GOLDEN KEG 2014 – OPENING IN PRESOV, SLOVAKIA
We invite you and your friends to the opening of the cartoon exhibition on the topic “Beer” – GOLDEN KEG 2014 – a selection of competition works from 20th edition of the international cartoon contest which will be held on Tuesday, 1st April 2014 from 2 o’clock in the afternoon in the premises of the Saris Gallery in Presov, Slovakia, Hlavna street No. 51.
A part of the opening ceremony will be announcement of winners and other award-winning authors of this jubilee edition of the competition and awarding the prizes to the present authors.
Earlier, on the 1 o’clock in the afternoon will take place in the premises of the Saris Gallery the Press conference with the participation of organizers and awarded artists.
* Source: Fedor Vico / Presov, Slovakia
PAVEL MATUSKA: SMILING
An excellent and versatile artist and cartoonist Pavel Matuska will present in Smecky Gallery in Prague his drawings, paintings and wood-carving work. As the name of the exhibition promises humor there will definitely not be missing.
The exhibition opening will be held on 18th February 2014 at five o’clock in the afternoon and you can see the exhibition until 5th April 2014.
See also a profile page of Pavel Matuska in the Cartoon Gallery – click HERE
* Source: Pavel Matuska / Czech Republic
JERZY GLUSZEK IN OSLO, NORWAY
Until the end of February, you can in the Galleri E96 in Oslo, Norway admire an exhibition of artworks by excellent cartoonist Jerzy Gluszek from Poland. We highly recommend!
See also a profile page of Jerzy Gluszek in the Cartoon Gallery – click HERE
EXHIBITION OF SLAWOMIR LUCZYNSKI
The exhibition “SATYRA” of well known Polish cartoonist Slawomir Luczynski will be opened on friday 24th January 2014 at 6,00 PM in the Exhibition hall of the Cultural House in Leczycza, Poland. You’re welcome!
* see also the profile page of Slawomir Luczynski in the Cartoon Gallery – click HERE
RIBER HANSSON IN ECC KRUISHOUTEM, BELGIUM
On 26th January 2014 will be in the European Cartoon Center Kruishoutem, Belgium opened an exclusive exhibition of the world famous cartoonist Riber Hansson from Sweden. We highly recommend it to all admirers of Cartoon Art of the best quality – do not miss it!
* see also the profile page of Riber Hansson in the Cartoon Gallery – click HERE
LACO TORMA: “TRANSPORT” – exhibition in Bratislava
We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition
T R A N S P O R T
(TRANSPORT IS NOT LIKE TRANSPORT) ….. the rail, tunnels and roads
Laco TORMA – CARTOONS
on 17th December 2013, 3:30 PM
STM – MUSEUM OF TRANPORT
811 05 Bratislava – SLOVAKIA
tel: +421/2/ 5244 4163
fax: +421/2/ 5249 4021
* Source: Museum of transport STM, Bratislava
PAOLO DALPONTE – EXHIBITION in TRENTO, ITALY
* Source: Paolo Dalponte / Italy
60th BIRTHDAY OF WILLEM RASING
Leading Dutch artist, painter, cartoonist, creator of collages, the President of the Association of Dutch Cartoonists will celebrate on 14th October 2014 his important anniversary – 60th birthday.
Dear Willem, congratulations! Good health as well as a lot of creative forces in the coming years!
On this exceptional occasion, will be opened on Saturday, October 11th at 5:30 pm. in Eijlders Cafe in Amsterdam an exhibition of artworks by Willem Rasing entitled “Animal Farm – Part II“.
* Source: Willem Rasing / Holland
* Profil of Willem Rasing in the Cartoon Gallery you can see HERE
* Great representative exhibition of artworks by Willem Rasing you can see HERE
IBIZA – EXHIBITION OF MARLENE POHLE
Important German artist and cartoonist Marlene Pohle originating in Argentina will exhibit her artworks in the Gallery Marta Torres on the Balearic island of Ibiza. The exhibition is entitled “Ser or aparentar,” which in English means “To be, or to appear” and you can watch it from 3rd to 18th October 2014.
Source: Francisco Punal Suarez / Spain
HUMOREST HRADEC KRALOVE, CZECH REPUBLIC
We invite you to the opening of the exhibition of best artworks from the International Cartoon Competition HUMOREST 2014 associated with the award ceremony of the winners. The opening will take place on October 2, 2014 at 5 pm. in the Exhibition hall of the Library of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.
Results of the competition – see HERE
TURKISH CARTOONS IN ZAGREB, CROATIA
TURKISH CARTOON EXHIBITION IN CROATIA
Turkish cartoon exhibition is open in the Old City Hall in Zagreb, Croatia. The Croatian Cartoonist Association had an exhibition in Istanbul last October where presented Croatian cartoonists and their work and it was there that the idea of this exhibition arose.
The Turkish cartoon is presented by 116 works of the best Turkish cartoonists.
Turkey belongs, in terms of cartoon, to the inner circle of the most prominent European and worldwide countries with a great number of quality authors and with its significant cartoon festivals.
At the opening in Zagreb, Turkey was represented by their Association president Mr Metin Peker and their secretary Mr Mahmut Akgun. Mr Bekir Alpul, a member of the Turkish Embassy, was present too.
The guests were greeted by Ratko Maricic, the representative of the sponsor, Milan Bandic, the mayor of Zagreb.
Zdenko PUHIN, General Secretary HDK/CCA
***** Croatian cartoonists with their guests from Turkey Metin Peker and Mahmut Akgun
Opening of the exhibition of the Turkish cartoon
Cartoon by Mahmut AKGUN / Turkey
Cartoon by Ahmet AYKANAT / Turkey
* Source: Hrvatsko druztvo karikaturista / Croatian cartoonists association, Croatia
YOUNG KAFKA AT THE OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION OF JIRI SLIVA
About the exhibition of Jiri Sliva – currently perhaps the most successful cartoonist from the Czech Republic – in Washington DC, USA, we have recently reported on this site.
We have been pleased that Jiri Sliva sent us a few shots from the opening. We are happy to share them with you.
