POLISH STUDIES ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE

EXHIBIT: POLISH SCHOOL OF POSTER ART- NEW GENERATIONS -THE ART OF THE POSTER FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SILESIA

EXHIBIT: POLISH SCHOOL OF POSTER ART- NEW GENERATIONS -THE ART OF THE POSTER FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SILESIA

Józef Hołard, Jajo

The Allen Library North Lobby on the UW Campus May 8 – June 16, 2023 during the Library opening hours

The exhibition presents posters designed by artists from different generations. It encompasses artworks created by professors, PhD candidates, and students from the Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Silesia in Katowice. The title “Polish School of Poster Art. New Generations” suggests both continuity and change – artists recognize the impact of the history of Polish poster, drawing inspiration from this heritage; however, they also actively detach from tradition by exploring contemporary visuality and creating their own distinctive languages. Displayed posters were inspired by an array of cultural texts – cinema, music, art, and literature. A significant body of work presented at the exhibition is related to a renowned poster competition organized annually by the Institute of Fine Arts – “Jazz in the Ruins.”

We thank Dr. Agata Stronciwilk, Prof. Stefan Lechwar, and Prof. Tomasz Kipka from the University of Silesia for curating the exhibit. We express our gratitude to Prof. Michael Biggins and UW Libraries for making the exhibit possible.