Dear colleague,

You may or may not know the Moravian Gallery, organiser of Brno Biennial, has no plans to host its next edition in 2020 (and possibly beyond). The Brno Biennial existed continuously since 1964 — and sure, things change, nothing is forever …

We however thought that it would be a shame to let it end so quietly and decided we could create an alternative reality 29th Brno Biennial 2020. Our question is then: would you design a poster for the 29th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2020?

The brief is very open but its disappearance or the creation of an alternative space time continuum (think anything from quantum physics to Back to the Future, or anything else) are one possible strand. We cannot offer any monetary compensation and would understand the time pressure as the deadline to get the files to the magazine is the looming 15 May 2019.
We can say is that by creating the full page poster/images in IDEA we can possibly make it happen.

What do you say?

Thank you,

Radim Peško, åbäke, Sofie Dederen and IDEA magazine

Contributions by

Aaron Nieh Alice Gavin & Valentin Bigel at Groupe CCC Alyssia Lou åbäke Betsy Bickle Bibliomania: Alexandru Balgiu & Olivier Lebrun Daniel Eatock David Pons & Lissana Jouret In the shade of a tree: Sophie Demay & Maël Fournier-Comt Jean-Claude Chianale Jon Sueda & chris hamamoto Katja Gretzinger Kazunari Hattori LPPL Laura Pappa & Elisabeth Klement Mevis & van Deursen Na Kim Noviki: Katarzyna Nestorowicz & Marcin Nowicki Pinar&Viola Radim Peško Ryan Gander with Zbigniew Zuławski Shin Akiyama Sulki & Min Tamara Maletic / Linked by Air Wayne Daly & Shumon Basar Zak Group
Published in IDEA magazine 386
Special thanks to Madoka Nishi, IDEA and all contributors.

‘What about: 29th Brno International Graphic Design Biennial 2020’ exhibition
The White, 30 July – 29 August, 2019 Jinbo-cho, Tokyo, Japan

About Brno Biennial

The cultural and political backdrop to Brno Biennial origins was 1960’s Czechoslovakia where artists and designers asserted their right for free artistic expression and need to compare their work with that produced by their international counterparts. Established in 1964 and organised by the Moravian Gallery, the Brno Biennial has since provided a major international platform for exhibitions, discussions, and relevant accompanying programmes on the dynamically expanding field of graphic design and its importance to visual culture.

Which Mirror Do You Want To Lick? originated at Frans Maserel Centre and 26th Brno Biennial 2016. This ongoing exhibition project examines how graphic design can shape life by exploring the sometimes slippery line between reality and fiction. It comprises borrowed artefacts alongside specially commissioned works.
29th Brno Biennal 2020 is part of WMDYWTL? project initiated by åbäke, Radim Peško and Sofie Dederen.
Website by David Pons & Laura Piccolo
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