Exhibition activities

An archive of 208 film poster exhibitons organized during last 15 years in the Czech Republic and other countries, sorted in a chronological way. (USA,Japan,Poland,Italy,Spain,Austria)

In more detail All

French New Wave in Czechoslovak and Polish Poster – 46. Summer Film School in Uherské Hradiště

Foyer Cinema Hvězda, Uherské Hradiště (24. 6. 2019 - 6. 8. 2019) —

An exhibition shows author and art posters for the films of French New Wave from the collection of Terry Posters (terryhoponozky.cz).

In Czechoslovakia and Poland were already from the 50’s designed author and art posters. The commissions for these posters were assigned by the monopole polish and czechoslovak distributors (Central Film Rental and Centrala Wynajmu filmów w Warszavie) and were realized by main artists of both countries. In comparison to the western countries and USA, the look of the posters was not dictated by the advertisement and commerce purposes, but the artistic value of the poster, which was also demanded by professional and art committees. Thus, the polish and czechoslovak film posters were so extraordinary in the worldwide publicity of the films.

The assemblage of displayed posters for French New Wave presents the cult films of this era (e.g. Pierre le fou, Hiroshima, mon amour, Breathless, Cléo from 5 to 7, The Ladies of Rochefort, Lovers and so on). Their designers are famed for their polish and czechoslovak poster works (Waldemar Swierzy, Franciszek Starowieyski, Wiktor Górka, Jiří Hilmar, Bedřich Dlouhý, Zdeněk Kaplan and others).

The exhibitions being held in Aero, Oko and Světozor cinemas in 2020 are supported by the Prague’s City Hall.

Foyer of Světozor and Bio Oko cinemas, Prague (6. 6. 2019 - 31. 8. 2019) —

An exhibition of posters from the students of an Visual Design atelier (in Ústí nad Labem); Media and Didactic illustration II (at the Faculty of Design and Arts in Plzeň); and Graphic Design (in Zlín). The rendered theme was the Batman and the Superhero Phenomenon.

Posters – Nineties – Cult Movies

Foyer of Aero Cinema, Prague (16. 4. 2019 - 20. 6. 2019) —

This exhibition displayes 20 posters to the cult films of the 90’s.
These films were running around the screens of Czech cinemas during the 90’s, and who haven’t seen them, wasn’t anybody. Even on the screens of Aero cinema, just a while after its opening in 1998, these movies were whizzing all around. Often, one could tell only by how much was the floor flooded and soaked with beer, how hundreds of people were fascinated by these movies.

Eva Galová – Vodrážková: Film Posters

Foyer of Bio Central Cinema (1. 4. 2019 - 30. 6. 2019) —

Eva Galová-Vodrážková
*28.4. 1940, Prague, a graphic and textile designer.
From 1966 to 1972, she was intensively working on film posters in the cooperation with the editorial staff of the Central Film Rental. When the normalization had begun, consequently, the staff was changed and Galová-Vodrážková quit the job. Since then, she engaged mostly in textile design (pendant textile collages).

Japan Cinema in Czechoslovak Poster

Foyer of Bio Oko Cinema, Prague (1. 4. 2019 - 30. 6. 2019) —

Japan cinematography was, until 1989 (the year when the author and artistic poster were ceased for production), very rarely spotted in Czechoslovak cinemas. When we look back at that time, we can only guess the reason for that – most probable is the difficulty to gain authorship rights for exhibiton of the rich japanese cinematography, which was very much „encouraged“ by tough censorship. Many japanese films were too explicit, sexually opened and thematically, not suitable for socialist person. Despite this fact, tens of japanese films were bought for the czechoslovak cinemas during the 60’s and 70’s mainly.