18.01.2011 > 18:00 > Raum 307
Els Kuijpers und Jan van Toorn sprechen über Bildproduktion als redaktionelles Gestalten, ein Dialog zwischen Gestalter und Redakteur.
Vorträge aus unterschiedlichen Arbeitssituationen von Schriftgestaltung
bis zum Buchverlegen.
Themen und Vorträge sind organisiert in Zusammenarbeit von Gabriele Franziska Götz
[Grafik Design/Editorial Design] und Kai Pfeiffer [Illustration/Comic].
Els Kuijpers (Redakteurin und Kunsthistorikerin)
[based in Den Haag, Netherlands] is a freelance publicist and curator on graphic design. As an art historian she teaches design history + design theory at the art academy in Den Haag and exhibition design at the art academy in Zwolle. She writes on graphic design for several design magazines and some weekly’s. She worked extensively on the work of Jan van Toorn [published And/Or, on contradiction in the work of Jan van Toorn, 2004 Nuth, designed by Gabriele F. Götz, and curated the oeuvre show Re: Jan van Toorn, Kunsthal Rotterdam 2004]. She is currently working on a book on Ootje Oxenaar, who has been the head of the famous Art&Design department of the Dutch Ptt from 1976–1994, that was for more than two decades the most important commissioner for graphic designers in the Netherlands.
Jan van Toorn (Gestalter und Dozent)
has been a graphic and exhibition designer since 1957. The emotional charge of van Toorn‘s designs stems from his interest in investigating visual meaning and the social role of the profession as opposed to purely practical requirements. His radical teaching and practice were highly influential on the younger generation of Dutch designers. He taught graphic design and visual communication for many years at various academies and universities in The Netherlands and abroad, including Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam [1968–1985], Technical University Eindhoven[1982–1983] and Rijksacademie Amsterdam [1986–1989]. From 1991 until 1998 he was director of the Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht, transforming it into an international postgraduate center for fine art, design and theory. Since 1989 he has taught in the MA program of Rhode Island School of Design, Providence USA. In 1997 he organized design Beyond Design, critical reflection and the practice of visual communication, a conference devoted to the discrepancy between the socio-cultural and symbolic reality of the information economy.