour

Between lettering, graffiti, calligraphy and character design, the ‘Lettres d'amour’ exhibition explores contemporary lettering practices through cross-disciplinary, multimedia, multi-dimensional, scholarly and vernacular approaches. Featuring the works of Benoît Bodhuin (see Eye 103), Bye Bye Binary, Hélène Marian (see Eye blog), Émilie Rigaud, Velvetyne Type Foundry and others.

le Bel Ordinaire, espace d’art contemporain, les Abattoirs, allée Montesquieu, 64140 Billère, Pau, France

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CURRENTLY ON

to 30 June 2024

Working Women

Working Women – the art of Sheila Robinson and Chloë Cheese

Working Women focuses on the art of Sheila Robinson (1925-88) and also shows examples of the work of her daughter, Chloë Cheese (b.1952), whose early life was influenced by living with her mother in Great Bardfield with its community of artists. Mother and daughter were educated at the Royal College of Art, and drawing is at the heart of both practices, which encompass fine art, printmaking, and commercial illustration.

The book, Sheila Robinson – Balance, Humanity and Nature, is also available to purchase from www.sheilarobinson.co.uk

Admission is free.

The Fry Art Gallery, 19a Castle St, Saffron, Walden CB10 1BD

to 7 July 2024

Designing the Social

Designing the Social

Exhibition examining socially driven ideas about living together, and exploring how Dutch society redesigned itself over the past 100 years. In a series of installations designers, researchers and curators select and (re)interpret pieces from archives to tell stories on social design.

Admission: €10.50

Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam, Netherlands

to 20 July 2024

Everything That Happens

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

Bringing together four distinct painters – Bernadette Kerrigan, Chris Martin, Daniel Pettitt, and E. J. Hauser – ‘Everything That Happens Will Happen Today’ explores the formal and informal ways each of them make sense of the world through paint. Rather than attempting to define a movement in contemporary painting, it brings into focus the social relationships and networks that allow painters to share ideas - as well as spheres of influence and access to platforms. Through paintings and works on paper, viewers are invited to explore unconventional narratives and interpretive possibilities that challenge notions of artistic expression.

Admission is free. Open Wednesday-Saturday, 11am–5pm

KARST, 22 George Place, Millbay, Plymouth, PL1 3NY

to 27 July 2024

Ikeda

Ryoji Ikeda

Visionary artist and composer Ryoji Ikeda presents new outcomes from his groundbreaking data-verse trilogy at Almine Rech Brussels. This ever-evolving exhibition, the culmination of over two decades of tireless research and technical prowess, merges art, music, and science into a cornucopia of light and sound, inviting viewers on a journey from the infinitesimal to the infinite - from quantum mechanics to cosmology and astrophysics.

Admission is free and no reservation required. Tuesday — Saturday, from 11:00 to 19:00.

Almine Rech, Abdijstraat 20 / Rue de l’Abbaye, 1050 Brussels BE

to 3 August 2024

identificarx

IdentificarX:
Celebrating ArtCenter’s Latina/e/o/x Alumni Community

The exhibition features over 100 artists and designers, representing the broad spectrum of disciplines at the College. Presenting artists across multiple disciplines, IdentificarX provides a thoughtful look at the pathways and strategies that members of the Latinx community undertake to become part of the culture making field.

See site for exhibition hours. Admission is free.

Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery, 1111 S Arroyo Pkwy, 1st Floor, Pasadena, CA 91105

to 4 August 2024

Arab Design Now

Arab Design Now

Arab Design Now presents a survey of local and regional design talent across disciplines, from architectural and material innovations to contemporary crafts, furniture, fashion, graphic, and object design.

Various venues, Doha, Qatar. Tickets.

to 11 August 2024

Japan: Myths to Manga

Young V&A’s very first exhibition presents an atmospheric trip through Japanese history, exploring how landscape and folklore have influenced Japan’s culture, technology and design.

Tickets: £10

Young V&A, Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA

to 11 August 2024

MIRTHA DERMISACHE: TO BE READ

The Argentinian conceptual artist Mirtha Dermisache (1940–2012) produced many enigmatic publications – from books, newspapers and postcards to letters, comics, posters and bulletins – that contain marks resembling writing in both handwritten and typographic forms. Visitors to the exhibition can enjoy a hands-on experience and browse copies of her books and journals.

