Act‧Live – Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2010
Thematic Galleries (1) & (2) and 1/F Corridor,
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
28 November 2010 - 23 May 2011
A major event on the museum's calendar, the Hong Kong International Poster Triennial continues to document new and exciting developments in poster design while also encouraging international cultural exchange and enriching the museum's collections. Teaming up with the Hong Kong Designers Association for the fourth time, the museum presents the 2010 Triennial in three parts – a competition, a seminar and an exhibition – and in line with the recommendations of the International Council of Graphic Design Associations.
The five categories of the competition – Ideology, Promotion of Cultural Events, Commercial and Advertising, Thematic – "Act" and Young Generation – "Live" – attracted 1,775 works, a grand total that represented the diverse creativity of 1,056 designers and groups hailing from 43 countries/regions and provided a comprehensive overview of the latest trends in global poster design.
A highly professional and critical selection process by a judging panel of prominent names in design – Kan Tai-keung from Hong Kong, Kenya Hara from Japan, David Tartakover from Israel, Mathias Augustyniak from France and Michel de Boer from the Netherlands – has now produced a shortlist of 190 entries. Showcased in an artistically blend also featuring representative works by the five judges, these poster designs from across the world perfectly reflect the curatorial perspective of the exhibition as a dynamic kaleidoscope of "act" and "live".
The exhibition catalogue is now available at the museum gift shop.