Program

  • Graphic Detour - Crossing Borders in European Design

    For the exhibition \"Graphic Detour - Crossing Borders in European design\" of MOTI, Museum of the Image in Brede, the Netherlands, curator Erik Kessels brought together eight international graphic designers with eight companies of the Province of Brabant. The result is a collection of detours that provides an overview of the increasingly blurred boundaries of graphic design, developing into a completely new way of art.

    Graphic Detour - Crossing Borders in European Design

    Date: Sep 29 to Nov 25
    Opening as part of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK: Sep 28, 6.30pm
    Opening hours: Tue to Sun 1-7pm (opening hours during VIENNA DESIGN WEEK and VIENNA ART WEEK: daily 10am to 7pm)
    Venue: freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL
    Free admission

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    For the traveling exhibition \"Graphic Detour - Crossing Borders in European design\" of MOIT, Museum of the Image in Breda, the Netherlands, curator Erik Kessels brought together eight international graphic designers with eight companies of the Province of Brabant. The results of these collaborations are shown from September 29 to November 25 at freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL. The exhibition opening takes place as part of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK on September 28 at 18:30. A preview will be presented at 10:00 in a press tour.

    Graphic design is not what it used to be. The time when art and design was still about ink on your fingers and individual skills seems to be far behind us. Current techniques have made these professions more transparent and accessible. This means that a lack of professional knowledge is no longer a problem; a lack of good ideas however, is. Disciplines such as fashion, photography, painting, architecture, advertising and graphic design have become porous. Artists and designers no longer work within one discipline but instead branch out into different domains. In this way, fascinating cross fertilizations arise. Artists now regularly make detours to graphic design while graphic designers move increasingly in the direction of art. \r\n To celebrate this diversity \"Graphic Detour \"shows the work of artists who have crossed the boundaries of their discipline. These innovative talents work with different media and are modernizers with distinctive ideas.
    By offering various companies a ‘blind date\' with these creative thinkers, new designs have emerged. Graphic Detour has become a meeting between artists and ceramicists, printers, carpenters and even candy manufacturers. The result is a collection of detours that lead us to a completely new territory. \r\n Guest curator Erik Kessels selected and connected the eight companies with the eight artists: The British designer Daniel Eatock worked with KEMO, a company that makes models and prototypes. Damien Poulain from France is linked with confectionery company Jamin. Dutch artist Koen Taselaar works with metal manufacturer Metaalplan.
    Other combinations are Marti Guixé (ESP) with packaging factory Kompak, Joachim Schmid (GER) with NPN Printers, Erik Steinbrecher (SUI) with the European Ceramic Workcentre, Tod Hanson (GBR) with textile manufacturer Vlisco and FUEL (GBR) with De Geus woodworking. \r\n In addition to exhibiting the work that the artists made with the companies, \"Graphic Detour\" also shows their recent work. In this way, the exhibition provides an overview of the increasingly blurred boundaries of graphic design, developing into a completely new way of art.

    Participants:
    Daniel Eatock (GBR) with KEMO
    FUEL (GBR) with De Geus Jachtbouw
    Marti Guixé (ESP) with Kompak
    Tod Hanson (GBR) with Vlisco
    Damien Poulain (FRA) with Jamin
    Joachim Schmid (GER) with NPN Drukkers
    Erik Steinbrecher (SUI) with Sundaymorning@ekwc / European Ceramic Workcentre
    Koen Taselaar (NED) with Metaalplan

    Curator: Erik Kessels
    Coordination freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL: Elisabeth Hajek
    Coordination MOTI: Niels Engel

    The exhibition is part of the quartier21 exhibition series \"freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL\" in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, the Dutch Embassy in Austria and other partners from Austria and abroad.

    Extended opening hours during the ORF Long Night of the Museums at MQ

    www.quartier21.at
    www.motimuseum.nl

    Sat, Sep 29 2012 to Sun, Nov 25 2012
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  • Salon of Cultures – Silent Dialogue

    Exhibition at EDUCULT

    Apr 28 to Oct 20, Mon-Fri 10-17:00
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  • downtownQ21

    Curated Media for #Q21vienna

    ongoing, daily 10-22:00
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  • Lisa Schultz designs a text by Richard Obermayr

    Exhibition in the Typopassage

    Jun 01 to Sep 30, ongoing, daily 00-24:00
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  • OBOM (CAN): Busy Nights

    Exhibition and zine in the KABINETT comic passage

    Jul 12 to Oct 04, daily 00-24:00
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