Special Events:
18 June 18:30 Reading Artists’ Books: Asemic Writing
11 August 15:00 Finissage and guided tour with Regine Ehleiter and Anja Lutz
7 June — 11 Aug Satellite exhibition at oxfordberlin, display open to the public.

Opening times: Thursdays 14:00–19:00 and by appointment

A—Z
Torstr. 93, 10119 Berlin-Mitte, Germany

to 11 August 2024

Biophilia

Biophilia: Nature Reimagined

Biophilia: Nature Reimagined brings together more than 80 imaginative works, including architectural models and photographs, objects, fashion, digital installations, and immersive art experiences that collectively highlight the transformative power of nature.

Open daily from 10 am-5 pm, 10 am-8 pm on Tuesdays.

Exhibition included in general admission. 18 and younger free / General admission $15-$22

Denver Art Museum, Hamilton Building, Level 2, 100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, Colorado.

Photograph by: Fernando Alda Fotografo

to 1 September 2024

Judy Chicago Revelations
Judy Chicago: Revelations, 2024. Installation view, Serpentine North. © Judy Chicago/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Jo Underhill. Courtesy Judy Chicago and Serpentine.

Serpentine North
Serpentine presents Revelations, an exhibition of trailblazing artist, author, educator, cultural historian and feminist Judy Chicago (b. 1939, Chicago, USA). On view at Serpentine North from 23 May to 1 September 2024, this is the artist’s largest solo presentation in a London institution.

Free entry. Walk-ups are welcome. Tickets are available to book online for guaranteed timed entry.

Serpentine North, West Carriage Drive, London W2 2AR, UK



to 1 Sep 2024

Gavin Jantjes

Gavin Jantjes: To Be Free! A Retrospective 1970 – 2023

A retrospective of Oxfordshire-based South African painter and printmaker Gavin Jantjes (b.1948, South Africa) is his largest solo presentation in the UK to date.

Admission: £9.50-£12.50, Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–6pm

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

to 8 September 2024

The Biba Story, 1964-1975

The Biba Story explores how fashion phenomenon Biba blossomed to become the world’s first lifestyle label, sparking a revolution in how people shopped and how Biba earned its spot as the brand that epitomises 1960s and 1970s fashion.

The exhibition focuses on the years 1964, when the first Biba boutique opened, to 1975, when the legendary Big Biba closed its doors to the public. Displaying fantastic archival pieces of clothing, original photographs, film, and material all of which have been personally chosen by Barbara Hulanicki.

22 March 2024 – 8 September 2024, open Tue-Sat 11.00–18.00 (last entry 17.15)

Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF

Tickets £11.50, £10.50. £9.50 (with concessions)

Read ‘Mini, Midi, Maxi …’, Janet South’s review of the exhibition on the Eye blog.

See Reputations: John McConnell, an Eye 81 interview with the art director behind Biba’s original wordmark.

to 8 September 2024

Design Discoveries

Design Discoveries: Towards a DESIGN MUSEUM JAPAN

What does design mean to you? Join the conversation at Japan House London, where Japan’s leading creators share inspirational design that spans disciplines, regions and eras.

Admission free, booking recommended

Mon-Sat 10:00–20:00; Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00-18:00

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

to 8 September 2024

Enzo Mari

Enzo Mari

Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli, this major exhibition will celebrate the life and work of Enzo Mari, an Italian designer whose work have inspired generations of creatives around the world. This retrospective which debuted at Triennale Milano in 2020, will span Mari’s 60-year career and bring together hundreds of his projects, ranging from furniture, children’s books and games, product and graphic design, to more conceptual installation-based works.

Admission: £9-20

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

Above: Enzo Mari Exhibition, Photo by Eva Herzog

to 8 September 2024

Quentin Blake: Book Covers

This exhibition features 60 of Blake’s book covers from the 1960s to the present: from mid-century Penguin paperbacks to finely crafted special editions. First editions are shown alongside reproductions of original artwork from Blake’s archive that show how he combines typography, dynamic layouts and his unique way of drawing to create playful designs.

