"Korea: Design + Poster" exhibition in Munich, Germany
received from Die Neue Sammlung
Ausstellungsfolder Korea: Design + Plakat, Entwurf: Bureau Mirko Borsche, 2017
Korea: Design + Poster
March 04, 2017 - June 18, 2017
Explosion and chaos – or Land of the Morning Calm? Design in South Korea oscillates between these extremes. Die Neue Sammlung is displaying Korean design, handicrafts and posters from its collection for the first time, beginning with the 1980s.
Initially it was the search for simple beauty in an everyday product that characterized the Korean approach to handicrafts, later on to industrial, and product design. Yet, instead of “Made in Korea” it is often brand names such as LG, Samsung and Kia that stand for K-design.
Contemporary Korean poster experiment with Hangeul-letters, Pop art, comics, Swiss typography, 70ies and 80ies reminiscences ... explosion of styles. This is the first exhibition in Europe specially devoted to this area: with some 100 works from 25 graphic design studios.