Prem Krishnamurthy, designer, curator, and co-founder of design studio Project Projects, will speak about the process and exhibition design of “Graphic Design—Now in Production,” which recently opened at Governors Island in New York. Curated by Andrew Blauvelt of the Walker Art Center and Ellen Lupton of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the show represents one of the largest surveys of graphic design to take place in America in the past 15 years, and focuses on contemporary designers’ expanded roles as authors, editors, publishers, and more.
Project Projects played multiple roles within the exhibition: in addition to having several works featured, the studio also designed the exhibition’s graphic identity and the New York installation of the show, together with Leong Leong Architects. In this presentation at the Gestalten Space, Krishnamurthy will discuss the crucial intersection of spatial and curatorial concerns that occur in the creation of a large-scale exhibition of graphic design—a medium that is typically seen in the world-at-large, rather than within the white cube of a museum.
About the host
Prem Krishnamurthy is a graphic designer, curator, and founding principal of the renowned design studio Project Projects (New York), undoubtedly one of the most forward-thinking design practices today. Acclaimed for their conceptual, content-driven and progressive approach to visual form, the studio works with a highly focused set of clients from the cultural sector that includes the Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim Museum, Harvard University, and SALT Istanbul, among others. Deeply rooted in contemporary cultural discourse, Project Projects produces work across a wide range of media: artist books, catalogs, and institutional identity systems, to websites, exhibition design, signage, and infrastructure projects.