The registration for the second edition of the International Graphic Art Biennial – Graphics Review has finished on the 20th of March 2012. Until now, the organizers registered over 650 art works, and the processing still continues. The second edition of the International Graphic Art Biennial has two main sections: traditional graphics and experimental graphics. Based on the registered art works it looks that both categories are quite popular: in the traditional graphics section over 150 artists have applied and in the experimental graphics category over 120 artists.
Graphic artists could submit their application for the pre-evaluation phase by sending max. 3 art works in form of digital photos (*.tiff or *.jpg file extension and 300 dpi resolution). The jury meets in the weekend of the 24-25 March 2012 to select the art works for the second phase. The originals of the selected art works must be sent until the 27th of April 2012 to the address of the Harghita County Cultural and Creation Center Lazarea.
The Biennial was initiated in 2010 by the organizers, Harghita County Council, Covasna County Council, Council of Harghita County Cultural and Creation Center Lazarea and Covasna County’s Cultural Center in order to promote and support the contemporary graphics and regional graphics trends, but also to offer the artists the opportunity to appear before the public. The fact that the second edition also enjoys great popularity underlines even more the need for such a cultural event in the region.
The main prize of the Biennial is in a value of 2000 Euros. Beside the main prize, each of the counties Harghita, Covasna and Mures offered a special prize of 1000 Euros. Main patron of the Biennial is Kelemen Hunor, Romania’s minister of culture and national heritage.
More information about the Biennial can be found on the event’s webpage: www.grafikaiszemle.ro/en.