Hala Al Afsaa, Sally Alassafen, Anna Berkenbusch, Anky Brandt, Pauline Clancy, Niko Courtelis, Sara De Bondt, Barbara Dechant, Philippe Delangle, Ronny Duquenne, Markus Etienne, Kinda Ghannoum, Jason Grant, Juli Gudehus, Sarah Illenberger, Sara Kaaman, Rob Keller, Na Kim, Oliver Klimpel, Sonja Knecht, Anja Lutz, Fraser Muggeridge, Heinrich Müller, Jens Müller, Isabel Naegele, Peter Nencini, Lucienne Roberts, Bernard Stein, Szymon Stemplewski, Katharina Sussek, Patrick Thomas, Andrea Tinnes, Niklaus Troxler, Sven Völker, Henning Wagenbreth, Mark van Wageningen, Margaret Warzecha
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Collecting Graphic Design: Thursday, 10/02/22, 19:00 with Christina Thomson (Kunstbibliothek Berlin), Julia Meer (Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg) und Jens Müller (Author of Collecting Graphic Design)
The exhibition Graphic.Designers.Collectors. transforms A—Z into a chamber of collections and curiosities. Over 30 invited graphic designers will be presenting their own personal collectibles: from poster stamps to toilet paper, fake documents and queer fanzines – many surprising, very specific and above all unique personal collections and their stories displayed for appreciation and reflection on the topic and its relation to graphic design.
Collect: To gather, put together. Collections are usually very personal – be it for the objects, or for the memories they carry along with them. Collections are also biographical, they not only contain the story of the collected items themselves, but also the one of who collects, who created, or who owned them before. In that way, the past, cultures, memories and emotions also become an integral part of the collections.
But if collectors are designers, what can their collections tell us about graphic design? And what could graphic designers possibly collect? Graphic design includes a wide range of skills and media. It interacts, counteracts and reacts with many other disciplines, and it is precisely this diversity one can expect to see in these collections.
Whether their collections influence directly the work they do, serve as inspiration, or reflect the conceptual approaches of their practice, in the exhibition Graphic.Designers.Collectors. we will have the chance to peak into selected items from over 30 different collections of graphic designers, and draw our own conclusions – and collect personal inspirations.
18:00–21:00 o' clock