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10 Sep 2011

Dialogue Design - Festival of Graphic Design | Minsk, Belarus | Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun

Dialogue Design – International Festival of Graphic Design
Centre of Contemporary Art
Znaki Czasu in Torun


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

Kasia Toczko
+48 56 610 97 23

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

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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, Mirosław Adamczyk, Szymon Saliński,  Nikodem Pręgowski 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  p, 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, Michał Mierzwa, and Pavel Ambiont, a Belarusian dj. The audience will also experience amazing technological sophistication of Paweł 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
Franciszek Otto

07.10. /Friday

10.00 –13.00 
15.00 – 18.00
Academy of Fine Arts

Workshop Poster
Nikodem Pręgowski

19.00 – 20.00
Nikodem Pręgowski

08.10. / Saturday

10.00 – 15.00
Academy of Fine Arts 

Pictogram Workshops
Szymon Saliński

17.00 – 18.00
Rene Wawrzkiewicz

National School of Beauty

Multimedia Concert
Paweł Ambiont / Michał 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
Bęc zmiana
Y Gallery