The professional interest towards the Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland is undiminished this year, too. This is also confirmed by the fact, that compared to the 58 countries of last year, this year graphic artists from 65 countries submitted their works to the contest. Similar to the previous editions of the Biennial, the Hungarian, Polish and Romanian presence is still the most pronounced, but this year some oriental countries are represented much stronger, too, among them Thailand, India, China or Japan. During the submission period of ten weeks we received around 2100 art works from 868 artists.
The deadline of application for the 6th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland was the midnight of March 23, after that the first stage of jurying took place in the period of March 29-31. The jury of the G6 is made up of internationally recognized art historians like: dr. Alice Andreea Iliescu graphic artist – lecturer at University of Art and Design, Cluj Napoca, Romania, Prof. dr. István Erőss graphic artist – professor at Eszterházy Károly University, Eger, Hungary, Sona Harutyunyan art historian – founding president of KulturDialog Armenien / founder and managing director of International Print Biennale Yerevan, Armenia, dr. Marcin Bialas graphic artist – associate professor at Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland, Zoltán Vécsi Nagy art historian – director of Transylvanian Art Center, Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania, Ábel Kónya visual artist – director of the Gallery of Miskolc, curator of the Miskolc Graphic Art Triennial, Hungary and Apor Ferencz S. visual artist – curator of the biennial G6, Miercurea Ciuc, Romania.
Taking into account the epidemic situation, the jury members selected online the basic material of the Biennial made up of 300 art works on basis of exclusively professional criteria and on basis of the formal criteria of the call for application.
Soon we’ll publish the list of the selected works on the website of the Biennial.