25th International Poster Biennale

Program of the 50th Anniversary of the International Poster Biennale in Warsaw

The Poster Remediated – the core exhibition

Poster Museum at Wilanów

Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/16

12 June – 25 September 2016

In recent years there has been a lot of talk of the death of the poster. Printed images pasted up on walls will, we are told, be replaced by screens with lively animated images; urgent messages are now communicated by social media. This is not, however, the death of the poster but its remediation. Focusing on the way in which posters have appeared in art, in the media and on the digital screens which are filling our world, The Poster Remediated – the fiftieth anniversary exhibition of the Warsaw International Poster Biennale, will explore the past, present and future of the poster around the world.


As always, the show will be accompanied by a competition to reanimate classic poster designs like “Dylan” by Milton Glaser or “Save the Human Rights” by Finn Nygaard. Jury will choose ten best animations which will be included into the core exhibition. Details will be announced soon on www.biennale.postermuseum.pl.


The Tip of a Paper Tower of Babel. The International Poster Biennale in Warsaw 1966–2014

Salon Akademii Gallery | Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw

Krakowskie Przedmieście 5

13 June – 31 July 2016

Another exhibition in the anniversary's programme will be a retrospective of the Biennale from 1966 to 2014. Arranged by curator Zdzisław Schubert at Salon Akademii, the gallery of Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts (ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 5, entrance from ul. Traugutta), it will present the event’s history spanning half a century. The selection of works will include not only winners of particular competition categories but also the most interesting works, which appered at the Biennale and are now permanently subsumed into the graphic design canon of the second half of the 20th century.


50 posters, 50 graphic designers for the 50th anniversary of the International Poster Biennale in Warsaw

Prom Kultury Saska Kępa Gallery

Warsaw, Brukselska 23

11 June – 31 July 2016


‘Poster (r)evolution’ academic conference

Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw – new building

Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 37/39

25 September 2016

The programme of the 25th anniversary edition of the International Poster Biennale in Warsaw will feature also a conference dedicated to poster and its artistic, design and communication aspects. The invited guests – art critics and designers, will analise today tendences. They will share comments upon role and meaning of the poster in contemporary cultural landscape. The final discussion at the conference will focus on future of international poster competitions and festivals over the world.