Virtual opening event of G6, the 6th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland

Considering the globally spread coronavirus epidemic, the organizers had to change the organization plan of the biennial of 2020. Unfortunately the epidemiological situation had a negative impact on the running of the G6 events as well. Consequently this year the exhibition openings, connex events and the awards gala familiar to the public from previous years are missing from the program.

This year the opening event of the 6th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland moves into the virtual space. On this occasion visitors can view the short film made for this event on the Facebook page of the G6 (https://www.facebook.com/grafikaiszemle) on the 10th of October 2020, from 6 p.m.

The 6th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland intends to present those art tendencies, which are characterized by experimentation, crossing of boundaries, reinterpretation of aesthetic standards, or the break down of former hierarchies. The G6 waited responses from the artists coming from different countries and cultures concerning problems of globalization, respectively concerning political, economical or other social issues. The main question was, how do they represent the problems of their immediate environment or the problems of their own existance in their art, how can tradition and total renewal be manifested through the language of contemporary graphic art.

This year about 2100 artworks were submitted from 868 artists of 65 countries.

The jury of the G6 is composed of internationally recognized art historians and artists: dr. Alice Andreea Iliescu assistant professor of the University of Art and Design Cluj Napoca (RO), Prof. dr. István Erőss professor at the Institute of Visual Arts of the Eszterházy Károly University of Eger (HU), Sona Harutyunyan art historian, president of the Foundation KulturDialog Armenien, director of the International Print Biennial, Yerevan (AM), dr. Marcin Bialas associate professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice (PL), Zoltán Vécsi Nagy art historian, director of EMŰK (Transylvanian Art Centre) in Sepsiszentgyörgy (RO/HU), Ábel Kónya director of the Gallery in Miskolc, curator of the Miskolc Graphic Triennial (HU) and Apor Ferencz S. artist, curator of G6 (RO/HU).

The jury awarded 12 prizes for the creators of the highest quality works: the Main Prize of the biennial, the Nagy Imre Prize, the Plugor Sándor Prize, the Nagy Pál Prize, the Baász Imre Prize, the Prize of the Consulate General of Hungary, the Prize of the Eszterházy Károly University, the Partium Prize offered by Partium Christian University, the Prize of Hungarian University of Fine Arts, the Prize of Zereda Art Camp, the Prize of Pulzus Art Camp, respectively the Prize of the Art Camp of Gyergyószárhegy.

On the 12th of October 2020 from 6 p.m. you can also view on the Facebook page of the biennial the virtual exhibition opening entitled MASTERS of the artist Jing Liu (CN), who won the Main Prize of the 5th Graphic Art Biennial 

The 6th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland was sponsored by the Kurkó Árpád and the Bethlen Gábor Funds. The publication of the catalogue of the biennial was sponsored by the National Cultural Fund.

The event will be organized with the co-operation of the following institutes: Covasna County Cultural Centre of Kovászna, the County Councils of Kovászna, Hargita and Maros, the Cultural and Art Centre of Gyergyószárhegy, the Museum of Maros County, respectively the Transylvanian Art Centre.

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