2017 International Poster Exhibition + A9: The Beauty of Asia

31 October 2017
26 December 2017

ico-D is pleased to endorse the 2017 International Poster Exhibition + A9 organised by Member Korea Ensemble of Contemporary Design (KECD) and sponsored by Daegu Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB), Daegu Gyeongbuk Design Center (DGDC), Asia Communication Design Alliance (ACDA) and Daegu Gyeongbuk Design Center. 

KECD is hosting ‘2017 International Poster Exhibition + A9’ from 22 to 26 November, 2017 in Daegu, South Korea, an annual exhibition in which the professionals and professors in all types of design fields participate. The exhibition theme of this year is ‘The Beauty of Asia’. It aims to reinterpret the concept of 'The Beauty of Asia' through the unique and diverse perspectives of more than 300 participating designers from Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Philippine and Iran
The exhibition poses the following questions:
  • How do various interest groups perceive their own cultural environments?
  • How do we solve the issue of the 'definition of beauty' across a diversity of visual languages?
  • What will overcome the stereotype of beauty?
  • How do we combine and develop the social, political and cultural benefits of beauty, depending on each participants' background and generation?
  • How do we apply the variables or visual data elements by manipulating digital tools on the standard rectangle?   
Along with the exhibition, the participating designers representing China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam will have an conference which had attempted to bring together the different perspectives of various designers. Since 2016, KECD has played a major roll in establishing a non-profit organisation, Asia Communication Design Alliance (ACDA). This will be the second official conference with other Asian members, and this international group will have an opportunity to strengthen the Asian design network dealing in order to address issues of integration.
The conference agenda is as follows:
  • Establish Asian design identity
  • Publish the logo
  • Share design business issues 
  • Development of strategy of design education in undergraduate and graduate schools
  • Submission deadline: 31 October 2017
  • Exhibition Date: 22-26 November 2017
  • Opening Reception: 25 November (5:30pm)
  • International Conference: 25 November 2017 (10:00am to 5:00pm)

2017 International Poster Exhibition + A9 
Korea Ensemble of Contemporary Design (KECD)


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