“East Meets West” Exhibition

  • (Temporary Exhibition)
  • When: 23 February - 13 March 2011 | 10:30-21:00
  • Where: โถงทางเข้า TCDC

A collaboration between TCDC and the German Embassy in Thailand, “East Meets West” exhibition presents the work of Yang Liu, the Berlin-based Chinese designer who has won several prestigious awards such as Red Dot Award 2005 and 2010 (International Award for Communications Design) and “The most beautiful book of China 2009” award from Frankfurt Book Fair 2009.

A collaboration between TCDC and the German Embassy in Thailand, “East Meets West&88221; exhibition presents the work of Yang Liu, the Berlin-based Chinese designer who has won several prestigious awards such as Red Dot Award 2005 and 2010 (International Award for Communications Design) and “The most beautiful book of China 2009” award from Frankfurt Book Fair 2009.

“East meets West” visualizes the cultural differences between Asian and Western thinking. Yang Liu’s works show how it is possible to reduce complex cultural issues of mentality to very expressive pictograms. The designer approaches the subject with humour and without judgement. Her exhibition was highly successful in various places in Europe and in China.

Liu is the founder of Yang Liu Design in Berlin and also a professor and the head of the Department of Communications Design at the Berlin Technical Art University. Born in China, Liu has lived in Germany since she was 14. The experience of growing up in these two different worlds gives her an insight into the East-West Dichotomy.

The designer will also conduct a lecture to introduce the exhibition, her other projects from Berlin, Beijing, London and New York, as well as her work as a professor at the Berlin Technical Art University. The lecture will be held on February 23 at 18.00 – 19.00 at Material ConneXion Bangkok.

Conducted in English, the lecture is open for 25 participants only. Please reserve your seat in advance at TCDC Information Counter, tel. 02 664 8448 ext. 213, 214 (closed Mondays).

About Yang Liu

Born in Beijing, Yang Liu has lived in Germany since 1990. She studied at UWE at Bristol, UK and graduated with Master degree from University of Arts Berlin, with Prof. Holger Matthies. She has worked with Derek Birdsall, Thomas Manss London and Berlin, and Chermayeff & Geismar New York. Since 2004, she has established Yang Liu Design in Berlin. Yang Liu is professor and the head of the Department of Communications Design at the Berlin Technical Art University.

Selected Awards
2000German prize for communications design 2000, the award for high design quality
2002The bronze medal on the 18th International poster biennal in Warszaw 100 best posters 2001 from Germany, Austria and Switzerland “red-dot” International award for communications design 2002, for highest design quality
2003“Type of Excellence” type director’s Club New York, USA
2004“red-dot” International award for communications design 2003, for high design quality
2005100 best posters 2004 from Germany, Austria and Switzerland
2006“red-dot” International award for communications design 2005, for high design quality bronze medal on the 9th International poster biennal in Mexico for political posters
2007Red Dot Award for book design
2008Bundesdeutschen Designpreis, State Prize for Design of Germany 2008 Gold Prize at the Art Directors club Germany & Gold Prize at the Lead Award
2009State Prize “The most beautiful book of China 2009” State prize for CI system for China as Land of Honor on the Frankfurt Bookfair 2009
2010red dot award, International award for communications design, for high design quality
  
Exhibitions
Several solo and group exhibitions in Germany, USA, Japan, Mexico, Finland, China, Czech Republic, Slovakia, French, Poland and Iran in both Galleries and Museums, including the Poster Museum Willanow Poland, Postermuseum Essen, Museum for Arts and Crafts Hamburg, Poster Museum Lathi Finland, Taiwan Poster Association, Heritage Museum Hong Kong, DDD-Galery Osaka, Japan, Design Center Nordrhein-Westfalen, Pepsi Co Art Collection, Bosch Collection, VW Art collection.

www.yangliudesign.com


Free Admission
TCDC Lobby, 6th Fl., The Emporium Shopping Complex
10.30 – 21.00 (Closed Mondays)

For more information, please contact TCDC Information Counter. Tel. 02 664 8448 ext. 213, 214 (closed Mondays).

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