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Is Art Design? Is Design Art?

April 10, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Presenting two special events in conjunction with the exhibition Albers, Lustig Cohen, Tissi, 1958 – 2018, curated by Phillip Niemeyer.

6 – 6:30 PM
Pratt Manhattan Gallery
Meet and greet with Rosmarie Tissi. The first 50 visitors will receive signed copies of the poster for the exhibition Albers, Lustig Cohen, Tissi, 1958 – 2018.

6:30 PM
Pratt Manhattan room 213, adjacent to the gallery
Is Art Design? Is Design Art?
A conversation with Rosmarie Tissi, Jiminie Ha, and Samantha Bittman
Moderated by Juliette Cezzar


Juliette Cezzar (moderator) is a designer, educator, and author based in New York City.

Samantha Bittman is a weaver and painter, who currently has an installation on view at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) and recently completed an artist residency at the Albers Foundation, CT.

Jiminie Ha is the founder of With Projects, Inc. a multidisciplinary studio, which first began as a gallery in New York City, 2008.

Rosmarie Tissi is a graphic designer based in Zürich, Switzerland. She founded the studio Odermatt & Tissi with Siegfried Odermatt in 1968.

The exhibition Albers, Lustig Cohen, Tissi, 1958-2018, curated by Phillip Niemeyer, that explores sixty years of graphic design and art work by three influential women artist-designers: Anni Albers, Elaine Lustig Cohen, and Rosmarie Tissi, continues through April 28. The exhibition and events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Image credit: Rosmarie Tissi, logo and posters, installation view of Pratt Manhattan Gallery, photo by Jason Mandella Photography