Venue: Amtsbókasafnið á Akureyri
Posters have accompanied the opera since the 19th century, which saw a dynamic development of posters. At first, posters took the form of a typographic bill, but later they developed into the modern artistic format as we know it today. The exhibition features posters for operas by Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Georges Bizet, Richard Strauss, Giacomo Puccini, Jules Massenet, as well as posters for festivals and events related to opera. There will be also a special selection of posters dedicated to children: The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Puss in boots.
Venue: Kartöflugeymslan Gallery
Social posters convey their message to anyone in any country in almost any language. A social poster needs to alert and engage the viewer in a compelling and provocative fashion. The exhibition presents posters, which express concerns about a wide range of issues: from tolerance, environment and violence, to the influence of the state on the life of its citizens. Displayed posters contain also important topics related to Polish society.
Opening: 27th September at 7PM
Venue: Norræna húsið
The exhibition features a selection of Polish posters for international films. The posters have been created in the last decade and are individual interpretations of the older movies. A part of posters is related to movies whose directors were honorary guests at Reykjavik Film Festival in past years, among others David Cronenberg, Jim Jarmusch or Alejandro Jodorowsky. Additionally, the exhibition will show posters for famous movies of Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Roman Polański or Krzysztof Kieślowski.
Openig: 23rd September at 2PM
Venue: Gerðuberg Culture House
The exhibition presents the newest posters created by artists who are special guests of the Polish Poster Project in Iceland.
Leszek Żebrowski ‘Poor poster’
According to Jan Lenica’s motto, the simpler the poster is, the stronger it works on our imagination. Żebrowski’s modest, economical-colour posters make a specific dialogue with the viewer. 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 has been awarded for this series of posters at the International Poster Biennale in Tehran and Warsaw. He is the author of over 500 posters published and well known for posters created for William Shakespeare’s plays.
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.”
Venue: MAk – Menningarfélag Akureyrar
Explore the music and theatre posters. The exhibition features posters related to famous musicians like Frédéric Chopin, David Bowie or Nina Simone; jazz, blues or classical music events, and the playwrights such as William Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen, Mikhail Bulgakov, Anton Chekhov who appear alongside celebrated Polish authors, for example Witold Gombrowicz.