The truth of the time, the truth of the poster

Dates: 28.04 – 15.06.2022 r. Admission hours and rules are available on the website of the Galeria Willa.
Adress: Galeria Willa, 31 Wólczańska Str., Łódź.

Posters from the 1960s and 1970s accompanying the exhibitions at the Łódź Art Exhibitions Office.

The exhibition presents a selection of almost one hundred posters by 41 Polish designers, which accompanied exhibitions organised by the Łódź Art Exhibitions Office between 1964 and 1979. The exhibition is also enriched with archival photographs from selected exhibitions, as well as publications by several designers for exhibitions illustrated with posters. The leading Łódź artists of the time will be presented, including: Bogusław Balicki, Stanisław Łabęcki, Ryszard Kuba Grzybowski, Włodzimierz Morawski, Piotr Bojanowski, Andrzej Pukaczewski, Andrzej Smoczyński, Ewa Stanisławska-Balicka, Andrzej Szonert, and Jerzy Treliński, but also well-known poster designers from such centres as: Warsaw - Wiktor Górka, Marian Nowiński, Waldemar Świerzy, or Jerzy Treutler; Wrocław - Jan Jaromir Aleksiun, or Cracow- Janusz Wysocki - designer artists, closely collaborating with the Łódź BWA at the time.

The posters present at the exhibition show many styles and use various forms of artistic expression: they range from those representing simplicity and employing synthetic signs or poetic metaphors (typical of the painting of matter or informalism of the 1950s and 1960s) to those including references to constructivist form, where the graphic composition and typographic arrangement create an impression of unity (geometric-abstract trend). Part of the collection also includes posters in which the designers used a selected work of a given artist or its fragment to develop their design; there will also be some interesting examples of the use of photography as the main medium in the poster.

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