Poland / Sep, 2014 /第23屆波蘭華沙國際海報雙年展“桂冠者展”
地址：Łowicka中心， Łowicka大道21號, 華沙
詳情參閱：Lowicka Centrum opening hours
為上屆展覽金獎榮膺者舉辦“桂冠者展”，是IPB（International Poster Biennale，華沙國際海報雙年展）歷來延續的比賽規則和傳統。展覽結束，得到海報主人首肯後，海報博物館（位於維蘭諾夫，）將部分海報納入自己的收藏。展覽的第一站通常是在海報博物館，現在則是在華沙的不同的博物館或美術舘。今年，展覽展出了2012年兩位金獎得主的作品－－Unfolding Keith Godard (B類-文化類），作者Jiangping He（何見平，德國）和Tsunami（A類－意識形熊類），作者Tetsuro Minorikawa (日本) 。除了以上2幅作品外，兩位還展出了近30幅其他作品。
如他2012年個展的2幅海報所描繪，何見平的作品從來是連接東方與西方的一座橋梁。第一幅，為In Between He Jianping（在他之間）展覽所作，該展覽由在盧布爾雅那的Avla畫廊舉辦。另一幅，充滿著懷舊之情的垂掛於菩提枝幹之上的Flashback（暮然回首），則是為在業界盛譽的日本ggg(Ginza Graphic Gallery)畫廊的個展所作。展覽還將展出Cloning系列－－時下熱議的“基因工程”的一種視覺解說，該組作品為2002年第18屆IPB銀奬作品。
Tetsuro Minorikawa作品涵蓋文化類海報，雖然主導題旨是描繪大自然的破壞力，如地震、海嘯等，但也不乏人類不當行為導致的災難，如海報Sarajevo 1914–2014 和No More Fukushima中所演繹。
這是個變幻無窮的世界，但總有讓我們找尋並發現所有過往的終點。藝術收藏便是這終點。自1966年IPB誕生之日起，它的發起者們便計劃要為將來的子孫後代保留所有展出的藝術作品。1968年，這一年不僅紀錄了在華沙世界第一座海報博物館的開幕，而且第一次，雙年展的桂冠者被授予在富有現代建築風情的美術館舉辦展覽的榮譽。展出海報由金獎獲得者Jan Lenica（波蘭）、Hiroshi Tanaka (日本), 及Kazumasa Nagai (日本)等設計。但凡專業博物館和藏家們，均孜孜不倦於豐富自己的收藏，包括“桂冠者展”中展出作品在內的所有作品都保存在博物館倉庫裡，彼時的倉庫，空間尚頗有盈餘。海報被仔細編號並歸類，以便日後查找。感謝昔日的不辭勞苦，今天，我們可以便捷地比較不同時期的海報作品，並回顧當時評審的決策。
全球性的海報競賽延續的必要，使得海報博物館在1993年迎來了它的重建。維蘭諾夫宮的新房子為“海報雙年展”提供展覽空間。從那以後，“桂冠者展”便開始流連於華沙各地，Królikarnia宮的Xawery Dunikowski雕塑博物館、Centrum Sztuki工作室的美術館、Łowicka中心、華沙美術學院（Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts）的媒體藝術學院、華沙印刷博物館（the Warsaw Printing Museum）等等。比賽評審成員作品評論－傑出平面設計師－在華沙各美術館也均有展出。
今年，兩場展覽都在Łowicka中心舉辦（如1998年、2000年）。觀眾們將有機會欣賞2012年23屆IPB兩位金獎榮膺者－Tetsuro Minorikawa先生、和何見平先生的作品。評審團成員： Stephan Bundi（瑞士）、原研哉（日本）、Jakub Stępień Hakobo（波蘭）等也將有作品展出。根據比賽規則，每位參與者提交的海報不得超過三件。雙年展另設展覽並展出其他被選藝術家的作品。
Aleksandra Oleksiak, 策展人
23th IPB Laureates exhibition
The opening: Friday, 6th June, 2014 at 7 p.m.(free entrance)
Open from 7 June – 31 July 2014
Centrum Łowicka, Łowicka 21 St., Warszawa
Gallery open from Monday to Sunday, various opening hours, please see here: Lowicka Centrum opening hours
Curator of the exhibition: Aleksandra Oleksiak
Cooperation: Anna Torończyk
Following a long-standing tradition and competition regulations, the Laureates’s exhibition honours recipients of Gold Medals of previous editions of the IPB. Laureates send selected posters which, after the closing of the exhibition, are included, with their consent, in the collection of the Poster Museum at Wilanów. The first shows were held at the Poster Museum, however now the event is hosted by a different Warsaw gallery each time. This year, the exhibition features the work of two Gold Medal recipients of 2012 – Jianping He (Germany) for the poster Unfolding Keith Godard (Category B – Cultural Poster) and Tetsuro Minorikawa (Japan) for the poster Tsunami (Category A – Ideological Poster). Apart from the above two posters, the winners will present nearly 30 other works.
