ECO-DEOLOGY: CAUSE AND EFFECT was an environmentally aimed exhibit that introduced selected works from an International Eco-Poster Triennial The 4th Block. It was designed to look deeper into the roots of eco-centered ideology of today through the works of international artists and designers.
March, 2012 | San Jose, California | Curator: Olga Severina
Today we are all talking about the environment. To be eco-friendly nowadays is as trendy as it was chic to drive down the street in a hotrod only a few years ago. Things changed, as they always have, but why Now and why Nature? How did it all came to be? Why do we have to be green? Maybe there is no need to be environmentally conscious? Or maybe there is more to this then just a “latest fashion”? Our exposition is trying to find answers to these questions, by analyzing the works of leading graphic designers
of the day.
Kazumasa Nagai, Yoshitero Asai, Hiroyuki Matsuishi, Shin Matsunaga, So Tsutomu, Mitsuo Watanabe, Toyomasu Hideo, Naoya Murata, Takashi Akiyama Takakita Yukiya / Japan
Abedini Reza, Pedram Harby, Saeed Behdal / Iran
Inna Kirzyk, Oksana and Andrey Chumachenko / Ukraine
Joao Machado /Portugal
Lex Drewinski /Germany
Youmin Yuan /China
Leo Lin /Taiwan
Designed by renowned international artists, posters in this exhibit were all part of a collections formed by an Eco-Poster Competition The 4th Block, held every three years in Ukraine. The 4th Block is an international poster exhibition with worldwide engagement and more than 20 years of history, which brings together the latest trends and innovations in international environmental poster. The project is named after a reactor (or block in Russian) number 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that exploded on April 26, 1986.