The Triennale design Museum presents Graphic Design Worlds, their first large-scale exhibition dedicated to international graphic design, curated by Giorgio Camuffo and Maddalena Dalla Mura.
What was once generically called “graphics” and has more recently been catalogued under the umbrella of visual communications is today considered an expression of contemporary culture closely interwoven with a number of different fields and disciplines. A phenomenon that viewed in close-up reveals alternative ways of interpreting the world, work, relationships, and hints at educational models that transcend professions and individual projects, addressing society as a whole. Yet despite this richness the world of graphic design remains largely undiscovered and unstudied, especially beyond the narrow confines of the profession itself. This is particularly, and ironically, true in Italy, which has produced, and still produces, such an advanced level of excellence in this very field. Graphic Design Worlds wants to shine a spotlight on graphic designers for the general public, highlighting the role they play as interpreters and actors of contemporary social, cultural and economic life today, producers of creative universes and potential catalysts for change, both locally and on a global level. The exhibition sees the works and history of the some of the international contemporary scene’s most interesting graphic designers as a prism offering a multifaceted glimpse of the fields they work in, the interlocking networks behind the scenes and the vital links in today’s world.