21 January to 23 July 2017
Günther Kieser is one of Germany’s most important graphic designers. His primarily focus was on creating posters for jazz and pop concerts, including legendary works like the poster of Jimi Hendrix where cables and switches seem to grow out of his head, or the colorful skull for the Grateful Dead. Kieser’s posters have been shown at Frankfurt’s Museum Angewandte Kunst, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and at galleries around the world in countries including Mexico, Poland, and China. Now in retirement, Günther Kieser originally no longer wanted to exhibit his works or to design posters. But he has made an exception for Bröhan-Museum, even designing the poster for this exhibition.
After Niklaus Troxler in 2016, Günther Kieser is now the second graphic designer that Bröhan-Museum is celebrating in the series Blackbox. In this series, exhibitions are held at regular intervals on poster design, graphic design, and photography.
A catalogue brochure will be published to mark the exhibition.
Curators: Günther Kieser, Dr. Tobias Hoffmann