Exclusively curated and designed for Australian audiences, Experimental Jetset – Superstructure is the first major retrospective of the work of globally renowned graphic design studio Experimental Jetset.
Based in Amsterdam, Experimental Jetset was founded in 1997 by Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers and Danny van den Dungen. Focused on printed matter and site-specific installations – and known for its uniquely modernist use of typography – the studio’s work has been collected by leading museums including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Art Institute of Chicago and SFMOMA (San Francisco).
A free exhibition, Experimental Jetset – Superstructure is presented by RMIT Design Hub in association with the National Gallery of Victoria and will launch as part of Melbourne Design Week. Experimental Jetset will be the keynote presenters at the Melbourne Art Book Fair, on Thursday 15 March at the NGV.
RMIT Design Hub co-curators Kate Rhodes and Fleur Watson say that the exhibition will be the perfect introduction to this ground-breaking studio.
“The exhibition places Experimental Jetset and its ideas-driven, socially engaged practice within a historical continuum: it is both a career survey of the studio’s work and a large-scale installation in which its designers explore the relationship between graphic language and the city,” Watson says.
“Experimental Jetset interpret the city as a forest made of walls and words. They see it, and the modernism that shaped the cities of the twentieth century, as a zone for opposing voices, movements and manifestos. Their view of design is of an excitingly alive space for conversation and debate,” Rhodes adds.
The exhibition opens at RMIT Design Hub on Friday 16 March and runs until Saturday 5 May.
Communications Collective is proud to be RMIT Design Hub’s communications partner.
Image: Statement and Counter-Statement: Notes on Experimental Jetset (2015). Monograph published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam (NL).