The audience at the opening of the exhibition of Jiri Sliva in Washington DC
Opening of the exhibition “Kafka & Co.” – Jiri Sliva and the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in the United States Petr Gandalovic
As Jiri Sliva wrote us the biggest surprise occurred when he saw a musician who accompanied with his guitar the opening of the exhibition. We quote from the author’s email: “… I am sending you a photo of a young jazz guitarist who played at the opening of my exhibition. Incredible resemblance to Franz Kafka, that no one would ever designed!”
And here is the evidence (see photo below): The similarity of the young musician with Franz Kafka is really incredible. Thus, young “Kafka” played at the opening of the exhibition of Jiri Sliva “KAFKA & Co.”. Sometimes really strange things happen …
Young “Kafka” played at the opening of the exhibition of Jiri Sliva “Kafka & Co.”
The exhibition of Jiri Sliva “KAFKA & Co..” in Washington DC will be opened until 31th October 2014.
CARTOONS OF THE BALTIC COUNTRIES
In these days has been in Riga (Latvia) opened a unique exhibition which brings a collection of artworks by cartoonists from several countries bordering the Baltic Sea. The exhibition presents leading cartoonists from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia and Poland.
The exhibition is organized by the Gdansk Baltic Sea Cultural Center and Gallery of humor. This traveling collection was already exhibited in Gdansk (Poland), then in Kaunas (Lithuania) and now is reinstalled in Riga (Latvia). The initiators and curators of the exhibition series are Pole Ryszard Wasyluk and Lithuanian Arunas Vaitkus.
Poster of the exhibition with artwork by Jerzy GLUSZEK (Poland)
The exhibition is characterized by a wide range of themes and all cartoons are, of course, without words. The authors of the idea intend to organize such exhibitions also in the future.
Individual countries are represented by these authors: .
- Gatis SLUKA
- Zemgus ZAHARANS
- Ernest KLAVINS
- Alvydas JONAITIS
- Vladimiras BERESNIOVAS
- Saulius MEDZIONIS
- Edmundas UNGURAITIS
- Erki EVESTUS
- Hugo HIIBUS
- Priit KOOPEL
- Tarmo VAARMETS
- Viktor BOGORAD
- Andrei POPOV
- Alexander SERGEEV
- Viacheslav SHILOV
- Jerzy GLUSZEK
- Pawel KUCZYNSKI
- Slawomir LUCZYNSKI
- Grzegorz SZUMOWSKI
The exhibition can be seen in “GALERIJA CENTRS” Audeju iela 16, Riga, Latvia until 10th December 2014.
RIBER HANSSON – NEW EXHIBITION
Riber Hansson is the most respected contemporary cartoonist in Sweden who has gained for his outstanding creative work the extraordinary recognition in professional circles and admiration of fans of Cartoon Art around the world. We are very pleased that we can inform you about the newest exhibition of this world-famous cartoonist.
In many places in Sweden are local Art associations. Their main organization recommends usually an annual theme. In the year 2014 the subject has been “The political art”. During the past year Riber Hansson whose main creative focus are “editorial cartoons” has held six exhibitions in different locations in Sweden.
The newest exhibition begins November 27, 2014 and runs until January 2, 2015. It will be exposed in village, near the Norwegian border, called Charlottenberg. As the master himself confided to us: „It is not far from the place where I was born, so it feels a little bit like coming home.“ The exhibition will show a collection of new and older wonderful cartoons by Riber Hansson.
We highly recommend this extraordinary exhibition – do not miss it!
Poster of the exhibition of Riber Hansson
The poster that invites to the exhibition bears the name “Dra på trissor” which is an old Swedish expression used when something comes like a surprise for you. The word by word translation is „Pull on rollers“.
Translation of the entire text of the poster:
Pull on rollers.
The cartoonist Riber shows satires and caricatures, in an exhibition that will take humor very seriously.
The Library in Charlottenberg November 27th to January 2nd
Open Monday to Thursday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
We bring you a small “tasting“ of excellent artworks from the upcoming exhibition of Riber Hansson:
Riber HANSSON – Hong Kong dragon
Riber HANSSON – Babushka-tank
* We recommend to you also the great representative exhibition of artworks by Riber Hansson in the Cartoon Gallery – click HERE
NEW BOOK BY LUC VERNIMMEN
These days took place in Antwerp, Cogels Osylei 73 an exhibition of cartoons by leading Belgian artist and cartoonist Luc Vernimmen on which was also presented his new book “CARTOONS WITHOUT WORDS“. The book contains a selection of his award winning cartoons from the past ten years. It contains 80 cartoons, 82 pages, full color, dimensions: 21 cm x 21 cm, soft cover.
Luc Vernimmen studied Graphic Arts at Sint-Lucas in Antwerp and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp, Belgium. He works as a freelancer focused mainly on illustrating books for publishers in Belgium and the Netherlands, painting oil on canvas, digital drawing, designing brochures, logos, posters and cartoon art. As a cartoonist, he won numerous awards at the International Cartoon Competitions at home and worldwide.
Cartoon by Luc Vernimmen / Belgium
JERZY GLUSZEK IN ITALY
Studio d’Arte Andromeda, Via Malpaga 17, Trento, Italy invites all admirers of high quality Cartoon art to the personal exhibition of artworks by brilliant Polish artist Jerzy GLUSZEK – the winner of 21st Exhibition of Satire and Humor in 2012.
This exceptional exhibition you can see from 31st October to 14th November 2014. Do not miss it !
If you don’t have the opportunity to visit the exhibition of artworks by Jerzy Gluszek in Trento, Italy – you can see a representative collection of his creative work in the Cartoon Gallery – click HERE
EXHIBITION “ROUSSO TAKES THE AIR”
On the occasion of the 33rd International Exhibition of Caricature, press cartoons and humor in St. Just le Martell, Limoges airport is pleased to host the exhibition “Rousso prend l’air” (Rousso takes the air) until October 31, in the hall of the Air Terminal Building.
The exhibition presents more than 100 artworks by famous cartoonist Robert Rousso from France. We highly recommend!
HUMOREST 2014 HRADEC KRALOVE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Until 21st November 2014 fans of cartoons have the unique opportunity to admire a selection of the best works from the International Cartoon Biennial Humorest 2014 in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. The exhibition is installed in the exhibition hall of the Library of the City of Hradec Kralove on Wonka Street.
