Posters who disappeared

Posters who disappeared

Łukasz Kliś, Sebastian Kubica,
Tomasz Jędrzejko, Marcin Urbańczyk, Magdalena Strączyńska

Opening: 14.01.2012, 7 PM

14. - 31.01.2012
Monday-Saturday 2-7 PM

Exhibition poster: Magdalena Strączyńska

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The Posters that went missing

It happens, more often than you would think, that we send posters to reviews and competitions, but their juries do not value our submissions. This is nothing to get upset about, they are only posters, after all. Moreover, a jury may sometimes even be right to reject some works and secondly - the jury often lacks the depth of knowledge to give them the consideration they deserve. However the case may be, it will not do to despair or throw tantrums.

Over time, these rejected works build up to a little collection. Added to that, there are those posters we never even sent in the first place (amongst others because of aforementioned lack of...'). Why are poster exhibitions organised? The poster is disappearing, or has almost disappeared from the streets. You can find posters almost exclusively in galleries (and not of the shopping kind). Therefore an art gallery is the only place where the poster still lives, albeit only for a moment. Because a poster lives only through interaction with its audience, the more the better. Posters that disappear are not posters doomed to be lost, since they can get to spend a few moments in a gallery, face to face with its audience.

Our group:

Sebastian Kubica: the living poster legend. That is how they call him. I don't know about legend, but he's alive (I talked to him today). Lecturer at the Arts Institute in Cieszyn (Department of Graphic Design).

Tomasz Jędrzejko: graphic designer, graduate from the Władysław Strzemiński Arts Academy in Łodz. Geometric ordung, his love for serigraphy is strong as his fascination with marathons (14th place in the country!). Lecturer at the Arts Institute in Cieszyn (Department of Graphic Design).

Marcin Urbańczyk: graphic designer, young lecturer in his home Arts Institute in Cieszyn. So young still, yet already reaping Rewards, most recently for a poster with an ecology theme, in Slovakia. Soon he will surpass S. Kubica, if we don't do something about him...

Magdalen Strączyńska: our (Arts Institute Cieszyn) graduate student (licenciate) of this year. Oh how fun it is to look at developing talent. Non plus ultra.

Me, Łukasz Kliś: An elegant man making posters. Please understand him. He could do worse, after all. An elegant man can afford not always to produce elegant posters.
(Tekst: Łukasz Kliś, Translation: Buśka Rojahn Meade)

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