This year, the Plaster graphic design festival will have a slightly different formula than before. The 12th edition of the event will be devoted solely to Polish graphic design art. The departure from the international impulse influencing the shape of the festival is obviously related to the pandemic and its restrictions, but also stems from the fact that Plaster has not had a strictly Polish edition so far. Focusing on Polish art aims at showing its current condition and activating the artistic dialogue between generations.
3X3: the main festival exhibition on the first floor of the CCA is a curatorial selection of designers important to the Polish art of graphic design. On an area of about 10 m² each artist will present their current achievements related to posters, illustration, social activities and visual identification.
The exhibition Infection on the CCA terrace will consist of over 80 works by young artists, students and graduates of art schools, who will be selected by their “patrons” – participants of the main exhibition. The title of this project refers to the situation of “infecting” the young by older, more experienced artists with creative ideas and enthusiasm, but it is also related to the fact that it is often the young artists who influence the thinking of those with an established position on the art market. The exhibition can therefore show that this “infection” works both ways.
The third poster exhibition is an outdoor event. It will be an interpretation of the “offline” theme connected with communication via the Internet, but also broadly referring to relations in the categories of creator-consumer, creator-client, human-to-human. It also seems right to relate this theme to the current pandemic situation, but it is not the only direction of inspiration.