Humorest 2014 in the building of the Library of the City of Hradec Kralove
Opening of the exhibition Humorest 2014 associated with the statement of results and the award ceremony was held on 2nd October and we bring you few photos of it.
Opening of the exhibition: The President of the Czech Union of Cartoonists Bretislav Kovarik
And the winner is – Miroslav Bartak (CZ)
Miroslav Bartak (CZ) takes the Grand Prix from the hands of the President of the Jury Slawomir Luczynski (PL)
Awarded authors: Jiri Srna (CZ), Wieslaw Lipecki (PL), Miroslav Bartak (CZ), Jakub Wiejacki (PL) and the President of the Jury Slawomir Luczynski (PL)
Exhibition of the best cartoons
The exhibition has met with great interest of the fans of cartoons
* Source: Lubomir Lichy / Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
AN EXAMPLE FROM GÖTEBORG
About the fact that cartoons have the ability to beautify and sweeten our lives doubts hardly anybody. Nevertheless, this ability of cartoons is used in practice only very rarely. Therefore, we are always very pleased when we learn about the positive example in this area.
Swedish cartoonist Juraj Cajchan from Göteborg wrote us about his interesting and worth-following experience:
“The restaurant Gyllene Prag (Golden Prague) is one of the most popular in Göteborg. Few young Czechs and Slovaks after winning the lottery decided to open a restaurant with the motto “We do not cook gourmet wonders, you would be able to cook it too, but we will save your time and effort and it will not cost you too much”. People flocked there, especially students and artists.
I used to go there too and I always met some interesting people there. Sometimes I did drawing for them into the menu, and the fee in the form of food and good beer I consumed immediately on the spot.
After the recent enlargement of the premises, they instructed me to draw something in a relatively narrow space on the wall behind the desk. Therefore, I sat there at the table my two cartoon figures – a man and a woman, who will be there sipping red wine. Place over their heads I filled with their thoughts.
Since the majority of visitors are regular customers, I did not want to create there nothing that could be read immediately without interest, but something they have to think about several times. I made a drawing on A4 format, which was then photographically enlarged on paper (3 vertical stripes). I worried a little about the line thickness in such a zooming, but in the end I was quite satisfied with the result.
Sometimes I go there, but my glass of red wine does not remain eternally filled as with the two on the wall. But with this, I reconciled long ago.”
Drawing by Juraj Cajchan
Artwork of Juraj Cajchan on the wall of the restaurant Gyllene Prag in Göteborg, Sweden
Drawing by Juraj Cajchan on the Menu card of the restaurant Gyllene Prag in Göteborg
* Source: Juraj Cajchan, Göteborg, Sweden
THE WORLD DRAWS HAVEL
Czech Union of Cartoonists invites all domestic and foreign authors to create caricature of the first post-communist Czechoslovak president Vaclav Havel. CUK want this action to pay tribute to this important politician and humanist, a man who has substantially contributed to the transition of our country from the totalitarian to a democratic society. Submitted artworks will be displayed at the website of the Czech Union of Cartoonists, from the selected artworks will be prepared exhibition and eventually issued catalog.
Detailed information can be found on the website of the Czech Union of Cartoonists – see link: http://www.ceska-karikatura.cz/en/svet-kresli-havla/
* Source: Bretislav Kovarik, Prezident of the Czech Union of Cartoonists
JACEK GAWLOWSKI IN BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
At the beginning of the year, the Polish Institute in Bratislava, Slovakia prepared an exhibition of Polish artist Jacek Gawlowski, who became known through his drawings for Gazeta Wyborcza, for which he works since 1989. He is also concentrated on creation of comics and illustration of books. An important place in his creative work has the caricature. He focuses mainly on portrait caricature of celebrities from the world of literature and politics, but he does not avoid satirical work as well.
Opening of the exhibition was held in Thursday, 08/01 2015 at 17.00. in the gallery of the Polish Institute at the SNP square 27 in Bratislava, Slovakia. Exhibition was opened by the Director of the Polish Institute Andrzej Jagodziński. Accompanying words about the author and his work made the curator of the exhibition Zbigniew Olkiewicz. To a large audience spoke also the master Jacek Gawlowski himself.
We bring to you some photos from the opening ceremony of the exhibition:
Opening of the exhibition – from left: interpreter, director of the Polish Institute Andrzej Jagodzinski, curator of the exhibition Zbigniew Olkiewicz, artist Jacek Gawlowski
Artist Jacek Gawlowski
From the left: interpreter, curator Zbigniew Olkiewicz, artist Jacek Gawlowski
Partial view of the exhibited artworks by Jacek Gawłowski
Another drawings by Jacek Gawłowski
Artist in friendly conversation with participants in the vernissage
The exhibition of artworks by Jacek Gawlovski at the Polish Institute in Bratislava, Slovakia can be visited until the end of January 2015 – we strongly recommend!
ARTOONS IN MONTREAL, CANADA
Oleg Dergachov & Behzad Ghafarizadeh
Musee des maitres et artisans du Quebec 615, avenue Sainte-Croix, Montreal (Quebec) H4L 3X6
Metro station Du College
Open 12 to 5 pm
From January 8 to February 8, 2015
This exposition will feature two Montreal cartoon artists, Oleg Dergachov and Behzad Ghafarizadeh. These international illustrators will present humoristic and politicize pieces. Dergachov will also present a few sculptures. As Ghafarizadeh said: “Cartoons are an international language to express beliefs and emotions, a language without border or nationality.“
Oleg Dergachov was born on 18th July 1961 in Rostov, Russia. He graduated from the Ukrainian Academy of Fine Arts with Master in Arts degree in 1984. He has also studied bronze and granite sculpture from the INTEGRART in Warszaw, and through his studies with Walter Kaune, Phd, in Goslar, Germany. In 2005 he moved with his family to Canada. He had over 20 personal cartoon exhibitions in 13 countries. Many of his works are parts of major international public collections such as the National British Library in London, the Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture in Paris, the Tretyakov State Gallery in Moscow and the collection of Cirque du Soleil in Canada. His artworks have been awarded in many important international cartoon competitions such as Aydin Dogan (2005), Nasreddin Hoja (2000), Youmiuri (1998-1995) and more than 60 other competitions.
