2009. október 10., szombat


"Becoming famous in South America does not make one any less unknown.” (Jorge Luis Borges) My lecture was about the relation of time and space in posers. I described them as the genre of “hic at nunc”. Posters are on the point of intersection of time and place, they are said to be the art of “here and now”. The message of a poster concerns with only one particular moment: it would be meaningless in an earlier time and would be invalid after the announced event as it does not make any sense in other places. During the lecture a collection of my works were projected where the above mentioned kind of Time-Space-Poster intersection was dominating.
I am ready to admit that some of my posters in a sense have never been real posters at all. They do not fulfil their function if we expected them to be commercial posters and they are not sufficient applied graphic works if we expected them to compliance with clients. But I would like to believe that they begin to talk if we are interested in the age, in the world that was given to us to live in, if we should like to know how ideas were coming and going among the different fields of culture, how a theatre-message was communicated by the means of visuality, how literature was written further in the language of fine arts, and how the originally subordinate idea has become independent, equal and may be personal. If these poster-graphics had message, probably they will have it too, apart from borders and periods.

A message from Fort Collins CO (US), from the Award Ceremony of the 16. Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition (CIIPE 2009). The winners : first prize - Uwe Loesch (Germany) for Requiem, second prize - Ralph Schraivogel for emnants of Zurich Interiors, third prize - Leonardo Sonnoli (Italy) for 15, honorable mentions: István Orosz (Hungary) for IRAN, Luba Lukova (USA) for Health Coverage, Miroslaw Adamczyk (Poland) for Maria Stuart, Melk Imboden (Switzerland) for Rivera-Kahlo, Yuri Gulitov (Russia) for Calligraphy, Francois Caspar (France) for Louise, Savas Cekis (Turkey) for War & Peace

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