I Read Here Contemporary Polish Illustration for Children

20.02 – 08.05.2016 I Read Here Contemporary Polish Illustration for Children

Zachęta – National Gallery of Art

artists: Edgar Bąk, Maciek Blaźniak , Katarzyna Bogucka , Iwona Chmielewska , Agata Dudek , Emilia Dziubak, Małgorzata Gurowska , Monika Hanulak , Marta Ignerska , Agata Królak , Patryk Mogilnicki, Anna Niemierko, Ola Płocińska, Dawid Ryski
curators: Magda Kłos-Podsiadło, Ewa Solarz
organisers: Zachęta — National Gallery of Art, The Book Institute
cooperation on the part of Zachęta: Katarzyna Kołodziej, Jacek Świdziński
exhibition Design: Lech Rowiński, Marta Rowińska / Beton

For almost ten years now Polish illustration has been enjoying a boom period. We can see this especially in the market for children’s books. A great number of talented artists, and also their diversity and ingenuity, supported by open-minded publishers have meant that we have ever more outstanding books to choose from.

We know that reading to children is important. But are we also aware of the fact that the pictures accompanying the text also have great power? Or that the illustrator or graphic designer of a book is its creator on an equal footing with the author of the text?

At the exhibition, we present the works of 14 illustrators and graphic designers. Amongst these are artists who are already well-known in Poland and abroad, winners of national and international awards. There are those in whom we see a great potential and count on the further developments of their careers. However, each of them treats the child as a partner, as a sensitive reader of their visual language. Each of them tells their story through pictures. Thanks to them are created books which are for children their first contact with art.

The exhibition composed of three parts is designed to engage the youngest viewers, to stimulate their creativity so that they will themselves feel like artists. In the first part, children will get to know what an illustration is and will have the chance themselves to have a go at being illustrators. In the second, they will enter the world of a book in which illustrations form the scenography of an interactive labyrinth. The third part is a great reading room, where we come face-to-face with illustrators and their works. Children visiting the exhibition will be able to make use of a creative notebook with tasks that will help them to reinforce their knowledge about illustrations and uncover the secrets hidden in the exhibition.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a rich programme of workshops directed both at children and adults. Through this we will present the concept of the illustrated book and its great educational potential.

Works on exhibition

  • Zdjęcie pracy Edgar Bąk, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition
    Edgar Bąk, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition2016
  • Zdjęcie pracy Maciej Blaźniak, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition
    Maciej Blaźniak, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition2016
  • Zdjęcie pracy Katarzyna Bogucka, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition
    Katarzyna Bogucka, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition2016
  • Zdjęcie pracy Iwona Chmielewska, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition
    Iwona Chmielewska, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition2016
  • Zdjęcie pracy Agata Dudek, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition
    Agata Dudek, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition2016
  • Zdjęcie pracy Emilia Dziubak, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition
    Emilia Dziubak, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition2016
  • Zdjęcie pracy Gosia Gurowska, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition
    Gosia Gurowska, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition2016
  • Zdjęcie pracy Monika Hanulak, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition
    Monika Hanulak, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition2016
  • Zdjęcie pracy Marta Ignerska, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition
    Marta Ignerska, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition2016
  • Zdjęcie pracy Agata Krolak, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition
    Agata Krolak, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition2016
  • Zdjęcie pracy Anna Niemierko, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition
    Anna Niemierko, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition2016
  • Zdjęcie pracy Patryk Mogilnicki, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition
    Patryk Mogilnicki, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition2016
  • Zdjęcie pracy Ola Płocińska, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition
    Ola Płocińska, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition2016
  • Zdjęcie pracy Dawid Ryski, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition
    Dawid Ryski, "I read here", one of the posters accompanying the exhibition2016

Educational programmes
Related events
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Katarzyna Bogucka - illustrating live
    20.02.2016 (SOB) 12:30
    Katarzyna Bogucka - illustrating live
    Educational program accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Curatorial tour accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    20.02.2016 (SOB) 14:00
    Curatorial tour accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Family workshops accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    21.02.2016 (ND) 12:30
    Family workshops accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Monika Hanulak - illustrationg live
    05.03.2016 (SOB) 12:30
    Monika Hanulak - illustrationg live
    Educational program accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Family workshops accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    06.03.2016 (ND) 12:30
    Family workshops accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Aleksandra Płocińska - illustrating live
    12.03.2016 (SOB) 12:30
    Aleksandra Płocińska - illustrating live
    Educational program accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Seminar for illustrators
    17.03.2016 (CZW) 18:00
    Seminar for illustrators
    Zachęta / multimedia room (entrance from Burschego street)Zachęta / multimedia room (entrance from Burschego street)
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Anna Niemierko - illustrating live
    19.03.2016 (SOB) 12:30
    Anna Niemierko - illustrating live
    Educational program accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Agata Dudek - illustrating live
    02.04.2016 (SOB) 12:30
    Agata Dudek - illustrating live
    Educational program accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Moving books
    03.04.2016 (ND) 12:30
    Moving books
    Family workshops for children
    Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Agata Królak - illustrating live
    09.04.2016 (SOB) 12:30
    Agata Królak - illustrating live
    Educational program accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Family workshops accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    10.04.2016 (ND) 12:30
    Family workshops accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Emilia Dziubak - illustrating live
    16.04.2016 (SOB) 12:30
    Emilia Dziubak - illustrating live
    Educational program accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Family workshops accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    17.04.2016 (ND) 12:30
    Family workshops accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Discussion about Polish children's book illustration
    28.04.2016 (CZW) 18:00
    Discussion about Polish children's book illustration
    Zachęta / multimedia room (entrance from Burschego street)Zachęta / multimedia room (entrance from Burschego street)
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Sunday guided tour
    01.05.2016 (ND) 12:15
    Sunday guided tour
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Iwona Chmielewska - illustrating live
    07.05.2016 (SOB) 12:30
    Iwona Chmielewska - illustrating live
    Educational program accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika wydarzenia: How to read picture books ? Workshops for parents
    07.05.2016 (SOB) 15:00
    How to read picture books ? Workshops for parents
    Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)
  • Grafika wydarzenia:
    07.05.2016 (SOB) 17:00
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika wydarzenia: Family workshops accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    08.05.2016 (ND) 12:30
    Family workshops accompanying the exhibition "I read here"
    Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)
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Information

I Read Here
Contemporary Polish Illustration for Children
20.02 – 08.05.2016

Zachęta – National Gallery of Art
pl. Małachowskiego 3, 00-916 Warsaw
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Godziny otwarcia:
Tuesday – Sunday 12–8 p.m.
Thursday – free entry
ticket office is open until 7.30 p.m.    

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Sponsor of the exhibition "I read here":
europapier

Sponsor of the opening ceremony:
sucre