Local Voices: TOLERANCE

Tolerance: Salt Lake City is an international traveling poster exhibition organized by designer Mirko Ilić and co-produced with Salt Lake City’s Dallas Graham. The posters were created by designers from across the globe, in their language, exploring the theme of tolerance.

From January through April 2019, the outdoor plakat frames on Broadway (300 S.) between 200 West and 200 East will share a preview of Tolerance posters on view at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA). The plakat frames are managed by Craft Lake CityThe Center for the Living City and The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change, and are intended to display work that enhances and reflects Salt Lake City’s cultural district. The plakat installation for Tolerance: Salt Lake City is sponsored by the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. 

“We created the plakat spaces on 300 South to bring authentic, brave and bold voices to the community,” said Stephen Goldsmith, Director of Center for the Living City. “We couldn’t have imagined a better realization than this exhibition.”

The public is invited to a free Plakat Walk with Mirko Ilić and Dallas Graham on Wednesday, January 23 from 11am-12:30pm, beginning near Squatters on 300 South and 200 West. That evening at 7pm, the UMFA will host a free public talk with Mirko Ilić. Following the talk, members of the public are invited to gather for a candle vigil in support of a more tolerant community from 9-10pm outside of the Salt Lake City Public Library.

Tolerance: Salt Lake City features additional programs presented by community partners including Salt Lake Film Society, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Ballet West and the Salt Lake City Public Library. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/toleranceslc.

This installation is presented as part of the Local Voices series, designed to highlight the inspiring work of Utah-based organizations in an effort to connect the community with ideas that matter. Local Voices designs, or “plakats,” are installed in 14 street side frames adjacent to sidewalks along Broadway (300 S) between 200 West and 200 East.