2022 marks the 60th anniversary of Yves Saint Laurent’s first haute couture show at the couturier’s legendary atelier at 5, Avenue Marceau. To commemorate this anniversary, six Parisian museums have come together to celebrate the life and work of an iconic creator in fashion and culture.
We are delighted to announce that we have created the Yves Saint Laurent aux Musées exhibition graphics, a joint event curated by Madison Cox, president of the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, Stephan Janson and Mouna Mekouar.
The YSL Museum will showcase drawings, models, original patterns, prototypes, and archives previously unseen by the public. The city’s major museums will showcase the designer’s fascination with art, establishing a dialogue between pieces from his collections and the influence they have had on the couturier’s imaginary.
The exhibitions will be on view from 29 January to 18 September 202 at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent, Centre Pompidou, Musée du Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Musée Picasso Paris y en el Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Lacasta Design has designed the exhibition graphics for the exhibition of the Australian artist Liam Young at Espacio Fundación Telefónica. The film director and architect has developed his latest audiovisual projects exploring the boundaries between film, video art, animation and design.
The theme of Liam Young. Worldbuilding focuses on the urban experience in imaginary cities, using speculative fiction using data and statistical analysis, and his latest projections will be shown alongside models, photographs and costumes.
This exhibition is part of the programme of the Madrid Urban Digital Art Festival, MMMAD, and will be on view from 20 May to 20 November 2022.
Katz, one of the forerunners of pop art in the 20th century, has actively participated in the exhibition, curated by Guillermo Solana, the museum’s artistic director. A total of 40 large-format canvases with the usual themes of his works: individual and group portraits, and his particular vision of nature, both dreamlike landscapes and colorful flowers.
The exhibition can be visited from 11 June to 11 September 2022.
The Bras family, originally from the Aubrac region in the French Massif Central, have spent their entire lives in the kitchen. The first was the now legendary chef Michel, and now it is his son Sébastien Bras who, in this book, reveals the secrets that have made his restaurant Le Suquet one of the best in the world.
Designed by Lacasta Design and published by Phaidon, this volume not only brings together 40 previously unpublished recipes, but also brings the reader closer to the history of the family and explores the gastronomic importance of Aubrac with the help of journalist Pierre Carrey, as well as 270 images including photographs and illustrations.
Sally Gabori’s monumental work is being presented for the first time in a solo exhibition in Europe thanks to the Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain. The Aboriginal artist, considered one of Australia’s most important artists, began painting at the age of 80 and in just a few years, she became known for her vibrantly coloured paintings.
Lacasta Design has designed the exhibition catalogue, which includes 96 reproductions of her work, including 30 paintings in the exhibition. It covers Gabori’s entire life and artistic career, from his birth in 1924 in a small village on Bentinck Island to his forced exile on Mornington Island. His work explores his origins and his relationship with the landscape, and contains texts by Aboriginal cultural experts Nicholas Evans, Judith Ryan (Chief Curator at the University of Melbourne) and Bruce McLean.
Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori is on view from 3 July to 6 November at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain in Paris.
This book, designed by our studio and published by Phaidon, is a compendium of a new trend in garden design: a wild look but with a careful choice of species and an eco-sustainable approach.
With more than 350 photographs by Claire Takacs, in its more than 300 pages Noel Kingsbury brings together a selection of 40 gardens around the world, designed by some of the best landscape designers in the world such as Sean Hogan, Piet Oudolf or Dan Pearson, among others.
Twenty years after Juan Muñoz’s early death, the Centro Botín de Santander is holding the first retrospective dedicated to his drawings, both those that served as a preparatory basis for his sculptures and the drawings that constirute an artistic corpus per se.
Lacasta Design has designed the catalogue of the exhibition, in which more than 200 original works on loan from institutions and private collectors will be on display. The publication offers a different perspective of his work as a sculptor: his facet as a draughtsman, a medium in which he worked uninterruptedly for two decades.
The catalogue, co-published by Centro Botín and La Fábrica, includes texts by the curator, Dieter Schwarz, and by James Cahill, Manuela B. Mena Marqués, John Berger, James Lingwood, Declan McGonagle, Brenda McParland and Guy Tosatto.
