Oh, if only I was born on the other side of the world – for our lucky antipodean cousins have an exclusively curated and designed Experimental Jetset exhibition showing at the moment in Melbourne.
‘Superstructure’ is the first major retrospective of the work of the globally renowned graphic design studio and – it’s free.
For Superstructure, Experimental Jetset have identified key sub-cultural movements that have inspired their practice. These moments in time will be layered with existing and newly-created works including film, collage, posters, prints and installations.
The exhibition is conceived as a journey through four quarters of an imaginary city representing four conditions: The Constructivist City, The Situationist City, The Provotarian City and the Post-Punk City.
The exhibition places Experimental Jetset and their ideas-driven and socially-engaged practice within a historical continuum.
As they explain: ‘Invited by RMIT Design Hub and the NGV to put together a retrospective show on the topic of our own work, we decided to somewhat broaden the theme, and seize this opportunity to turn the exhibition into a personal research project – a chance to look deeper into some of the themes that we find relevant to our own practice’.
In addition, a sequence of newspapers will be published in collaboration with nine Melbourne-based graphic designers to connect the ideas within the show to the local context. The themes explored in the newspapers will also form the basis for a program of public events, giving visitors critical insight into graphic design discourse today.Dates:
Until 5th May 2018Location:
RMIT Design Hub Project Rooms 1 + 2
Level 2, Building 100, RMIT University
Corner Victoria and Swanston Streets