Craft Lake City, Center for the Living City, and The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change are pleased to announce a new outdoor exhibition presented as part of the citywide collaborative project, Tolerance: Salt Lake City. Sponsored by the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and coordinated by local artist Dallas Graham, the outdoor installation will be on view in 14 metal frames, or “plakats,” in downtown Salt Lake City through April 8, 2019.
The Tolerance: Salt Lake City plakat installation showcases a selection of posters, some of which are now on view in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts’ ACME Lab, that are designed to encourage community dialogue around the unifying theme of tolerance. The featured posters were selected from a larger international traveling exhibition organized by renowned designer Mirko Ilić.
The 14 large outdoor plakat frames are displayed adjacent to sidewalks along Broadway (300 South) between 200 West and 200 East. Managed by Craft Lake City,Center for the Living City and the Temporary Museum of Permanent Change, the plakats are intended to display work that enhances and reflects Salt Lake City’s cultural district.
“We created the plakat spaces on 300 South to bring authentic, brave and bold voices to the community,” said Stephen Goldsmith, Director of Center for the Living City. “We couldn’t have imagined a better realization than the Toleranceproject.”
RELATED PROGRAMMING: FREE PLAKAT WALK
Wednesday, January 23 at 11am
The public is invited to a free Plakat Walk with designer Mirko Ilić and local artist Dallas Graham on Wednesday, January 23 from 11am-12:30pm. Attendees will meet near Squatters on 300 South and 200 West to walk by all 14 plakats in downtown Salt Lake City. The open format will encourage discussions about tolerance, design, and the role of public art in our community.
Additional programs have been planned with partners throughout Salt Lake City, including a free public free public talk with Mirko Ilić at the UMFA on Wednesday, January 23 at 7pm, followed by a candle vigil that evening in support of a more tolerant community from 9-10pm outside of the Salt Lake City Public Library.
For more information about the Tolerance: Salt Lake City citywide project and related programs, please visit www.facebook.com/toleranceslc.
About Craft Lake City:
Founded in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, Executive Editor of SLUG (Salt Lake UnderGround) Magazine, Craft Lake City® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. Craft Lake City strives to further define the term “Craft,” by modernizing the definition for handmade creativity.
About the Temporary Museum of Permanent Change:
The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change is a community based, participatory project that uses the ever-changing development processes underway in Salt Lake City as catalysts to animate city life. The Museum engages a variety of audiences using a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach that includes performance art and video production, visual art, urban archaeology, anthropology, local history, existing businesses and ongoing deconstruction and construction processes as spectacles for people of all ages. Together these elements provide teachable moments in our efforts to manage and celebrate change. This museum has no specific address. Rather it is a construction of ideas, installations and illuminations that comprise a new way of seeing our city.
About the Center for Living City:
The Center for the Living City advocates for vibrant, adaptive, equitable communities created by and for everyone. We work to inspire civic engagement and leadership, invite creative urban solutions, and expand our understanding of the ecology of cities. Our purpose is to advance social, environmental and economic justice.