An exhibition Hope to Nope at London’s Design Museum looks at the past decade (2008 to 2018), and how political graphic design has reflected and influenced turbulent times. The title refers to the Shepard Fairey Obama poster turned Trump meme, and the graphic emblems for campaigns Je Suis Charlie and the Umbrella Revolution are among those featured. Graphic iconography and the rise of the meme and digital media are explored, and the exhibition is in three sections, Power, Protest and Personality.
Latin American Art 1960 - 1985
Chilean artist Sylvia Palacios Whitman is among the women whose radical and groundbreaking work is exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum from April, featuring more than 120 artists from 15 countries. Many of the works displayed were created under challenging political and social conditions. Also included is the work of Lygia Pape and Marta Moreno Vega
Step inside and wonder at gigantic, fantastical air-filled artworks at Inflatable. Spread across our indoor and outdoor galleries, these ephemeral sculptures include otherworldly organisms by Jason Hackenwerth and Shih Chieh Huang, a forest of cushiony columns by Jimmy Kuehnle, an inflatable insect-eye room from Pneuhaus, and Amanda Parer’s monumental humanoid figures peeking around corners. Fueled by the whimsy and lightness of balloons, the artists of Inflatable have infused their creations with a technology, scale, and creative complexity that expands our vision of what contemporary art can look like.
Inflatable was curated by Christopher Jobson, founder and editor-in-chief of Colossal.
Manifesta 12 Palermo concept released: “The Planetary Garden. Cultivating Coexistence.”
Manifesta 12, taking place in Palermo in 2018, is the latest installment of the world’s only nomadic biennial of contemporary art and culture. Throughout its 11 editions, Manifesta has always been politically and socially engaged, beyond producing an experimental and emerging art experience. From Ljubljana in 2000, Trentino – South Tyrol in 2008 and Saint-Petersburg in 2014 to Manifesta 12 Palermo in 2018 and Manifesta 13 Marseille in 2020, Manifesta has consistently chosen unexpected host locations that reflect the changing DNA of Europe and shed new light on its key issues and transformations.
Palermo is an excellent host city in this context, allowing Manifesta 12 to continue its story of decoding Europe. On the one hand, Manifesta 12 will investigate contemporary challenges from Palermo’s perspective as the Mediterranean hub. On the other, it will attempt to mobilise the existing energy of the city through intensive education programmes, Manifesta’s international network and long-term projects that will kick-off during the biennial but, hopefully, create a sustainable impact after Manifesta.
Titled “The Planetary Garden. Cultivating Coexistence”, the concept explores coexistence in a world moved by invisible networks, transnational private interests, algorithmic intelligence and ever-increasing inequalities through the unique lens of Palermo – a crossroads of three continents in the heart of the Mediterranean. Closely collaborating with Palermitan partners, Manifesta 12 will co-inhabit Palermo as a laboratory to investigate the challenges of our time and look for traces of possible futures.
Occupy the Future
FutureFest, by Nesta, is one of Europe’s largest festivals of the future - exploring ways to shape a better future through immersive experiences, debates, installations and inspiring talks from the likes of Ruby Wax OBE, Sir Nick Clegg, Paul Mason, Imogen Heap and Akala.
The fourth edition of FutureFest comes at a time when our relationship with the future is troubled. For many, the forces shaping our world seem threatening; from hidden influences over the media and politics to growing threats of terrorism and environmental degradation. FutureFest 2018 puts control back into the hands of the people. We believe in alternative visions, untapped potential, and bold solutions to this era’s big challenges.
Digital Decade Special Edition 2018
Designcollector Network and FutureFest were looking for Ello Artists last month to imagine how we may reinvent and edit our identities in the future. The artist call reflected on one of the main programming areas of this year’s FutureFest, ‘Alternative You’.
The 3 winners selected from 50 shortlisted artworks will be part of a pop-up exhibition at the festival alongside other retrospective artworks selected from our previous instalment - "Cyberia, 2017". The exhibition will take place on 6-7th July at London’s Tobacco Dock and will look at the future of our ever evolving identities at the intersection of real and digital worlds.