The travelling exhibition will be available at the following locations:

8 July — 17 September 2023
Aberdeen Art Gallery

2 October — 30 October 2023
South Dublin Libraries

10 February — 11 May 2024
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

29 June — 8 September 2024
Oxfordshire Museum

to 8 September 2024

Dawn Movies

The Anatomy of a Movie Poster: The Work of Dawn Baillie

The Anatomy of a Movie Poster: The Work of Dawn Baillie highlights 34 iconic movie posters designed by Dawn Baillie which chronicle her pioneering 40-year career and showcases the evolution of the production and design of movie posters over the past 35 years, from paste-ups to the use of digital technology. Baillie’s designs stand out for their remarkable simplicity and unconventional execution, while being some of the most recognizable movie posters in cinematic history. She designed posters for blockbusters like Dirty Dancing, Silence of the Lambs, and Little Miss Sunshine, inspiring curiosity and, in many cases, creating instant icons.

Admission: Adults $12, students $8, seniors $8, children under 18 free

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

to 8 September 2024

Wonder City

Wonder City of the World: New York City Travel Posters

Wonder City of the World: New York City Travel Posters highlights 80 works, which follow a timeline of how New York City was represented to travelers, immigrants, and tourists during several consequential decades beginning in the late 19th century. The phrase “Wonder City,” originally coined by marketers, appeared in dozens of newspaper and magazine advertisements, as well as articles, postcards, and souvenir booklets. New York’s explosive growth during this time ultimately led to the creation of more travel posters than were designed for any other city in the world. The images included scenes of the city as seen from the water, from the ground and, eventually, from the air.

Admission: Adults $12, students $8, seniors $8, children under 18 free

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

to 8 September

ICA

Rheim Alkadhi: Templates for Liberation

This is the UK’s first exhibition of artist Rheim Alkadhi, which addresses ongoing consequences of war and colonialism in present-day Iraq and the region at large, this exhibition presents sculptures, archival documentation, and emancipatory counter-histories. The ICA’s main gallery will feature a series of sculptures fabricated from the heavy-duty transport tarpaulins of cross-border industrial vehicles.

Admission: £6 / Tue – Thu: 4pm – 11pm, Fri – Sun: 12pm – 11pm

ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

to 19 September 2024

Top Award

Fedrigoni Top Award 2025

Since 2005, the Fedrigoni Top Award has stood as our ultimate celebration of beauty and creativity. It serves as a tribute to the dedication of hard work, innovative design, and creative expression, all achieved through the exceptional use of Fedrigoni papers and self-adhesive materials.

Have you created or contributed to a project with papers or self-adhesive materials from the Fedrigoni Group brands belonging to one of the following categories: Publishing, Creative Communication, Packaging, Label, Graphics Applications?

If so, you can submit your project here.

Application deadline in 19 September 2024.

to 22 September 2024

Paula Scher: Type is Image

With ‘Type is Image’, Munich’s Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum – continues its tradition of inviting important contemporary designers to a site-specific installation. Paula Scher accepted this invitation with a walk-in exhibition that allows the public to immerse themselves in her world. From the floor to the walls to the hanging letters and posters, visitors are surrounded by Scher’s works.

See Reputations: Paula Scher in Eye 77 and ‘Graphic design live #15’ on the Eye blog.

Open daily 10-6pm, Thursday 10-8pm, closed on Mondays.

Die Neue Sammlung, Türkenstrasse 15, 80333 Munich

to 24 September 2024

Give Me a Sign: The Language of Symbols

Give Me a Sign: The Language of Symbols

From the STOP sign to the laugh-cry emoji, symbols play a critical and ubiquitous role in everyday life. As communication tools designed to break language barriers, symbols instruct, protect, entertain, connect, and communicate beliefs. This exhibition demonstrates how symbol design is a dynamic and collaborative effort through which individuals and communities have created, adopted, and redesigned symbols over time.

Admission: $7-16

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

to 24 September 2024

Solar: Design Researchers in Residence

London’s Design Museum unveils a display that ‘rethinks our relationship with the sun’. Four researchers – April Barrett, Eliza Collin, Jamie Gatty Irving and Freya Spencer-Wood – offer new insights into the way the sun shapes landscapes, homes and communication in the context of the climate emergency.

