Right now in Berlin is a rather incredible exhibition and lecture series dealing with typography and graphic design in the Middle East. We’ve dropped the ball here at typeinberlin with timely updates… the exhibition is already half over and you may have missed the first few talks.
However, all is not lost. The exhibition is up another week so you still have time. There are three more evenings ok presentations as well!
Tomorrow night is Huda Smitshuijzen-AbiFares of Amsterdam talking about “Arabic Typography as an Agent of Resistance” starting at 19:00.
A bit more info on the exhibition:
The project RIGHT-TO-LEFT focuses on what is currently happening in the Middle East in terms of visual culture and society. The exhibition features over 40 artists and graphic designers, and displays artworks, installations, and hundreds of posters, partly commissioned for the occasion of the Berlin show. The exhibited art and design works are both innovative and forward-looking, presenting cross-cultural references and styles ranging from experimental typography and type-design to street art and graffiti. They often merge Latin and Arab/Persian scripts in sensual, beautiful ensembles with multiple layers of meanings. Poetry, metaphors, and references to the present political situation in the Middle East are recurrently used in the designs.
November 09 — December 09, 2012
Daily 12:00 – 19:00
Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1
Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin
Organized by EPS51