The exhibition brings together a range of works by Zak Kyes and a host of collaborators including architects, artists, writers, curators, editors, and graphic designers, presenting contemporary graphic design as a practice that mediates, and is mediated by, its allied disciplines.
Kyes has developed a graphic design practice that includes publishing, editing, and site-specific projects for and in collaboration with cultural institutions. He founded the design studio Zak Group in 2005, and in 2006 became art director of the Architectural Association, London. By broadening the highly specialized role of the designer, Kyes challenges and further develops today’s graphic design practice.
While this work constitutes the exhibition’s point of departure, its focus is on the conceptual, visual, and economic intersections that link Kyes with his collaborators, revealing and further unfolding the designer’s multivalent practice. These intersections vary in form from idealistic to pragmatic, urgent and time-sensitive, to abiding and long lasting.
5:30PM: Talk by Zak Kyes
6-8PM: Opening Reception and Book Launch