The Museum of the City of Gdynia invites you from September 18 to the exhibition Andrzej Pągowski. Movie posters. 40 years of creative work.
The exhibition of the Museum of Cinematography in Łódź is presented in the Museum of the City of Gdynia during the 42nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.
Andrzej Pągowski is one of the most recognizable creators of the poster in Poland. In 2017, the artist celebrates the 40th anniversary of creative work. On this occasion, the Museum of Cinematography in Łódź prepared an exhibition of film posters of his authorship.
The poster – according to the artist – is the shortest review of the film. It should be an extension of the atmosphere of the film, should carry a similar message, bringing out the most irritating elements. The poster can work with ugliness or beauty, but it must be noticeable. Poster not noticed is lost.
Andrzej Pągowski has over 1,300 posters, including over 400 films.
I know that I like one of my posters, others are upset. But that is the dream of every artist. Create something that is noticeable – says the artist
Andrzej Pągowski has worked with leading Polish and foreign directors. Among the presented works are, among others posters for films by Krzysztof Kieślowski, Andrzej Wajda, Agnieszka Holland, Roman Polański, Janusz Majewski, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Miloš Forman, and Robert Altman.
The exhibition will feature the oldest posters starting with „Amator” – a poster for the film by Krzysztof Kieślowski, „Hair” by Miloš Forman to the latest, including Andrzej Wajda’s „Afterimages” designed in 2016.
All posters were chosen by the artist.
The exhibition from September 18 to September 30, 2017 can be seen in the Museum of the City of Gdynia. The exhibition is presented as part of the 42nd edition of the Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia.
Born in 1953.
A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Faculty of Graphic Arts, diploma under prof. Waldemar Świerzy. He is the author of over 1,300 posters issued in print since 1977 in Poland and abroad. In addition, he is involved in book and press illustration, is the author of covers of record labels, theater and television sets, film scripts and music videos. He practices painting.
From 1986, he was the artistic and graphic director of many magazines, the longest Polish edition of the „Playboy” monthly.
In 1989 he started working in advertising, without interrupting individual graphic art.
He presented his works at numerous individual exhibitions at home and abroad. He is also a laureate of several dozen Polish and foreign awards, including several top trophies at the International Poster for Best Film and Television Posters in Los Angeles and several prizes at the Chicago International Film Festival. His works are in the most famous museums in the world, including in MoMA in New York and San Francisco, Center Pompidou in Paris, Museum of Art in Tokyo. The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art has placed the poster „The Wolf’s Smile” among the 100 most important works of modern art in the collection of MoMA.
Andrzej Pągowski. Movie posters. 40 years of creative work
exhibition of the Museum of Cinematography in Łódź presented at the Museum of the City of Gdynia during the 42nd Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia
19/09/2017, at 18:00 – opening
18/09/2017 – 30/09/2017 – duration of the exhibition
24/09/2017, at 14:00 – lecture by prof. Krzysztof Kornacki
Museum of the City of Gdynia, ul. Zawiszy Czarnego 1, Gdynia