Freedom on the Fence

Freedom on the Fence

The University of Washington Polish Studies Endowment Committee
invites you to
Presentation and screening by producer/director Prof. Andrea Marks

Oregon State University

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 7pm Kane Hall on the UW campus, room

polish poster
Illust. Mieczysław Górowski

Freedom on the
is a documentary project about the history of Polish posters
and their significance to the social, political and cultural life of
Poland. Examining the period from WWII through the fall of Communism,
“Freedom on the Fence” captures the paradox of how this unique art form
flourished within a Communist regime. The documentary contains
interviews with older and younger generations of poster artists,
examples of past and current poster work, historic and current film
footage of where and how posters are viewed, and commentaries from both
American and Polish scholars and artists on the significance of the
Polish poster as a cultural icon.

Admission free – reception to follow

The event will be accompanied by an exhibition of Polish posters from
local collections. “The Polish Poster: A Visual Metaphor” exhibition,
curated by Ewa and Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski, will be on display at the
UW Allen Library North November 30 – January 15,

The event is sponsored by the UW Polish Studies
Endowment Committee and the Polish Home Foundation