Barbara ‘Basha’ Baranowska was part of the famed Polish Poster School that began in the late 1950s. Together with artists such as Jan Lenica and Roman Cieslewicz, Baranowska employed a striking graphic sensibility with limited means to create a procession of startling film posters. However, perhaps her finest achievement in Poland are the book jackets and illustrations she created for the Polish-Jewish writer Adolf Rudnicki.
She relocated to Paris in 1968, and throughout the 1970s created numerous striking images employing a variety of techniques and styles. Best known for her poster for Andrzej Zulawski’s cult 1981 film Possession, screening on Friday 29 March, Baranowska’s work is ripe for rediscovery. This exhibition presents a selection of Baranowska's posters from Poland and France.
This exhibition can be found in the Flatpack Kavarna from 29-31 March, open between 11am and 7pm. This exhibition has been curated by Daniel Bird, who is talking about Polish posters on Saturday 30th.