Behzad Ghafarizadeh was born in September 1983 in Tehran/Iran. He graduated from University of Tehran in 2009 with Master’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering. He and his wife moved to Montreal in 2011 In order to continue their education. Currently, he is PhD candidate in mechanical engineering department of École de technologie supérieure (Université du Québec). In 2006, his first individual cartoon exhibition was held in the “Iranian House of Cartoon” in Tehran. His works have already been exhibited in many international cartoon exhibitions and published in many cartoon books. His cartoons also are awarded in many important cartoon competitions such as Global Editorial Cartoon competition (2012), Diogenes, Taborda festival (2009), Medplan (2014), etc.
Artwork by Oleg DERGACHOV
Artwork by Behzad GHAFARIZADEH
GEZA HALASZ IN PRESOV, SLOVAKIA
Geza Halasz (HU) – Selfportrait
The main organizer Peter Razus opens the exhibition of Geza Halasz
A series of cartoon exhibitions in the Brain sneezing Gallery presents another important cartoonist Geza Halasz from Hungary. Author of cartoons and the President of the Cartoonists’ section of the National Union of Hungarian Journalists. He publishes since the 60’s of the last century in the leading Hungarian media. He has published several books of cartoons and for his work is typical collage technique and linking of absurd situations in new quality.
The exhibition was prepared by Presov Development Agency and will be open on 8th April 2015 at 8.00 pm in the Wave Club in Presov, Slovakia and runs until 8th May 2015.
SOME OF THE EXHIBITED WORKS BY GEZA HALASZ
*Source: Peter Razus/Presov, Slovakia
The Cartoon Gallery wishes to all fans of Cartoon art a very pleasant Easter holidays!
Robert ROUSSO (FR)
Mariagrazia QUARANTA – GIO (IT)
Bretislav KOVARIK (CZ)
Jozef VYDRNAK (SK)
Barbara BRATHOVA (SK)
Bulgarian Cultural Institute Bratislava (BG/SK)
CRUEL GROTESQUES OF HENRYK CEBULA in PRESOV, SLOVAKIA
Poster of the exhibition of Henryk Cebula in Presov, Slovakia
Opening of the exhibition collection of cartoons by Polish author Henryk Cebula has historical and sociological overlap. It was implemented after 75 years almost to the day of the decision of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the USSR to execute almost 26,000 Poles refusing collaboration with the Stalinist regime. Katyn forest became a mass grave of ideology of evil and a symbol of the Polish rebellion and pride. Three overshooting skulls of monkeys do not see, do not speak and hear no evil, symbolized by the author’s critical controversy with absolutely defined authorities. Cebula undermines social taboos and reveals mimicry of individuals hiding in the crowd. He sees a man in grotesque pose of pretended importance which is essentially weak and coward. Indifference of his characters against evil passes into his own cruelty and sarcastic annotation of life. Henryk Cebula is an author, teacher and curator of the Gallery Pirana in Przeworsk, Poland, he use to go regularly to Presov as a juror of competitions Golden Keg and Brain Sneezing – he says on the theme of the competition: “Man thinks, invents, and contemplates – he is heading to perfection and to the ideal. There is no man without brain… Does it make sense to make a mockery of the brain that is responsible for all our actions? There is emerging diversity of views, hovering over the spiritual values, but others have been taken from the sidewalk vulgarity … and there the brain becomes fecal waste. Cartoonists through their drawings endeavor to show to “brainless ones” that the brain exists and the satirical drawing owes for its existence just to it”.
The exhibition is realized with the support of the Polish Institute in Bratislava and you can visit it in the Wave Cafe in Presov, Slovakia, until 8 April 2015.
PHOTO FROM THE EXHIBITION:
Installation of the exhibition of Henryk Cebula in the Wave Cafe Presov
The exhibition of Henryk Cebula was inaugurated by main organizer Peter Razus
SOME OF THE EXHIBITED WORKS BY HENRYK CEBULA:
Artworks by Henryk Cebula / Poland
* Source: Peter Razus, Presov, Slovakia
MILAN SLADEK: ANTIGONE
Between the art of mime and cartoons we undoubtedly could with a bit of imagination find many contact points. With great pleasure, therefore, we provide information on the latest performances of world-famous mime Milan Sladek, who just gives in Cologne his production of “Antigone” by Sophocles tragedy.
Master Milan Sladek is close to us also in the other direction – he himself with great pleasure and perfectly draws. We believe that soon we will be able to present even this area of his creative work.
Poster of the premiere of “Antigone”
KREMNICA GAGS: PROGRAM in the CARTOON CATEGORY
On 28 to 30 August 2015 in the ancient city of Kremnica will take place already the 35th edition of the European Festival of Humour and Satire Kremnica Gags 2015. Today already world-famous multi-genre festival will bring again three days of excellent and intelligent entertainment full of humor in all its diverse forms – their original and humorous view of the world will represent there around 300 artists from many countries of the world in various genres such as music, theatre, film, literature, street performance, pantomime, cartoon, etc.
Poster of the festival Kremnica gags 2015
The festival program is standardly extremely rich and varied – and as has already become a good habit the festival provides ample scope to the graphic humor and cartoons, for what we would like to express to the organizers our gratitude and recognition.
KREMNICA GAGS 2015 – Program of the festival in the category
„CARTOONS AND OTHER RECESSION ARTWORKS“
FRIDAY 28th August 2015
11:30 – 11:45 OPENING – BOLEK – paintings, prints, photographs and cartoons inspired by the phenomenon Polivka (famous Czech mime, actor, director, humorist, …)
The town castle, chapel of St. Andrew, Castle Square
12:15 – 12:45 OPENING – ARCHIKATURA – retro exhibition of cartoons from the international cartoon competition
Culture and Information Centre – 2nd floor, Stefanik Square
13:00 – 13:30 NOSES OF HUMORISTS – disclosure of artistic relief of the nose of Slovak cartoonist Svetozar Mydlo (SK), author: Jan Konus, reveals Daniel Hevier, Fero Jablonovsky et al.