Juan Muñoz (Madrid, 1953-2001) was one of the most important artists on the national and international scene. His sculptural work, between the classical treatment of figures and the avant-garde, was recognised by critics and the public.
The exhibition can be visited until 16 October 2022.
We have designed the exhibition graphics for the first retrospective in France of the Argentine artist León Ferrari at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, curated by Andrea Wain.
The exhibition, which will be open until 29 August 2022, includes sculptures, assemblages, and pictorial and graphic works by the artist from 1950 onwards. Ferrari’s artistic corpus is a mixture of experimentation with different media and a discourse based on the political, the aesthetic and the anticlerical, translating thoughts into images, without neglecting the importance of language and the written word as a way of communicating both his ideas about art and his vision of the world.
León Ferrari (Buenos Aires, 1920-2013) was a self-taught artist, with no academic training, who became interested in sculpture while studying engineering. Although in the early years of his career he was interested in abstract art, in the seventies his work focused on the revision and re-examination of certain Western paradigms.
Lacasta Design adds a new exhibition graphic design to the projects carried out in 2022. On this occasion, in the retrospective dedicated to Shirley Jaffe at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Shirley Jaffe (1923-2016) was an American painter who settled in France in the 1950s. After a brief period in which she was interested in abstract expressionism, she moved away from this movement in search of her own voice and pictorial gestures through geometric and chromatic compositions.
The exhibition can be visited until the end of August 2022.
Tatiana Trouvé’s exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris is one of the exhibition graphics projects we have been working on over the summer. The exhibition, made up of large-scale drawings and sculptures, taken to the three-dimensional to represent a kind of mental map of the artist’s dreams, generates a visual experience that seeks to disorientate the spectator.
The exhibition can be visited from 8 June to 22 August 2022.
How do the ecological challenges of our time influence artistic practices? This is the main theme addressed in IACCCA‘s first own publishing production, designed by Lacasta Design.
The publication features essays by curator Heidi Ballet and historian T. J. Demos and poems by Selina Nwulu, as well as numerous works illustrating various art projects related to crucial contemporary issues such as the deterioration of our ecosystem.
IACCCA, which stands for the International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art, is a non-profit organisation comprising more than 50 corporate collections of contemporary art from around the world. The book will be presented in Madrid on 19 September 2021 as part of the activities scheduled for the 3rd IACCCA International Symposium, to be held at CaixaForum Madrid.
Our studio has had the pleasure of designing the commemorative book for the CLXX anniversary of Canal de Isabel II. A careful edition with a foreword by Eduardo Martínez de Pisón and photographs by Ricardo Cases, Paco Gómez, David Jiménez and Adrian Tyler.
With water as the main theme of the publication, these four great photographers have captured their own vision of this natural element, its natural surroundings and the rich heritage and landscape of an organisation that has just celebrated its 165th anniversary.
The volume Masterworks of Modern Photography 1909-1940, published by MoMA / Silvana Editores and designed by Lacasta Design, shows a selection of works from the Thomas Walther Collection, which analyses the connection between the way of perceiving modernity of European photographers such as André Kertész, Claude Cahun, Karl Blossfeldt, László Moholy-Nagy, Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson and North American photographers such as Paul Strand, Edward Weston, Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen, among others. The photography of the interwar period, characterised by creative exploration of the medium, laid the foundations for a new approach to documentary and abstract style through movements such as Surrealism, Constructivism and the Bauhaus.
Accompanying its publication, the montage of the exhibition held at MoMA in 2015 has been recovered and has recently been on view at MASI Lugano and CAMERA, Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, in Turin.
We have added a new publication to our regular collaborations with Fundación MAPFRE with the design of the catalogue Morandi. Infinite Resonance, which accompanies the retrospective exhibition and takes us on a journey through the work of Giorgio Morandi, one of the most significant and unclassifiable artists in the history of 20th century art.
