The Internation Tolerance Project: Promoting Dialogue Through Design

TOLERANCE is an international traveling poster exhibition conceived and organized by renowned designer, Mirko Ilić, and co-produced with Salt Lake City’s Dallas Graham, founder of the Red Fred Project. The posters you will encounter were created by designers from across the globe, in their language and dealing with topics of tolerance they care about. So far the show has traveled to Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Spain, Washington, Holland, California, Turkey and the Dominican Republic, Ukraine, and Moldova. Among others, next stops include Austria, Croatia, Hungary, and South Africa.

“The initial idea of this exhibition was to invite well-known graphic designers to create posters based on their understanding of tolerance in their mother tongue. One of the conditions was that the exhibition is placed in a public space, among the citizens, not in art galleries. The purpose of the exhibition is not only displaying posters but in gathering and approaching people. Artists are the ones who promote tolerance and peace, and facilitate the reconciliation process. The  Tolerance traveling poster show features prominent designers from around the world who have created a poster with the word Tolerance in their language.”
 – Mirko Ilić

The show features works by prominent designers around the world

Milton Glaser, David Tartakover, Yuko Shimizu, Paula Scher, Manuel Estrada, New Collectivism, Istvan Orosz, Peter Bankov, Jianping He, Fons Hickmann, Michel Bouvet, Chaz Maviyanne-Davies, Alejandro Magallanes, Sue Coe, Felipe Taborda, Tarek Atrissi, Anette Lenz, Hamzah Abdelal, Saki Mafundikwa, Xiao Yong, Srdja Dragovic, Reza Abedini, Sarp Sozdinler, Slavimir Stojanovic, Niklaus Troxler, Katarzyna Zapart, Anur Hadziomerspahic, Hoon-Dong Chung, Aleksandar Macasev, Seymour Chwast, Rodrigoz Sanchez, Dan Reisinger, Steff Geissbuhler, Drew Hodges, Un Mundo Feliz, Ovidiu Hrin, Pekka Loiri, Marian Bantjes, Alex Jordan, Uwe Loesch, Garth Walker, Pepijn Zurburg, Jessica Hische, Tom Geismar, Boris Bucan, Kit Hinrichs, Fares Cachoux, Alain Le Quernec, Eric Belousov, Nancy Stahl, Chago Garcia, Grafprom, Armando Milani, Elizabeth Resnick, Yue Chen, Edel Rodriguez and Viktor
Koen.

Other artists that will soon join this list include

Josh Scheuerman has been selected as Utah’s artist and has designed a poster to add to the collection.

Louise Fili, El Fantasma, George Hardie, Bob Gill, Barbara deWild, Ed Fella, Brad Holland and many more. The show is constantly adding people so it always feels fresh and has a large variety of cultures and genders. With each country the show travels to, one of the most prominent designers from that country will add a poster on the same subject but as the show continues designers are contributing more work.

THE BLOCKS Truck Pop-Up Screen Printing Experiences
23 Jan.  | 6-9pm | Artist Talk: Mirko Ilić | UMFA | Free & Public Welcome
23 Jan.  | 9-10pm | Candle Vigil | Main City Library | Free & Public Welcome
26 January | 4-9pm | Tolerance Art Install. | Rose Wagner Theatre | Free

When, where and how can you interact with this project?

Official opening events
22 Jan.  | 12:30pm | Meet Mirko | 337 W Pierpont Ave. | Public Welcome
22 Jan.  | 7pm | Community Roundtable | 337 W Pierpont Ave. | Public Welcome
23 Jan.  | 11am | Plakat Walk | Start: Plakat Near Squatters | Public Welcome
23 Jan.  | 5:30-10pm | Tolerance Poster Projections | Main City Library | Free
23 Jan.  | 7-8pm | Artist Talk: Mirko Ilić | UMFA | Free & Public Welcome
23 Jan.  | 9-10pm | Candle Vigil | Main City Library | Public Welcome 

Short-term Events
8 Jan. | 6pm | Interview with Mirko | KRCL (90.9fm)
9 Jan.  | 5-8pm | Ririe-Woodbury Dance Workshop | Invite Only
16 Jan.  | 6-8pm | Tolerance in Motion | UMFA | Free
26 Jan.  | 2:30-9:30pm | Tolerance Art Installation | Rose Wagner Black Box | Free
27 Jan.  | 2:30-9:30pm | Tolerance Art Installation | Rose Wagner Black Box | Free
28 Jan.  | 2:30-9:30pm | Tolerance Art Installation | Rose Wagner Black Box | Free
30 Jan.  | 2:30-9:30pm | Tolerance Art Installation | Rose Wagner Black Box | Free
31 Jan.  | 7pm | Tensions on Tolerance | Rose Wagner Black Box | Free
16 Mar. | 1-4pm | Design Your Own Poster | UMFA

Long-term Events
8 Jan.- 8 Apr. | Plakat Exhibition | 300 S between 200 W & West Temple
11 Jan.- 27 Feb. | Main City Library Exhibition | Free & Public Welcome
15 Jan.- 12 Feb. | Digital Poster Display | Salt Lake Film Society | Public Welcome
17 Jan.- 23 Jun. | Promoting Dialogue Through Design | UMFA
21 Jan.- 28 Feb. | Tolerance Poster Exhibition | Rose Wagner Theatre | Public Welcome
22 Jan.-4 Feb. | Posters in the Park | Tennis Courts on 400 W | Public Welcome