Design Museum Holon presents Sagmeister and Walsh: A Retrospective The

The first retrospective exhibition of New York based creative agency Sagmeister & Walsh

June 6 – October 27, 2018

 Stefan Sagmeister & Jessica Walsh – Image by John Madere

Stefan Sagmeister & Jessica Walsh – Image by John Madere

May 2018: Design Museum Holon presents Sagmeister and Walsh: A Retrospective, the first retrospective exhibition for creative agency Sagmeister & Walsh curated by Design Museum Holon’s Chief Curator Maya Dvash, which will explore past and new works by creative designers Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh. The summer exhibition Sagmeister and Walsh: A Retrospective will take visitors through an exploration of visual communication design with a selection of two-dimensional posters, spatial representations, material objects and social experiments, amongst other techniques. It will seek to broaden viewers’ perspective of visual communication design, whilst conveying Sagmeister and Walsh’s daring creativity and playfulness.

“One of the core goals of Design Museum Holon is to introduce our audiences, design professionals and the general public, to the many faces of design, visual communication design being one of them,” says Maya Dvash, Design Museum Holon’s Chief Curator. “Sagmeister and Walsh’s humour,curiosity and imaginative character provided us with the perfect opportunity to shed light on visual communication design and its multi-faceted nature.”

Since joining forces in 2012, Sagmeister and Walsh studio has been spreading messages, sensations and ideas and re-inventing familiar topics using visual tools. Spanning across all the Museum’s spaces, Sagmeister and Walsh: A Retrospective will display the vast variety of projects that the studio has been involved in, incorporating their self-initiated projects such as branding, posters, web design and interactive installations, alongside video projections and sketches. In addition, it will examine some of the studio’s dominant topics - happiness, beauty and emotion - exploring subjects like the connection between words and images, identity, popular culture, relationships, politics and social activism.

“It is an absolute pleasure to see our work being featured in a building designed by our friend Ron Arad, and we hope that our content will do justice to his container. We are very happy to be able to show a more wide-ranging overview of our work within the backdrop of Design Museum Holon’s wonderful and inspiring space. The exhibition will go beyond the final visual product of our work, so people can see, touch, and feel many of our physical works and get a peek into the behind the scenes.” – Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh, Designers and Co-Partners

The Lower Gallery of Design Museum Holon will take viewers through an engaging ‘behind the scenes’ of Sagmeister & Walsh’s work, which is presented in the Upper Gallery.

The Upper Gallery will investigate the themes of the exhibition through six categories: Representation of Feelings, Creating World, Letter as an Image, Destruction & Assembly, References & Quotations, and Representation of Human Body.

The design lab will feature the smaller visual communication exhibition “Uncanning Valley”, which highlights technological and innovative works by Israeli design students. This experimental exhibition will be based on digitally creative and anti-disciplinary design concepts and is curated by Noga Shimson, who also curated the “Wheat is Wheat is Wheat” exhibition by designer Peddy Mergui. Located in the corridor, this exhibition puts a spotlight on consumerism and materialism.

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Notes to Editor

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In October 2017, Design Museum Holon was selected by National Geographic Traveller as one of the 15 must-sees museums around the world.

About Design Museum Holon

Designed by world-renowned architect Ron Arad, Design Museum Holon was inaugurated in March 2010 and has quickly established itself as one of the most exciting developments to emerge in the Middle East. The Museum is part of an urban regeneration initiative that aims to transform the City of Holon into a centre for design. Central to Design Museum Holon’s mission is to supply an enriching and thought-provoking environment for visitors to explore exciting and engaging design ideas, principles, processes and objects in a tactile and practical fashion. www.dmh.org.il

About Sagmeister & Walsh

Sagmeister & Walsh is a creative agency based in New York City. Founded in 2012 by designers Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh, the studio specializes in brand identities, campaigns, social strategy & content creation, commercials, websites, apps, books, environments, and more. Stefan Sagmeister is a designer and art director from Austria. His portfolio consists of creative design projects for the Rolling Stones, The Talking Heads, Lou Reed, and The Guggenheim Museum, among many others. Sagmeister has received two Grammy Awards for his art direction and design, and is also co-director of a documentary “The Happy Film”, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. Jessica Walsh is a designer and art director, creating projects for clients such as Jay-Z, Barneys, The New York Times, Levi’s, and The Museum of Modern Art, among many others. Her work has won most major design awards and has received numerous distinctions such as Forbes Magazine “30 Under 30 Top Creatives Designing the Future”. Walsh’s book “40 Days of Dating” is being turned into a movie.

Jacob Peres Office