EYES ON ROMANIA @ GRAPHIC DAYS TORINO 2019
Curators: Fabio Guida, Ilaria Reposo, Kseniia Obukhova, Denisa Moldovan
In a context where prejudices and stereotypes influence the relationships between different groups and the superficiality with which one relates to other cultures leads to discrimination, visual design can be a powerful and an alternative method to pave the way for a detailed study of foreign culture and its understanding.
In this context and under the pretext of breaking the mold, the focus on Romania is inserted, a project that promotes the excellence of Romanian visual culture, able to impress through an authentic spirit. Thus, the project fosters a climate of exchange of experiences and critical discussion, leading to the creation of a fair vision of the Romanian identity.
The exhibition proposes both a look at the history of Romanian graphic design through editorial projects that speak about everyday life, the history and culture of a community, but also, and above all, a focus on the current protagonists, who contribute to raise the cultural-artistic level of Romania: graphic designers and illustrators with the desire to do and to show the potential of this culture.
The sustainability of the project is also given by the collaboration with several Romanian realities operating in the field of visual design: The Institute (Romanian Design Week), grapho_mat studio and the project “Cele mai frumoase cărți din România”, Posterjam, Visual Playground, Kajet Journal, Synopsis studio and the visual artist Kitra.
The capsule exhibition dedicated to Romania offers visitors the chance to discover the effervescence of the Romanian graphic design through a selection of projects exhibited in May this year at Romanian Design Week. Visitors can see works signed by Artemisa Pascu (The Unbreakable), Bianca Dumitrașcu (Happy Holidays), Biodeck (Biodeck Artwork Series), Cătălina Zlotea (Perception – eL Seed), Cristian Călin (Automata Festival 2018), Daniel&Andrew (Prut / Matei Bajenaru, Fiction Tuesdays, Prague Spring / 50 years), Faber Studio (Zoom in Romania), Glitch (Misbits Recordings / VA – The Emerald), Grapho_mat (Revista FOI no.1, CMFC visual identity), igloo media (Banchiza Urbana), Paul Dersidan (Cash), Radu Manelici (CdFD Collection, Scena9 Magazine, Superscrieri 2.0, Remus Țiplea. My Lord, The Other City), ROD by Cărturești (The ROSHO Notebook, FRESH AIR FOR THE MIND Notebooks), Saddo (CD Cover – Bălașa / Natural Groove), Save or Cancel (CAPITOL booklet #03), Sebastian Pren (POSTERS — SELECTION OF 2018), Sindroms (Sindroms 1,2,3,4), Sorin Trăistaru (řř), SuperSerios (MEH zine), Tudor Elian & Matei Eugen Stoean (Good Practice Booklets: Calea Călărașilor, Mântuleasa, Negustori, Calea Moșilor and Caimatei conservation areas), Victor Bartis (Hell’s Heaven. Romanian Art Between Mass and Blasphemy).
Graphic Days Torino 2019 takes places on 3-6 October.
See the schedule www.graphicdays.it