The Design Researchers in Residence programme is an annual programme that supports a group of thinkers to spend a year at the museum developing responses to the climate emergency. Curated by George Kafka, it forms part of the Design Museum’s Future Observatory initiative launched in partnership with AHRC, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

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

to 28 September 2024

The Vinyl Factory - Reverb
Virgil Abloh, 12-inch voices.

The Vinyl Factory - Reverb

80 Studios presents The Vinyl Factory — Reverb, a major multimedia exhibition exploring the intersection of art and sound. In the largest show of its kind, The Vinyl Factory brings together over 100 artists and musicians – working across mediums including visual arts, music, film and live performance.

180 Studios, 180 The Strand, London WC2R 1EA, UK

Admission £20
Open Wednesday - Friday 12pm-7pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 6pm

to 30 September 2024

Morag

(Leave) Space for Space – Morag Myerscough

What makes you feel at home somewhere? That question lies at the heart of the work of London-based artist Morag Myerscough. This summer, Stichting NDSM-werf unveils her location-specific installation, (Leave) Space for Space - a temporary gathering place at NDSM, enriched with colorful signage inspired by and reflecting Amsterdam-Noord.

NDSM – Load out (at the waterside next to Pllek), Amsterdam North

to 12 October 2024

Autograph

Ernest Cole: A Lens in Exile

This is the first exhibition of Ernest Cole's photographs documenting New York City during the height of the civil rights movement in America.

Admission is free. Open Wed-Fri: 11am-6pm, Thurs: 11am-9pm, Sat: 12:30-6pm

Autograph, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA

to 13 October 2024

Edward Bawden & Me

This eclectic exhibition celebrates the work of printmaker, illustrator, watercolourist and designer Edward Bawden (1903-89). The show is curated by illustrator and printmaker Chris Brown, a friend of Bawden who has invited 30 artists and makers to respond to works by Bawden in The Higgins Bedford Collection.

The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford MK40 3XD

Free of charge. Opening Hours. Tue-Sat: 11am-5pm; Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday: 2-5pm. Closed on Mondays.

See ‘Friendships and glue’ and ‘Bawden galore’ on the Eye blog.

to 13 October 2024

Now You See Us

Now You See Us

Women artists in Britain 1520-1920

This exhibition follows women on their journeys to becoming professional artists. Featuring artists such as Mary Beale, Angelica Kauffman, Elizabeth Butler, Laura Knight and Gwen John, whose 1902 self portrait is shown above. These women challenged what it meant to be a working woman of the time by going against society’s expectations – having commercial careers as artists and taking part in public exhibitions.

£20, Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

to 27 Oct 2024

Serpentine Sculpture

STRIP-TOWER (2023)

Serpentine presents a new large-scale sculpture by German artist Gerhard Richter (b. 1932, Dresden, Germany; lives and works in Cologne, Germany). Situated on the plinth at Serpentine South, in Kensington Gardens, STRIP-TOWER (2023) is on view and is the latest presentation in a long-standing series of public presentations in The Royal Parks since Serpentine's foundation in 1970.

Serpentine South, Kensington Gardens, London

to 24 November 2024

Francesco Vezzoli: Musei delle Lacrime

Together with curator Donatien Grau, Francesco Vezzoli has devised the exhibition ‘Musei delle Lacrime’, in which he will place his works (historical, recent and some created for this occasion) beside masterpieces from the collection of the Museo Correr. Designed for Venice, the project also pays tribute to Carlo Scarpa and his work on the city’s historical and artistic identity and in particular Venice’s museums.

Museo Correr, San Marco 52, 30124 Venice, Italy

Hours: to 31 Oct: 10-6pm (last entrance at 5); from 01-24 Nov: 10-5pm (last entrance at 4). Closing operations of the museum begin 30 minutes before the closing time.
Tickets.

to 1 December 2024

Collection Insights: Seven Perspectives

An exhibition exploring seven views on organising a collection. The seven perspectives have to do with analogue and digital design methods, virtual objects and provenance research, key figures in the history of Swiss graphic design and design in the public space. Taking these as its starting point, Collection Insights will examine selected objects in the collection from different angles and explore how the museum’s collecting, exhibiting, and educational activities are interconnected.