Morandi was one of the masters of figurative representation, such as still lifes, and a contemporary of the Futurists. Influenced in his early days by the Italian masters (Giotto, Uccello, Masaccio) and, later, by Cézanne and Cubism, his treatment of composition and objects and his use of color make his work not only transcendental but metaphysical.
The publication also reflects the dialogue established between Morandi’s work and a selection of works by major figures in contemporary art such as the photographer Joel Meyerowitz, the sculptor Rachel Whiteread, the ceramist Edmund de Waal and the multidisciplinary artist Tacita Dean, among others.
Organised by Fundación MAPFRE and Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera, the exhibition can be visited from 27th September 2021 to 9th January 2022 at the Sala de Recoletos in Madrid.
Following its run at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, the Centre Pompidou in Paris is presenting the first retrospective in France of Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the major figures of 20th-century North American art.
Lacasta Design has created the exhibition graphics, which features around a hundred paintings, drawings and photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, and which offers a complete vision of her artistic trajectory. Works that range from the works of the 1910s (with which she became a pioneer of abstraction), through her famous flowers or her views of New York (which made her one of the principal figures of modernity in her country), to the paintings of New Mexico, the result of her fascination with the landscape and the mixture of cultures of this remote territory. It can be visited until 6th December 2021.
The catalogue accompanying the temporary exhibition Tàpies in Zabalaga has been co-published by the Chillida Leku museum and La Fábrica and designed by our studio. With this exhibition, the museum begins a new series of exhibitions in which it will invite other artists to enter into dialogue with this space, and the first artist to exhibit inside the Zabalaga farmhouse has been Antoni Tàpies, Eduardo Chillida’s friend and exceptional creator.
The exhibition, which will be open until 10th January 2022, will be made up of a selection of small and large-scale works, mainly sculptures, dating from the 1980’s to the 1990’s, some of which will be on view for the first time outside the Fundació Antoni Tàpies.
The authors of the catalogue are specialists in the work of the Catalan artist: the Art Historian Nùria Homs, who works at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona, and Lourdes Cirlot, a specialist in contemporary art and Professor at the University of Barcelona.
The Irish artist, who at the beginning of his career felt identified with minimalism, has worked since the 1970s in installations and audiovisual media in which he questions reality. These projections are usually synchronized with slides, films, audio narrations and soundtracks, representing themes from popular culture, literature, painting, theater or cinema.
The temporary exhibition is part of the summer program and will be open until August 23, 2021.
The Center Pompidou Málaga opens an exhibition on the sculptor Julio González, one of the figures who was at the forefront of modern sculpture from the 1930s. of the 20th century.
The museum has given us the opportunity to design the exhibition graphics of the exhibition, focused on the major stages of an artistic career centered on working with metal, especially iron, as the main material to draw its main themes in space: dance as a study of movement, or masks as a set of planes.
The Julio González exhibition, curated by Brigitte Leal, in collaboration with the Fundación la Caixa, can be visited until October 17, 2021.
The exhibition catalog on Bill Brandt has been selected as one of the best photography publications of the year by the PHotoEspaña festival.
PHotoEspaña, one of the most important photography festivals in Europe, presents its 24th edition in 2021, with 86 exhibitions. Among them, the first retrospective dedicated to this photographer, which can be seen until August 29 at Fundación MAPFRE, in Madrid.
The collective exhibition with the best photography books can be seen at PhotoEspaña Gallery (c / Alameda, 9, Madrid) until until August 30, 2021.
Lacasta Design has developed the exhibition graphics for the exhibition Women in Art, which allows discovering unpublished artists for both specialists and the general public.
The exhibition proposes a journey through the history of abstract art created by women from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. A multidisciplinary and global exhibition that includes works from Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.
The exhibition, organized by the Center Pompidou Paris, opens to the public on May 5, 2021 and can be visited until August 23, 2021.
Design of the catalog for the ‘Picasso Ibero’ exhibition, the first exhibition to explore the influence of Iberian art on Pablo Picasso’s work through more than 200 pieces.
Co-edited by Fundación Botín and La Fábrica, it is an original confrontation that offers the possibility of reflecting on how the discovery of an autochthonous and “primitive” art contributed to the formation of the identity and artistic language of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.
