100 x Independence
In 2018, a special year in which Poland and many other countries celebrate anniversaries of their independence, the Poster Museum in Wilanów is hosting an extraordinary exhibition prepared by the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in cooperation with 17 artistic design schools from all over the world. Their aim is to answer the question of how design students interpret the meaning of the word “independence”.
The project was initiated at the PJAIT in Warsaw with seminars and workshops led by an international group of lectures. Supervised by teachers, students created printed and animated posters. Each institute organized a competition and sent their best works. The result: 100 representatives of the young generation voicing their contemporary interpretation of the concept of ‘independence’. They present their own definitions and perspectives, based on various cultural contexts and historical experiences.
Participant schools and universities:
Argentina: Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Belgium: MAD, Hasselt
China: Central Academy of Fine Arts CAFA, Beijing
Finland: Aalto University, Helsinki
Ecuador: La Factoría and Universidad de las Artes del Ecuador, Guayaquil
Germany: University of Applied Arts, Mainz
Greece: TEI, Athens
India: National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
Israel: Besalel Art University, Jerusalem
Japan: Osaka Art University, Osaka
South Korea: Namseoul University, Soul
New Zealand: Massey University College of Creative Arts, Wellington
Poland: Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Warsaw
Russia: Higher Academic School of Design, Moscow
South Africa: Stellenbosch University, Johannesburg
Switzerland: Geneva School of Art and Design, Geneve
Ukraine: Industrial Arts Institute, Kharkov
USA: MassArt, Boston
USA: RISD, Providence
The exhibition is open until May 15th 2018 at the Poster Museum at Wilanów, which is the oldest institution of its kind in the world. At present the museum collection contains some 36,000 titles in the Section Polish Posters and nearly 25,000 titles in the Section Foreign Posters.