As part of the celebrations of the centenary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Japan, at the end of June an exhibition titled ‘Polish Contemporary Posters: From the Golden Period of the 1950s to Today’ will open at the Kyoto Institute of Technology Museum and Archives. The event showcases work by the most prominent representatives of several generations of Polish graphic designers.
Kyoto Institute of Technology is one of Japan’s leading universities educating designers. The Institute’s Museum houses an extensive collection of international posters, containing a large number of Polish works, second only to the Japanese ones. Among them, there are works of artists representing so-called Polish Poster School, whose style to this day fascinates and finds followers around the world, including Japan.
The exhibition will consist of two parts: the first one will feature a part of the Museum's collection devoted to the history of the Polish poster from the 1950s to the 1990s, while the second one will show the latest trends visible in the work of the younger generation of artists who have made a name for themselves in the last two decades.
The first part of the exhibition will showcase works by Eryk Lipiński, Henryk Tomaszewski and Jan Lenica, while the younger generation of artists will be represented by Jan Bajtlik, FONTARTE, Małgorzata Gurowska, Krzysztof Iwański, Tymek Jezierski, Made in Cosmos / Katarzyna Muranty, Julia Mirny, Patryk Mogilnicki, Ola Niepsuj, Magdalena Pilaczyńska, Anna Światłowska, and Katarzyna Walentynowicz.
The project is carried out with the support of the Polish Institute in Tokyo.
The exhibition is the first event organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in collaboration with the Kyoto Institute of Technology.
Source: own materials, exhibition’s promotional materials, originally written in Polish by AW, 12 Jun 2019, translated by AW, 14 Jun 2019