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Exhibitions and Accompanying Events at TPT 2018

tenth year of a contemporary world poster competition

On September 13, 2018, Jan Koniarek Gallery in Trnava ceremonially opens the 10th year of the international competition of posters TPT 2018 at 6.00 pm in Koppel Villa. TPT exhibition venues will be open to the public on the opening day from 2.00 pm to 10.00 pm.
The exhibition will last until November 25, 2018.



From May 15 to May 31, 2018 the first round of the evaluation of works registered in the international poster competition Trnava Poster Triennial (TPT) was held.

International Jury, composed of Alain Le Quernec (FRA), Eduardo Barrera Arambarri (MEX), Justyna Czerniakowska (POL), Yossi Lemel (ISR), Johanna Biľak (SVK/NLD), shortlisted 443 posters out of 4,830 registered works of 291 authors from 43 countries, based on electronic previews, using an on-line evaluation application.

The second round of the evaluation was held from August 10 to August 20, 2018.

The TPT 2018 winners will be announced at the opening on September 13, 2018 at 6.00 pm.

The curator and coordinator of the project is Mgr. art. Robert Paršo.

The posters of finalists are going to be reproduced in the official catalogue and included in the poster collection of Jan Koniarek Gallery in Trnava.
The 10th year of TPT 2018 is extraordinary due to a number of accompanying events and activities, minor exhibitions, lectures and workshops simultaneously organised in other Slovak towns, marked by TPT 2018 + (see a finalised list of events in a separate attachment).


Main Exhibition Areas:

TPT 2018 – International Jury
September 13, 2018 (Thu) – November 25, 2018 (Sun)
Exhibition of poster by members of the international jury. Exhibitors: Alain Le Quernec (FRA), Eduardo Barrera Arambarri (MEX), Justyna Czerniakowska (POL) and Johanna Biľak (SVK/NLD).
Curator: Róbert Paršo
Koppel villa, Zelený kríček 3, Trnava

The Master's Eye Award, 2018 – Lech Majewski
September 13, 2018 (Thu) – November 25, 2018 (Sun)
An overview of works by the well-known Polish graphic designer, the winner of the Master's Eye Award 2018
Curator: Justyna Czerniakowska (POL)
Koppel villa, Zelený kríček 3, Trnava

Trnava Poster Triennial 2018
September 13, 2018 (Thu) – November 25, 2018 (Sun)
An exhibition of the finalists in the tenth year of the International Exhibition and Competition of Posters
Curator: Robert Paršo
Synagogue - Center of Contemporary Art, Halenárska 2, Trnava

Yossi Lemel – The Last Chasid from Radomsko
September 13, 2018 (Thu) – November 25, 2018 (Sun)
An exhibition of poster art from the Israeli graphic designer and TPT 2018 judge which maps and visualizes a search of the author for his ancestors, Chasidic Jews from Radomsko (Poland)
Curator: Filip Krutek
SynagogueTowers - Center of Contemporary Art, Halenárska 2, Trnava

Accompanying Events – Trnava:

Lucia Mlynčeková: “(Vý)Stavoprojekt”
Opening on September 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM
The exhibition will last until November 4, 2018.
Situated in Kníhkupectvo AF Bookshop, the interactive exhibition by the designer, Lucia Mlynčeková, entitled “(Vý)Stavoprojekt” is a flashback to the 1970s – 1980s in Trnava, when an expansion of housing and urban development took place. The building contractor in Trnava as well as in other Czechoslovak towns and cities was Stavoprojekt, whose construction activities took place over the longest period with the most extensive impact in the history of our country.
Kníhkupectvo AF Bookshop, Štefánikova 5, Trnava

Workshop Lecturers
September 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Presentations by international lecturers in the international workshop
Lecturers: Eduardo Barrera Arambarri (MEX), Peter Bankov (CZE), Götz Gramlich (DEU)
Malý Berlín (Little Berlin) cultural centre, Štefánikova 4, Trnava

PechaKucha Night Trnava Vol. 27
September 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM
A special edition devoted to contemporary graphic design with the participation of the members of the TPT 2018 international jury
Malý Berlín (Little Berlin) cultural centre, Štefánikova 4, Trnava

