News


In this section we will notify you of everything new and interesting what is actually happening or what is being prepared in the field of the cartoons or areas related to cartooning. In this section we will present also some of the newest cartoons which we will receive from our artists.

SLOVAK EXHIBITION IN CETINJE (ME)

The opening of the exhibition of artworks by 10 Slovak cartoonists took place on 15th June 2017 in the historic town of Cetinje, the former royal residence of Montenegro. The exhibition area was provided by Matica Crnogorska, whose chairman is Luka Lagator, the well-known cartoonist and the exhibition has been opened by Slovak Ambassador to Montenegro, H.E. Roman Hloben. The ooperation will continue with an exhibition of artworks by Luka Lagator and Darko Drljevic as part of the rotating exhibition Humorotherapy and with the preparation of a joint international project. The exhibition was sponsored by the Fund for the Promotion of Art from public sources.

Peter RÁZUS, the organizer

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cetinje 1Organizers of the exhibition: Luka LAGATOR (ME) a Peter RAZUS (SK)

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cetinje 3The exhibition attracted considerable interest

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SOME ARTWORKS BY SLOVAK AUTHORS

KrumpolecVojtech KRUMPOLEC (SK)

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* Source: Peter Razus (SK)


PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR GIO

Our friend, the well-known Italian caricaturist and cartoonist Mariagrazia Quaranta, publishing under the artistic name “GIO”, has announced us a very enjoyable news – at one of the most renowned cartoon festivals – the World Press Cartoon, which is currently taking place in Caldas da Rainha in Portugal, she has just won a great 3rd prize in the category of “Caricatura personal”.

Congratulations!

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GioMariagrazia QUARANTA – GIO (IT) at the World Press Cartoon Festival in Portugal

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3°_premio_WPC2017An important award for GIO and the catalog with her award-winning caricature

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* Source: Mariagrazia Quaranta – GIO (IT)


JIRI SLIVA: PostPoetry

The exhibition of cartoon humor by the prominent Czech cartoonist Jiri Sliva with the poetic name “PostPoetry” will be inaugurated on Thursday 15 June 2017 at 5:00 pm at the Post Museum in Prague 1, Nove Mlyny 2. The exhibition will last until 1 October 2017.

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* Source: Jiri Sliva (CZ)


 SLOVAKIA-NORWEGIAN PROJECT
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“The Genius Brains Think Equally” – a paraphrase of Jara da Cimrman’s statement, which floats in the imagination of the collaboration of the Norwegian Cartoon Humor Gallery in Drobak and the Presov Brain Sneezing Gallery. Arifur Rahman, publisher of the tOOns MaG website, a cartoon designer and organizer, has prepared a joint Freedom of Expression & Free Feeling project with Peter Razus, the kalokagathic hypochondriac, the artworks of which will be seen by audiences in India as well in Slovakia. The presentation included children’s comic workshops led by a Slovak artist Rado Repicky and a discussion on the topic of Humor-therapy. Bilateral Slovakia – Norwegian project of cartoon humor is supported by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.

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Arifur Rahman and Peter RazusOrganizers of the exhibition in Norway: Arifur RAHMAN (NO) and Peter RAZUS (SK)

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* Zdroj: Peter Razus (SK)


EXHIBITION OF BOBO PERNECKY

The creative work of the prominent Slovak cartoonist, awarded by numerous prizes from the important international cartoon competitions in many countries of the world, will present the 22nd Spissky salon of cartoon humor.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on Friday 2 June 2017 at 5:00 pm in the eLAra cafe in Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia. We recommend!

