WEB POSTER EXHIBITION - The european theater poster - exhibition in Warsaw

This web exhibition accompanies the current event The European Theater Poster - two exhibitions in Warsaw, Poland, on 12 May 2005 - 31 May 2005 at Artistic Centre Fabryka Trzciny, Warsaw, 14 Otwocka Street and at Teatr Maly - Galeria Centrum, Marszalkowska Street.

The following text and the reproductions were kindly provided by Wladyslaw Serwatowski.

Andreas Klose
Brecht, Der kaukasische Kreidekreis

Eduardo Camacho
Pirandello, A la salida

Franciszek Starowieyski
Tabori, The Goldberg Variations

Lex Drewinski
Dostoevsky, The demons

Waldemar Swierzy
David Schweitzer at Teatr Studio

Rafal Olbinski
Puccini, La Rondine

Eugen Bednarek
Villqist, Sprawa miasta Ellmit

Holger Matthies
Theater poster exhibition

Robert Voss
Tanztheater Ellah

Feliks Buettner
Brussig, Leben bis Maenner

Michael Hahn
Lessing, Emilia Galotti

Pierre Mendell
Smetana, Die verkaufte Braut

Photo Rene Wanner
Anna Kulpa

Photo Rene Wanner
Zbigniew Rybka

Photo Rene Wanner
Wladyslaw Serwatowski

The exhibition entitled "The European Theater Poster" is an accompanying event of the 3. Summit of the Council of Europe in Warsaw. The opening ceremony will take place on the 12th of May 2005 (Thursday) at 18.30 in the Artistic Centre "Fabryka Trzciny" on the 14 Otwocka Street in Warsaw. The exhibition is held in two places: Fabryka Trzciny Artistic Centre and Teatr Maly in Warsaw, Marszalkowska Street, and has been prepared by Anna Kulpa and Zbigniew Rybka. The works exhibited come from the collection of the International Biennial Exhibition of Theater Posters which has been organised for 20 years by the Wanda Siemaszkowa Theater in Rzeszow, Poland.

Both foreign visitors of the Summit of the Council of Europe and the citizens of Warsaw will see 100 most interesting theater posters awarded in many international theater posters competitions. Some of the works were ordered in Europe in the years 1987 - 2003. The posters have been designed by outstanding painters, graphic artists, photographers and stage designers from: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine. The posters from Rzeszow were exhibited many times, since the year 1992 in the European galleries and museums. The complete collection consists of over 5000 titles from all over the world. Apart from 4000 European works there are also over 700 posters from Asian countries, 250 from America and about 50 from the theaters of Australia and Africa.

A thorough look on the collection of the international theater poster might justify the assumption that the playwrights most often staged in European theaters of the last 20 years were Shakespeare, Moliere, Chekhov, Mrozek, Pirandello, Kafka, Lope de Vega, Schiller, Shaw, Beckett, Capek, Racine, Turgenev, Witkacy, Ibsen, Rozewicz, and Heiner Muller. On the operas' stages dominated Verdi, Puccini and Stravinsky. The most theater posters are published in Europe by french, german, polish, swiss and czech theaters.

The theater in Rzeszow, as the organizer of the the world's oldest International Biennale of the theater Posters is a member of International Biennale Coordinating Committee in Brno.


At left are the three main driving forces not only for the current exhibition in Warsaw, but also for all the Rzeszow Biennials: Anna Kulpa, Zbigniew Rybka and Wladyslaw Serwatowski. The portraits are from the opening of the Biennial in 2002.

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