Lecture ‘The art of the Polish Posters’ at Akureyri Art Museum

Lecture ‘The art of the Polish Posters’ by Natalia Dydo is a part of ‘Polish Posters under Northern Lights / Við skin norðurljósa – Pólsk veggspjöld’ project and will take place on 26th of September 2017 at Akureyri Art Museum.

The presentation contains an overview of the most important graphic movements of the 20th century: the Polish Poster School, which became a world-wide phenomenon in the 1960-70’s. The Polish visual communication posters are characterized by their artistic integration of image and text that set them apart from the usual design of advertising. We will take a short look at history, development and current scene of posters in Poland.

Natalia DydoNatalia Dydo – cultural manager and project coordinator collaborating with the Poster Gallery in Krakow. The author of the thesis ‘The poster art as a part of creating the image of the theater’. Curator of poster exhibitions in London (2012), Istanbul and Ankara (2014), Wellington (2015), Shanghai (2016) and Valencia (2017). Daughter of Krzysztof Dydo, the leading collector of posters in Poland and authority of the genre.

Akureyri Art Museum I Listasafnið á Akureyri
Museum was founded in 1993. Originally home to a dairy, the building which houses the gallery is noted as a good example of the Bauhaus school of architecture. Artists that have had their work displayed in the Akureyri Art Museum include Icelandic artists Erró, Kjarval and Louisa Matthíasdóttir, and also well-known international artists such as Joan Jonas, Spencer Tunick and Wolfgang Tillmans (http://www.listak.is/).

Hlynur Hallsson is a director of the Akureyri Art Museum and coordinator of this event. He is an Icelandic visual artist and curator, studied at the Akureyri School of Visual Arts, the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, and at FH Hannover, HfbK Hamburg, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Since 1999 he has held lectureships at the Akureyri School of Visual Arts and the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Curator of many exhibitions and author of numerous publications.

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