In 1950, the U.S.-based Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA) which administered the European Recovery Program (ERP), announced an art competition in Marshall Plan countries, offering prizes for the best posters that aesthetically represented “Intra-European Cooperation for a Better Standard of Living.” This exhibit features the final 25 posters selected by a jury of prominent graphic artists from among 10,000 entries.
On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the May 1968 movement, “Occupying Paris” features a selection of period posters and photographs to reconsider an extraordinary month of civil disobedience, evaluate the impact it made then, and assess the legacy it bequeathed for practitioners of dissent to this day.
Almost three decades after the successful transition to democracy, Polish society is torn apart by growing political polarization and conflicts. In recent years, millions of Poles took to the streets to express opposing views about the country's politics, history and future. In this exhibit, five Warsaw-based photographers of the NAPO Images agency document the deep chasm and clashes of political visions pitting Poland's traditional values and a nationalistic identity against modern liberal ideas and a European identity.
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of German reunification CES hosted the photography of renown German photographer Barbara Klemm who documented momentous events in the two Germanies since the 1970s.