Travelling poster show TOLERANCE – initiated by one of the most successful graphic designers from across the former Yugoslavia Mirko Ilić, is offering to visitors of Mikser Festival a unique opportunity to see 27 posters of renowned designers from all over the world. Each of these posters in their own way is presenting tolerance; a topic that is globally very important, especially in today’s time. The special value of the exhibition, in addition to the curators names, are world authors whose works will be exhibited.
Mirko Ilić explained the role of the designer in promoting tolerance and establishing peace. “The initial idea of this exhibition was to invite well-known graphic designers to create posters based on their understanding of tolerance in the mother tongue. One of the conditions was that the exhibition is placed in a public space, among the citizens, not in art galleries. The purpose of the exhibition is not only posters, but in gathering and approaching people. Artists are the ones who promote tolerance and peace, and facilitate the reconciliation process,” concludes Ilic.
Authors of the posters are:
Milton Glaser (USA), Yuko Shimizu (Japan), Paula Scher (USA), Novi kolektivizem (Slovenia), Istvan Orosz (Hungary), Peter Bankov (Russia), Jianping He (China), Fons Hickmann (Germany), David Tartakover (Israel), Sue Coe (UK), Anette Lenz (France), Tarek Atrissi (Libanon), Hamza Abdelal (Jordan), Mwalimu Saki Mafundikwa (Zimbabwe), Sarp Sozdinler (Turkey), Reza Abedini (Iran), Xiao Yong (China), Felipe Taborda (Brasil), Manuel Estrada (Spain), Anur Hadžiomerspahić (B&H), Srđa Dragović (Montenegro), Alejandro Magallanes (Mexico), Katarzyna Zapart (Poland), Chaz Maviyane – Davies (Zimbabwe), Michel Bouvet (France), Niklaus Troxler (Switzerland), Slavimir Stojanović (Serbia).
Mirko Ilić, graphic designer, whose works are in the collections of prestigious institutions such as the Smithsonian Museum and MoMa in New York, has returned to Belgrade as a special guest of the ninth Mikser Festival. Mirko Ilic, beside presenting an exhibition of “Tolerance”, is also a member of the jury for the regional competition “House for all our people” for the design of the facade of the future Mikser House in Sarajevo.