Until the 13th of April 2008
A total of 28 exhibits from designer Reza Abedini’s private collection illustrate the function of contemporary design as the engine of progress and social change.
On Thursday 7 February 2008, Casa Asia, in collaboration with the Istituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona and the Association of Designers in the Region of Valencia, inaugurated last Thursday 7th February the exhibition ‘Iranian Graphics (1970-2006)’, a selection of posters by a number of leading Iranian designers who see design as the engine of progress and social change. Commissioned by Eric Olivares, poster designer and teacher at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Barcelona, the exhibition comprises 28 exhibits from designer Reza Abedini’s private collection covering the period from 1970 to 2006. The exhibition can be seen in the Sala TransAsia at the Casa Asia building until 13 April.
Film festival posters, tributes to writers, exhibitions and book covers are some of the subjects of the posters contained in the exhibition, which are completely free from any political subject matter. The compositions combine text, images and swirling calligraphic curves and waves to make up a drawing in themselves. Casa Asia will showcase the work of professionals such as Ebrahim Haghighi, Morteza Momayez, Alireza Mostafazadeh and Reza Abedini himself –a series of designers who helped set Iranian poster design on the path to modernity.
Exhibition: ‘Iranian Graphics (1970-2006)’
Date: 8 February to 13 April
Place: Sala TransAsia. Casa Asia building. Avd. Diagonal 373
Time:Tuesday to Thursday, and Sunday, 10.00 am to 2 pm.
Friday and Saturday, 10.00 am to 8 pm. Closed Monday.