'Do Not Pass By'

Milos Reindl's Film Posters

'In the dark years of the regime, illustrators managed to make their art flourish in film posters', Lawrence Formisano

Prague Palbric Art Foundation

Scratch a little and we are all immigrants…

Following its lauded Prague exhibit in August, Palbric Art Foundation presents the first North American stop of Do Not Pass By, featuring surreal, vintage film posters by Czech-Canadian artist Milos Reindl, along with their hidden messages of social criticism. The exposition was held in the lobby of Complexe Guy-Favreau from June 21-July 13 as a part of World Refugee Day 2017.

Complexe Guy-Favreau, Montreal, QC H2Z, Canada
The Do Not Pass By is a touring exhibition showcasing some of Reindl's posters. Started in Prague, Czech Republic in 2016 the exhibition visited also his second home Montréal in 2017.

Ressurection (1962) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Art is the universal language we can all enjoy. Do Not Pass By is a timely celebration of diversity, multiculturalism and integration, intended to address the issue of immigrants and refugees in a way that will amuse, enlighten and educate, and in the process, reduce xenophobia.

We are grateful to our hosts (2016) by Palbric Art Foundation Palbric Art Foundation

Malachias miracle (1963) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

This initiative begins with Milos Reindl, a remarkable Czech-Canadian artist and onetime political refugee.

On the Rope (1963) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

From typical collages, to his bold paintings and masterful lines, Reindl contributed to the richness and diversity of Czechoslovak graphic art.

Human body (2016) by Palbric Art Foundation Palbric Art Foundation

For whom Havana dances (1963) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Showcasing some of his 30 vintage posters, the exhibition pairs Reindl’s art with accompanying text honouring milestone achievements by former refugees, and the positive impact these immigrants ultimately had on the countries that they now call home.

Gestures (2016) by Palbric Art Foundation Palbric Art Foundation

The Black Wings (1963) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Every day - Sunday (1962) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

The passages alongside each poster cover varied topics including food, music, funerals, architecture and beauty in a way that celebrates diversity and unites us.

Beauty (2016) by Palbric Art Foundation Palbric Art Foundation

The Sun and the Shadow (1962) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Accatone (1963) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

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The Cossacks (1961) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Diversity of food (2016) by Palbric Art Foundation Palbric Art Foundation

Princess of Clèves (1961) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Mr. Fool (The cucumber hero) (1963) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Rosemarie the Girl (1962) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Death called Enegelchen (1962) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

"Milos Reindl: a great artist with more than one identity, more than one country to call homeland and more than one talent to be shared, is an ideal icon of this Palbric, plural initiative"

Michael Cukier
Founder, Palbric Art Foundation

Translation of culture, Palbric Art Foundation, 2016, From the collection of: Palbric Art Foundation
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The Black Sea Hero (1964) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Artemisia (1964) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Well, young man? (1964) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

The Ship Attack (1964) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Shot in the Haze (1964) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Departures (2016) by Palbric Art Foundation Palbric Art Foundation

Four steps away from infinity (1965) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Werner Holt's Adventure (1965) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

My way home (And they were seventeen...) (1965) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Netizen (2016) by Palbric Art Foundation Palbric Art Foundation

The End and the Beginning (1966) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

The Ashes (1966) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Murder, she said... (1966) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

“What you see is line of posters. Soon, with your encouragement, I hope to use them to create a corridor of light and enlightenment, throughout the world, promoting the diversity of world cultures. I hope to encourage our 7 billion inhabitants of this planet to see, appreciate and be grateful for the beauty and variety that we all share.”

Michael Cukier
Founder, Palbric Art Foundation

My wife (1967) Palbric Art Foundation

The Top Secret Premiere (1967) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

The sixteen years old (1968) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Diversity - are we nuts? (2016) by Palbric Art Foundation Palbric Art Foundation

The best woman of my life (1968) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Cmyk Palbric Art Foundation

Miloš Reindl

Born in Czechoslovakia in 1923, Milos Reindl is one of the most remarkable yet unknown artists of his generation. Trained in the ateliers of Emil Filla and Antonin Kybal, Reindl arrived in Canada in 1968 as a political refugee. 

Shadows behind you (1959) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Milos Reindl is best known for his large-scale wall paintings and brilliant film posters.

12 Angry men (1960) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

Reindl defected from Czechoslovakia in 1968, starting a new life in Canada and a career as a ne arts professor.

Movement, Palbric Art Foundation, 2016, From the collection of: Palbric Art Foundation
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12 Angry men (1960) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

His unorthodox teaching methods and rich central European intellectual background gained him considerable popularity, and contributed to the international success of many of his Université Laval pupils.

On the Roofs of Budapest (1960) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

In parallel with his teaching, Reindl continued to paint, and during his 35 years in exile in Canada he created hundreds of oil paintings, gouaches, and drawings.

Western architecture, Palbric Art Foundation, 2016, From the collection of: Palbric Art Foundation
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On the Bridge (1961) by Miloš Reindl Palbric Art Foundation

The subject matter of his work appears mostly introspective, however on second glance, his art actually often contains social criticism, and expresses empathy for the victims of oppression and war.

We are grateful to our hosts (2016) by Palbric Art Foundation Palbric Art Foundation

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