Bridge to the Future – 
Main Exhibition of the Krakow 2000 
International Print Triennial (Sept. 7-Oct. 1)

Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery, pl. Szczepański 3a, 
phone: +48 (12) 422 1052;
 
Palace of Fine Arts, 
Pl. Szczepański 4, tel. 422-66-16

organiser: International Print Triennial Association, 
ul. Dunajewskiego 2/6, phone: +48 (12) 422 1903, 
phone/fax +48 (12) 421 7123

The International Print Triennial is the largest Polish regular print event, and at the same time one of the most crucial festivals of contemporary print in the world. For the last six years, it has had an open formula, with the best Polish and foreign artists invited to collaborate. The organiser of the event is the thirty-five-tear-old International Print Triennial Association: an institution which not only organises the Krakow Biennial (later transformed into the present Triennial), but has also has fathered tens of exhibitions in various cities, from Prague and Nuremberg to Kanagawa and Kagawa in Japan. Nowadays, the Triennial is a union of five international events: The Krakow Triennial, The Polish Triennial of Print in Katowice, Intergrafia-Katowice – the world exhibition of international event laureates, the “Kolor w grafice-Toruñ” International Triennial, and the “Kontynenty” – Jelenia Góra Minitriennial. Apart from th regular exhibitions in the five cities, the programme of the Triennial’2000 includes countless events organised all over Poland; the ones organised in Krakow are to be found in the “Other Exhibitions” chapter.

The main exhibition of the Triennial, organised under the auspices of the Krakow 2000 Festival, is titled Most do przysz³oœci (A Bridge to the Future), and will be a reflection on the ending century, its events, philosophical, civic and social trends, and its heritage we bring into the new millennium. The presentation itself will be broadened to make room for new print techniques, and therefore its form will be wider. In the first part, referred to as gromadzenie (gathering), a cross-section digest of the world print art will be presented. The second block will consist of six problem exhibitions presented by acclaimed critics. The motto of the third will be przekraczanie (transgression). The honorary patronage of the event is held by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Poland and by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.


 



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