Poster exhibition of Peter Bankov (Czech Republic)
October, 1—31, 2022 / Georgia, Tbilisi, Simon Janashia st., 22-26, Auditoria Booksbar
(Visitors will be able to buy posters, money will be sent to one of the Ukrainian humanitarian funds)
Peter Bankov was born in Minsk in a family of artists. He studied in Minsk as a sculptor, and in Moscow as a book designer and illustrator.
In 1990—2010 Peter was a founder and editor of an iconic (kAk] magazine and founder and art-director of Design Depot studio in Moscow.
Now Peter lives in Prague. He has received numerous international awards and has been a panel member for many contests around the world. His art projects are part of private collections in Moscow, London and Beijing. He is the author and presenter of a cycle of lectures on design, and lectures in Russia, the CIS and Europe. His work is in the collections of Modern Art at MoMA, New York, USA; Klingspor Museum Offenbach (Germany); Museum of the; Image (MOTI) (Netherlands); Les Arts Décoratifs (France); Lahti Poster Museum (Finland).
He teach in ESAG Penninghen (Paris), ECV École de communication visuelle (Paris), ENSAV École nationale supérieure des arts visuels of La Cambre (France), Wannsee High school (Berlin), HFG Offenbach University of Art and Design (Germany), RISD Rhode Island School of Design (Providence USA), SVA School of Visual Arts (NY), PRATT Design School (Brooklin USA) and Typomania School
Alexander Vasin: What is the role of a poster in our time? Is it the same as 50 or 100 years ago?
Peter Bankov: Nowadays a poster is the most important element of design, the very “fifth element”. A poster gives meaning to all of the graphic design, does not let it wither on the vine because of “commercial tasks and other crucial importance”.
AV: Are posters in a city and a poster in an exhibition different things?
PB: There is no difference where a poster is: in a city or at an exhibition, it is always online after all.
AV: How to make a cool poster?
PB: A cool poster will be after the 300th made poster.
AV: Do you know what a poster will look like in advance or is it born during the process of work?
PB: I know what the poster will look like, they grow in my head like toadstools.
AV: Is it possible for a poster to change the world?
PB: A poster changes the world, it changes souls and heads, makes us love and cherish what is worth to love.