Jiří Šalamoun – Maxidog in Animation
In the case of the distinctive graphic designer Jiří Šalamoun (1935), it is not only his completed works that are interesting, but also the process of their production itself. And this process is one of the focuses of the exhibition aiming to present a wider reflection of Šalamoun’s film work – unlike other “big” exhibitions mapping his freelance work. Apart from his famous series and short films, our exhibition focuses on his less-known work for television and live-action films.
When you talk about Jiří Šalamoun and his animation work, Maxipes Fík naturally overshadows everything else. But it is a shame because as a graphic artist, Jiří Šalamoun collaborated on six animated shorts. The festival’s film and exhibition programme will not forget to draw attention to Šalamoun’s significant “interventions” into live-action films represented by animated title sequences and posters (e.g. How Poets are Enjoying their Lives). We would like to present Šalamoun’s variability and often surprising collaboration that characterise his work.
The exhibition will run till July 9th.