Graphic design at the MAK: the lighthouse and Relax-theatre

The message that wanted to bring these posters to the people, back. Your appellativer character evaporates. What was once intended with them, plays no great rol

Graphic design at the MAK: the lighthouse and Relax-theatre

The message that wanted to bring these posters to the people, back. Your appellativer character evaporates. What was once intended with them, plays no great role any more. The exhibition in the Frankfurt Museum of Applied art, the experience of Thursday at the Richard Meier building on the Sachsenhausen Bank of the main to the Work of Anette Lenz in a new context. The graphic designer and the curators of your Show, had exactly this in mind: the products of the 1964-born, Paris-based designer in a new context other than the original meaning.

Michael Holzer

culture editor of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

F. A. Z.

there is No documentation of your work, so no Overview of a considerable OEuvre, not a reconstruction one tiger purposes and tasks, or even spatial relationships in which the posters, facade design, appearances, once inserted it was intended. Rather, the exhibition creators have the shapes and colors, the Anette Lenz has combined with a certain Intention and the expectations of the Client according to the conditions in the white Museum building and its surroundings, in addition to the high-rise buildings-influenced exterior view of the city of Frankfurt, adjusted.

The power of signs as such

sign with explanations. This is a blessing. Because a primary aesthetic consideration of the way. The posters, graphics, and also a larger Installation unfold in this way, an effect that brings out the artistic to the fore and the Purpose forget. All of a sudden it comes to the strength of character as such, the Responsive of a formal language, in Association with an often very strong, extremely high-contrast chroma wins over the beholder, regardless of the information should be transported in order.

Anette Lenz was hired after completing her studies in Munich, it was there, in an office that was going on according to the strict rules of the Bauhaus and the Ulm school. In 1989 she went to France, where she was able to leave the reduced and factual German graphic Tradition. She came in contact with Grapus, a design group that was founded after the student and workers revolts of 1968 and revolutionary ideas, felt committed enough. Not only political, but also aesthetic art. advertising was a dirty word, they went with a progressive claim to works and used strategies of the artistic avant-garde.

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Unusual combinations of materials and elements, a subversive Verunklarung of the topics, posters, on which there are different design means: The experimental approach of Grapus has been influenced by Anette Lenz in a sustainable way. The Agitation, however, she took to a large extent, of formal clarity, however, it does not lack. Some of the work that is now to be seen, is reminiscent of the concept art, characters, puts you literally in the scene: If you like the word "Repetition" surfaces several times in long, drawn-out letters on the wall behind the other ranks, and to the Form and statement is the most Wonderful, just as to the text, images and objects of a Joseph Kosuth, and Bruce Nauman.

Anette Lenz has worked for organizations in the Paris Banlieue, for cities and theaters, museums, cultural centers and Festivals. You coined about the Design appearance of the "Centre chorégraphique national du Havre Haute-Normandie", in the Second world war, extremely-ridden industrial city of Le Havre: The institution changed its name to "Le Phare", a steep template for the artist, who created a light installation for the house and with the help of the lighthouse-a metaphor also a distinctive Design for the dance theatre-the centre has developed.

Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 15:19

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