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Solo show: Andreas Uebele - Schrift im Raum - Graphik Design (over)

29 May 2009 until 12 June 2009
  Andreas Uebele - Schrift im Raum - Graphik Design
Andreas Uebele
  Parrotta Contemporary Art - Projekt Space

Parrotta Contemporary Art - Projekt Space
Brunnenstr. 178-179
10119 Berlin
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In the exhibition "Writing in Space" Gallery Parrotta presents the work of architect and graphic designer Andreas Uebele (*1960). In 1996 Uebele founded his own agency for visual communication in Stuttgart.

Together they are celebrated as one of the most important representatives of contemporary typography. While in exhibition contexts the text is normally seen with the purpose of explaining the displayed exhibition, the central purpose in this exhibition reverses itself and is canceled: Liberated from its function the text here is represented alone and rises up to be the art work itself. Therefore it is only logical that Andreas Uebele lets this cancellation of a connection with the content also follow a formal freeing of the text from the paradigm of its two-dimensionality and allows it to take up a relationship with the space. In all the presented work the text is relieved of its regularities, to which the flat printed word usually is subject. From different projects the typographic images were distilled, and presented as cutouts to permit the text to be detached from the writing. Andreas Uebele and his agency were recently awarded by the Federal Republic of Germany with the "Designpreis Gold" and received the commission to develop for the parliament a new Corporate Design, that would encompass the project and also the challenge of a graphic revision of the Bundestagsadler. The Office Andreas Uebele has gained over 200 awards and is presented in international collections, as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Chicago Athenaeum and the museum of Modern Art Toyama. Since 1998 Andreas Uebele is Professor of visual communication at Fachhochschule Düsseldorf and member of AGI, Alliance Graphique Internationale.

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