Admission: 12CHF / 8CHF

Museum für Gestaltung, Ausstellungsstrasse 60, 8005 Zurich

to 5 January 2025

Fragile Beauty

Fragile Beauty
Photographs from the Sir Elton John and David Furnish Collection

A selection of the world's leading photographers, telling the story of modern and contemporary photography. Including iconic images across subjects such as fashion, celebrity, reportage and the male body.

Admission: £22 (includes donation)

V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

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UPCOMING EVENTS


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JUNE 2024

24 June — 6 July 2024

Artist of the Day

Flowers Gallery presents the 25th edition of Artist of the Day, a programme started by Angela and Matthew Flowers in 1983, with exhibiting artists selected by leading contemporary artists for a one-day exhibition. This year, the revolving two-week schedule comprises ten international artists, each presenting a one-day solo exhibition with the support of their artist selector.

Flowers Gallery, 21 Cork Street, London W1S 3LZ

Above: Bella Bradford chosen by Olivia Bax (1 July). Photo: Antonio Parente.

27 June 2024

TypoCircle

TypoCircle: Matt Lamont
Collecting, Curating and Preserving Histories

Matt Lamont of Design Reviewed talks about his vast collection of well over 5,000 graphic design artefacts spanning over a century.

Admission: £13-£23

Event time: 6:30 - 8:45pm (GMT+1)

St Bride Foundation, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ

27 June — 13 July 2024

#notquitedisney

This alternative Island of Dr Moreau features an extensive selection of artists, hand selected by Magda Archer, with new print releases, sculptural works, paintings, collages and more, by Rob Ryan, Bench Allen, Winnie Hall, Harry Hill, Shuby, Joe Webb, Michelle Thompson, Joe Lycett, David Shrigley, Jake Tilson and Phill Jupitus and others.

Jealous, 53 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3PT

29 June — 10 August 2024

Stefan

Stefan Sagmeister – Besser

Stefan Sagmeister's latest series of works, combines design and data to convey an uplifting message for our current times. This exhibition arrives at a critical juncture, the world is facing ongoing challenges, including the aftermath of a global pandemic, natural disasters and political turmoil. Amid this reality, the “Besser” series of works shows that when viewed from a long-term perspective, most aspects of human development have improved.

Open Thursday-Friday 16:00 - 18:00, Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm

Galerie Maximilian Hutz, In der Wirke 4, 6971 Hard, Austria

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JULY 2024

5 July – 17 August 2024

Spinorama: An Exhibition of Interesting Spines

Curated by Aslak Gurholt & Fraser Muggeridge
Opening & Exhibition Talk, Friday 5 July, 6:30-8pm (talk starts at 7pm)
Exhibition open Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–6pm. Admission free.

London Centre for Book Arts, Britannia Works, 56 Dace Road, London E3 2NQ
(Entrance is opposite Bream St.)

5 July 2024 — 23 February 2025

Barbie

Barbie: The Exhibition

Opening to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the Barbie ‘brand’ in 2024, the exhibition will explore its story ‘through a design lens’, including fashion, architecture, furniture and vehicle design. The show includes more than 250 objects, with dolls dating from 1959 to the present day.

Admission: Adult tickets from £14.38, Children from £7.19, Concession / Student from £10.77.
Under 6s go free

Exhibition open Monday to Thursday 10:00 – 17:00, Friday to Sunday 10:00 – 18:00

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

Top. 1959 Barbie No. 1 © Mattel, Inc.

6 July 2024

VA

Upstart Festival: Careers in Design
A free festival exploring Future Thinking in Design

The festival will feature talks, workshops, displays and networking to explore current innovations and future thinking in Design. Learn about career pathways, and grow your network and skills.

Admission is free. Event is from 10.30am – 16.30pm.

V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

14 July 2024

magCulture Live New York 2024

is year’s theme is ‘Voices of New York’, and features Phase Zero, an A4 collection of works submitted in response to posters pasted around downtown NY and Kathy Ryan (see Reputations in Eye 93), director of Photography at The New York Times Magazine since 1987, who will reflect on her extraordinary career, highlighting how the magazine has covered its home city over those 37 years.

More details on the magCulture Journal. The event will be livestreamed on the day for those who can’t make it to New York.