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THE MEDIA ABOUT THE EXHIBITION OF JIRI SLIVA IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Jiri Sliva is undoubtedly the most famous contemporary representative of the Czech cartooning on a global scale. Therefore, it is no surprise that the most recent exhibition of his artworks at the Hollar Gallery in Prague, organized for the coming anniversary of the author, enjoyed the extraordinary interest of the audience and the media. Here are some citations from the Czech media:

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Humor in graphics and in life. The artist Jiri Sliva exhibits drawings influenced by jazz and wine | Aktualne.cz

Pilsen native, graphic designer, illustrator and musician Jiri Sliva exhibits in Prague Galerie Hollar sixty works, influenced by absurd humor, a love of jazz, wine, coffee or Franz Kafka. The exhibition named “Stop Time” complements the author’s books with cartoon jokes, many of which were published abroad, as well as the children’s poems “Radio Reporting”. Sliva also included the posters from past exhibitions and two CDs with his songs: “Buy the drums” and “Do not think about it”. The exhibition, organized on the author’s seventieth birthday this year, is dominated by well-known etching Chaplin with the Mona Lisa, who holds in the arms in binders packed Mickey Mouse. It illustrates very well Sliva’s affection for combining things seemingly uncombinable.

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Sliva-Stop time-2Jiri Sliva played at the opening together with his colleague from the band Graficanka Vladimir Suchanek Photo: Economia

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In the Prague Hollar exhibits the humorist Jiri Sliva. Inspiration is music, coffee or clowns | Hospodarske noviny (IHNED.cz)

Sixty dozen artworks by a graphic designer, illustrator, humorist, musician, poet and upcoming septuagenarian Jiri Sliva will be exhibited from Wednesday in the Hollar Gallery at the Smetana Embankment in Prague. The exhibition of his works will run until 18 June.

Music is Sliva’s frequent inspiration. His drawings are also influenced by the culture of drinking coffee, wine or clown figures. The exhibition is complemented by books with Sliva’s funny drawings. Many of them were published abroad. To the exhibition Sliva also included posters from the past exhibitions and two CDs with his songs – they are called “Buy Drums” and “Do not think about It”. The exposition is dominated by the well-known drawing of Chaplin and Mona Lisa, who hold in the arms Mickey Mouse in a buzzard. The artwork confirms that irony and absurdity are not strange to Sliva. A separate section of the exhibition reveals a part of the artist’s privacy, including the activities in the Graficanka – the amateur band of the Association of Czech Artists Hollar, in which Sliva plays guitar. He started with drums and at the beginning of the 70s he accompanied well-known comedy pair Vodnansky and Skoumal in the Prague theater “Cinoherni klub”. In Hollar is also exposed the newest book by Sliva “Nonsense? Moonshine!”. Its cover is a symbol of the exhibition in Hollar called “Jiri Sliva: Stop Time”.

Jiri Sliva was born on July 4, 1947 in Pilsen, Czech Republic. After graduating from the University of Economics, he worked for eight years as a sociologist and futurologist. Since 1989, he has been a freelance artist. He illustrated over 170 books and published 13 own books of cartoon humor. Sliva was awarded many times at international humor festivals. Since 1981 he has been involved in color lithography and has organized many independent exhibitions in Europe and overseas.

The exhibition at the Gallery Hollar will also be open on June 10 within the Prague Museum Night. Three days before, Sliva will personally accompany visitors throgh the exhibition and present his new book.

https://art.ihned.cz/c1-65742170-jiri-sliva-vystava-galerie-hollar-fotogalerie

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Photos from the exhibition of Jiri Sliva. Author: HN – Milan Bures

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* Source: Jiri Sliva (CZ)


STOP TIME OF JIRI SLIVA

ASSOCIATION OF THE CZECH GRAPHIC ARTISTS 1917-2017, HOLLAR Gallery, Smetanovo nábřeží 6, Prague 1

invites you to the opening of the exhibition

JIRI SLIVA: STOP TIME

on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

The exhibition will be opened by Pavel PIEKAR, Chairman of The Hollar Association of Czech Graphic Artists
Opening speech by Jiri SLIVA
The musical surprise caters author
The exhibition runs until June 18, 2017, open daily 10-12 am / 1-6 pm

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Accompanying program:

  • 7th June 2017 from 5:00 pm – Guided tour with the author, introducing the author’s new book
  • 10th June 2017 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 – Prague Museum Night: nocturnal visit to the exhibition in the presence of the author, debut author’s new book