Alley of Famous Noses courtyard, J. Kollar Street
14:00 – 15:00 OPENING OF THE CARTOON EXHIBITION – exhibit cartoonists nominated for the Golden Gander Award in category “Cartoons and other recession artworks”:
- Juraj CAJCHAN (SE)
- Tsocho PEEV (BG)
- Istvan KELEMEN (HU)
- Malgorzata LAZAREK (PL)
- Bretislav KOVARIK (CZ)
- Rasto VISOKAI (SK)
- Mikulas SLIACKY (SK)
AUCTION OF A BLANK PAPER (with additional drawing by the present cartoonists)
NBS Gallery – Museum of Coins and Medals, Stefanik Square
19:45 – 21:00 Daniel Hevier (SK): MYDLOVINY – a composed program about the Slovak cartoonist and illustrator Svetozar Mydlo
Labyrint club, Stefanik Square
SATURDAY 29th August 2015
14:30 – 15:30 IMPROCARTOONS (EU) – improvised drawing on the subject “Coins”. Draw nominated and present cartoonists
Private School of Applied Arts, P. Krizka Street
NEDEĽA 30. august 2015
18:00 – 19:30 GOLDEN GANDER + STRUCK GOOSE
Humorous announcement of laureates in each category and GRAND PRIX 2015
Introduction: Jakub Folvarcny & Jakub Nvota
Cinema Acropolis, P. Krizka Street
* Detailed information about the festival and complete program in all categories can be found on the website of the Kremnica gags: http://www.gagy.sk
ALICE IN CARTOONLAND
Lewis Carroll’s classic story “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” belongs to the most popular children’s books which has ever been published. The original book was illustrated by John Tenniel, the leading cartoonist of the humorous magazine Punch. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first publication of this famous book (1865) The Cartoon Museum in London, UK prepared new exhibition called „Alice in Cartoonland“, opening of which is scheduled to 15th July 2015.
This remarkable exhibition curated by the President of the Lewis Carroll Society, Brian Sibley, shows how cartoonists, caricaturists, satirists, animators and graphic artists have over the years depicted the Alice’s adventures by reason of pointing political or social analogies or just to make people laugh. The exhibition presents artworks of great artists such as Low, Vicky, Shepard, Illingworth, Searle, Scarfe, Garland, Steadman, Bell, Rowson, etc. You will see also the posters of Alice by Gilroy advertising Guinness, cartoon strips featuring Flook and Snoopy, pages from comics and graphic novels and original animation art from film and TV.
During the run of the exhibition, there will be held a number of special events. The exhibition at the Cartoon Museum will last until 1st November 2015 – we highly recommend!
SIGNIFICANT APPRECIATION FOR KREMNICA GAGS
With great pleasure we learned that Kremnica Gags, the European Festival of Humour and Satire – which is close to our heart because regularly and for a long time provides space for Slovak and European cartoons – gained EFFE label granted by the European Festivals Association which is a recognition of the top quality and inclusion of the festival Kremnica Gags among the best European festivals.
*****EFFE label 2015 – 2016
* Source: Jan Fakla, director of the festival Kremnica Gags, Slovakia
PARIS, 7 JANUARY 2015
With immense sorrow and consternation we received the news of the attack on the Paris humor magazine, during which 12 people died; among them several well-known French cartoonists.
We express our deep and sincere condolences to all the relatives of the victims of this horrible act.
The use of violence in the name of political, religious, or any other motives we consider absolutely unacceptable and inexcusable.
STEFAN DESPODOV PASSED AWAY
We have just heard with profound regret the sad news that on 6th January 2015 at the age of 64 years died our friend and colleague, a leading Bulgarian artist and cartoonist Stefan Despodov.
THE HONOR TO HIS MEMORY!
2nd October 1950 – 6th January 2015
This message has saddened us all the more that we know not only the excellent creative work of Stefan Despodov, but we had the honor to meet him also personally. In 2013 he visited Slovakia as a guest of the European Festival of Humour and Satire Kremnica Gags, where the Humour Academy awarded him the prestigious “Golden Gander” prize in the category “Caricatures and other recession works of art.”
We will miss you, dear Stefan. Rest in peace!
Stefan Despodov with his wife
Stefan Despodov and a part of his exposition at the Kremnica gags 2013
Stefan Despodov draws at Kremnica gags 2013
SEVERAL ARTWORKS BY STEFAN DESPODOV:
Artworks by Stefan Despodov (Bulgaria)
Detailed biography of Stefan Despodov and the great representative collection of his excellent artworks you can find HERE
THE BATTLE OF THE CARTOONISTS, LONDON
Don’t miss the Battle of the Cartoonists, 2-5pm on Sunday 23 November 2014
The Electrician’s Shop Gallery, Trinity Buoy Wharf
64 Orchard Place
* Source: Sue Grayson Ford, Director, The Campaign for Drawing
KREMNICA GAGS 2014, SLOVAKIA – RECAPITULATION
THE EUROPEAN FESTIVAL OF HUMOUR AND SATIRE KREMNICA GAGS 2014
The conclusion of summer 2014 was refreshed and cheered by the Kremnica gags, today already recognized and perhaps worldwide renowned multi-genre European Festival of Humour and Satire, which is unprecedented far and wide. Kremnica again became not only the town, located near the imaginary center of the European continent, but for a few days even the actual center of European humour.
Through the city gates were continuosly flowing crowds of enthusiastic spectators that watched a varied programs of the festival
The festival during many years of its successful existence had to contend with various eventualities; today the organizers can be surprised almost by nothing, everything worked accurately than well lubricated, perfectly set, reliable machine. And such an excellent organizational aspect of the festival provided a breeding ground for great professional performances of numerous participating artists from across Europe. Each year increases a number of great personalities and events at the festival; without any doubt can be said that the festival is every year better and to the proverbial perfection is already missing nothing at all. Behind this success is of course all year-long hard work of the organizational and dramaturgical team led by Jan Fakla and Roman Vykysaly who deserve our sincere admiration and gratitude.
