Collecting Chinese Posters: An Evening With Marc H. Choko

November 9, 2020


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Poster House is thrilled to partner with esteemed poster expert Marc H. Choko as he shares with us his experiences collecting Chinese posters from the 1920s to the early 2000s.

Marc will go over how he first fell in love with Chinese graphic design in China and how he built his collection through personal connections in the country. He will also touch on issues of reproductions and forgeries, and how the market for these treasures evolved as China opened up more to the rest of the world. Much of Marc’s incredible collection comprises our current exhibition The Sleeping Giant: Posters & The Chinese Economy, which he also co-curated. This is an incredible opportunity to learn from a seasoned collector and expert in the field.


Early Bird (purchased before Oct 10): Free
General Registration: $3

Marc H. Choko is a professor, author, lecturer, and exhibition curator in the field of poster and graphic design. He is a professor emeritus at the School of Design of Université du Québec à
Montréal, where he taught from 1977 to 2018. He was director of the Design Centre from 1999 to 2008, and a research director at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) Urbanization, Culture, and Society from 1985 to 2005. He holds a baccalaureate in Architecture (1973) and a master in Planning from University of Montréal (1976), and a doctorate in Urban Studies from Université Paris VIII (1981).

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