Exhibition “Evolving Graphic Design” until June 24

May 25, 2022

A new exhibition by Yeohyun Ahn of UW–Madison, “Evolving Graphic Design,” will be on view May 24 through June 24 at the Art Lofts and Backspace Gallery (111 N Frances Street) in UW–Madison.

Ahn is an assistant professor in the art department of the School of Education. She is the founding director of the Evolving Graphic Design Project, which provides exhibition and research opportunities for underrepresented graphic design educators in the United States.

For the “Evolving Graphic Design” exhibition, Ahn is the chief curator and collaborated with two associate curators, Taekyeom Lee, assistant professor at Iowa State University, and Henrique Nardi, associate professor in the art department of the ‘UW-Madison.

A summary of the exhibit reads:

For many years, graphic design was largely a predominantly white, European-centric field, rooted in the principles of Bauhaus and print design. But visual design education is rapidly changing from a print-centric Western field to a diverse, global field that eagerly uses emerging technologies. This exhibit showcases the evolution of graphic design education, research, and techniques beyond print, crossing the boundaries between creative coding, 3D printing, guerrilla projection, speculative design, performative sound, data visualization, human-centered design, augmented reality with activism, inclusive graphic design, and cultural identity impacted by globalization.

An exhibition-related symposium will be held June 23-24 in the Art Lofts conference room and a closing reception will be held Friday, June 24 at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit this page on the Art Department website and evgd.org. You can also find out more about the exhibition via Instagram.

Clifton L. Boyd