27th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw 2021

Programme of the 27th international poster biennale in warsaw

2021

Main Events

EXHIBITION OF THE MAIN COMPETITION

EXHIBITION OF THE THEMATIC COMPETITION–THE CHANGING WORLD AND HEALTH 

EXHIBITION OF JURORS’ WORKS 

EXHIBITION OF POSTERS BY THE SPECIAL GUEST OF THE 27th INTERNATIONAL POSTER BIENNALE, KAZUMASA NAGAI–ANIMALS

Honorary curator: Shoji Katagishi

Salon Akademii Gallery, –1 Gallery, Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw 
Czapski Palace
Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 5 

Opening and results announcement: 12 June, 6.00 pm
Duration: 13 June–28 August
Curator of the Biennale exhibitions – Czapski Palace: Magdalena Sołtys
Assistant Curator: Mateusz Machalski
Organizer: Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
Co-organizers: Poster Museum at Wilanów, Association of Applied Graphic Designers  

Side Events

GENERATION 2.0–WHAT’S LEFT AFTER THE POLISH SCHOOL OF POSTER?

Gallery of the Faculty of Art–Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce 
ul. Podklasztorna 117, Kielce

Opening: 15 May, 6.00 pm
Exhibition dates: 14 May–2 June
Organizer: Jan Kochanowski University of KielceEvent partner: West Liberty University–College of Arts and Communication


IRANIAN LOOK

–exhibition of Iranian posters

Medium Gallery–Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology
ul. Koszykowa 86, Warszawa

Exhibition dates: 9–21 June
Concept and collection: Ladan Rezaei, Iraj Mirza Alikhani
Curator in Poland: Agnieszka Ziemiszewska
Organizer: Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technologyin Warsaw


S.O.S. EARTH                     Visual petition for the climate emergency
S.O.S. TERRE                     
Une pétition visuelle pour l’urgence climatique
S.O.S. ŚWIAT   
                  Wizualna petycja w sprawie kryzysu klimatycznego

Une banque d’image pour l’action
Image bank for action
Bank zdjęć wykorzystywanych do działania

Koneser Praga Centre – Liebrecht & wooD Poland Sp. z o.o.
plac Konesera 8, Warsaw

Exhibition idea: Arnaud Corbin, Thierry Sarfis
Polish exhibition curator: Zofia Lasocka
Coordinators: Lech Majewski, Monika Piwońska – Commercial Director of the Koneser Praga Centre, Head of MarketingDepartment Liebrecht & wooD Group
Opening: 9 June, 6.30 pm 
Exhibition dates: 10 June–31 July
Organizers: Koneser Praga Centre – Liebrecht & wooD Poland Sp. z o.o., Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
http://2degrees-petition.com/

We call on creators from all countries to form a huge visual petition, to contribute against causes and effects of climate change and to reach the goal of 2 degrees in 2100, set by COP 21, also known as the Paris Agreement signed by 196 countries. Each visual message in this petition can expose the causes, the gravity and urgency of the situation or call for mobilisation and concrete action. These images can take the form of posters, photos, animated images, illustrations, comic, press drawings…

This visual petition is accessible online in its entirety on 2degrees-petition.com, it will be used as an image bank by associations, NGOs, foundations or institutions, for their actions in all their forms: exhibition, banners, meetings or conference sets, or to flood social networks. The petition will also be sent to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).


TOLERANCE

collective poster exhibition

PROM Kultury Saska Kępa 
ul. Brukselska 23, Warsaw

Exhibition idea and author’s supervision: Mirko Ilić
Curator: Maja Żurawiecka       
Coordinator: Lech Majewski
Opening: 9 June, 8.30 pm
Exhibition dates: 10 June–10 July
Organizers: PROM Kultury Saska Kępa, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

The Tolerance Project promotes social acceptance through the power of design. In collaboration with artists across the globe, we seek to raise awareness of intolerance, and to foster positive change among people everywhere.

Each iteration of The Tolerance Project features posters by local artists whose only task is to illustrate the word “tolerance” in their native language. The posters appear in public spaces in parks, on university campuses, even on buses – engaging with as wide a cross section of the population as possible. It is all part of an effort to spread respect and thoughtfulness in a world increasingly split by distinctions of race, religion, sexuality, and national origin. In posters that are by turns playful and profound, surprising and original, The Tolerance Project utilizes the unique power of design to remind us what we all have in common – and what it takes to bridge the divides between us. The Tolerance Project starts a conversation about inclusion, which can only begin with a foundation of tolerance.


