Around 300 artworks will be exhibited

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Around 300 artworks will be exhibited at the 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland

The 5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, set as a goal true to previous years to show the integrative role of graphic art. The event was surrounded by great interest on the part of the profession. This year came in around 2300 artworks of more than 900 artists from 58 countries.

‘The great number of participants and submitted works confirm definitely, that the biennial has come into a phase, when we can state with confidence and can state as fact, that we have here an event, that is acknowledged in the whole world. There is no doubt, that the biennial has become one of the most important artistic events of our region and its presence is unquestionably justified’ – says Apor Ferencz S., curator of the biennial.

The concept of this year’s biennial is about the presentation of the interactions between the traditional and digital techniques. It deals with the question: how and at which point does the Pixel based image meet graphic art, what kind of representation forms are created through these overlaps, respectively what kind of actual intellectual contents are born in this way.

The big number of the submitted works influenced the professional quality of the material of the biennial positively. In this extremely diverse material a lot of point of views, attitudes and styles manifest themselves through traditional and experimental, self-developed and digital techniques as a reaction to the issue raised in the concept of this biennial.

The opening celebration of the exhibition organized from the 294 selected works will take place in the Transylvanian Art Centre in Sfântu Gheorghe on the 13th October 2018 at 5 p.m.. In the conference room of Székely Mikó High School will be exhibited further artworks, belonging to the material of the biennial. The Awards Gala will begin at 6 p.m. in the Tamási Áron Theatre.

Also in the framework of this event on the 12th of October the exhibition of the former curator of the biennial Siklodi Zsolt will open in the House of Arcades, respectively in MAGMAtemp in Keresztes House (Gróf Mikó Imre street, no. 9). the exhibition of Kamil Kocurek, the winner of the 2016 biennial will begin.

The jury of the biennial was composed of internationally appreciated art historians and artists: dr. Cristian Aurel Opriș graphic artist, professor at the University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca (RO), dr. István Erőss graphic artist, professor at the Institute of Visual Arts of Eszterházy Károly University in Eger (HU), Liu Chun-Lan art historian, professor at the National University of Art Taiwan (TW), dr. Anca Boeriu graphic artist, professor at the National University of Art Bucharest (RO), Zoltán Vécsi Nagy, art historian, director of the Transylvanian Art Centre (RO), Ábel Kónya artist, curator of the Modem in Debrecen (HU) and Apor Ferencz S. artist, curator of the biennial (RO).

The jury assigns four awards among the artists submitting the artworks meeting the highest standards: the Grand Prize of the Biennial of 2000 euro, respectively three prizes of 1000 euro: the Nagy Imre-Prize, the Plugor Sándor-Prize and the Nagy Pál-Prize.

The works selected by the jury will be exhibited in December in Miercurea Ciuc as well.

The main sponsors of the event are: Bertis and Perla Harghitei.