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  goEast 2004

Masterpieces of Polish Poster Art for the Films of Andrzej Wajda

Masterpieces of Polish Poster Art for the Films of Andrzej Wajda

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 renewed cooperation.

Museum Wiesbaden
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2
65185 Wiesbaden
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.)

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