This year’s It’s All Graphic event turns a spotlight on how graphic design is collected, curated and displayed in a range of museum and more-than-museum settings. From their perspectives as curators, designers and directors at institutions ranging from the national to the hyper-local, the invited panelists will explain the practices of acquiring, interpreting and framing graphic design. In discussion with moderators Roosje Klap and Alice Twemlow, the speakers will share their individual ambitions and achievements in reaching new audiences, diversifying the canon, as well as their doubts and dilemmas concerning graphic design’s cultural significance and its tense relationship with the white cube..
Confirmed speakers include:
Mariina Backic, Le Signe, National Centre for Graphic Design + Festival, Chaumont, France: ON GRAPHIC DESIGN CURATION AT FESTIVAL VS MUSEUM, COLLECTING ETC.
Elisabeth Klement, co-founder, San Serriffe bookstore, Amsterdam, ON HOW A BOOKSTORE PERFORMS AS EXHIBITION SPACE
Maureen Mooren, art director, The New Institute, Rotterdam ON HOW GRAPHIC IDENTITY FOR AN INSTITUTION CAN BE A FORM OF CURATION
Peter Bil’ak, founder of Typotheque and Works that Work, REFLECTING BACK ON HIS EXHIBITION AND ESSAY Graphic Design in in the White Cube
Ali As’Ad, independent curator ABOUT CURATING THE EXHIBITION OF PREMSELAS BOOK COLLECTION IN VAN EESTEREN MUSEUM