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Sagmeister & Walsh: A Retrospective
June 06 -   October 27, 2018

What does an emotion look like? How is happiness shaped? Can we touch a person's heart through design?

In an age in which every moment brings with it a new flood of images that circulate at a dizzying pace, it is worth pausing momentarily to reflect on the creation of images and the transmission of messages. Studies show that we need only 39 milliseconds in order to form an opinion. Companies pour millions into new products, and politicians invest their time and money in campaigns - yet the fate of these endeavors is decreed in less than a second.

Many of us feel that we live in a saturated world that is constantly replicating itself, and that we have already seen everything. How, then, are new images created? Do they merely obey market forces, or can they carry subversive messages? And what is the power of the gaze?

The exhibition comprises over 70 projects of Sagmeister & Walsh studio, an international trendsetter in the field of visual communication, specializes in the transmission of information, messages, feelings and ideas by means of visual tools. Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh's work is characterized by bold, courageous and subversive design choices that are emotional and human, and their use of various media and means of expression challenge conventions and rupture boundaries. These two designers transform popular conceptions of design, challenge the status quo, and explore the role of the designer in society. Their human, subjective approach, which involves a playful engagement with the viewers' senses, gives rise to unforgettable images while encouraging us to think about the images we consume and produce.

Image from the project: Pins won't save the world 
Creative / Art Director: Jessica Walsh, Stefan Sagmeister
Photography by: Aron Filkey


Maya Dvash


Stefan Sagmeister
Jessica Walsh

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