Fake News
Students' Workshop September 9, 2018 – September 14, 2018 + exhibition of the results of the workshop September 13, 2018 – October 28, 2018
An exhibition of the results from the international workshop focused on trends in contemporary graphic design
Lecturers: Eduardo Barrera Arambarri (MEX), Peter Bankov (CZE), Götz Gramlich (DEU)
West Wing of the Town Hall, Hlavná ulica 1, Trnava

Shut Up! The Voice of Democracy in Danger
September 13, 2018 (Thu) – November 25, 2018 (Sun)
An international exhibition of poster art; its conceptual framework stemmed from a call and the subsequent reaction of graphic designers to the murder of Ján Kuciak, a journalist, and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, which stirred up a huge wave of demonstrations in Slovakia and in other cities abroad.
Curator: Mykola Kovalenko
The Garden of the Koppel villa, Ján Koniarek Gallery, Zelený kríček 3, Trnava

Jan Rajlich Jr. Invisible borders
September 13, 2018 (Thu) – November 25, 2018 (Sun)
An exhibition of the latest poster art by the significant Czech graphic designer on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CSR.
Curator: Filip Krutek
The City Tower, Trojičné námestie 1, 917 01 Trnava

The Rodina - Oh Son, Dear Son
September 13, (Thu) – November 25, 2018 (Sun)
The work presented in a critical design form, reacts, through its installation by a former shop window decorator, to the history of the premises – a former draper’s shop.
Curator: Peter Sit
Výklad Gallery, Hlavná ulica 10, Trnava

OCEAN POSTERS – Against Plastic Pollution
October 18, 2018 (Thu) – November 25, 2018 (Sun)
A multicultural exhibition project that articulates the issue of the growth of plastic waste in the oceans, using visual language form the youngest generation of graphic designers. The posters draw attention to the prevention of handling plastic waste and suggest alternative uses. Thirty-four Universities/Academies from five continents joined in this international cooperation.
Curator: Prof.h.c. Helmut Langer, Germany
Nádvorie OZ, Štefánikova 4, Trnava

DESIGN.IT Conference
October 17, 2018
A conference on design and visual communication, their artistic nuances, products, identities, web pages and graphics
Malý Berlín (Little Berlin) cultural centre, Štefánikova 4, Trnava

Accompanying Events – Bratislava:

Underground Images – The School of Visual Arts New York
October 4, 2018 (Thu) – October 28, 2018 (Sun)
Twice a year over the past 60 – 70 years, the School of Visual Arts in New York has assigned the task to their most significant teachers – designers and artists to create posters to support an event in the New York subway to promote the school. It is an exhibition of 160 posters by many iconic designers: Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, Steven Heller, Gail Anderson, Marshall Arisman, Gene Case, Ivan Chermayeff, Paul Davis, Audrey Flack, Bob Gill, Robert Giusti, Phil Hays, Viktor Koen, Stephen Kroninger, Marvin Mattelson, James McMullan, Jerry Moriarty, Tony Palladino, David Sandlin, Paula Scher, Eve Sonneman, Gilbert Stone, George Tscherny, Sal De Vito, James Victore, Robert Weaver, Louise Fili, Yuko Shimizu, Edel Rodriguez.
Galéria MEDIUM Gallery, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18, Bratislava

Ľubomír Krátky: Typography and Calligraphy
Opening on September 5, 2018 at 6:00 PM
September 6, 2018 (Thu) – October 3, 2018 (Wed)
A retrospective monographic exhibition of works by the graphic designer and calligrapher, Ľubomír Krátky. The exhibition will present the author's book and free calligraphic works.
Satelit Gallery, Hurbanove kasárne, Kollárovo nám. 10, 81107 Bratislava

Polish Legends in the Trnava Poster Triennial
September 17, 2018 (Mon) – October 3, 2018 (Wed)
An exhibition of 50 posters by Polish authors from the archives of the earlier TPTs.
Curator of the Exhibition: Dušan Junek
The Gallery of the Polish Institute, Nám. SNP. 27

Accompanying Events – Bardejov:

100 years from the October Revolution
Vernissage: 14.09.2018 – 19.00
Exhibition: 15.9–31.10.2018
The exhibition 1917–2017 is curator project of Sergej Serov. It is reaction of the world designers on the events that happened during the October revolution. The serie of all 500 posters is exhibited for the first time.
Curators: Sergej Serov, Peter Javorík
Bašta – Cultural-community centre, Na hradbách 3, Bardejov, Slovakia

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TPT 2018 Winners
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