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Design with Free Hand: Political Posters from Israel

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus East Galley, Maison Francaise (Buell Hall)

David Tartakover (b. 1944, Israel) is a graphic designer, political activist, artist and design educator. He studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, where he has taught in the Department of Visual Communication for the past 36 years. Since 1975, Tartakover has operated his own design s! tudio in Tel Aviv, specializing in cultural and political projects. His work has won numerous prizes in Israel and abroad, including a gold medal at the 8th Lathi Poster Biennial, Finland (1989) and Grand Prix at the Moscow International Poster Biennial (2004). He is a 2002 Israel Prize laureate, celebrated for his contributions to Israeli design and culture. Tartakover's work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions internationally and included in the permanent collections of museums in China, Europe, Japan and the United States. As a collector and researcher of the history of Israeli design, Tartakover also curates design exhibitions at museums in Israel and abroad. His publications include Where We Were and What We Did (Keter Publishing, 1996), an Israeli lexicon of the 1950s and 60s, and Tartakover, a monograph of his work from the past 40 years (Am Oved Publishing, 2011). He is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) and was president of the Graphic D! esigners Association of Israel (GDAI)

Categories: Arts