Every time we miss OFFF Festival, something new and awesome dies inside because of lost opportunities, just like now, when tickets are totally sold out and you we warned about this through social posts!
Anyway, there is a plenty possibilities to book workshops. Don't hesitate to book your trip to sunny Barcelona in the end of May!
What are Oliver, Frida, Federica, and Fiona getting ready for you might wonder? Introducing OFFF Barcelona 2018 official teaser for a film by Mathery studio, the talented Italian creative couple based in New York. Get ready for the big film premiere at OFFF Barcelona this May to find out all about it.
Written & Directed by: Mathery
D&AD Festival 2018
D&AD Festival is a three-day creative spectacular celebrating the world's best design and advertising, hosted in the heart of London’s east end.
This year the festival will address how Creativity Shapes Culture. Across our keynotes, Q&As and workshops, explore creative and cultural topics:
This track will discuss how we can promote creative purpose to instigate positive change and build a more inclusive world
Failures and Successes in the Creative Process
The festival is all about creativity and at its heart is craft - be inspired by learning from the best
Owning the Future
In a transforming world the time for excuses is over - understand how the creative industries can embrace and own the change
One of the most significant contemporary artists in the world today, Zhuang Hong Yi, is bringing his exciting ‘Radiance’ exhibition to London this month.
Zhuang’s latest exhibition will be presented in a thrilling format, split across two resplendent venues belonging to HOFA Gallery. The first part will take place from 19th to 25th March in their St James’s gallery, then moves seamlessly to the highly anticipated new HOFA Gallery opening on 58 Maddox Street (corner with New Bond Street) from 26th March until the 8th April.
As the UK’s top selling Asian artist, with his works appreciating every year 20% to 40%, Zhuang Hong Yi has been enlightening the art industry for years. He has exhibited at all the renowned global art fairs - including Scope in NYC, Tefaf, and Art Basel - with exhibitions and shows proving a sell out before opening night
His soon to be unaffordable works are heavily inspired by Chinese materials and Dutch culture and his Radiance exhibition epitomises these influences. The unique colour changing ability of his flowerbeds from different focal points has led Zhuang to patent his highly skilled technique, something only a handful of artists in the world have ever achieved.
Zhuang’s flair for creativity and desire to bring the world of art something refreshingly new is evident in this breath-taking exhibition of works. Eastern and Western cultures collide, as Zhuang infuses his artwork with the essences of each.
His originality is one of his greatest strengths, radiating beauty through materials that others would never even think to use. His rice paper flower manipulations show his determination to encompass his Chinese heritage with his Dutch lifestyle and creates a truly exceptional collection of art.
Art Advisory Consultant and Founder of The House of Fine Art Gallery Simonida Pavicevic, said, “HOFA Gallery has been proud to exclusively represented Zhuang Hong Yi for over five years in London and the UK.”
She added, “We are very excited about the opening of our Mayfair gallery on the 26th of March, and Zhuang was the obvious choice for our inaugural exhibition, as he represents the essence of HOFA.”
About the Exhibition
The exhibition is in two stages:
- 19th to 25th March 2018 at HOFA Gallery, 30 Royal Opera Arcade, London, SW1Y 4UY
- 26th March to 8th April at HOFA Gallery, 58 Maddox Street (corner with New Bond Street), WIS 1AY
Sónar, the legendary electronic music and creative technology festival from Barcelona, today unveiled the highly anticipated full programme for its second Hong Kong edition, which takes place at Hong Kong Science Park on Saturday March 17, 2018.
Sedition at Sónar Hong Kong
On 17 March, our friends at Sedition presents a VR exhibition at Sonar Hong Kong exploring the theme of Synthetic Natures. Works from Sedition will be presented as part of the Sonar+D MarketLab viewed using a Sedition VR Gallery prototype built by MetaObjects. Audiences will be able to navigate and experience the works within an immersive 3D environment. Artists in the exhibition include FIELD, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Eric Schockmel, NONOTAK, Joëlle, Yoshi Sodeoka and Mike Pelletier
(P.s. Some of them participated in Digital Decade 5 we organised last summer)
3rd edition of Digital Design Days, Italy's event dedicated to design, innovation, tech and creativity is back with a stunning new line-up of speakers. Digital Design Day offers a conferences, workshops, installations and many social and networking activities.
