100 posters from Germany, Austria and Switzerland displayed at exhibition in Chisinau

Current stylistic tendencies in the field of poster design are presented at an exhibition entitled “100 best posters 21/100 beste plakate 21” in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The exhibition was mounted at the National Museum of Arts of Moldova on November 3, IPN reports.

Plastic artist and curator of the exhibition Valeria Barbas said the exhibits present the stylistic tendencies of the German-speaking countries. Germany, Austria and Switzerland provided a collection of the best posters that were chosen as a result of a contest. The displayed posters convey different messages and address a number of subjects, either is goes to social problems, such as the rights of women, including sexism, or to social events or social media, from political to cultural elements.

According to the plastic artist, the exhibits were classified according to the theme or to the message and concept, such as gender and music. A series of posters showing the sky and clouds, which symbolize purity and peace, were placed in the center of the exhibition. The posters present the realities in the three counties, which have ties with the realities in Moldova. Each poster has a text and a visual message that interconnect creatively and create intertextuality with emphasis on the message.

Corina Gîrla, director of the German Cultural Center Akzente/Goethe-Zentrum Chisinau, said the exhibition started its itinerary in Berlin in summer and now reached Chisinau. This way Chisinau will be included in an international cultural circuit. “The exhibition is valuable and important as it presents the tendencies in design, graphics and visual arts and also represents a source of inspiration for students, freelancers and skilled professionals. I hope it will develop and cultivate the sense of beauty,” he stated.

The competition “100 best posters Germany, Austria, Switzerland“ is annually staged by the Berlin Association “100 Beste Plakate e. V”. Germany’s Ambassador in Chisinau Margret Uebber said that this year the contest celebrates its 20th anniversary. “Each year since 2002, the contest has presented the multilateral quality of poster creation in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Meanwhile, this contest became an important event for current poster designers. Each year the contest involves multiple illustrators and male and female students studying graphics and design, agents, offices. The impressive number of participants this year shows how important the contest became in professional circles as 540 persons took part with a total of 2,008 posters. We are very glad that we can open this exhibition in Chisinau too,” stated the diplomat.

A series of posters are accessible virtually. Those who are interested need to install an application and to scan the QR code. This way, the posters include sound and are also audiovisual not only visual. The exhibition can be visited until January 13, 2023.

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