In 2020, ungestalt designed the Cultural Affairs exhibition at the Grassi Museum of Applied Arts. In close cooperation with the curator Silvia Gaetti and based on the key visual of the designer Dona Abboud, the entire process was supervised from the detailed concept to the execution of the exhibition. Two typefaces from Grilli Type were chosen for all of the wall texts and object signs: GT Alpina for headlines and citations, and GT Walsheim for all running texts.
Curator Silvia Gaetti about the exhibition:
Since time immemorial, the exchange of cultures has had an effect on their art, crafts, and design. Cultural Affairs focuses on different forms of cultural encounter. Cultures are not understood here as something homogenous and separated from other cultures but are characterized by their mix and their pluralism. On view are jewelry, fashion, ceramics, and textiles as well as graphic and industrial design by contemporary designers and artists who either travel, migrate themselves or have a global or transcultural biography. The focus on the present and on the future shows that collaborative, international, and intercultural projects are becoming increasingly important in these days of cultural pluralism and heterogeneity. The examples show that, in the past centuries as in our own, increasingly networked world, art and design have been inconceivable without transcultural encounters.