JUST POSTER

exhibition of posters by Maciej Hibner, still an active artist representing the Polish School of Posters

Gallery of Graphic Arts and Poster 
ul. Hoża 40, Warsaw

Opening: 10 June, 6.00–9.00 pm 
Exhibition dates: 11 June–30 June  


AVANTI

international exhibition of posters by the Turboposter group and Prof. Lech Majewski’s Department of Poster and Publishing Graphics – with international guests from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Switzerland) and Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem (Czechia)

House of the Visual Artist – Warsaw District of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers (ZPAP)  
ul. Mazowiecka 11 a, Warsaw

Opening and announcement of results of the international poster competition as a side event: 11 June, 7.00 pm
Exhibition dates: 12–30 June
Curator: Maja Żurawiecka
Organizers: Association of Polish Artists and Designers, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Turboposter


ALFRED’S WORLD

exhibition of posters by Alfred Hałasa, outstanding artist involved with the Université du Québecin Montreal since the 1970s. 

University Library in Warsaw
ul. Dobra 56/66, Warsaw 

Opening: 30 June, 6.00 pm
Exhibition dates: 1 July–15 September 
Curator: Henryka Milczanowska
Organizer: (For) 1939–1989 Polish Émigré Art Foundation in collaboration with the University Library in Warsaw, the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in Canada, and the Wanda Stachiewicz Polish Library in Montreal


Side events also include presentations, lectures, workshops for professionals and children.

The opening of the 27th Biennale will coincide with the newly revived cultural activity of the Czapski Palace—the main seat of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw—after renovation and reconstruction, as part of Measure 8.1 Priority Axis VIII Protection of cultural heritage and development of cultural resources of the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment 2014–2020. 

2020

Side Events

FOR/AGAINST

international poster competition for students and graduates within five years of graduation (all degrees)

Results announcement: 20 August 
Post-competition exhibitions: October 2020–December 2021 at various venues 
Curators: Agnieszka Ziemiszewska, Adam Klasa, Natalia Dydo
Organizer: Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw
Co-organizers: Art Academy in Szczecin, Dydo Poster Gallery in Kraków


International poster competition for art students under the auspices of the Polish National Commission for UNESCO–related to the UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Week celebrated from 24 to 31 October 2020

Week Theme: 

RESISTING DISINFODEMIC. MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY FOR EVERYONE AND BY EVERYONE

Post-competition exhibition: 
Salon Akademii Gallery at the Koneser Praga Centre 
plac Konesera 8, Warsaw 
Opening and results announcement: 24 October, 3.00 pm 
Exhibition dates: 25 October–30 November
Organizer: Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in collaboration with Turboposter
Event partner: Koneser Praga Centre–Liebrecht & wooD Poland Sp. z o.o.


TT–TYPE TEXT–IDENTITY

international collective exhibition of typographic poster and kinetic typography

Imaginarium Gallery
Łódź Cultural Centre
ul. gen. Romualda Traugutta 18, Łódź

Exhibition dates: 1–24 October 
Closing: 23 October, 6.00 pm 


ATypI 2020 All Over

virtual event

27–31 October 2020 
Exhibition curator: Agnieszka Ziemiszewska
Gallery curator: Magdalena Świątczak
Organizers: Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw, Łódź Cultural Centre–Imaginarium Gallery
Event partners: 中欧国际设计文化协会 (CEIDA – China–Europe International Design Culture Association), International Poster Biennale in Warsaw, Bienal del Cartel Bolivia BICeBé


UNIVERSUM

artistic interpretations of Polish space exploration achievements–collective exhibition

PROM Kultury Saska Kępa 
ul. Brukselska 23, Warsaw

Opening: 25 August, 7.00 pm
Exhibition dates: 26 August–15 September
Curator: Magdalena Boffito

Co-financed by the Multiannual Programme INDEPENDENT 2017–2022 within the “Independent” Grant Scheme


MOTHERS OF INDEPENDENCE

collective exhibition of posters created at workshops ran by teachers of the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw–Justyna Czerniakowska and Aleksandra Kot

Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw 
ul. Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 37/39 (yard)

Opening: 15 September, 6.00 pm
Exhibition dates: 16 September–15 October
Curator: Sonia Jaszczyńska 
Organizer: Nowolipki Foundation (Kasia Lisowska-Byster & Mateusz Machalski) in collaboration with the International Poster Biennale in Warsaw and the Association of Applied Graphic Designers

Co-financed by the Multiannual Programme INDEPENDENT 2017–2022 within the “Independent” Grant Scheme


WRITTEN BIOS

exhibition of posters by Stanisław Wieczorek, a distinguished graphic designer and teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

PROM Kultury Saska Kępa 
ul. Brukselska 23, Warsaw

Opening: 17 September, 6.00 pm
Exhibition dates: 18–30 September 
Curator: Mateusz Machalski
Organizer: Collegium Nobilium

Co-financed by the Multiannual Programme INDEPENDENT 2017–2022 within the “Independent” Grant Scheme