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BETWEEN THE LINES, BEYOND THE FEEL: Contemporary Conceptual Book-Design – and Story-Telling between Books’ Covers
Time: 2015.12.15 (Tues), 7-9pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut Taipei, 12th Floor, No. 20, Section 1, Hoping West Road, Taipei (MRT: Guting Station)
Organizer: Goethe-Institut Taipei, Taipei Contemporary Art Center
Speaker: Oliver Klimpel
Co-organized by Goethe-Institut Taipei and Taipei Contemporary Art Center, the lecture introduces the methodology of book conception and practice of Oliver Klimpel and explores, showcasing a selection of his projects, challenging and entertaining narrative structures and critical aspects of book-design. A side-way look at books beyond marketing-driven decisions, or mere fetish-qualities of books, but with the perspective of design as “Kulturarbeit”: a practice of reflection and intervention.His works include books for renowned arts publishers i.e. STEIDL (DE), Tate Publishing (UK), Walther König Books (DE), Spector (DE) and many artists, most recently a set of books for Taiwan-based artist Jun Yang (Jovis, 2015).
Following many years of practice in London and now mostly Berlin-based, Oliver Klimpel works at the junction between conceptual graphic design, artistic practice, text production and education. Born in Dresden, East-Germany, he set up his own studio Büro International London, after graduating from the Royal College of Art London, and worked on many projects mostly in the cultural sector, including Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery, Museum Folkwang Essen and other arts venues, on exhibition designs, publications and visual identities. He has taught and lectured widely, at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design London and other international art colleges. From 2008 to 2015 he held a professorship at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, Germany.