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Visual Dynamic - Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2004
Thematic Gallery (1), (2) & (4),
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
17 November 2004 - 18 April 2005

Design  Exhibition Series 3

The role and the visual representation of posters have changed continuously over the past century to meet the changing needs of society. Although its function is less dominant than it was 100 years ago, poster is still an illustrative and attractive art form which gives strong visual impact. Indeed, the visual power of poster goes beyond words, languages and races. Over 400 outstanding international poster works will be showcased in the exhibition illustrating how poster art has successfully evolved despite the onslaught of computer and internet as a revolutionized and an effective way of communication in the 21st century.

The Hong Kong International Poster Triennial composed of an open competition, an exhibition and a symposium, is a regular international event held every 3 years at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. In the Triennial Competition, 337 sets of recent poster works have been short-listed from 1,727 numbers of entries from 40 countries/regions. They are to be presented under 4 categories, namely "Ideological", "Promotion of Cultural Events", "Commercial and Advertising", and "Thematic - Space". Representative poster works from the international judges for the Competition, including Mitsuo Katsui (Japan), Alain Le Quernec (France) and Wang Yuefei (Mainland China), will also be featured as a reference to their creative achievements.

A fully illustrated catalogue is published and available at the museum gift shop.