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designaustria goes Poland: »TTIP Poster – Graphics go Politics!«


Laznia – Centre for Contemporary Art

ul. Jaskółcza 1 80-767
Gdansk, Poland

In 2016, the project »Graphics go Politics!« on TTIP –  the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – was initiated by the Viennese designer Michael Nouri in cooperation with designaustria.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the United States and the European Union can be transalted as the new political direction for economic deregulation as well as an attack on democracy. It promotes instability in regards to environmental and climate protection plus in the legal protection of workers in third countries. Austrian and Polish graphic designers / artists were nvited to take stands visually to the current discourse. The exhibtion’s objective is to show TTIP as striking example for neoliberal conditions, where it’s protest serves as creative processing.

The submissions are in the tradition of the political poster, which makes the partner-ships consequences for society, economy and environment visible. Therefore  the posters act as public contribution and a formation of opinion. Supporters and opponents have articulated arguments in the spectrum of »Pro economic growth« to »chlorine chicken – no thanks«.

Artists: Damian Antolak, Gustav Assem, Thomas Biegler, Jarek Bujny,  Claudia Christof, Caroline Cook, Agnieszka Dajczak, Cunyi Deistler, Joachim Doujak, Leah Fankhauser, Alexandra Fruhstorfer, Katrin Ganglberger, Julia Hofmann, Erich Hebenstreit, Helena Kappel-müller, Damian Kłaczkiewicz, Theresa Korherr, Evi Langes, Sarah Leczek, Patrick Mannsberger, Christine Mlnarsky, Michael Nouri, Wojciech Osuchowski, Klaus Pinter, Katarzyna Piróg, Wilfried Rameder, Sägenvier, Finn Schafferhans, Christoph Sturmlechner, Christine Wawrinek, Anna Wilk, Marc Zosel.