The 337th Exhibition
So French Michel Bouvet Posters
September 03, 2014 - September 27, 2014
The September exhibition at ginza graphic gallery (ggg) will feature the works of Michel Bouvet, one of the world's foremost poster artists.
In Paris, where posters continue to play an important role as a media tool, Mr. Bouvet creates numerous theater posters for cultural facilities. His creative style – simple, bold and full of impact – has long been admired by Parisians who cherish culture.
The exhibition at ggg will feature Mr. Bouvet's illustrations in the ground floor gallery and some 40 of his representative posters employing photographs – all so very French! – in the basement gallery. The exhibits will include Mr. Bouvet's rough sketches made during his production process as well as depictions of how his posters look actually displayed around Paris, giving gallery visitors an exciting sensation of being in the City of Lights themselves.
A volume dedicated to "ggg Books 111 - Michel Bouvet" will also be published in conjunction with the exhibition.
Design: Michel Bouvet
ginza graphic gallery (ggg)
DNP Ginza Building, 7-2, Ginza 7-chome,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. on Saturdays)
Closed Sundays and holidays. Admission free.
Under the auspices of :
Embassy of France/Institut français du Japon
Date: September 3 (Wed), 2014 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Guest: Michel Bouvet (Mr. Bouvet will speak in French, with consecutive interpretation.)
Venue: 3rd floor, DNP Ginza Bldg.
Admission free. Reservations required (capacity: 70).
* For reservations, click here starts from August 1.
Michel Bouvet was born in Tunis （Tunisia） in 1955. Graduated from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris （painting section）, he turned to poster and graphic design early on. As a poster designer, he mainly works in the field of culture （theater, opera, music, dance, museum, festival）and that of institutions （local collectivities, public institutions）. He also designs and produces books and, in cooperation with graphic designers of his studio, designs and produces numerous visual identities for public institutions as well as description systems for museums and temporary exhibitions in and out of France.
As such, he has organized individual exhibitions of posters in France and in a number of foreign countries （Holland, Germany, Rumania, Yugoslavia, Poland, Austria, Portugal, Mexico, URSS, Uruguay, Chili, Finland, India, Philippines, Peru, Cuba, Greece, South Africa, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Argentine, Hungary, Albania, Spain, Japan, Denmark, Turkey, Paraguay, China, Malta, Bolivia, Cambodia, Ecuador and Canada）. He has won numerous awards from most of the great international competitions of poster design （Poland, Finland, Czechoslovakia, USA, China, Japan, Russia, Taiwan…） where he had also been invited as member of the jury on many occasions. In France, he was awarded the Great Award of Cultural Poster at the National Library of France in 1987 and 1992.
He also devotes his time to education: he is professor at ESAG/Penninghen in Paris. He also runs poster design workshops in France, Italy, Sweden, Israel, Canada, Mexico, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, China, Taiwan and Australia.
He is commissioner to the exhibitions "Graphic Designers around the World", "East Coast / West Coast. Graphic Designers in USA", "Swinging London, Graphic Design and Music Today", "9 Women Graphic Designers", "We love books! A World Tour", "The American Dream", "Live in Tokyo" and "Destination Russia", "North-South. Graphic Designers of Europe and Latin America" presented in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 at the Graphic Design Month in Echirolles （books published at Textuel Editions）, and to "The Livre de Poche is 50 years old" in March 2003 at the Pompidou Center in Paris. He was general commissioner to the Graphic Design Festival in 2014 in Paris.
He is member of the AGI （Alliance Graphique Internaionale）since 1997.。
Miho Takagi, ginza graphic gallery Tel.03.3571.5206
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