The Lublin exhibition Signs of Freedom: Posters of Solidarity from 1980-1989 collects 45 unique posters from the birth of Solidarity and the period of martial law, taken from the collection of Danuta and Jerzy Brukwicki.
The emotionally-charged posters from Solidarity’s first period distinguish themselves with their single, powerful character, and their explicit message and concept. They fascinate with thoughtful interpretations of then emerging ideas and issues. They avoid redundant details and captivate with simple graphical forms.
These posters remind of important events in Poland's history which were kept secret and distorted by the authorities in the communist era. It was these posters, dedicated to the then less-known facts from Polish history, that created a special calendar in the Polish pursuit for truth, freedom, democracy, social justice and equality.
Posters of Solidarity from 1980 to 1989 still draw the viewer’s attention and arouse curiosity. Their authors include: Krzysztof Baran, Czesław Bielecki, Jak Bokiewicz, Jacek Ćwikła, Wiesław Gołuch, Krystyna Janiszewska, Jerzy Janiszewski, Michał Jędrczak, Roman Kalarus, Gerard Lewandowski, Piotr Młodożeniec, Eugeniusz Skorwider, Eugeniusz Get Stankiewicz, and Michał Więckowski.
Opens: 11th December 2014 at 17.00
The exhibition is available until 27th January 2015
Dom Słów / Ośrodek “Brama Grodzka – Teatr NN”
1 ul. Żmigród, Lublin
Source: press materials, ed. tk, transl. szm, December 2014