Highlights from the 13 BICM Mexico Poster Biennial
The 13th edition of Mexico´s International Poster Biennial (BICM) took place from October 27th to November 2nd in Mexico City and Morelia.
Winning posters announcement and opening exhibition was held at the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City. Jury members (Nelu Wolfensohn-Quebec, Arnulfo Aquino-Mexico, Antonio Castro-USA, Ronald Curchod-Switzerland, Mark Gowing-Australia, Laura Llópiz-Cuba, Sophia Shin-Taiwan and Parisa Tashakori-Iran) chose this year’s winning posters which you can view here.
Afterwards, 19 Workshops, 19 lectures and 15 exhibitions from some of the world´s best designers took place in the beautiful colonial city of Morelia at par with the breathtaking celebrations of the mexican tradition “Día de muertos” (Day of the dead); a perfect date to be in Mexico for all the international attendees!
So many great activities happen at the same time, it makes it difficult to get a glimpse of all of them at once, so we chose some of the highlights from our attending team member Gus Moraislie:
Workshop by Diego “Yayo” Herrera from Colombia. His graphic quality and humour were simply amazing; worth mentioning he is one of the nicest persons in the world!
Jazz concert hommage to Martha Covarrubias / BICM
Nelu Wolfensonh lecture. In which he told us the “secret formula” to make quickly and easily a great poster.
Shino Suefusa lecture about Tama University in Tokyo
Laura Lllópiz and Pepe Menéndez lecture about Design in Cuba nowadays
Parisa Tasakori and Mehdi Saedi lectures. Both sharing a beatiful and interesting view of Iran
Fernando Rueda lecture about Puppets. Closing the event with funny video interventions and a play with all the puppets made by his students during the workshops.
Graphic Advocacy, Arnulfo Aquino, and Posters about Death (in collaboration with Ecole Intuit-Lab) exhibitions
Night of the death in UNLA University: Altars, traditional food, regional dances, prehispanic rituals, performances and great costumes.
Finally, Gus says: “Last but not least what I love about attending BICM and all the great Poster Biennials is the opportunity to meet new friends and reunite with old ones. A lot of the learning takes place on the lectures and workshops; but outside, enjoying a meal, a coffee or a beer friendships and new poster projects are truly nurtured”.
See you in Mexico in 2016!
Photos: Exhibitions and lectures by Lonnie Ruiz; Day of the dead portraits by Emrys Miller; Garcia Marquez altar and prehispanic ritual by Gus Morainslie.
Vision – Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2014
Teaming up with the Hong Kong Designers Association for the fifth time, the Hong Kong International Poster Triennial continues to document new and exciting developments in poster design, while also encouraging international cultural exchange and enriching the museum’s collections. The museum presents the 2014 Triennial in three parts – a competition, an exhibition and a seminar.
The four categories in the competition – Ideology, Promotion of Cultural Events, Commercial and Advertising, and Thematic “Blind Spot” – attracted 1,556 works from 32 countries providing a comprehensive overview of the latest global trends in poster design.
The jury was made up by Dr Jianping He from Germany, Ms Luba Lukova from the United States of America, Mr Masayoshi Kodaira from Japan, Mr Ralph Schraivogel from Switzerland, and Mr John Warwicker from the United Kingdom, who selected a shortlist of 222 entries for the event, which will be showcased along representative works by the five judges, under the title “Vision”.
The Biennial will take place in Hong Kong Heritage Museum, at the Poster Pavilion from December 6, 2014 to March 2, 2015.
On September 30th the Presentation of BICeBe 2015 (Bolivian International Poster Biennial) took place in Spain Cultural Center at La Paz city. It will be followed by a presentation in Cochabamba next Thursday October 2nd.
The upcoming BICeBe will be held on November 16th-21st 2015, in La Paz City, featuring Spain as the guest country. The subject for this edition´s poster call is “A Happiness Culture with Social Responsibility”.
Deadline to send your posters (in digital format) is March 13th, 2015. Download the official call for entries here.
Last year´s edition proved that BICeBe is the most important poster biennial in South America, featuring a great number of exhibitions (worth highlighting are Batory and Bouvet breath taking large format posters); lecturers from around the world; workshops for professionals, students and kids; and even a wrestling match with the famous local “Cholitas”. If you have a chance we highly recommend you attend to BICeBe 2015.
The Poster Biennale is undergoing a metamorphosis, which is expected to attract both established poster lovers and new audiences. The exhibition of selected works will take on a different appearance. The show of shortlisted and award-winning works will be accompanied by an exhibition of street-art forms of communication (stickers, spray-can art and template graphics) and poster exhibitions at other venues in Warsaw.
The 24th International Poster Biennale (IPB) presents posters created worldwide between 2012 and 2013. The Warsaw Biennale aims at reviewing and comparing the most significant achievements of that time. The event is organized by the Poster Museum at Wilanów (Division of the National Museum in Warsaw in cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Association of Applied Graphic Designers STGU). Endorsed by ICOGRADA.
Registration for participating in the Biennale is open. The deadline for sending works on server is February 28th 2014. Find out how and where to submit your posters at: biennale.postermuseum.pl
Although we are sure many of you are already familiar with the amazing Bolivian Poster Biennial we couldn’t leave it out from our news. The Bicebé exhibition, featuring more than 800 posters from all over the world has been travelling around and is now on display at the Centro Cultural Santa Cruz in Bolivia. For more information and to see images of the exhibition check them out on Facebook.