The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Musée national Picasso-Paris and curated by Cécile Godefroy, with Roberto Ontañón Peredo as Associate Curator, and coordinated by Pierre Rouillard for the Iberian section.
‘Picasso Ibero’ can be visited from May 1, 2021 to September 12, 2021 at the Centro Botín, Santander, Spain.
From October 2021 until July, we will be part of the group of professionals who participate in the Master of Editorial Design and Production at IED Madrid.
This master’s degree, directed by Tres Tipos Gráficos, raises the dialogue between paper and screen, and includes the study of the different publication formats, the role of photography and illustration, the principles of composition and typographic aesthetics, but also incorporates the research and prototyping processes typical of the digital world into print media design.
We will try to contribute our vision of the culture of the editorial project or the dynamics that govern its processes without forgetting the differences between the types of publications and their special characteristics.
Venue Canal de Isabel II of the Community of Madrid and Centro José Guerrero from Granada present ‘SOLO’, an exhibition by Argentine photographer Matías Costa, which proposes a journey through his trajectory of three decades of work, including photojournalism, travel chronicles or autobiographical narration.
Lacasta Design has been comissioned to design the space graphics and the catalog that complements the exhibition. The publication, edited by La Fábrica, includes texts by the historian and curator Carlos Martín, the journalist Leila Guerriero and the specialized photography critic Federica Chiocchetti.
Matías Costa (Buenos Aires, 1973) is a journalist, photographer and co-founder of the NOPHOTO collective. He has received distinctions such as the World Press Photo or PHotoEspaña Prize. He is a regular contributor to press media such as El País or The New York Times.
Joan Brossa’s Catalog Raisonné, which includes the visual work of an experimental type and not edited by the artist, has been awarded the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports. 1ST Prize Best published Art Book Awards 2019.
The catalog includes a series of projects conceived in the form of books or sets with his experimental poems and collections of visual poetry.
Thanks to all the members of the jury!
We are happy to announce that one of our latest works, the book ‘Universes’ by David Jiménez, has been awarded as the Best Photography Book of the Year in National Category by PHotoEspaña, which has been published on the occasion of the exhibition dedicated to the photographer in Sala Canal de Isabel II of the Community of Madrid.
The evolution of the work of photographer David Jiménez is demonstrated through the pages of this RM Editorial – Community of Madrid and Navarra University publication, which includes some of the projects he has developed over more than 25 years of experience. The PHE jury has highlighted “the synchrony between the substance and the form of the work. Furthermore, it stands out how the author’s visual narrative is supported by a high print quality and choice of paper”.
The jury was integrated by the Deputy Director of the Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Tania Pardo; the Director of Communication and head of catalogs of the Fundación Juan March, Guillermo Nagore and the renowed photographer Alberto García-Alix.
A pioneer of abstraction and renowned theorist of aesthetics, Wasily Kandinsky is one of the most innovative artists of the early 20th century.
The exhibition can be visited at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao until May 23, 2021.
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henri Matisse, the Pompidou Centre in Paris pays tribute to him through the exhibition ‘Matisse Like a novel’, which presents more than 230 works and 70 documents and archives.
Inspired by the title of Louis Aragon’s work, ‘Henri Matisse, Roman’ (1971), this exhibition explores in each of the 9 sections Matisse’s relationship with literature. Laid out from its beginnings to the 1950s and its final years, this chronological survey allows us to contemplate a life lived for art.
This exhibition has been a new opportunity for our studio to develop the line of exhibition graphics in one of most renowed modern and contemporary art museums with the most international presence.
We recommend the guided tour led by its curator, Aurélie Verdier.
Considered one of the most important abstract painters of the second half of the 20th century, Martin Barré is the subject of a retrospective-event at the Pompidou Center in Paris.
Lacasta Design has been the study chosen to make the exhibition graphics. Straight lines and a measured use of color have been the premises established to enhance the work of one of the masters of European abstraction.
If you couldn’t see it, we recommend this exclusive guided tour by Michel Gauthier, curator of the exhibition.