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5. 10. – 28. 10. 2018 | exhibition | For the last 60-70 years, twice a year, School of Visual Arts hires their most prominent designers and artists, teachers at SVA, to create subway posters promoting the school. 64 of them can be seen in the MEDIUM Gallery

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Underground Images:
School of Visual Arts Subway Posters, 1947 to the Present

 

Artists: Gail Anderson, Marshall Arisman, Chris Buzelli, Gene Case, Ivan Chermayeff, Paul Davis, Pablo Declan, Sal DeVito, Louise Fili, Audrey Flack, Nathan Fox, Bob Gill, Robert Giusti, Milton Glaser (“I Heart NY”), Phil Hays, Steven Heller, Mirko Ilić, Viktor Koen, Stephen Kroninger, Marvin Mattelson, James McMullan, Jerry Moriarty, Tony Palladino, Edel Rodriguez, Stefan Sagmeister,
David Sandlin, Paula Scher, Yuko Shimizu, Eve Sonneman, George Tscherny, James Victore and Robert Weaver
Curator: Anthony P. Rhodes
Opening speach: Róbert Paršo
Opening of the show: 4. 10. 2018 at 6pm
Duration of the exhibition: 5. 10. – 28. 10. 2018
The exhibition is held within 10th Trnava Poster Triennial 2018

 


School of Visual Arts (SVA.edu), in association with MEDIUM Gallery in Bratislava present “Underground Images: School of Visual Arts Subway Posters, 1947 to the Present.” This special guest exhibition will take place during the 10th Trnava Poster Triennial, an international juried competition that highlights graphic design and visual communication through the medium of posters. ”Underground Images” brings together the complete 63 poster series created at SVA for display in the vast New York City subway system, offering a glimpse of the history of the College and the collective talent of its acclaimed design and illustration faculty. Curated by SVA Executive Vice President Anthony P. Rhodes, who has served as creative director for the posters since 2007, the exhibition will be on view at MEDIUM Gallery, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 175/18, 811 02 Bratislava, Slovakia.

Beginning in the mid-1950s, SVA was in the vanguard of academic institutions in the U.S. to recognize the need for alternative marketing strategies to attract new students. SVA took to the platforms of New York City’s subway with advertising posters that were both thought-provoking and eye-catching, featuring the work of legendary artists like Ivan Chermayeff, Milton Glaser and George Tscherny. All practicing professionals on the faculty at SVA, they used the poster commission to explore what it means to be an artist and hone their own artistic voice. Like the College itself, the SVA subway posters have become in some way inseparable from the city as incitements to creativity and risk taking.

This exhibition presents highlights from a wide array of posters produced by the School of Visual Arts. Among the current and former faculty members who have designed the full 64 poster series are Gail Anderson, Marshall Arisman, Chris Buzelli, Gene Case, Ivan Chermayeff, Paul Davis, Pablo Declan, Sal DeVito, Louise Fili, Audrey Flack, Nathan Fox, Bob Gill, Robert
Giusti, Milton Glaser (“I Heart NY”), Phil Hays, Steven Heller, Mirko Ilić, Viktor Koen, Stephen Kroninger, Marvin Mattelson, James McMullan, Jerry Moriarty, Tony Palladino, Edel Rodriguez, Stefan Sagmeister, David Sandlin, Paula Scher, Yuko Shimizu, Eve Sonneman, George Tscherny, James Victore and Robert Weaver.

“Underground Images” is organized by SVA faculty member Mirko Ilić, and Francis DiTommaso, director, SVA Galleries.  For more information about the exhibition and its full list of contributors please visit:
http://www.sva.edu/about/exhibitions/traveling-exhibitions/underground-images

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and nearly 37,000 alumni in 75 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College’s 32 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit sva.edu.

The project has been made possible by public support from Bratislava Self-Governing Region

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