Iconic Poster Design
Poster from the exhibition, photo: press release
Politics projected through non-political contexts such as posters and the tradition of iconic Polish poster design on exhibition
An exhibition of contemporary Polish theatre and film poster art that includes 25 unique Polish posters tracing a brief history of post-war Poland from 1957 to 2013.
Taking place at Harvard University's Jacek E. Giedrojć Gallery, the poster exhibition lays emphasis on milestones in Poland's history since 1957: the rise of Solidarity, the 1989 democratic breakthrough, and the 2004 accession to European Union. Rather than presenting chronology of historical events or cultural artifacts, curators Grzegorz Ekiert and Jan Kubasiewicz chose a provocative juxtapositions of posters.
The exhibition, open to the broader public, launches the Center for European Studies' Politics on Paper series. The presentation of the posters is made possible through a collaboration between CES, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw, and the Poster Museum in Wilanow, a southern suburb of the Polish capital.
The posters can be seen as of the 24th of October.
To find out more go to the Harvard CES website.
Author: MJ 22.10.2013
Sources: press material