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News: Polish Poster Week in Ankara
received from Krzysztof Dydo

Poster by Sebastian Kubica

Poster by Tomasz Boguslawski

Poster by Ryszard Kaja
The Polish Poster Week in Ankara will be held between 20-26 October 2014. Workshops, lectures, meetings with Polish artists and a series of exhibitions presenting contemporary Polish poster will take place at the campus of the I.D Bilkent University, which will be open to any person interested. Polish posters will also be displayed in the city center at the Gallery of Modern Art - Cer Modern. In the main lobby you will see more than 70 posters selected from the Krzysztof Dydo collection and a solo exhibition (about 20 posters) of one of Polish graphic designers will be presented in Hub Art Space Gallery. Tomasz Boguslawski, Roman Kalarus, Kaja Renkas and Michal Jandura have been invited to participate in the project.

The Polish Poster Week / Polonya Afis Haftasi is an event organized by the Association of Art Gardens in celebration of the 600th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and Turkey, coordinated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. This is the second part of the project Polish Poster in Turkey in collaboration with the Poster Gallery in Krakow.

The first opportunity to shee Polish posters from the collection of Krzysztof Dydo in Turkey took place in April this year during the festival Grafist 18 - International Graphic Design Week, where 66,000 people had the opportunity to see the prepared exhibitions. At the exhibition you could see the posters by Henryk Tomaszewski, his students, among others Alain Le Quernec, Pierre Bernard, Karel Misek, Wieslaw Rosocha, Mieczyslaw Wasilewski, Wiktor Sadowski, Andrzej Krajewski, Jakub Erol, Marcin Mroszczak, Jan Mlodozeniec, Roslaw Szaybo, Andrzej Klimowski, and the solo exhibition of Lech Majewski's posters, who also led a workshop with students. Lech Majewski sought to inspire students to search for their own identity and show it on a poster in the form of a cat, which can be found everywhere in Turkey. During the workshop, Professor Majewski was accompanied by Anna Nowicka, PhD student at the Faculty of Graphic Arts Academy in Warsaw. The event in Istanbul was an amazing opportunity to show posters both at Mimar Sinan University Güzel Sanatlar and in the center of the city in the gallery SALT Beyoglu. The same will happen in Ankara during the Polish Poster Week.

In October Polish poster will become the main topic at the Department of Graphic Design Bilkent University and in the town center at the gallery Cer Modern. On campus you will see posters of Roman Kalarus, Michal Jandura and Kaja Renkas. However, the solo exhibition of Tomasz Boguslawski will take place in the gallery Hub Art Space in Cer Modern. All guests invited to the project are employees of artistic universities in Poland: Roman Kalarus - Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Kaja Renkas - Silesian University, Art Institute in Cieszyn; Michal Jandura - Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow; Tomasz Boguslawski - Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. They are going to lead workshops with students and take part in thematic meetings.

In the Cer Modern two exhibitions will be prepared: ABC of Modern Polish Poster and a solo exhibition of Tomasz Boguslawski's posters. The artistic space where the posters will be presented is unique. Cer Modern Art Centre was established in an abandoned building maintenance of railway wagons and now is an important point on the map of the cultural capital of Turkey. Exhibition galleries, conference rooms, studios for artists, museum shop, café and a sculpture park cover the area of 11,500 square meters. Old locomotives remind visitors of the industrial past of the building and also and add an incredible atmosphere to this place..

ABC Contemporary Polish Poster is an exhibition of over seventy works that present the most interesting cross-section of active artists on the Polish poster scene in the latest several years. The choice of posters is subjective, but as Krzysztof Dydo says, we are not able to show everything that is going on in Polish poster art; its potential is unlimited. Among the selected works there will be culture, theater, music and film posters of such artists as Miroslaw Adamczyk, Ewa Bajek-Wein, Elzbieta Chojna, Justyna Czerniakowska, Wieslaw Grzegorczyk, Joanna Górska i Jerzy Skakun, Ryszard Kaja, Ryszard Kajzer, Michal Klis, Wojciech Kolek, Wojciech "Korek" Korkuc, Slawomir Kosmynka, Andrzej Krajewski, Michal Ksiazek, Sebastian Kubica, Piotr Kunce, Zbigniew Latala, Bartosz Lukaszonek, Lech Majewski, Wladyslaw Pluta, Wiktor Sadowski, Jacek Staniszewski, Monika Starowicz, Wieslaw Walkuski, Anita Wasik, Leszek Wisniewski, Elzbieta Wojciechowska, Leszek Zebrowski and others.

The individual exhibition of Tomasz Boguslawski will be held in the gallery HUB Art Space. His posters are characterized by a combination of photographs and everyday objects. This style inspired Ekin Kiliç - artist and co-organizer of the event on the Turkish side, to lead graphics workshop in Cer Modern that will focus on animating Boguslawski's posters.

The historical and contemporary poster exhibitions in Ankara and Istanbul, and a number of meetings with the Polish and Turkish artists, professors, is an incredible opportunity to establish cooperation between universities and to promote Polish poster in Turkey. among others, previously published articles about Polish poster in magazines and specialized websites Grafik Tasarim and So far articles about Polish poster were published in magazines and on specialized websites Schedule Tasarim and

20-26 October 2014
Opening exhibitions:
Bilkent, October 20th, 15:30
Cer Modern, October 24th, 18: 30


  • I.D Bilkent University
    Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
    Department of Graphic Design
    TR-06800 Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey
  • Cer Modern
    Altinsoy Cad. No: 3, 06101 Sihhiye

Home page of project:

Project coordinators:
Natalia Dydo, Krzysztof Dydo

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