08 May. 2012
25th May – 16th June, 2012
OMMU presents the first exhibition in Greece by the London-based design office Zak Group. For the exhibition, Zak Group presents the Sternberg Press Solution series, edited by Ingo Niermann and designed by Zak Group beginning in 2008.
The Solution series invites authors to develop an abundance of compact and original ideas for countries and regions, contradicting the widely held assumption that after the end of socialism, human advancement is only possible technologically or requires a yet-to-be-established world order. In Solution 9: The Great Pyramid, Niermann writes: “When I told Rem Koolhaas about my title idea for the book series, he seemed earnestly alarmed. ‘Solution’ is a word he never uses. He demonstrated how his hand automatically begins to shake as soon as he even wants to write it.”
Zak Group is a London-based design office founded in 2005 by Zak Kyes; in 2012 Grégory Ambos joined as partner. The studio’s work has been included in the 22nd International Biennale of Graphic Design (Brno, 2009), “Graphic Design for and Against Cities” (Corner College, Zurich, 2009), “The Malady of Writing” (MACBA, Barcelona, 2009), “Wide White Space” (CCA Wattis, San Francisco, 2011), and “Graphic Design Worlds” (Triennale Design Museum, Milan, 2011).
For the exhibition OMMU has produced 25 + 10 A.P. limited edition two-color screen prints for sale through the bookshop titled “Solution Greece?” by Zak Group with Ingo Niermann.