Posterity

Opening: 06.02.2021, Duration: 27.02.2021

POSTERITY Exhibition presents the genuine material of a rare posters collection, with distinctive artistic and graphic value, in real space and time, in continuity of the online presentation entitled In Posters We Love, is presented by tetARTimorio in collaboration with The Blender Gallery. The exhibition is  curated and organized by Nestoras Katsimichas. These posters were carefully collected by a Serb-Bosnian engraver artist Milan Zunic and the Exhibition is dedicated to his memory. tetARTimorio, located that special and rare collection, with the contribution of A. Katsoulas. The posters cover a period of the 1960s and onwards, with their main volume covering the duration of the critical period for Eastern Europe of the 1970s continuing up to the beginning of the New Millennium. Their geographical origin extends from Serbia, Bosnia; Herzegovina, Poland, the former East Germany, etc. It is the basis for exploration in the artistic expressions of promotional material, in the period and in the 1960s onwards, which stigmatize modern history and clearly Art. Through it we have the opportunity to see how strongly it affects graphics expression and more. Most of them are a remarkable example of original artistic creation as works of Art, designed as a promotional material for artistic and other activities. These works contain explicit messages that are included with specifications, in the final outcome, while maintaining the dynamics of its artistic expression. Pure shapes and figures, colors mostly solid, often in contrasts of black and white, always supporting the final message, while maintaining the dynamics of artistic origin. The Expression with influences of Expressionism, sometimes in tendency of Socialist Neorealism, occasionally with strong symbols of the regimes of the time in the countries presented, always in inventive combinations.The visual and graphic value of this collection is indisputable. Nevertheless, it does not stop there. For decades, for the century before last, there were many attempts done to evolve the arts with a special character, in the wider region of Serbia and in its kingdoms, without much success. These continued with the creation of Yugoslavia, with strong influences of political expression. The departure from the soviet model eventually had a major impact on Yugoslavia and not only arts, as it was freed from the shackles imposed by the policy party, while modernist expression became one of the hallmarks of artistic practice (* 1). Therefore, the information obtained through it, reveals the cultural development of these countries of the Eastern bloc (* 2), in all fields, visual arts, performing arts, museum exhibitions, ways and level of communication of their cultural events, political and social developments, and even the interaction they had with Western countries and their cultural becoming. It is possible to see and discover once again how dynamically art can influence, integrating into our daily lives through these works, created to be a communicational material, that one encounters in the streets of everyday life. A point that especially our era is flooded with exaggeration and usually not utilizing art! But fortunately very often we encounter dynamic art interventions even on the street and not only in places of culture, such as this sample. The exhibition becomes a journey into the relatively recent past, the evolution of culture and especially the visual arts culture of the time, worthy of study, even as an educational tool and able to give rise to new creations in the future, which is now present, as well as to draw conclusions from the results of past practices at all levels.The simple and with a special design inspiration, modern minimal design of The Blender Gallery, becomes the field for this rare material to come to light, projecting its eminence in our time in a unique way.
Nestor Katsimichas , curator.