On the 12th of October from 7 o’clock p.m. a book launch with exhibition entitled “The documents of an uncompleted oeuvre” took place in the House of Arcades in Sfântu Gheorghe. The exhibition pays tribute to the memory of the former curator of the Graphic Art Biennial, Zsolt Siklodi.
On the 13th of October 2018 the exhibition of the 5th Graphic Art Biennial has been opened in the Transylvanean Art Centre of Sfântu Gheorghe. The Awards Gala took place at the Tamási Áron Theatre, where the organizers presented the awarded artists and art works of the biennial. The Grand Prize was awarded to the Chinese artist Jing Liu for his series entitled Masters.
On the 12th of November 2018 the opening ceremony of the individual exhibition of the Polish graphic artist Kamil KOCUREK took place in the Keresztes House in Sfântu Gheorghe. Those present at the event were welcomed by the curator of the exhibition Magdalena Hanysz-Stefańska, who presented the artist.
The exhibition presenting around thirty prints aims to provide us insight into a little segment of Polish graphics with great traditions and many significant personalities. The opening ceremony of the exhibition will take place on the 17th of October 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Art Gallery of Harghita County Council.
On the 12th of October 2018 at 7 p.m. will take place the book launch and exhibition in memory of Zsolt Siklodi, former curator of the Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland in the House with Arcades.
At the beginning Zsolt Siklodi created his „visual experiments” with a graphical approach, sometimes using classical means (lithography, drawing, etching) and sometimes using the possibilities of the new technologies (plotter, photocopies, mechanical engraving). At the same time, he also tried new ways in other genres with a lot of playfulness.
Exhibition with title ‘Arena of games’ presents works which were created in years 2014 – 2018. Will be exhibited sets of intaglio prints, main part of these prints are the compositions are a kind of polyptych presented fit in a structured and specific modular arrangement which forms a multiplied graphic compositions.
Covasna County Council, Covasna County Cultural Centre, Harghita County Council, Transylvanian Art Centre Association, Mures County Council and Cultural and Art Centre of Lăzarea kindly invite You to participate at the events and at the opening celebration of the 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland.
The Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, based on ten long years’ experience, is gaining ever more attention and recognition. This is well supported by the number and artistic value of the artworks submitted to the 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland. During the ten-week submission period 2249 artworks by 934 artists were submitted altogether, which is almost the double of the previous edition of the Biennial.
In the series of the Graphic Art Biennials of Szeklerland, the curator Zsolt Siklodi’s unexpected, tragic death has compelled the organizers to a painful and necessary reconsideration. Zsolt Siklodi often suggested that “The objective of the Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland is to place side by side the local and the universal, and thus to find and define the role of endeavours in the field of graphic art, born in the region as well as in other parts of the world, within global trends…”.
The 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, Sfântu Gheorghe, 2018
The Harghita, Mureş and Covasna County Councils, together with the Cultural Center of Covasna County and the Lăzarea Cultural and Creation Center, announce the application for the 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, organized between January 23 and December 20, 2018.