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 İ.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 – CerModern. 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 Bogusławski, Roman Kalarus, Kaja Renkas and Michał Jandura have been invited to participate in the project.
The Polish Poster Week / Polonya Afiş Haftası 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” (http://culture.pl/en/event/the-polish-poster-in-turkey) in collaboration with the Poster Gallery in Krakow. The first opportunity to show 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, Mieczysław Wasilewski, Wiktor Sadowski, Andrzej Krajewski, Jakub Erol, Marcin Mroszczak, Jan Młodożeniec, Rosław 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 Beyoğlu. 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, Michał Jandura and Kaja Renkas. However, the solo exhibition of Tomasz Bogusławski 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; Michał Jandura – Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow; Tomasz Bogusławski – Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. They are going to lead workshops with students and take part in thematic meetings.
In the CerModern two exhibitions will be prepared: ABC of Modern Polish Poster and a solo exhibition of Tomasz Bogusławski’s posters. The artistic space where the posters will be presented is unique. CerModern 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.