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TYPOPASS-CRITICAL DESIGN AND CONCEPTUAL TYPOGRAPHY at Platán Gallery, Budapest. Organized by Dorottya Gallery and tranzit. hu with the collaboration of the Polish Institute.

How does critical design emerge, the attempt to counter consumer culture with a social consciousness with the intention not only to serve customers but also to shape visual culture, even the whole of culture and society? The project focuses on typography, a visual language that can be interpreted both in the field of art and design. The exhibition presents the historical and contemporary projects and publications from the boundary of design and the visual arts in three groups: Typographic Utopias, Anti- and Parallel Design, Subversive Design.

Platán Gallery (Polish Institute, 1065, Andrássy út 32.)

22 October – 27 November 2009

At the other two venues the exhibition is on view until November 15. At Dorottya Gallery (1051, Dorottya u. 8.) Monday – Friday between  11-19 and at Labor (1053, Képíró u. 6.) Tuesday and Thursday between 16-20.

Attila Cosovan, Kai Bernau, Andreas Fogarasi, Dejan Kršić, Tibor Kálmán, Lajos Kassák, László Moholy-Nagy, Montage (edited by Florian Pumhösl), Boris Ondreička, Gábor Palotai, Gábor Papp , Plágium 2000, Katarina Šević, Société Réaliste, Mladen Stilinović, SZAF (Judit Fischer, Miklós Mécs), Žiga Testen, Modern Hungarian typographyhistory – complied by Márton Orosz , Artist publications from Poland (Stefan Themerson, Andrzej Partum, Jan Berdyszak, Jarosław Kozłowski, Stanisław Dróżdż, Zygmunt PioTrowski, Fabryka, Tango, Luxus and others) selected and lent by Piotr Rypson, Viktor Kótun’s selection of artist publications from the collection of Artpool Research Center, and further publications.

Curators: Judit Angel, Dóra Hegyi, Zsuzsa László.

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