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The desire to have fun, to be among the people, to give ideas out of the pure joy of life, and its dwarfs belong to the characters of Sliva’s humor. This buffoonery is an element of nature, the natural formation of the humor of the essential needs of clowning. Nose on a rubber band set at the right moment transforms human conflicts into a circus gag? Sliva’s humor is irrational, but not mystical. We understand him well. It is human humor and humanist at the same time, the latest Praise of Foolness. The presence of poetry, irony, pataphysics combines Sliva’s drawings in many ways with modern art. Let’s not forget that at the beginning of the art of the 20th century there is a dada with an absurd, provocative humor. Slíva would certainly not stay up against Tristan Tzara’s claim, because modern humor is a shocking, joyful, liberating surprise for him. For Sliva is not very strange humor of surreal meetings of the sewing machine and the umbrella on the operating table. In particular, the humor of the Magritte type with its exaggerated objectivity is very close to his love for props and fetishism. Without humor, irony, absurdity, modern art and modern thinking are simply unthinkable. Sliva looks for banal moments and leads them to the ultimate absurdity. It could also be said that Sliva takes things and strange phenomena literally to prove their relativity or absurdity. Inner lability is about necessity Nym prerequisite Slívova whole repertoire of ideas, cranks, small irregularities.

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* Source: Jiri Sliva (CZ)


CONSTANTIN SUNNERBERG & PERPETUUM MOBILE

Constantin Sunnerberg, Belgian author of cartoon humor and winner of the International cartoon competition Brain Sneezing 2016, will present his cartoon collection on May 24, 2017 at 7.00 pm at the Wave Club in Presov, Slovakia.

Forestage impromptu audience with Vlado Harajda, author of aphorisms and feuilletons and with cartoons will be on the theme “Perpetuum mobile”.

Peter RAZUS, organizer of the exhibition

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* Source: Peter Razus (SK)


BIENNIAL OF HUMOUR GABROVO, BULGARIA

Gabrovo-Biennial of Humour and Satire

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NONSENSE? MOONSHINE!

We were very pleased to learn that the Czech and Slovak book market enriched another great book of cartoon humor from the studio of the famous Czech cartoonist, illustrator and graphic artist Jiri Sliva. There is no doubt that, just like us, all cartoon fans will be delighted with this report, and so we are bringing at least a brief preview of this book.

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Sliva-Nonsens obalkaCover of the book: Jiri Sliva – “Nonsense? Nesmysl!”

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: NONSENS? NESMYSL!

New book by Jiri Sliva who exhibits his work full of clever humor in galleries of many world metropolises such as Munich, Hamburg, Budapest, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Rome, Vienna, Moscow, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and Istanbul, invites you to a world of nonsense, games with paradoxes, absurdity and grotesqueness. You will laugh, but also think about the (non)sense, to get along with the author who says: “Nonsense, be our sixth sense! Praise foolishness as a tool for survival”. The opening text and biography of the artist in a book is in four languages: Czech, English, German and French.

DATA OF THE BOOK:

  • Title: Nonsens? Nesmysl!
  • Author: Jiri Sliva
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Bond: hard with overcoat, glossy
  • Dimensions: 204 x 201 x 14 mm
  • EAN: 9788075293121
  • ISBN: 978-80-7529-312-1
  • Language: Czech, English, German and French
  • Issue: First
  • Release date: 3rd May 2017
  • Publisher: SLOVART

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SOME ARTWORKS FROM THE NEW BOOK OF JIRI SLIVA

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* Source: Jiri Sliva (CZ), Slovart (CZ)


HAPPY HOUR WITH JIRI SLIVA IN COPENHAGEN

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm, an exhibition of Czech artist, graphic designer, illustrator and cartoonist Jiri Sliva will take place at the premises of the International Theater House in Copenhagen.

The exhibition will be officially opened by the Czech Ambassador in Denmark, Jiri Brodsky. At the opening will be personally present the author of lithographs and drawings Mr. Jiri Sliva. The program will also be enriched with the Czech-Danish jazz performance by Lubos Soukup (saxophone) and Magnus Hjort (piano).

