Exhibition by Stefan Sagmeister: “Now is Better”
August 31 - October, 2015 // Trisolini Gallery
“Now is Better” will showcase a corporate self-promo video on a loop that received the 2013 New York Festival International Advertising Award and 2013 Award by the Global Association for Creative Advertising & Design.
Stefan Sagmeister, born in Austria in 1962, is a New York-based graphic designer and lettering artist. He is a co-founder of a design firm Sagmeister & Walsh that creates identities, commercials, websites, apps, films, books and projects. Sagmeister has spent many years designing for the music industry and received Several Grammy Awards for his designs. He worked for the Rolling Stones, The Talking Heads, Lou Reed, David Byrne, Aerosmith and Pat Metheny. Some of his clients have been AIGA Detroit, Anni Kuan Design, Capitol Records, Copy Magazine, and the Guggenheim Museum. Exhibitions on Sagmeister's work have been mounted in New York, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Paris, Lausanne, Zurich, Vienna, Prague, Cologne & Berlin. Sagmeister delivered several TED talks, such as The power of time off (2009), Designing with slogans (2008), Happiness by design (2007). Sagmeister achieved notoriety in the 1990s as the graphic design provocateur for his unorthodox, provocative designs that tweak the status quo and question the designer’s role. http://www.sagmeisterwalsh.com
Guest curated by Jakub Zdebik, this exhibition explores how art conveys information through data, text, the body through physical records, spatial information through maps and the self-reflexive intentions of the artists through plans. The works from the Kennedy Museum's collection represent artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Lorna Simpson, Lesley Dill, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Chris Burden, Nancy Holt, Alice Aycock, John F. Simon Jr. and others.
Where: Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, OH 45701, United States
When: Wednesday, Oct 7
The School of Art + Design Faculty Collection exhibition highlights works of art acquired to date for the newly established collection of work by current and past professors at Ohio University. Artists with pieces in the exhibition include Julie Dummermuth, Erik Forrest, Abner Jonas, Ron Kroutel, Mary Manusos, Robert Peppers, Gary Pettigrew, and Donald Roberts.
Midnight Madness is part of the practical-based portion of the MFA Playwriting Program consisting of the weekly, informal production of new work. It begins early in the week with a different writer from the program serving as the week’s producer. The producer selects the theme, style, or concept for the upcoming week’s production. Each writer must then write a three to five minute play based upon that theme, style or concept. Each play is written, cast, and rehearsed throughout the week in preparation for the Friday night, script-in-hand production presented before an audience.
Madness takes place Fridays at 11pm in Hahne Theater in Kantner Hall. The performances last about an hour and are free and open to the public.