Back in 2017, when reality looked completely different from today, almost like another world, Goethe-Institut Israel invited graphic artists from 20 countries to visualize what utopia means to them. The hope for an ideal society on a personal or global level was expressed by some as well as disillusionment and pessimism by others. A total of 36 posters was created and turned into an exhibition shown first in the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem and later in Haifa, Tel Aviv and Germany (s. project page: The Art of Utopia)
The Covid19 pandemic shattered illusions and forces people to rethink their visions. The dream of a better society, the perfect world, had to give way to an almost apocalyptic reality. In this dystopian atmosphere, we turn to the artists again and ask them to take another look at their utopia poster against the backdrop of current events and articulate their idea of utopia once again.