…….. Jan FAKLA Roman VYKYSALY
Producent of the festival Pavol KELLEY
What pleased us most, of course, was that the quality of the festival caused great resonance and attracted numerous fans of quality humour from all over the country and abroad – it was amazing to watch to bright crowds of people wandering from one performance to another, visiting exhibitions and vividly discussing newly acquired impressions.
Great atmosphere in Kremnica
OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL
Opening ceremony of the festival was traditionally held in the Town Castle. Present viewers were witnesses of arrival of the presidential limousine-convertible Velorex, which brought the President of the Academy of Humour, a world-renowned mime Milan Sladek (DE/SK).
Arrival of the presidential limousine Velorex with the President of the Academy of Humour Milan Sladek
Traditionally the anthem of Kremnica gags sounded during the ceremonial flag-raising, introductory words were said by the Festival Director Jan Fakla and the Mayoress of Kremnica Zuzana Balazova.
Opening of the festival – from left: Director of Kremnica gags Jan Fakla, President of AH Milan Sladek, Mayoress Zuzana Balazova
President Milan Sladek spoke to the present people not only by words but also without them with substantial assistance of the mascots Humor & Satire (FR/SK). The pleasant atmosphere of the event was colored by the accompanying concert of a band The Asphalt theater (IL).
Opening ceremony: President of the Academy of Humour Milan Sladek and mascots of the festival Humor & Satire
The anthem of the festival sounded during the ceremonial flag-raising
And then already started the carousel of a varied programs of Kremnica gags …
Category: CARTOONS AND THE OTHER RECESSION ARTWORKS
Given the focus of this site, we will concentrate on the subject of our interest, which is a cartoon – it got in the Kremnica gags really dignified space and was presented in several events – we will mention them in chronological order:
FRIDAY, 29th August 2014
- 12:15 – OPENING – BRAIN SNEEZING – from kalokagathia to hypochondria and back (exhibition of selected artworks from the three editions of the International Cartoon Contest “Brain sneezing” Slovakia)
Medzibranie (Between the gateway) – Cultural and information centre – 2nd floor, Stefanik square
Cultural and Information Centre – exhibition “Brain Sneezing”
The exhibition presents an exclusive selection of the best competition works from the previous three editions of the International Cartoon Competition “BRAIN SNEEZING”, which is regularly organized by the association Prerag in Presov, Slovakia. It brings excellent works of cartoonists from around the world. Definitely do not miss it!
Extensive collection of cartoons from three editions of the “Brain Sneezing” on two floors of the Centre
Opening of the exhibition – from left: Jan Fakla, Fero Jablonovsky, Peter Razus, Fedor Vico
The exhibition has been opened by the festival director Jan Fakla, the festival dramaturgist Fero Jablonovsky and of course the founder and chief organizer of the “Brain Sneezing” Peter Razus, who according to the ancient custom finished opening performing a fancy “swallow”.
Traditional “Swallow” at the end of the opening performed by Peter Razus, founder of the competition Brain sneezing
Numerous fans of humour at the opening of the exhibition “Brain sneezing”
- 13:00 – NOSES OF HUMORISTS – uncovering of artistic relief of the nose of famous Slovak cartoonist Jozef Schek – Babusek (SK), author of the relief: Milan Brogyanyi, uncovers: Ivan Popovic + H & S
Courtyard of the Alley of Famous Noses, J. Kollar street
Courtyard of the Alley of famous noses filled by spectators in expectation of revelation of the relief of Jozef Schek
Courtyard of the Alley of Famous Noses has been enriched the relief of important personality of Slovak culture, legendary cartoonist, the founder of modern Slovak cartoons and comics, the father of mischievous Jozinko and creator of many other comic strips, cartoons, illustrations, typography designs, but also paintings and graphics. The author of the relief is sculptor Milan Brogyanyi (SK).
Festival founders Roman Vykysaly and Jan Fakla said the introductory word on the new relief
With the assistance of the festival mascots, new relief was introduced by festival founders Jan Fakla and Roman Vykysaly, an outstanding Slovak artist Ivan Popovic and author of of the relief sculptor Milan Brogyanyi who subsequently before the eyes of the awaiting audience uncovered the relief.
Uncovering of the relief of Jozef Schek: Author of the relief Milan Brogyanyi, Ivan Popovic and astonished mascots
Detail of the relief of Jozef Schek
- 14:00 – OPENING – NOMINATED SLOVAK AND FOREIGN CARTOONISTS (cartoon exhibition by nominated authors)
- AUCTION OF THE BLANK PAPER (with additional drawing by present cartoonists)
NBS Gallery – Museum of coins and medals, Stefanik square
Museum of coins and medals – NBS Gallery hosted the exhibition of nominated cartoonists
Exhibition Hall of NBS Gallery – Museum of coins and medals was fully filled up with lovers of cartoons in expectation of the extraordinary experience that promised the representative exhibition of nominated domestic and foreign cartoonists: Jan Tomaschoff (SK/DE), Jiri Sliva (CZ), Geza Halasz (HU), Nikolay Pecareff (BG), Stano Kochan (SK), Tibor Platzner (SK), Vojtech Krumpolec (SK) and the winners of the International exhibition Satyrykon (PL): Tomasz Broda (PL), Mihai Ignat (RO), Sergey Sichenko (IL/UA). The exhibition has been opened by the festival director Jan Fakla, president of the Academy of Humour Milan Sladek, the festival dramaturgist Fero Jablonovsky and spectators were greeted also by present cartoonists Jiri Sliva, Nikolaj Pecareff, Geza Halasz and Stano Kochan.
Opening of the exhibition – from left: Milan Sladek, interpreter, Geza Halasz, Nikolay Pecareff, Jiri Sliva, Fero Jablonovsky
Exhibition of artworks by nominated cartoonists
Exposition of Czech cartoonist Jiri Sliva
Immediately after the opening the program followed by auction of a blank paper, ably led by auctioneer Peter Razus.
Auction of a blank paper under the direction of the auctioneer Peter Razus
Blank paper gained a new owner for a respectable price (the amount we do not disclose:-)). But he did not regret it because initially clean white sheet of paper was then evaluated with drawings of the present cartoonists Sliva, Halasz, Pecareff, Tomaschoff, Popovic, Kochan, Krumpolec, Valter, Jablonovsky, Cizmazia, and even the President Milan Sladek himself, what immediately made the paper invaluable.