Related interviews with speaker: Mr. Bingo, illustrator and rapper, and co-founder of Digital Design Days / OFFF Milano Filippo Spiezia
After a huge success of the first two editions with 3000 participants from 52 countries, Digital Design Days moves to MEGAWATT COURT, a larger industrial location to give more room to creativity, installations and networking activities. An unmissable event, with a new line-up of extraordinary speakers, never before in Italy, to celebrate creativity in digital design together with the best Italian and international designers, visionary storytellers and innovative thinkers inspiring, teaching and leading us to face the challenges and the opportunities of today and tomorrow.
To celebrate International Women’s Day our new partners at Creative Debuts have joined forces with Nasty Women New York, Amsterdam, Lisbon, North East, and London to celebrate the work of international feminist artists.
Expect to see a range of contemporary artwork including photography, sculpture, craft, fine art, and embroidery whilst raising money for End Violence Against Women.
Open Night (08.03) tickets are sold out
Sheroes, Lon-art’s third Social Exhibition, champions little-known women warriors, leading ladies and unsung stars. Women artists and allies have been invited to use their creative expression to give a voice to and turn our eyes towards silenced and overlookedheroines – sheroes – throughout herstory, and offer inspiring female role models for us all.
Through Sheroes, Lon-art aims to open a dialogue between art and the public, encouraging attendees to reflect upon the lack of female role models in society and make creative learning accessible for all.
Coinciding with International Women’s History Month, Sheroes will start with an exhibition hosted from 8 - 11 March 2018 at Ugly Duck, which will be followed by a number of activities to impact a wider community. These will include workshops for schools, 'Sheroes in the History of Art' tours at the National Gallery, a talk on ‘Sheroes of Literature’ at Housmans Books and a workshop for families at the art materials shop Great Art.
The exhibition will include over 20 artists, working across performance and visual arts in a range of media - among them Paola Paredes, Ishita Sing, Jemimah Patterson, Verónica Restrepo, Mona Chalabi, Carmen Alemán, Sabrina Fuller, Jaqueline Taylor or Lorenzo Beleaguer.
The Armory Show is New York’s premier art fair and a definitive cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th and 21st century art. Staged on Manhattan’s Piers 92 & 94, The Armory Show features presentations by leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions and dynamic public programs. Since its founding in 1994, The Armory Show has served as a nexus for the international art world, inspiring dialogue, discovery and patronage in the visual arts.
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TOCA ME Design Conference 2018
A journey full of inspiration, from graphic design and
illustration to creative coding, film and motion graphics.
TOCA ME design conference will happen Saturday 3rd of March 2018. Like last years the event will start in the early afternoon. Registration opens at around 13:00, presentations are from 14:15 to 22:30, followed up by the afterparty in the lounge area. The final schedule with detailed info will be announced beginning of 2018.
Now in its 11th year, FITC returns to Amsterdam to host their groundbreaking design and tech event on the future of innovation, design and all the cool shit in between. Join fellow digital creators this February to hear world renowned speakers talk design, development, creativity and so much more.
FITC Amsterdam will sell out. Get your ticket early to experience:
- 40+ speakers from around the globe guaranteed to show you something you’ve never seen
- Game-changing conversations on the Future, Innovation, Technology, and Creativity
- Two full days of conference talks and learning + two night time networking parties
- Optional full day workshops on Sunday Feb 18
Flashback to the times we visited FITC in 2014
Pause is Australia's premier creative, tech and business event.
A catalyst for change, a uniter of all industries, and a platform for the future, Pause brings the world’s foremost thought leaders like Airbnb, NASA, Netflix, Hyperloop, Fast Company, Girls in Tech, This American Life, SXSW, Pixar and Lucasfilm together with local heroes, for one unforgettably action-packed event.
