The following web exhibition accompanies the current exhibition by the Deutsches Plakat Museum at the Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany. Text and pictures were kindly provided by Rene Grohnert, director of the museum and curator of the exhibition.
Depot / d'Eau de Cologne / de Jean-Marie Farina
Frankreich, Paris, 1818
48,5 x 45,0 cm
Internationale / Ausstellung / fuer Musik und Theaterwesen
Österreich, Wien, 1892
Kunstanstalt S. Czeiger, Wien
120,0 x 88,0 cm
Incandescenza / a Gas / Brevetto Auer
Italien, Rom, ca. 1898
Institutu Cartographico Italiano, Rom
148,5 x 100,5 cm
Kleukens, Friedrich W.
Hessische Landes - Ausstellung / fuer freie und angewandte Kunst / Darmstadt 1908
Deutschland (Deutsches Reich), Darmstadt, 1908
H. Hohmann Hof-, Buch- und Steindruckerei, Darmstadt
88,3 x 60,2 cm
Time Trackers. Vintage Posters from Two Centuries
An exhibition of the German Poster Museum at the Museum Folkwang
27 January to 25 March 2007
The exhibition is exclusively compiled from the collection of the German Poster Museum, which comprises some 340,000 works. A selection of 288 exhibits, some of which are very rare, document the development of German posters and their forerunners in a European context between 1721 and 1939. Some of these works will be exhibited publicly for the first time.
Hartwig Fischer, the Director of the Museum Folkwang said: "The German Poster Museum owns the largest poster collection in Europe and in its breadth and quality is one of the most important in Germany. We are delighted that within the Museum Folkwang a suitable forum has finally been found for the German Poster Museum, which also ensures the collection’s future." Rene Grohnert, the Director of the German Poster Museum emphasised: "The focus of the presentation is not on the individual poster but on documentation of the genre’s crucial lines of development during the specified time period. The exhibition offers the public an extensive overview of the dynamic development of the poster."
The exhibition is divided into five large sections:
I. Forerunners and Early Posters
II. Initial Highlights in the Development of the Poster
III. German Posters in the Pre-War Era
IV. Posters in World War I
V. A New Diversity. Posters from the 1920s and 1930s
In 2010 the collection of the German Poster Museum Essen, which comprises some 340,000 works, will get its own exhibition space in the then completed new extension to the Museum Folkwang. The exhibition in the Museum Folkwang, which begins on 27 January 2007, is a foretaste of a groundbreaking new presentation of the collection of the German Poster Museum in one of the major venues in the Ruhr area.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with contributions by Bernhard Denscher, Juergen Doering, Rene Grohnert, Lars Herzog-Wodtke, Anita Kuehnel, Hellmut Rademacher, Bettina Richter and Dieter Vorsteher, published by Hermann-Schmidt-Verlag, Mainz, at a price of € 29,80 (museum edition).
Doerbeck, Franz Burchard
Berliner Redensarten: / Oh! Bange machen gelt nich!
Deutschland (Deutsches Reich), Berlin, vor 1835
18,3 x 13,3 cm
Olympia / anciennes / Montagnes Russes / Boulevard des Capucines
Frankreich, Paris, 1892
Imprimerie Chaix, Paris
123,0 x 88,0 cm
Unsere Armee braucht / Metalle! / Kriegsmetall-Einkauf
Christoph Reisser's Soehne, Wien
126,0 x 95,0 cm
Nacht der Liebe (Two Lovers)
Deutschland (Deutsches Reich), Muenchen, 1928
Kunst im Druck, Muenchen
120,5 x 84,5 cm