The exhibition presents some of the most interesting projects of the past few years in contemporary Polish graphic design. The works exhibited include mainly posters, books, exhibition catalogues, CD and vinyl record covers which have been transformed by outstanding designers from utilitarian objects into artistic works in themselves.
Polish graphic design is gaining increasing recognition in Europe and around the world. The reason is not only the traditional associations with Polish poster art and artists of the broadly defined ‘Polish Poster School’ (mid 50’s till late 60’s), such as Henryk Tomaszewski, Roman Cieślewicz, Jan Lenica or Waldemar Świerzy, but also the achievements of younger and middle generation designers who are searching for original solutions in their practice.This growing recognition can also be attributed to the recent dynamic development of the arts and culture in Poland, particularly to the emergence of new cultural institutions and events, such as museums events, film and theatre festivals, concerts and exhibitions. An interesting phenomenon is also the development of independent publishing.
The exhibition “Eye on Poland” presents works of Polish designers mainly commissioned by cultural institutions, museums, foundations and art galleries. Projects of this kind give designers the freedom to experiment and look for inventive means of expression. The result is often high-quality, cutting-edge design marking new directions.
Marie Velardi was born in Geneva, Switzerland. She lives and works in Geneva and Paris. Her work has been exhibited in Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy and the UK. In 2014-2015 she represented Switzerland at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India. She has won various awards; among them the '2015 Scholarship of the City of Geneva' for her on-going research project called "Terre-Mer" ("Sea-Land"). In 2016 she was selected by Pro Helvetia for a three- month residency in India (in Delhi and Mumbai).
Learn the elements of design, attraction and persuasion in advertising, visual metaphors, pop culture imagery, colour moods and tones to design your own artwork in a fun, interactive way.
This workshop is inspired by our current exhibition, 'EYE ON POLAND: New Graphic Design from Poland',
Museum entry fee included. All materials provided.
Age group: Open to all above 13 years old
Join us to explore typography through a hands-on creative session with typographer and designer, Kruti Saraiya. Learn how words can express by how they are written in either English or your mother tongue and go back with your own type!
Age group: 16+