Pause is not just in the ether, it’s real and it’s here again in 2018. Pause is not just a group of people idly swiping their phones to a synth soundtrack during a PowerPoint lecture. Pause is a substantive convergence of minds that goes beyond the jargon and behind the hype. We meet, we talk, we argue and we work together for three days with explosive results.*
Pause 2018 will be bigger and bolder than ever, with over 150 global leaders on five stages delivering unstoppable inspiration on themes from Virtual Reality to Artificial Intelligence, Digital Culture and the Blockchain. Not to mention a Startup Expo, VIP dinners, a Business Breakfast and a super fun after party each night.
Lumiere London is a world-class light festival that takes place over four evenings, from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 January 2018. It showcases the capital’s spectacular and iconic architecture and streets, with more than 50 works created through the vision of leading UK and international artists.
Each Lumiere festival invites international and local artists to create works that light buildings and public spaces, transforming cities across the UK and changing the way we think and feel about public space.
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary (PBM+C), presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach will return for its second edition in West Palm Beach City’s Tent Site (825 S Dixie Hwy & Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach) located directly behind the new Restoration Hardware on Thursday, January 11th, 2018.
The fifth annual edition of the FOG Design+Art Fair will take place January 11–14, 2018 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. The Preview Gala benefiting the newly transformed and widely heralded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Celebrating today’s most significant creatives and leading contributors to the worlds of design and visual arts, the fair assembles 45 leading international galleries; prominent 20th-century and contemporary design dealers; a weekend of exciting programs; and 21POP, a special installation created by Stanlee Gatti.
FOG has become a focal point for the design and arts communities on the West Coast and further afield. The fair is synonymous with a uniquely pioneering spirit due to its bold hybrid approach and intimate presentation of art and design, dynamic programming on-site and its community-led mission to champion art and design in its historic Fort Mason setting. Building on FOG’s longstanding commitment to cultural institutions, the fair’s Preview Gala is honored to continue its crucial support of SFMOMA’s exhibitions and education programs. FOG represents a key moment in which the local and global community congregate to engage in critical dialogue, artistic exchanges and a shared passion for creative pursuits.
Los Angeles has emerged as a global epicenter of art & culture, with a distinct, interwoven multi-cultural influence unique to the city. Diversity is our strength and art is most impactful when it includes or transcends all borders. As LA rises as the world-class destination for art, the LA Art Show continues to lead the way with innovative programming and one-of-a-kind experiences for an expanding collecting audience
Watch the Adobe Creative Meet Up live online, on Tuesday 14 November. Hear first-hand the incredible updates to Adobe Creative Cloud, as well as be inspired by a top line-up of speakers from across the creative spectrum.
We’ll be joined live by Nick Knight OBE, one of the world’s most influential and visionary image makers. Nick’s work, with a whole host of prestigious clients including Alexander McQueen, Chrisian Dior, British Vogue, and Lady Gaga, is amongst the most groundbreaking in history. A talk not to be missed!
The international creativity festival OFFF is heading to London for the first time this September. Promising to unite the worlds of graphic design, moving images, digital art and musical performances, the two-day event, which runs from 29-30 September, will offer something for designers of all disciplines.
Over the course of the festival, attendees will be treated to talks from the likes of Adobe, Design Studio, The Mill, Studio XO and many more. With just over a month to go, you can still buy tickets from the OFFF site.
Digitized returns for its 7th edition
Join it for a series of exciting events that bring together the digital creative community in Southeastern Europe. Talks, workshops and networking events, combined to create a content which is useful, fun and relevant. See you all in Athens, September 2017.
Designcollector was a speaker at Digitized14 so don't miss out the opportunity to dive into the digital experience right in the middle of ancient Athens
Portals for Illustration is an exhibition revolving around the collection of creative, cultural and visual data from different parts of the world through the internet. All information accumulated will then be curated and transferred to a new environment (our exhibition space) for it to appear, be seen and digested by people. Showcasing narratives, illustration, concept/digital art, moving image, architecture, and sound.
London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. Now in its fifteenth year, the Festival is returning to venues and institutions across the city between the 16-24 September 2017.
#LDF17 features a diverse programme of unique, immersive design installations at the V&A, design destinations and trade shows, and hundreds of individual Partner events - from product launches to exhibitions.
