1998, Pierre Mendell, "The twelfth night", Shakespeare, Bayerische Staatsoper
Pierre Mendell - Opera Posters
|Duration of exhibition:
||June 21 – September 3, 2006
||Tuesday, June 20, 11:00
||Tuesday, June 20, 19:00
||Die Neue Sammlung – State Museum of Applied
Art and Design
in the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
wintergarden, Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Str.
||Thuesday – Sunday 10 – 17, Thursday + Friday 10 – 20
Info-Tel +49 (0)89 / 23 805-360, +49 (0)89 / 272725-0
For over 12 years now, Pierre Mendell’s opera posters have adorned
billboards and repeatedly created exciting highlights in downtown Munich. On
the occasion of the 2006 Opera Festival Die Neue Sammlung is devoting a special
show in the light-filled wintergarden of the Pinakothek der Moderne to this
highly diverse and entertaining topic.
Pierre Mendell, born in 1929, has won countless international awards for his
oeuvre – and the work of this graphic designer has focused on two international
cultural institutions: Die Neue Sammlung (the State Museum of Applied Arts
and Design in Munich), for whom he has created posters year-in year-out since
1980 and whose corporate identity he likewise devised until 2003, and the Bavarian
State Opera, for whom he has worked in a similar capacity since 1993.
Good graphic design stands out for the intellectual approach behind it: stringent,
minimalized, always vibrant, never claiming to be something it is not. In this
vein, Pierre Mendell has developed a style that is truly his own, yet flexibly
adapts to the respective task and thus does great justice to the respective
themes. For this reason, his posters are as simple as they are convincing,
and thus withstand the test of time.
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