IFF was invited to make a series of exhibitions at U8projects (Nagoya Zakei University of Art & Design, Komaki, Japan). Starting in May 2011 and running through to the end of July 2011 three different projects will be presented that both draw on previous projects and present new works.
Seán Shanahan, Blind Tracery. 10 May – 03 June, 2011
This exhibition consists of two sets of prints by Seán Shanahan: Knuckles0 & 1 and an untitled series realized by the artist at Bocconi, Milan (2011). Both sets of prints derive from perspectival drawings of views of installed paintings by Shanahan.
...avec Excoffon (Åbäke, Fiona Banner, Martin Firrell, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Stéphane Le Mercier, & Laure Prouvost). 07 June – 01 July, 2011
This poster series was realized as a celebration of the centenary of Roger Excoffon (1910-1983), the Marseille typographer. IFF commissioned a number of artists and designers to create new text posters which relate, utilize or appropriate some aspect of Excoffon's work. The resulting posters were fly-posted around Marseille and also, such as here at U8projects, displayed in other contexts.
Claire Baily, Olivia Bax and Sarah Dornner. 05 July – 29 July, 2011
An installation of new work by three artists from the UK (Claire Baily & Olivia Bax) and USA (Sarah Dornner). The artists share an attention to the talismanic character of the modernist idiom from which they develop their individual approaches. The exhibition consisted of sculptural and wall-based works.