PREPARE FOR PICTOPIA, BERLIN
HKW – Haus der Kulturen der Welt – Berlin, Germany
In 2009 the iconic HKW Haus der Kulturen der Welt invited Pictoplasma to curate the world’s first large-scale exhibition on contemporary character design and art. “Prepare for Pictopia” playfully explored the phenomenon and offered new and surprising insight into a growing scene of graphic designers and artists that work with a shared set of icons, opening up new contexts and correlations. The exhibition examined the contemporary vague of reduced figuration as a strategy for producing a vitalism outside established narratives.