HEI - House of European Institutes proposes, as the first event of November, a poster exhibition that reveals and unfolds Poland before our eyes, from geographical and cultural diversity to other attributes of the country, seen through the eyes of Polish artist Ryszard Kaja and conceived between 2012-2019.
Ryszard Kaja has created an unconventional way of promoting different areas and peculiarities of Poland, succeeding in rendering an image of Poland devoid of clichés or pathetic messages, which nevertheless communicates with great warmth, discreetly or often with humour, pride and attachment to one's own country.
Leszek Jamrozik, administrator and custodian of Ryszard Kaja's legacy, talks about the artist Ryszard Kaja (1962-2019):
"A painter, set designer, graphic designer and poster designer, Kaja made his debut at the turn of the 1980s and 1990s as a set designer at the leading opera and ballet theatres in Łódź and Poznań. In the 1990s and early 2000s he was one of Poland's most renowned set designers. At the peak of his theatrical career, he began to show an interest in poster design, which he had previously only sporadically worked on. His posters, more than 500 of them, quickly brought him international recognition. In the last decade, the POLSKA poster series was widely appreciated, gaining incredible popularity and cult-opera status, and he entered the areopagus of Polish poster masters."
Exhibition viewing programme:
Wednesday - Friday: 16:00 - 20:00 / Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 - 20:00