Forms of Inquiry
Zak Kyes
2007 ... added July 2008

exhibition, architecture

Forms of Inquiry: The Architecture of Critical Graphic Design presents a compelling selection of graphic designers whose work explores the mutual exchange and shared lineage between graphic design and architecture. This work is united by a shared impulse to re-frame the circumstances surrounding contemporary graphic practice, using intuitive modes of investigation to probe the boundaries of the discipline.

For this exhibition nineteen international graphic designers have provided three contributions: a representative example of past work, and an “inquiry” into architectural subjects serving as the foundation for a series of newly commissioned prints. This new work aims to re-examine the increasingly overlapping practices of graphic design and architecture and in so doing hopes to compile a selective genealogy of the architectural canon as seen through the field of contemporary graphic design.

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