Metahaven – Uncorporate Identity

Lecture date: 2010-11-25

Metahaven will talk about their work and about their recent book, ‘Uncorporate Identity’ (2010, Lars Müller Publishers).

Metahaven (Vinca Kruk, Daniel van der Velden) is a studio for critical graphic design with a focus on identity and branding. From research projects, such as the Sealand Identity Project (2004), Museum of Conflict (2006), and Quaero (2007), the group has moved into installation making and speculative design projects, such as Affiche Frontière (CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, 2008) and Stadtstaat (Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and Casco Utrecht, 2009). Metahaven also produces commissioned work for clients, such as the Antennae paperback series for publishing house Valiz.

Metahaven’s work has been included in group exhibitions like Forms of Inquiry (Architectural Association, London, 2007, cat.) and On Purpose – Design Concepts  (Arnolfini, Bristol, 2008), and is included in Manifesta8 – The European Biennial for Contemporary Art (Murcia, Spain, 2010). Their book Uncorporate Identity was published in 2010 by Lars Müller.

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