January 20th - 28th, 2006
Karlssonwilker inc., a design studio located in the heart of Manhattan, founded by Icelander Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker from Germany. Three people are working on all sorts of projects and from time to time, there are parties on their backyard rooftop. Their work has appeared in various design publications and magazines and they have received numerous awards, and some people even hail them to be New York’s most innovative new design company. The monograph “tell me why”, a book on their first 2 years in business, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2003. Hjalti and Jan’s studio is seen to be at the forefront of a new generation of young design studios, working independently for smaller clients as well as global corporations. They both teach at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Clients include Capitol Records, Warner Bros., MTV Networks, The New York Times Magazine, the Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim, Adobe, L’Oreal, Anne Klein Group, and Puma.
About Serbia Remixed
For this exhibition, Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker of the New York design company Karlssonwilker inc., re-opened the files they had created during their 2-week action-packed “real-time-design” adventure in Belgrade in the summer of 2004 when they were asked to design the 2005 Publikum Kalendar. Now they brought back the old files to take a second look and revisit their findings from 18 months ago. The old calendar files were converted into 20 poster-sized wall pieces. A selection of their work for clients like MTV, Puma, Capitol Records, and Warner Bros. will also be shown, as well as the 2005 Publikum Kalendar and its by-products like the fetish book and the TV documentary.
Exhibition and Workshop Karlssonwilker in Serbia
January 20th – 28th, 2006.
In cooperation with Balkankult Foundation and Design Serbia (SEDP, USAID) 20-28. In January, the exhibition Serbia Remixed will be opened at the Karlssonwilker studio in New York.
Friday, January 20th, at 19h
The exhibition opening
Saturday, January 21st, 2006, 17 – 19h
Topics: The City of New York, the design scene in New York, design in New York compared to design in Belgrade.