January 31 – February 12, 2002
Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery
Curated by Jimi Galvao
Seats For Sale – Art For Show: The Meaning Behind Film Festival Posters is a special exhibition project conceived by The Victoria Film Museum Society and is scheduled to open in conjunction with The Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival. The exhibit features a collection of posters from different film festivals around the world.
The word “poster” is a familiar term in contemporary global society. Posters are important communication tools, from political outcry to commercial advertising. Posters also decorate our bedroom walls. They clutter up traffic light posts. They are sold and collected. They have a rich and extensive artistic history. The poster is a complex medium that wears many faces. The film festival, similarly, has a rich history. It is a significant cultural and artistic event that is celebrated around the world year after year.