Designcollector Network Presents Innovative Exhibition of Digital Art in London
“Digital Decade 5: Cyberia” takes place at Ugly Duck from 25-27 August 2017
47-49 Tanner Street, London, SE1 3PL
DesignCollector Network (curator, Arseny Vesnin) presents an innovative exhibition exploring the intersections digital and physical forms (“phygital”) in art as part of the annual event Digital Decade, featuring 50 emerging artists working in the field of digital art. This year’s theme of “Cyberia” encourages artists to reflect on the concept of the newborn digital-native that is changing our common value systems.
The concept of Cyberia is “the unknown territories: shaped by the digital ethnos”. This, “ethnos” refers to the generation of digital people that are changing our world, and continuing to influence our culture. As our world becomes increasingly digital, it ultimately transforms to become a ‘Cyberia’.
The exhibition takes place over three days in August, at Ugly Duck on Tanner st in London. For this new creative season Ugly Duck has chosen the theme Real/Virtual and “Digital Decade 5: Cyberia” was happy to won their venue grant earlier this year. Exhibition invites visitors and artists into a visual dialogue on geopolitical, environmental, social and even interstellar changes taking place in our world with digital art and technology. Event will feature VR, Print, Phygital and Interactive installations as well as Creative Talks from industry leaders.
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Get inspired at the 9th Annual 99u Conference, featuring empowering talks from creative leaders at Instagram, IDEO, Pentagram, and more.
99U brings together 1,000 people across a variety of practices and professions. Who should attend? Anyone in a creative field working to: put an idea into action, get inspiration from creative leaders, connect with potential collaborators, manage an effective team, or understand the trends affecting the future of creativity.
Digital Design Days is a 3-day event offering exclusive conferences, the second Offf Milano edition, professional workshops, digital showcases & installations, a party, an unmissable experiential Gala DDDinner and many more networking activities.
Fridge Art Fair New York City presents: 50 Shades of Fridge Art and Kink for the Age of Revolution Boutique Frieze Satellite Fair Moves to Brooklyn
Fridge Art Fair New York is pleased to partner with the Branded Salon in Prospect Heights/Barclay's Center (A five minute walk from the home of the Brooklyn Nets and Islanders) for its 5th New York Edition, May 3-6, 2017 .
Fair hours are 5 PM - 2 AM daily, with a VIP vernissage May 3rd from 5 - 10 PM at 603 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn. A Gala benefit for www.jacobscolorlink.org is scheduled for May 3, details TBA.
On the heels of a successful partnership with the Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach during Art Basel Week 2016, Fridge Founding Director Eric Ginsburg, a well-known painter of "dogs, cats and other precious creatures" as he calls them brings this edition to a venue in this growing arts and cultural hub, in the vicinity of the Brooklyn Museum, BAM, Prospect Park and Atlantic Plaza. Eric will create a special series of dressed-to-die-for pets for the Fair www.worldoferic.com
Given the rainbow-friendly, noir-meets-Western feel of the venue and the - ahem - edginess of the times in which we find ourselves planning this Fair, we invite artists, collectives and galleries to participate in the theme of "Love and Torture," - as found in politics, romance, and of course, Art. There will be nightly entertainment and visitors are encouraged to dress creatively for candy rewards.
After an expected revival of the term utopia, thanks to the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s book of the same name being celebrated this year with exhibitions, discussions and events around the globe, utopias emerge as a useful and provocative tool to invent better futures in the internet age.
What if we use utopias as a verb?
For IAM Weekend 17 we will go deeper into the meaning of utopias, with imagination and skepticism, understanding how they can evolve beyond contemporary dreams and help us navigate the uncertainty of our times.We will do it by sharing stories, thoughts and questions about how the futures of media, education and the arts can blend to radically improve how we live, learn, communicate, work and play.
Back for a second year to bring you the biggest hive-mind of creative excellence across the industry, D&AD Festival will host events from morning to evening, with speakers this year including Refinery29 founder Piera Luisa Gelardi , Zane Lowe, Creative Director at Beats1, design legend Stefan Sagmeister and Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler.