- 27th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2016
Hiker Meat and its fictitious Italian director Jesus Rinzoli have been imagined by Jamie Shovlin to represent an archetypal exploitation film – a type of filmmaking characterised by its low budget aesthetic and exploitation of sensational subject matter, which boomed from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.
film screening (English, 90 min.)
Jamie Shovlin was born in Leicester in 1978 and graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2003. His rigorous and rational language effortlessly combines conceptual complexity and playfulness with a wideranging use of textures and techniques in order to draw the viewer into an atmosphere rich in allusions and associations. Previous exhibitions include Hiker Meat 2014, Cornerhouse, Manchester and MACRO, Rome, How most of what you know is reconstruction 2013, Southampton City Art Gallery, Various Arrangements 2012, Haunch of Venison, London and In Search of Perfect Harmony, Tate Britain, London.
The Biennial will commence on 17 June 2016 with three days of lectures and presentations by world-renowned designers and design theoreticians.
This symposium will provide an opportunity to become acquainted with some of the leading figures in international graphic design, their work, and their opinions. There will also be space for personal discussion and critical debate. The official languages are Czech and English.
Moderated by Oliver Klimpel Oliver Klimpel is a designer, currently based in Berlin after living and working in London for more than 15 years. He has worked on numerous publishing and identity projects in the UK and abroad, combining design projects and research on visual culture and art. He frequently writes, and lectures internationally. From 2008 to 2015 he had been professor at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (HGB) comprehensively re-positioning the System – Design class. Most recently, he was invited by the Taipei Contemporary Art Center to develop a design research project, which seeks to explore and define the idea of a more active and critical identity for arts and cultural institutions. In May he is to undertake a project on narrative structures in Tokyo.
The program is subject to change.