THE UNCAPTIVE MIND "Nie zniewolony umysł " Art Exhibition Opening Reception

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Venue:FIU-MMC-Green School Gallery

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, the American Institute of Polish Culture and the Blanka Rosenstiel Lecture Series on Poland at Florida International University invite you to an Art Exhibition Opening Reception.


"Nie zniewolony umysł"

Art Exhibition Opening Reception Wednesday, November 15 | 6:30 PM Green School Gallery

Original Polish posters from the 1950s to 1980s exhibition shown for the very first time in Miami

The Polish School of Posters (1950s to 1980s) stands as an artistic marvel and a testament to human ingenuity – a vibrant, creative, and innovative movement that brilliantly infused vivid colors, subliminal messages, and sharp wit into posters.

With state financial support and artistic encouragement, graphic artists designed strong, original, individualistic images – often intended to surprise, provoke, or disturb viewers' beliefs and values. They frequently used camouflage and commonly understood ironies to communicate secretly with the public and subversively comment on the rigid Soviet communist regime.

The "Uncaptive Mind" collection showcases Polish posters from that era, epitomizing a remarkable tribute to artistic freedom and a powerful contrast to Czeslaw Milosz's "The Captive Mind." From circus to film posters, the exceptional fusion of artistry, intellect, and cultural resonance of the work showcased the unbreakable spirit of the human mind, influencing generations and setting an unparalleled standard in graphic design.

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