October 11, 2018

Cross Connections 2018: International Exhibition of Design & Illustration

LUCA School of Arts

David Pike. Courtesy LUCA School of Arts.

Cross Connections 2018 International Exhibition of Design & Illustration is a global collaborative project and an invitational exhibition and juried competition. The exhibition was initiated in 2008 and held in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013 in more than ten universities around the world. The exhibition promotes creativity, innovation, and the trends of international visual communication design and aims to inspire and educate through active engagement.

Hosted and curated by School of Art, College of Fine Arts, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), ten higher education institutions from around the world have accepted the invitation to join the exhibition and competition.

The Cross Connections 2018 International Exhibition of Design & Illustration, consists of a selection of 96 artworks in a wide range of visual art forms including 80 print-based works and 16 screen based works. They showcase a fusion of cross country, cross culture, cross discipline, and cross conceptual contemporary design. The selected artwork has been curated for exhibition by a professional jury and will be on display in ten institutions of higher education around the world in the Fall of 2018.

Participating LUCA alumni & students
Willem Stessens with Terrorriba Archangelo Clip
Robin Van Ryckeghem with BP
Robin Velghe with Pierkes
Eduard Schneider with FIguurlijk
Cosemans-Claessens with Bank
Jorik Scherpenberg with Temple
Ben De Smedt with Untitled
3BBV with Billy Elliot
3BBV with Dorian Gray
De Troyer-Ribbens-Martens with Passengers on tour
Demuyt-'Olislager with Kensington
G. Bastiaen with untitled

Participating institutions (alphabetical order)
Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China (CAFA) / Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Dalian, China (LAFA) / LUCA School of Arts, Ghent, Belgium (LUCA) / Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan (MCU) / National Design Institute Moscow, Russia (NDI) / School of The Art Institute of Chicago, USA (SAIC) / Shanghai University, China (SHU) / Autonomous University of the State of Morelos, Mexico (UAEM) / The University of South Alabama, Mobile, USA (USA) / The University of Texas at Arlington, USA (UTA)

A LUCA Showcase event
This symposium is organised during the LUCA Showcase. During the Showcase LUCA School of Arts showcases it's most promising graduates en most intriguing research projects in a week filled to the brim with expositions, film screenings, theater performances, lectures and talks.

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