Vojtech Krumpolec (SK) initiates the evaluation of a blank paper
Drawing by Fedor Vico (SK)
Nikolay Pecareff (BG) also added his picture
Geza Halasz (HU) during his creative work
Common drawing: Jan Tomaschoff (DE/SK) and Karol Cizmazia (SK)
Also the President of the Academy of Humour Milan Sladek himself added his drawing (DE/SK)
Final drawing: Ivan Popovic (SK)
Exhibition of cartoons is really worth to be seen – we heartily recommend it!
- 17:00 – JOZINKO – a child who never grows old – composed performance by Jakub Nvota et al. about the cartoonist Jozef Schek – Babusek – JW producentska, Ltd. Bratislava (SK)
Club Labyrint, Stefanik square
Wandering Theatre of Jakub Nvota paid homage to the legendary, now unfortunately already not living cartoonist Jozef Babusek alias Jozef Schek in the program, which recalled his lifecourse and creative work, and also perhaps his most popular “baby” – Jozinko, whose mischief entertained generations of readers of the magazine Rohac for 23 years.
Jozef Babusek – Schek and his mischievous alter ego JOZINKO – child of his parents
- 20:30 – IF WE COULD HAVE ONE WHEEL MORE ! – projection of animated films of a cartoonist, painter and illustrator Ivan Popovic and his son David Popovic (SK)
Medzibranie, Stefanik Square + Film bar Cinema Akropola
SATURDAY, 30th August 2014
- 15:30 IVAN POPOVIC: THE GOLDEN SIXTIES – the exhibition of paintings by leading Slovak artist
Private School of Applied Arts, P. Krizka Street
Opening of the exhibition of artworks by a leading Slovak versatile artist, creator of cartoons, drawn and animated films, screenwriter, director, illustrator, painter, designer, writer, traveler, … Outstanding set of paintings mapping legendary sixties of the 20th century through the feminine beauty in the context of the most important historical and cultural events. The exhibition has been opened personally by the Director of the Festival Jan Fakla with the presence of the author of exhibited paintings Ivan Popovic.
Opening of the exhibition of paintings by Ivan Popovic – from left: Jan Fakla, Ivan Popovic, Fero Jablonovsky
Partial view of the work by Ivan Popovic “Golden Sixties”
- 16:00 IMPROCARTOONS (EU) – improvised drawing on the topic: Tribute to Saul Steinberg
Private School of Applied Arts, P. Krizka Street
A generous space in the School of Applied Arts filled with expecting audience
This year’s improvised drawing of cartoonists, which is always a great spectator’s event, got a really generous space in the Private School of Aplied Arts in Kremnica. Immediately after the opening of the exhibition of Ivan Popovic dramaturgist Fero Jablonovsky introduced the topic of this year’s Improcartoon – “Tribute to Saul Steinberg” – one of the most important creators of cartoons of all time – as he said: “What is Albert Einstein for the physics, that is Saul Steinberg for the cartooning”. Before large audience the long strip of white paper mounted on the wall has been filled with drawings in honor of Steinberg created ditectly by present cartoonists Ivan Popovic, Stano Kochan, Jano Valter, Fero Jablonovsky, Nikolay Pecareff, Geza Halasz, Vojtech Krumpolec, Fedor Vico. Also the President of the Academy of Humour Milan Sladek himself added his beautiful drawing.
Participants of the improvised drawing “IMPROCARTOON” – from left: Ivan Popovic (SK), Geza Halasz (HU), Jano Valter (SK), Fero Jablonovsky (SK), Stano Kochan (SK), Milan Sladek (DE / SK), Vojtech Krumpolec (SK), Jan Tomaschoff (DE), Fedor Vico (SK)
Cartoonists during their creative work: Ivan Popovic, Stano Kochan, Jano Valter (all SK)
Nicolay Pecareff (BG) with his drawing
Stano Kochan while drawing (SK)
Fero Jablonovsky and his drawing in honor of Saul Steinberg
- 20:30 – IF WE COULD HAVE ONE WHEEL MORE ! – a projection of animated films of a cartoonist, painter and illustrator Ivan Popovic and his son David Popovic (SK)
Medzibranie, Stefanik Square + Film bar Cinema Akropola
SUNDAY, 31th August 2014
- 18:00 – GOLDEN GANDER + STRUCK GOOSE – declaration of laureates in each category and GRAND PRIZE 2014
Hosted by Zuzana Sebova & Michal Kubovcik, assist mascots Humor & Satire
Cinema Akropola, P. Krizka Street
Nominations of the Academy of Humour of the European Festival of Humour and Satire Kremnica gags 2014
ARTISTS NOMINATED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL AWARD GOLDEN GANDER
Category: Cartoons and other recession artworks
- Jan TOMASCHOFF (SK/DE)
- Jiri SLIVA (CZ)
- Geza HALASZ (HU)
- Nikolay PECAREFF (BG)
- Stano KOCHAN (SK)
- Tibor PLATZNER (SK)
- Vojtech KRUMPOLEC (SK)
- Tomasz BRODA (PL), Mihai IGNAT (RO), Sergey SICHENKO (UA/IL) – winners of the International Cartoon Exhibition Satyrykon Legnica, Poland
The Prize for lifetime achievement:
- Stano KOCHAN (SK)
- Ivan POPOVIC (SK)
- Peter GREGOR (SK) – in memoriam
….. Jan TOMASCHOFF (DE) Jiri SLIVA (CZ)
….. Geza HALASZ (HU) Nicolay PECAREFF (BG)
….. Stano KOCHAN (SK) Tibor PLATZNER (SK)
….. Vojtech KRUMPOLEC (SK) SATYRYKON Legnica (PL)
The Academy of Humour of Kremnica gags 2014, after careful consideration, decided to award the prestigious Golden Gander Jiri Sliva from the Czech Republic.
