Masterpieces of Polish Poster Art for the Films of Andrzej
Exhibition at the Wiesbaden Museum from April 10 to April 29, 2005
goEast is happy to present an extensive exhibition of posters for the
films of Andrzej Wajda. The collaboration between Krzysztof Dydo (Dydo
Poster Collection, Poster Gallery Krakow), the Polish Institute in Düsseldorf,
the Deutsche Filminstitut – DIF and the German Film Museum in Frankfurt
enables us to show the Polish posters together with the posters used for
the premieres of Andrzej Wajdas films in Germany – a first. The
exhibition casts a spotlight on the tradition of poster-art in Poland
and invites interesting comparisons.
In postwar Poland, poster-art was allowed to develop relatively freely
and became – in contrast to German poster-art – an important
cultural phenomenon. It is even considered an independent art form and
a source of pride for Polish people. The Polish posters for Wajda’s
films exhibited here have been designed by the greatest artists of the
Polish school of Poster-design, including Wojciech Zamecznik, Jan Lenica,
Wojciech Fangor, Roman Cieslewicz and Waldemar Swierzy. The exhibition
also incorporates posters by artists of the younger generation, like Andrzej
Pagowski, Rafal Olbinski and Wieslaw Walkuski. It is complemented by film-clips
and a portrait of Wajda. goEast thanks the Wiesbaden Museum for their
Exhibition opening: 10.04. / 5 p.m.
Opening times: Wed – Sun and on holidays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (closed on 01.05. und 17.05.)