DePaul Art Museum premieres “Freedom on the Fence”

16 Jul

The online art newspaper artdaily.org recently highlighted the upcoming Chicago premiere screening of documentary Freedom on The Fence at the DePaul Art Museum on July 28. The screening starts with a reception at the museum at 5 p.m. and the film screens at 6 p.m.

Here’s what artdaily.com has to say about the film:

The 40-minute film explores the history of Polish posters and details their changing significance in the social, political and cultural life of the country from World War II through the fall of Communism.

The digital documentary weaves together interviews (in English and in Polish with English subtitles) with many leading Polish poster artists, including a rare interview with the undisputed father of the movement, Henryk Tomaszweski, and commentaries from both American and Polish scholars on the significance of the Polish poster as a cultural icon.

View the trailer on Vimeo, and read more about the film at the Freedom on The Fence website. Then RSVP for the event at the DePaul Art Museum Facebook Page.

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