Prize for lifetime achievement:
….. Stano KOCHAN (SK) Ivan POPOVIČ (SK)
Prize of the Organizating Committee:
- Janka KOLLARIKOVA (SK)
Janka KOLLARIKOVA (SK)
The gala evening with the prize giving ceremony of Golden Gander and Strike Goose Awards took place in the cinema Akropola. Evening was moderated by known actors Zuzana Sebova and Michal Kubovcik (SK). The program was relieved with performances of the nominated artists in different categories: Asphalt theater (IL), Thomas and Lorenzo (CH), Mr. Toons – The Baloonman (DK), Vsetecnici (SK), etc.
Pantomimic speech to a crowded cinema gave the President of the Academy of Humour – the world famous mime Milan Sladek. After that followed the announcement of the winners in each category.
Jiri SLIVA – winner and holder of the Golden Gander Award
The winner of the category “Cartoons and other recession artworks” became and the Golden Gander has been awarded the renowned cartoonist Jiri SLIVA. Laureate of the prize, however, could not take it personally, because he had to travel away earlier, given the obligations abroad. The prize will be delivered to him subsequently by the festival organizers.
Announcement of the winner in the category Cartoons and the other recession artworks
Golden Gander Prize for Lifetime Achievement in this category received two Slovak cartoonists – Stano KOCHAN and Ivan POPOVIC.
The Golden Gander Lifetime Achievement Award took the cartoonist Stano KOCHAN (SK)
Golden Gander for Lifetime Achievement was awarded a well-known artist Ivan POPOVIC (SK)
The Academy of Humour also decided to award a special prize of the Organizing Committee for many years of excellent and conceptual work related to the installation of exhibitions of cartoons at the NBS Gallery – Museum of Coins and Medals to Janka Kollarikova (SK).
Now we can do nothing else, just say that Kremnica gags 2014 were truly excellent and we believe that such unforgettable impressions took away also the thousands of visitors of the festival. Goodbye again next year, dear friends!
More information you can find here: http://www.gagy.sk/
* Photo: Ivan Cilik, Geza Halasz, Fero Jablonovsky, Karol Cizmazia
CARTOONISTS AT FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2014
In the framework of special projections for this year’s most important European film festival, which takes place from 19 – 24 May 2014 in Cannes, France was introduced documentary “Caricaturistes, fantassins de la Democratie” (Cartoonists – Foot Soldiers of Democracy) by the French director Stephanie Valloatto.
The project has been initiated by famous French cartoonist Jean Plantureux (Plantu) and filmmaker and producer Radu Mihaileanu, who from more than 100 pre-selected world cartoonists selected and contacted authors from 12 different countries, as representative creators, who in their work reveal numerous problems of the world, such as military dictatorships and autocratic regimes, restrictions on freedom of expression, economic problems, poverty, crime, religious intolerance, etc. International team of cartoonists participate in the project in order to submit a common report on the state of the world and contribute to the development of democracy.
* Source: Official website of the festival
1st INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF CARICATURE, BRAZIL
by Luciano MAGNO / Brazil
Caricatures and cartoons, which for two centuries did laugh and give the talk, are exhibited from November 27 – 30 march 2014, in Centro Cultural Justiça Federal (Federal Justice Cultural Center) in Rio, and displayed throughout Brazil, the first truly national Biennial of Brazilian cartoonists and caricaturists, will happen simultaneously in multiple states.
The 1st INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF CARICATURE is an event designed by cartoonist and historian Luciano Magno, author of Book “História da Caricature Brasileira” (History of Brazilian Caricature) with the support and realization of the Centro Cultural Justiça Federal, Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts) and other cultural institutions in Brazil. Event aims to be one of the largest in the world, with 30 historical and contemporary exhibitions in several Brazilian states, with 40 programs in all.
In Centro Cultural Justiça Federal, artists such as Manoel de Araújo Porto-Alegre (Brazil patron caricature), Cau Gomez, Glen Batoca, Zé Andrade, and Alpino, among others, will have solo exhibitions. Complete schedule will be announced soon.
The Event Organization has announced the contest open to cartoonists from around the world, spreading regulation Complete “Exhibition Humour 1stInternational Biennial of Caricature”, which will award the winning artists in the categories cartoon, charge and caricature, caricature and sculpture, with SETH Trophy (named after one of the greatest Brazilian cartoonists of all time, Seth – pseudonym of Álvaro Marins), made by sculptor Genin Guerra.
Artists such as brazilians Calixto Cordeiro, J.Carlos, Cavalcante, Genin Guerra (from Minas Gerais), Manohead (from Santa Catarina), Guidacci (from Amazon), Adail (from São Paulo), plus caricaturists Lula Palomanes with solo shows in Rio de Janeiro. And Mort Walker, one of the world’s greatest cartoonists of all time, is the honored artist in this
Cartoonists of humor as historical Appe and Carlos Estêvão are being remembered in an exhibition. In the states of Brazil, the first International Biennial of Caricature exhibition will feature artists such as J. Bosco and Biratan (Pará), Jota A and Izânio (Piauí), Hercules (Alagoas), Clériston and Samuca (Pernambuco), Fred Ozanan (Paraíba), and in state of Ceará a briefing organized by the young cartoonist Cival Einstein. The list is extensive, and will also feature Brazilian women cartoonists like Liliana Ostrovsky and Fani Loss.
In state of São Paulo and Paraná there will be debates. In state of Rio Grande do Sul, the book História da Caricatura Brasileira (History of Brazilian Caricature) will be reissued with a roundtable discussion at the Centro Cultural Érico Verissimo (Cultural Center Érico Veríssimo) about the patron of Brazilian caricature, Manoel de Araújo Porto-Alegre, which will be attended by Brazilians researchers Wagner Passos, Luciano Magno, and masters such as Santiago and Edgar Vasques.
Organizater of 1a BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DA CARICATURA – BRASIL 2013-2014
1st INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF CARICATURE – BRAZIL 2013-2014
HISTORY OF THE BRAZILIAN CARICATURE
Luciano Magno: Historia da Caricatura Brasileira
Luciano Magno: Historia da Caricatura Brasileira
First Brasilian cartoon “O Maribondo” (1822)
Drawing by Araujo – Porto Allegre (1836)
Napoleoncellos visiting the tomb of Sete
The Bell and Cujo by Araujo – Porto Allegre
Portrait of Agostini by Pereira Neto – Revista Ilustrada (1888)
* Source: Luciano Magno / Brazil
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