Venue: 99 Scott, 99 Scott Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237, US

Tickets. $90 or $80 (each) for groups of more than five people. Student rate: $60.

16-18 July 2024

St Bride

Letterpress Summer School

Get your hands inky with tutor Mick Clayton, a compositor and printer with over 40 years' experience working in the print trade both in and around the legendary Fleet Street.

During this course students will examine the processes and application needed to create their own work using letterpress. This includes hand composition of metal and wood type and the use of our Albion, Columbian, Stanhope, Adana and Vandercook presses.

From 16 July 2024 10:30am to 18 July 2024 4:30pm.

Tickets: Standard £295, Concession £275

St Bride Foundation, 14 Bride Lane Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ

19 Jul — 20 Oct 2024

Somerset

DONO: Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom & Harun Morrison

Taking its title from an Akan Adinkra symbol and name for a double skin talking drum, Dono expands on the artists’ shared interest in sound, exploring untranslatable and non-linguistic forms as tools of meaning-making. A collaboration initiated by curator Jareh Das, and developed in dialogue with one another, the artists make interventions that loosen and contest the confines of language.

Admission is free. Open daily from 10.00 - 18.00.

Somerset House Studios, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

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AUGUST 2024

15-22 August 2024

Peckham Perspective

Peckham Perspective

Michelle Dwyer, founder and designer at London-based Nice & Graphic, will be hosting a community art exhibition celebrating the voices of Peckham. Through gathering responses from the Peckham community, Dwyer has transformed these responses into over 300 letterpress posters for a collaborative exhibition.

See 'Merry and type'.

Admission is free.

Peckham Arches, Blenheim Grove, London SE15 4QN

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SEPTEMBER 2024

TBC

Type Tuesday: Kris Sowersby

Subscribe to the Eye Newsletter for more details.

5 September 2024

Process

Process Events 003 – Manchester

Process Events focus on elevating all voices and sharing creative processes that explore the good, bad and ugly of design. Oskar Walin, who is a muralist and designer based in Manchester, will be speaking. He began creating large-scale work in his early–teens as a graffiti writer. Decades on, and this passion for producing public art has blossomed into a full-time creative career.

Admission: £6-£10, Event is from 18:30 - 21:30 BST.

Joshua Brooks, 106 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6NG

14-15 September 2024

Festival

Festival del Disegno 2024

Celebrating the ninth edition of the Drawing Festival, this year is inspired by the imagination of the illustrator and mural artist Luogo Comune. The Festival invites everyone to become explorers of creativity. A tour of the world in three colours, red, yellow and blue, without borders, without barriers of language, origin or age. There will be workshops, talks and performances to celebrate drawing.

Admission is free.

Castello Sforzesco, Milan

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ONLINE + ONGOING

Ongoing

Philip Sayer: A journey through East Anglia

Philip Sayer: A journey through East Anglia

A digital exhibition presenting an extended series of photographs taken by Philip Sayer between 2005 and 2023 within a thirty-mile radius of his Norfolk home.

Through Sayer’s lens, the viewer is transported into a richly atmospheric vision of the region as an impressive sequence of images that sweep across its varied terrain. In his distinctive style – developed over the course of a professional photography career that spans six decades – deep darks meet fluctuating patches of vibrant light and between them a dynamic interplay of bold contrasts emerges.

Ongoing

39. GMK Online sergi post

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 past 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

Online

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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, Sarah Boris, Dennis Gould, Peter Kennard and Stewart Lee. (See Word play in Eye 101). The full exhibition contents can be seen at: revertingtotype.com

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

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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

Soho Photography Quarter

Soho Photography Quarter

Soho Photography Quarter is a permanent new outdoor cultural space, presenting the very best of contemporary photography, for free. A tranquil and accessible cultural space only seconds from Oxford Street, Soho, Photography Quarter will present a rotating, open-air programme of site-specific and interactive artworks, which will change twice a year. The presentations will feature a significant art frieze in the main square, large-scale over street banners, plus moving image projections, soundscapes and other interactive works depending on the project.

Soho Photography Quarter, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London, W1F 7LW

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

See ‘Barbara Kruger: Reputations’ in Eye 5

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

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.

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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.