quinta-feira, 9 de julho de 2009


One of the key design events of the Icograda World Design Congress Beijing 2009, "Post__: Contemporary International Poster Retrospective" focuses on avant-garde concepts in international graphic design, illustrates the contemporary landscape of poster design and explores alternative possibilities of poster design as a medium for communication. As a retrospective study in the "post-poster media age," the exhibition aims to analyse, reflect and shed new light on contemporary graphic design. It will expose the contemporary scene of poster design to both Chinese and international design professionals, as well as the general public, and hopes to instigate design dialogue between Eastern and Western audiences.The Retrospective will exhibit 300 award-winning posters from the past 30 years. The collection will demonstrate an exploration of global cultures and styles: a selection of posters from previous international graphic design competitions (donated by partner organisations) will be shown, as well as iconic Chinese posters produced after 1978. Such curatorial blending lends a unique documentary-like characteristic to the exhibition, making it one of the most unique retrospectives to take place.
DatesThe exhibition will take place on 26 October - 26 November 2009. The exhibition will tour other cities around China following the event in Beijing.
VenueThe exhibition will take place in Underwater Corridor gallery of China's National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA). The NCPA, designed by renowned French architect Paul Andre, is a new cultural and artistic landmark at the heart of the old city of Beijing. Its modern structure and facades add vibrancy to the rapidly changing urban scenery traditionally occupied by the Great Hall of the People, Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City.NCPA's largest venue, the 2,398-seat Opera House, boasts the most advanced staging equipment. The Concert Hall, with 2019 seats, provides outstanding acoustics, whilst the drama theater, with 1035 seats, is equipped with hi-tech audio-visual equipment. Approximately 10,000 people visit the National Theatre daily; potentially, tens of thousands of visitors will come to see the works on display. NCPA is open from 8:30am to 10:30pm everyday.

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