Best of Contemporary Italian Social & Cultural Graphic Design
08 July 2011
17 July 2011
Moscow, Russian Federation
Co-curatorsCristina Chiappini and Alexandra Sankova
VenueRed October, Bersenevskiy pereylok 2, building 1
Second floor, Chocolate Manufacture
The event is the first of the 2011 exchange programme Italy and Russia for graphic design, initiated by AIAP Lazio - Italian Association of Communication Design and the Association of Poster Designers of Moscow. The event is part of the official program of the Year of Russian Language and Culture in the year of Italy and Italian culture and language in Russia – 2011.
Photo: Cristina Chiappini
The exhibition gathers a selection of posters of the most successful and innovative contemporary Italian graphic designers dedicated to social and cultural issues. The Red October gallery hosts several generations of established and emerging Italian communication designers and agencies. The show features posters for a variety of contexts: institutions, exhibitions, public events, social campaigns, social happenings, political dissent movements, and self-generated research. Within the exhibition, a special section is dedicated to the international work of Fabrica, the Benetton Research Centre. The posters of the centre, commissioned by UNWHO, UNICEF, the World Bank and others, address the Earth's most urgent social challenges. The designs exposed in the show are a mirror of contemporary Italian visual language. The selection includes from the most radical and minimalist in form to the conceptually sophisticated and non-conventional, from the ironic to the dissenting.
Presented byAIAP delegazione regionale Lazio
Associazione italiana Design della Comunicazione Visiva in collaboration
Association of Poster Designers, Moscow
Suporters and contributorsRed October Gallery
Italian Cultural Institute of Moscow
Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design