Illustrative was founded by show curators Pascal Johanssen and Katja Kleiss in 2006. This year’s event’s Main Exhibition space will house pieces from 30 international illustrators selected through the event’s Young Illustrator’s award alongside more established artists.
Media ranges from paintings, drawings and sculptures to installations, animations, editioned works and three-dimensional works.
Alongside the main exhibition, this year’s festival will see a focus on the role of graphic design and illustration in crafts, as well as a new Polish Illustration section entitled Where I Come From.
The show’s title draws on the idea of how artists from around the world view their own identity and the place in the art world, according to organisers.
‘It’s fascinating to observe new talents emerge every year and how consistent and distinctive their styles are’, they add.
‘Polish illustration is exploding back into life and we’d like to share this new world of with you, through a substantial selection of the most interesting and sought after contemporary artists.’
The branding for the Polish Illustration Focus was created by graphic designer Jakub Jezierski, with Polish consultancy Centrala working on exhibition design.
Through the festival, running alongside the exhibitions will be a busy programme of workshops, films and live-painting.
Illustrative Berlin runs from 31 August – 8 September at Direktorenhaus Am Krögel 2 10179 Berlin