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Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun
Waly gen. Sikorskiego 13
87-100 Torun

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Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun

Dialogue Design - International Festival of Graphic Design

Kasia Toczko
Phone: +48 56 610 97 23

Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun
Waly gen. Sikorskiego 13
87-100 Torun

9.09. - 9.10.2011
Date of Opening:
9.09.2011, 5 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art in Minsk, Belarus

The interdisciplinary Dialogue Design Festival is meant to initiate a series of meetings between two different artworlds, with their various historical background and current design trends.

DIALOGUE stands for the leitmotiv of the festival - seen as the dialogue between Polish and Belarusian artists, between various forms of artistic creativity and art manifestos as well as between diverse fields of art, such as graphics, music and animation. This dialogue also constitutes a springboard for various comparisons, but above all it's meant to create an opportunity for the artists and the public to meet and discover new art phenomena in the field of graphic design. The lectures and workshops that make part of the programme will certainly offer a great possibility for the begginers and more experienced professional artists to discuss, exchange opinions and start artistic cooperation that may result in creating collective, Polish-Belarusian art projects.

The festival, featuring many leading Polish designers and teoreticians, such as Dawid Korzekwa, Hakobo, Homework, Franciszek Otto, Miroslaw Adamczyk, Szymon Salinski, Nikodem Pregowski and Rene Wawrzkiewicz, involves presentations of Polish and Belarusian artists in the public space of Minsk. The outdoor exhibition of posters and logo signs focuses on the confrontation of those two basic elements of every designer's emploi. The poster, frequently defined as a most simplified graphic form, a visual riddle, is juxtaposed with the logo - a most radical form of visual sythesis, giving inspiration for endless discussions and workshop activity.

The lectures, discussion pannels and workshops with Polish artists, dedicated to the problems of typography, ID and poster design, constitute the educational part of the festival, meant to present Polish art scene with its diversity of traditions, inspirations and concepts, to the wider Belarusian public.

The programme also features an unusual multimedia performance, an artistic dialogue between Polish visual artist, Micha? Mierzwa, and Pavel Ambiont, a Belarusian dj. The audience will also experience amazing technological sophistication of Pawe? Janicki's interactive installation that enables the viewer to participate in the process of artistic creation.

The posters and logos presented in uncommon formats will also be exhibited in Poland as a part of future design related projects. The blog constitutes a virtual channel of the festival activity, presenting documentation of art events and comments.


Minsk 2011

09.09. / Friday

Museum of Contemporary Art
Opening of the festival
Opening of outdoor poster exhibition
(exhibition opened 09.09 - 09.10 Jacob Kolas Square)
Opening of logo exhibition
(exhibition opened 09.09 - 09.10 Museum of Contemporary Art)

19.00- 22.00 / 09.09
16.00 - 22.00 / 10 - 11.09
National School of Beauty
Interactive installation - Pawel Janicki

06.10. / Thursday

10.00 -13.00
15.00 - 18.00
Academy of Fine Arts
Caligraphy Workshops
Franciszek Otto 19.00 - 20.00 Lecture Franciszek Otto

07.10. /Friday

10.00 -13.00
15.00 - 18.00
Academy of Fine Arts
Workshop Poster
Nikodem Pregowski

19.00 - 20.00
Nikodem Pregowski

08.10. / Saturday

10.00 - 15.00
Academy of Fine Arts
Pictogram Workshops
Szymon Salinski

17.00 - 18.00
Rene Wawrzkiewicz

National School of Beauty
Multimedia Concert
Pawel Ambiont / Michal Mierzwa

09.10. / Sunday

10.00 -13.00
15.00 - 18.00
Academy of Fine Arts
Logo - logotyp Workshops
Dawid Korzekwa

19.00 - 20.00
Dawid Korzekwa

Exhibition supporters:
City of Torun

Support was granted by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Kuyavia and Pomerania Voivodship

Minsk City Executive Committee
Polish Institute in Minsk

Museum of Contemporary Art in Minsk
National Beauty School in Minsk
Belarusian State Academy of Arts
Belarusian Union of Designers
Association of Applied Graphic Designers in Poland

Gazeta Wyborcza
TVP Kultura
TVP Bydgoszcz
Bec zmiana
Y Gallery

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