Events

DON’T MISS THIS WEEK

18 July — 30 September 2022

A Kingdom Of Cardboard: The Golden Age of BBC Graphics

St Bride Library’s Bob Richardson has assembled a fascinating collection of ephemeral material rescued from BBC dustbins over the past 45 years, or loaned by private collectors. Caption material was rarely kept after transmission, so these rare survivors represent a golden age of television graphics when physical objects were an important part of the craft.

The exhibition includes the last Classified Football Results board (1985) from Grandstand; an illuminated Tardis ‘Police Box’ panel; studio logos used on set for Match of the Day, Sportsnight and Football Focus; and a wealth of graphic props from Hi-De-Hi!, Dennis Potter’s The Singing Detective and Doctor Who. We also have an early example of the famous Blue Peter badge, designed by Tony Hart (see ‘Lovely inspiration’ on the Eye blog) in 1963 for a fee of 100 guineas.

BBC channel idents are represented by the first animated BBC2 symbol, an illuminated text panel (Futura Bold) from the BBC1 symbol and an actual size mock-up of the 1970s BBC1 network clock. Also showcased is the work of Alfred Wurmser, ‘father of postwar TV graphics’.

St Bride Foundation, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ
Monday–Friday, 10:00-5:00pm, admission free.

Please note: the exhibition space is not always open due to its dual usage. Please contact St Bride Foundation at [email protected] before you come to avoid disappointment.

to 13 August 2022

Lawrence Weiner: AS LONG AS IT LASTS

Lawrence Weiner: AS LONG AS IT LASTS

This exhibition brings together Lawrence Weiner’s work spanning five decades, including six sculptures, numerous multiples, and a suite of drawings.

Admission: free

Mai 36 Galerie, Rämistrasse 37, CH-8001 Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

See Eye 29, which has a cover designed by Lawrence Weiner and a feature about him, ‘The work must be read’.

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

Counter Sessions 1

Ever since the days of Mrs. Gutenberg …

Feminist graphic design research collective MMS (see Eye 102) will be in conversation with design writer Madeline Morley and design historian and writer Gerda Breuer, on graphic design histories beyond the male-dominated canon. The talk is in part of The Counter Sessions organised by A—Z

Admission: free / in-person / 7pm

A—Z, Torstr. 93, 10119 Berlin-Mitte

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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 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

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)

from 23 July 2022

Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest

Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest

A new exhibition featuring more than 100 objects, including broadsheets, buttons, signs, T-shirts, posters, and ephemera spanning the 1800s to today. In sections exploring the many ways to voice dissent, the show and catalogue will chart a typographic chant of resistance across more than a century of protest graphics and showcase typographic anger and agency as it is seen in the streets, on the printed page, and even on the bodies of demonstrators.

Admission: $10

Letterform Archive, 2325 3rd St Floor 4R, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States

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 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

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 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 31 August 2022

A Letterpress Celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses

A Letterpress Celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses

To mark the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses, the National Print Museum is delighted to announce the opening of a letterpress print celebration of James Joyce’s seminal novel

National Print Museum, Haddington Rd, Dublin, D04 E0C9, Ireland

to 31 August 2022

Christophe Andrusin: Bulles (Bubbles)

Christophe Andrusin: Bulles (Bubbles)

Artist, designer, engraver, typographer and photographer, Christophe Andrusin questions the perception of dimensions and colours, in a series of compositions made from subligraphic prints. ‘Bubbles’ invites the visitors to engage with the colorimetrics by creating their own combinations and editing the Chromaluxe aluminium plates.

Gallery 16 Rue Voltaire, 75011 Paris, France

Above: Subligraphy on Chromaluxe aluminium plate, 2022.

to 4 September 2022

Reframed: The Woman in the Window

Reframed: The Woman in the Window

Featuring sculpture, painting, print, photography, film and installation art, the exhibition identifies the key geographic locations, cultures and time periods for which the ‘woman in the window’ had a particular meaning and what the motif reveals about issues of gender and visibility.

