Zak Kyes Working With…
Swiss-American “critical graphic designer” Zak Kyes is known for his thoughtful approach to design, especially with regard to collaboration. While billed as documenting Kyes’ first solo exhibition, this catalog from the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig is also a representation of the relationships formed by Kyes as he collaborates with his clients and partners, who include artists, architects, writers, curators, graphic designers and editors. Starting with curator Barbara Steiner, the small-format publication brings together a range of works by Kyes that have been expanded and enlivened by a host of collaborators, hence the book’s subtitle: Working With… .
Apart from studio projects, Kyes’ critical practice encompasses publishing, curating and creating sitespecific projects for and with art institutions. His work engages with publications as sites for debate and exchange rather than documentation. He currently teaches in the MA program at ECAL (L’École cantonale d’art de Lausanne) and the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, where, since 2006, he has also been Art Director. Among Kyes’ many international exhibitions and awards, his London design studio Z.A.K. won the Inform Award for Conceptual Design in 2011 and has twice been awarded the prize for the Most Beautiful Swiss Book.
This publication features contributions and collaborations from Can Altay, Charles Arsène-Henry, Shumon Basar, Richard Birkett, Andrew Blauvelt, Edward Bottoms, Wayne Daly, Jesko Fezer, Joseph Grigely, Nikolaus Hirsch, Maria Lind, Markus Miessen, Michel Müller, Radim Peško and Barbara Steiner.
Softcover / 4 1/2 x 7 inches / 266 pp / 5 b&w and 43 color
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