‘Posters from Poland’ Exhibition at Gerduberg Culture House

You are invited to visit Posters from Poland Exhibition at Reykjavik City Library I Gerduberg Culture House from 23rd of September till 19th of November 2017. The exhibition presents the newest posters created by artists: Leszek Żebrowski, Monika Starowicz and Sebastian Kubica, who are special guests of the Polish Poster Project in Iceland.

Leszek Żebrowski ‘Poor poster’
In reference to concept of ‘poor theatre’ by director Jerzy Grotowski, the aim of so called ‘poor poster’ is to present the form of posters as a result of a process of reduction, cleansed from all unnecessary elements. Żebrowski works are first drawn directly on an offset plate and then exposed, which results in a singular black-and-white print. Leszek is one of few remaining poster artists working exclusively with his bare hands, typography included.

Sebastian Kubica ‘Short stories’
Every poster is a story. This is a kind of journey the artist takes us on. The exhibition is an opportunity to enter the mysterious and magical world of posters by Sebastian Kubica. He is interested in graphic design, drawing, graphic art and illustration. The strength of his posters lies in the idea and the workshop. He picks the motives precisely and adequately for the subject, as the functionality of a poster is essential in his art.

Monika Starowicz ‘Woman’s fascinations’
“Poster should be individually beautiful in its form, graphic and should make a lot of noise by its message. I have my own fascinations and I follow them. Each of my poster contains a piece of my soul. I have fun with a form, a trace, color and texture. The poster is synthesis, sometimes starting point for further action. Just open your mind, spread your wings and fly.”

Reykjavik City Library | Gerduberg Culture House
One of the six Culture Houses run by the Reykjavik City Library, offers a varied program of events for people of all ages. Exhibitions, program for children, literature events, multicultural activities, informal educational events, art workshops, concerts and more. The library has a good collection, a new makerspace for tweens and a cosy atmospher

Guðrún Dís Jónatansdóttir is an coordinator of the exhibition. She is MPM and head of Education & Communication at the Reykjavik City Library since 2015. Former director of Gerduberg Cultural Center (2009-2014).