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Melbourne Design Week

Which Mirror Do You Want To Lick?

Presented by Åbäke, Sofie Dederen, Radim Peško and Brad Haylock

Sorry you missed this one!
Free entry
At the Above,
Level 1,
198 Gertrude St,
Fitzroy

EXHIBITION TIMES: 18–22 MAR, 10AM–6PM DAILY
OPENING: TUE 17 MAR, 6–8PM
A few pre-internet years ago, a young graphic designer had an argument with his Finnish grandfather, a retired athlete. The designer asked about the 1940 Helsinki Olympics. His grandfather said they didn’t exist. The young designer thought his grandfather had gone senile: he was adamant that the event had happened. The stand-off was a dead end because both were sure of their histories. But the young designer had relied on a poster he once saw for the 1940 Olympics in an exhibition not unlike this one. A simple poster had created an alternate reality.

This exhibition, curated by Åbäke, Sofie Dederen, Radim Peško and Brad Haylock, examines how graphic design can shape life by exploring the sometimes slippery line between reality and fiction. The exhibition comprises borrowed artefacts alongside specially commissioned works.

Instagram @attheabove

Tue 17 Mar, 6–8pm (Past)

Wed 18 Mar, 10am–6pm (Past)

Thu 19 Mar, 10am–6pm (Past)

Fri 20 Mar, 10am–6pm (Past)

Sat 21 Mar, 10am–6pm (Past)

Sun 22 Mar, 10am–6pm (Past)

Free entry
At the Above,
Level 1,
198 Gertrude St,
Fitzroy

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