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Justus Oehler’s award-winning poster for The Haiti Poster Project, created in response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, is one of the works featured in Es geht um die Welt (It’s About the World), a major exhibition that opens this Sunday at the Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus in Germany. Showcasing works by over 100 designers from around the world, the exhibition presents posters about nature and the environment, looking at humanity’s influence on the natural world, and vice versa. The show remains on view through 15 April.
Five art forms are chosen each year across the fields of fine and performing arts, literature, craft and new media. In 2012 the categories selected were Animation, Choreography, Opera Composition, Poetry and Product Design as well as the Yoma Sasburg Fellowship for Sculpture.
From a breakdancing choreographer to a product designer who prefers to work in the desert the recipients were;
Pentagram is pleased to announce that Paula Scher’s acclaimed map paintings will be presented in a new exhibition opening tonight at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York. The exhibition features both paintings and screenprints, including several works that are being shown for the first time, like Scher’s latest painting, Antarctica, pictured above. The show is Scher’s first collaboration with Wolkowitz and remains on view through February 18.
In her paintings, Scher renders information and data culled from headlines, maps and diagrams in madcap fields of hand-drawn typography. Obsessive, opinionated and more than a little personal, the maps provide an exuberant portrait of contemporary information in all its complexity and subjectivity. Scher’s new book of her paintings, MAPS, was published last fall and recently went into its second printing.
Join us for tonight’s opening at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery from 6 to 8 pm. The gallery is located at 505 West 24th Street, New York City.
Daniel Weil’s Making Time exhibition ends at 4.30pm on Friday 13 January at Sotheby’s New Bond Street in London.