Admission: £8-16.50

Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Rd, SE21 7AD, London

Above: Tom Hunter, Woman Reading Possession Order, 1997, from the series ‘Persons Unknown’, courtesy the artist Tom Hunter.

to 4 September 2022

Designing Peace

Designing Peace

Designing Peace explores the unique role design can play in pursuing peace. Visitors will encounter a wide range of design responses from around the world that look at ways to create and sustain a more durable peace, and will be encouraged to consider their own agency in designing peace through interactive installations, quiet moments of reflection, and opportunities for practical action.

Admission: $9-18

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 East 91st St, New York, NY, 10128, USA

to 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

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 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 9 September 2022

The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Book Artists

Curated by Ladybird expert and enthusiast Helen Day, who has spent more than twenty years researching and collecting Ladybird items, this exhibition of books, original artwork and artefacts shows how the Ladybird illustrators played such an enormous role in the extraordinary success of the publishing company. Hundreds of books will be made available for visitors to browse through and share.

See Adrian Shaughnessy’s ‘Mystery and clarity’, an article about the Ladybird illustrators in Eye 52.

Eye 52 cover

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Slatey Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH43 4UE, Galleries 3-5.

Entry is free.

More details of touring exhibition here.

to 11 September 2022

Design Fruits

Design Fruits

‘Design Fruits’ is an exhibition of a project recovering the existing graphics around fruit brands with a focus on designs created since the late 1950s.

Free admission

In part of World Design Capital: Valencia 2022.

Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània, Carrer del Museu, 2, 4, 46003 Valencia, Spain

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 18 September 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 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.

to 25 September 2022

Bocairent: Al color de les Danses

Bocairent: Al color de les Danses

Exhibition presenting a collection of posters for summer festivals in Bocairent region of Valencia since 1994. The posters designed by various individuals tell the visual story of the area across the years.

Free admission

In part of World Design Capital: Valencia 2022.

Museo Municipal Antonio Ferri, Carrer Mossén Hilario, 21, 46880 Bocairent, Valencia, Spain

to 25 September 2022

How to win at photography: image-making as play

How to win at photography: image-making as play

New multimedia exhibition exploring the relationships between photography, image-making and play. It invites audiences to focus on the playful aspects of visual culture and creates unexpected connections between the history of photography and the practices of image-making within computer games and wider digital screen culture.

Admission: £2.50-5

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

to 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

to 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

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

Experimental Marriage: Women in Early 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

Gilles de Brock: if it works, it is not just a temporary solution

Gilles de Brock: if it works, it is not just a temporary solution

Monographic exhibition of works by Dutch designer Gilles de Brock – an aficionado of DIY movement and adaptive, self-taught approaches to technology. On display will be his generative silkscreened or risograph printed posters, customised tools adapting to new media such as rugs or suits with patterns painted with an aerograph, as well as ceramic glaze work.

Admission is free

Le Signe – Centre National du Graphisme, 1 Pl. Emile Goguenheim, 52000 Chaumont, France

to 10 Oct 2022

Chris Ware

Developed in close collaboration with the artist, in partnership with the Angoulême International Comics Festival, this retrospective exhibition guides visitors through the work of Chris Ware.

Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France

Open 12–22pm every day except Tuesdays.

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 6 November 2022

Raghubir Singh: Kolkata

Raghubir Singh: Kolkata

Exhibition of the Indian photographer Raghubir Singh, who over the years he created a complex and multi-layered photographic portrait of Kolkata. He developed a photographic stance that made use of the qualities of street photography, such as the snapshot aesthetic and unusual choices of cropping, though without distancing himself from the chosen subjects as ‘alienated and discarded’.

Tickets €8.50 – €13 / pre-booking essential

Museum Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln

to 11 December 2022

Unknown Unknowns

Unknown Unknowns

The exhibition, curated by Ersilia Vaudo, will be the nerve center of the 23rd International Exhibition. An area whose boundaries will be hazy and permeable, and that will present more than a hundred works, projects and installations by international artists, researchers and designers dealing with the unknown.

Admission: €5.50–16

Triennale Milano, Viale Alemagna, 6 20121, Milan

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.

to 31 December 2022

Sophie Douala: follow the black rabbit

Sophie Douala: follow the black rabbit

In this third edition of the graphic design series POST/NO/BILLS, designer Sophie Douala will present her immersive wall prints, filling the arches of the corridor in the heart of the museum — the patterns finding a place literally in between the structures of the museum. She will also showcase videos containing words evoking the mindfulness slogans currently popular on social media.

Admission: €10-20

Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Above: Photo by Esmee Jakubowski

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 2 January 2023

Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.

Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.

Following the release of a book of the same title in 2021, Barbara Kruger’s (see ‘Reputations’ in Eye 5) installation at MoMA is as always urgent, direct and confrontational. Exploring the relationships between the spatial and political, Kruger continues to critique popular culture in this large-scale commission.

Admission: $25 / pre-booking essential

MoMA, 11 West 53 Street, Manhattan, New York

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 12 February 2023

Grown up in Britain: 100 years of teenage kicks

Grown up in Britain: 100 years of teenage kicks

Exhibition in celebration of teenage life in the UK from the roaring 1920s until today. Going beyond the headlines, the exhibition chronicles the lived experiences and impact of young people, their scenes, sounds and styles, through photographs, objects and personal stories.

Admission is free

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Jordan Wl, CV1 5QP, Coventry, UK

Above: Gursharanapal Singh Chana / Museum of Youth Culture

to 30 April 2023

Borders of friendship

Borders of friendship

During the Cold War, an ‘Iron Curtain’ ran through Europe, but even the borders between ‘friendly Socialist countries’ were politically sensitive and only allowed limited international movement. In the 1960s, rules became more relaxed, and millions of people took advantage of the new regulations, going on holidays, day trips and shopping tours to neighbouring countries. The exhibition highlights these diverse travel experiences, presenting travel catalogues, posters, maps, holiday souvenirs, postcards, photo albums and 35 mm films.

Admission: €2-4

Museum Utopie und Alltag, Standort Eisenhüttenstadt, Erich-Weinert-Allee 3, 15890 Eisenhüttenstadt

Above: ČSSR, Malá Fatra-Gebirge 1974. Foto: Werner Großmann (Bundesarchiv Bild 183-P0215-41)

to 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

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 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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SEPTEMBER 2022

2-4 September 2022

Berlin Photo Week

Berlin Photo Week

Berlin Photo Week was initiated in 2018 as a new and creative photo festival. Since then, Berlin Photo Week aims to add to Berlin’s important long time photo traditions with a celebration around everything amazing about photography. From the artists, technology and the stories behind the images, to discovering new talents, forming new connections and seeing our city through new perspectives.

Arena Berlin, Eichenstraße 4, 12435 Berlin, Germany

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

8 September 2022 — 12 February 2023

Air India’s Maharaja: Advertising Gone Rogue

Air India’s Maharaja: Advertising Gone Rogue

‘Rogue’s Gallery’, published by Air-India in 1977, was a catalogue showcasing the airline’s most iconic travel posters produced from 1946 to 1972. The star of these posters was Air-India’s beloved mascot, the Maharaja; characterised by his oversized moustache, striped turban, corpulent belly, and aquiline nose, the mascot would go on to become the face of the airline and propel the company to the forefront of advertising genius in the mid-20th century.

General admission from $8

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

9 September 2022 — 12 February 2023

Masked Vigilantes on Silent Motorbikes

Masked Vigilantes on Silent Motorbikes

Masked Vigilantes on Silent Motorbikes is not an exhibition of posters as art, but of art that incorporates found, re-configured, and even shredded posters as raw material for making new art, repurposing the poster’s innate ability to communicate succinctly and en masse. Curated by RJ Rushmore – writer, curator, and public art advocate.

General admission from $8

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

Above: Michael De Feo, Untitled (Miranda Anna and Elektra June Kilbey-Jansson for The Kooples, 2016), 2021.

9-10 September 2022

Fontstand International Typography Conference

Organised by Fontstand (see Eye 97), the conference will focus on the international type and typography, which reflects diverse cultures and continually impacts the society. Speakers include Irma Boom (see Eye 88), Indra Kupferschmid (see Indra's article in Eye 102), Erik van Blokland (see Eye 75), and Shoko Mugikura (see ‘Noted #35’ on Eye blog).

Admission: €125

The Sound and Vision The Hague, Zeestraat 82, 2518 AD Den Haag, Netherlands

21 September 2022

A Kingdom of Cardboard. Bob Richardson on the Golden Age of BBC Graphics

St Bride Foundation and Online via Zoom Book Tickets Here

Bob Richardson will deliver a lecture on the collection of BBC-related ephemera he amassed over a 35 year period since starting work at the BBC in 1977. This is a rare opportunity to hear fascinating insights into the BBC’s rich visual heritage. The St Bride exhibition, ‘A Kingdom of Cardboard’ continues until 30 September.

Bob Richardson was born in 1955 and trained as an art teacher at St Mary’s College of Education, part of Newcastle University. In the spring of 1977 he joined the BBC, working in the Presentation Department, and later for BBC Exhibitions. He spent more than 30 years as an assistant in the Graphic Design Department and took early retirement in 2012, joining the team at St Bride Library, where he remains a part-time member of staff a decade later. During his 35-year BBC career, based primarily at Television Centre in Shepherd’s Bush, Bob rarely passed a rubbish bin without inspecting the contents, and much of the material in our exhibition was rescued from the detritus of programme-making between 1977 and his retirement.


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OCTOBER 2022

6 October 2022

Design in Motion Festival 2022

Design in Motion Festival 2022

Organised by Studio Dumbar, the next DEMO festival in celebration of motion design, will take place on over 5000 public screens across the Netherlands. Read Eye’s interview with Liza Enebeis, the creative director of Studio Dumbar, discussing the 2020 edition of DEMO Festival in Eye 100.

14 October 2022 — 12 February 2023

Haettenschweiler from A to Z: Creator of Typefaces, Graphic Designer and Artist

Haettenschweiler from A to Z: Creator of Typefaces, Graphic Designer and Artist

Walter F. Haettenschweiler (1933–2014) is best-known as a designer of title fonts that are refreshingly different to the mainstream. A passionate artist and collector, he is most known for his legendary Schmalfette Grotesk, and the Lettera volumes published jointly with Armin Haab. This show is the first ever presentation of the complete work of this charismatic Swiss designer.

Admission: CHF 12/8

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungs­strasse 60, 8005 Zurich

20 October 2022 — 16 April 2023

With My Little Eye: Warnings for the Homefront

With My Little Eye: Warnings for the Homefront

Espionage for military purposes has been practiced for millennia, however ‘spy fever’ first became a recorded issue during the First World War. In the febrile atmosphere of World War II, where espionage was rife even among allies, and covert activities were vital, there was a booming, government inspired demand for propaganda posters warning of such risks. This small exhibition examines some of the most impactful images produced by Allied countries from this period.

General admission from $8

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

20 October 2022 — 16 April 2023

Schoolgirls at War: French Propaganda Posters from World War I

Schoolgirls at War: French Propaganda Posters from World War I

In the final year of World War I, the French government announced a student poster competition on the theme of voluntary rationing. While hundreds of images were submitted, only sixteen posters were printed—all drawn by young women between the ages of 13 and 16. At a time when a minuscule percentage of professional poster designers were women, this collection stands as the largest representation of female voices in the field and one of France’s most widely circulated pieces of propaganda.

Admission from $8

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

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NOVEMBER 2022

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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

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

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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.