The work of Jianping He is a bridge between the East and the West, as illustrated by two posters advertising his own exhibitions in 2012. The first one of them was designed for the show In Between He Jianping, displayed at the Avla gallery in Ljubljana (Slovenia). The second one evokes nostalgia with the title Flashback hanging from a tree branch, and was created to accompany the exhibition at the prestigious ggg (Ginza Graphic Gallery) in Tokyo. We will also showcase the posters from the Cloning series, which won the Silver Medal at the 18th IPB in Warsaw in 2002, being a visual commentary on the debate about genetic engineering which was a hot topic back then.
Tetsuro Minorikawa’s work includes cultural posters, although a dominant theme is the destructive power of natural elements, such as earthquakes or tsunamis, but also those caused by humans, as demonstrated by the posters Sarajevo 1914–2014 and No More Fukushima.
There are certain destinations in the ever-changing world, allowing us to find all the things gone by. These are collections of art. When the International Poster Biennale was brought to life in 1966, the initiators had already planned to preserve the presented artworks for future generations. The year 1968 marked the opening of the first poster museum in the world, located in Warsaw. It was also the first year when the laureates of the Biennale were honoured with an exhibition at the new museum gallery with an interesting modernist architecture. The posters featured were designed by the Gold Medal recipients Jan Lenica (Poland), Hiroshi Tanaka (Japan), and Kazumasa Nagai (Japan). Since all museum professionals and collectors have an insatiable appetite for adding to their treasures, all the works included in the luareates’ exhibition were placed in the museum storage which was still fairly roomy at the time. The posters were then properly described and given inventory numbers, so they can be easily reached for today. Thanks to that, we can compare them with the later work of the designers and reflect on the decisions of the jury.
The need to continue with the idea of the global poster competition resulted in the redevelopment of the museum gallery in 1993. The new premises at the Wilanów Palace complex provided space for an amazing event – the International Poster Biennale. It was then that the laureates’ exhibition started to wander around Warsaw, having been hosted by the Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture at the Królikarnia Palace, the Studio gallery at Centrum Sztuki Studio in Warsaw, Centrum Łowicka, the Faculty of Media Arts of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, the Warsaw Printing Museum, and many others. The review of work of the members of the jury of the competition – prominent graphic designers – has also been presented at various Warsaw galleries.
This year, both exhibitions will be held at Centrum Łowicka (as in 1998, 2000 ). The public will have an opportunity to see the work of two laureates of Gold Medals at the 23rd IPB in 2012 – Tetsuro Minorikawa from Japan and Jianping He from Germany. The Jury members – Stephan Bundi from Switzerland, Kenya Hara from Japan and Jakub Stępień Hakobo from Poland, will also present some of their achievements. In accordance with the competition regulations, each participant may submit a maximum of three posters. The exhibitions accompanying the Biennale give selected artists more room to show off their talent.
Visitors exploring the Laureates’, Jury Members’ and the competition exhibitions of the International Poster Biennale in Warsaw will be able to enjoy the most recent achievements of international graphic designers for nearly four months. What happens to the featured posters after the closing of the event? They appear in other contexts: new exhibitions, specialist studies, publications, as document of social life. They will survive in the collection of the Poster Museum at Wilanów.
And in two years’ time, once again we will see new designs and learn about the new laureates selected from among a great number of participants by another jury panel.
Today, however, we just hope you enjoy all of the events of the 24th edition of the IPB, Warsaw 2014.
The exhibition includes a presentation of the profiles of the laureates and jury members of all editions of the IPB, Warsaw 1966–2012.
Aleksandra Oleksiak, curator
Jianping He was born in 1973, China. He is now living in Berlin, working as a graphic designer, professor, and publisher. He studied graphic design at the China Academy of Art (1991–1994), and at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) (1997-2001). In 2011 he received his PhD degree in cultural history from the Free University of Berlin. He works at the Berlin University of the Arts, and was a guest professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. In 2002 he established his own design studio and publishing house, hesign, based in Berlin, with a branch in Hangzhou since 2008.
Jianping He has won numerous awards, such as the gold and two silver medals at the International Poster Biennale in Warsaw (2002, 2010, 2012); gold medal at the International Poster Triennial in Toyama, Japan (2012); silver medal at the Ningbo International Poster Biennial (2001); silver and bronze medal of the New York ADC (2008 and 2010); first prize at the Lahti International Poster Biennial in Finland (2005); silver medals at the International Poster Triennial in Hong Kong (2004, 2010); the Golden Bee 7 at the Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design (2007); Award for Typographic Excellence, TDC New York and TDC Tokyo (2007–2010); silver medal at the International Poster Biennial in Mexico (2010); bronze medal of the HKDA, Hong Kong (2009). In 2006 he received the Internationaler Plakatkunst Hof Rüttenscheid Preis in Essen, Germany. His solo exhibitions took place in Germany, Malaysia, Slovenia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Japan, among others.
He judged many international competitions, including „100 beste Plakate des Jahres” (100 Best Posters of the Year) – Germany Austria Switzerland, the International Biennale of Theatre Posters in Rzeszów, the International Poster Biennale in Warsaw, the Ningbo International Poster Biennial, the Red Dot Design Award, and the Design for Asia Award in Hong Kong and many more.
Jianping He is a member of the examination association at the ESAG school of design, Paris, as well as the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).