Form and Structure, Tel-Aviv, From Bauhaus to Post-Modern
To the Point: Posters by Dan Reisinger
On view now through May 11, 2014
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Dan Reisinger (b. 1934) is one of Israel’s design pioneers, known internationally for his innovative use of symbols and vibrant visual language. This exhibition presents a selection of his iconic posters spanning the past fifty years, including posters of social and political protest (1963–1993), advertisements commissioned by the airline El Al (1968–1972), and a recent series focused on the changing architectural landscape of Tel Aviv (2012). Reisinger, who also created a fifty-meter-long wall relief for the Moshe Safdie–designed Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Israel, is known for producing work that conveys “maximum meaning” by “minimum means.”
Dan Reisinger was born in Kanjiža, (former) Yugoslavia in 1934. He survived the Nazi occupation in a hideout and immigrated to the new State of Israel in 1949. He studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and the Central School of Art and Design in London. The Dan Reisinger Studio opened in 1967 in Tel Aviv with a commission to design the central area of the Israeli Pavilion at Expo ’67 in Montreal. Reisinger had his first solo exhibition at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem in 1976, and has since exhibited throughout Israel and around the world. He has taught at Bezalel and at University of Haifa, and was appointed Honorary Professor at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. In 1998 he was awarded the Israel Prize.
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