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The Czech Embassy in Copenhagen organizes the exhibition in cooperation with the House of International Theatre, Capital City of Prague, Manusarts and Skoda Transportation. The exhibition will be open from 26 April to 7 May, Monday to Saturday from 3-7 pm.

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Jiri Sliva is a renowned Czech artist, graphic designer, illustrator and cartoonist. He focuses mainly on cartoon humor, lithography and book illustrations. Jiri Sliva’s artworks have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world and awarded many prestigious prizes and honors at the most prominent world festivals. His illustrations were published in more than 150 books and magazines including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times.

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PHOTO FROM THE OPENING IN COPENHAGEN

happy hour 1Posters in the streets of Copenhagen promoting the exhibition of Jiri Sliva

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happy hour 7The opening of the exhibition arroused a great interest of fans of cartoon humor

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happy hour 3The exhibition was inaugurated by the Czech Ambassador in the Kingdom of Denmark H.E. Jiri Brodsky

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happy hour 5 The program of the opening was enriched by Czech-Danish jazz duo Lubos Soukup (sax) and Magnus Hjort (piano)

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happy hour 6In companionable conversation with Jiri Sliva entertained also the German Ambassador in Denmark

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happy hour 2The pleasant atmosphere of the opening – Jiří Slíva in conversation with the present guests

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happy hour 4Jiri Sliva and his wife in front of the exhibited artworks

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* See also the profile of Jiri Sliva in the Cartoon Gallery – click HERE

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* Source: Jiri Sliva (CZ)


SHREWSBURY CARTOON FESTIVAL, ENGLAND

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LEAFLET OF THE FESTIVAL

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Detailed information find on the website of the festival: http://www.shrewsburycartoonfestival.wordpress.com

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MENU OF THE FESTIVAL

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GREAT EVENTS

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* Source: Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival website


SICHENKO IN PRESOV, SLOVAKIA

The Brain Sneezing Gallery in Presov, Slovakia prepared on 5th April 2017 at 5 pm in the  Wave Club, an opening of the cartoon exhibition by Israeli author Sergey Sichenko. The theme of kalokagathic-hypochondriac forestage is a reflection on the quote: “Thinking hurts.” The project is supported from public sources of the Funds for support the arts.

Better see once than hundred times read…

Peter Razus
the kalokagathic hypochondriac

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SEVERAL WORKS BY SERGEY SICHENKO:

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* Source: Peter Razus (SK)


GOLDEN KEG 2017, PRESOV, SLOVAKIA

We invite you and your friends in the opening of the exhibition of cartoons on the subject of BEER – selection of competition works of the 23rd edition of the International cartoon competition “GOLDEN KEG 2017” – which will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:00 am in the premises of Saris Gallery on the Main street 51st in Presov, Slovakia.

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After the opening at the Presov pedestrian zone in front of the Saris Gallery will be held the awarding ceremony of winners and otherwise awarded authors and prize giving to the present authors. At 10:00 am in the premises of the Saris Gallery will take place the Press conference with the participation of the organizers and present award winning authors.

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* Source: Fedor Vico (SK)


“FACING THE CLIMATE” IN SALZBURG, AUSTRIA

Opening ceremony of the exhibition of cartoons with a symptomatic title “FACING THE CLIMATE” will be held at the museum HAUS der NATUR in Salzburg, Austria on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm. The exhibition has been prepared by the Swedish Institute in Stockholm and the Swedish Embassy in Vienna in cooperation with the Slovak Institute, Vienna, Austrian Cultural Forum in Bratislava, the Museum of Caricature Krems, the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the museum Haus der Natur Salzburg and other partners.

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Project “FACING THE CLIMATE” is perhaps the most ambitious and the most extensive global project for support of the protection of nature and environment with emphasis on climatic changes, which came in existence in 2009 on the initiative of the Swedish Institute in Stockholm and since then this exhibition travels around the world – in the project have participated so far about 34 countries and this list still continues to grow. The exhibition in each country is unique because it is always enriched with the participation of leading local artists presenting their artworks to support environmental protection. As estimated the exhibition has been visited so far by more than 380,000 spectators from all over the world as well as countless viewers through digital media.

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FtC mapOverview of countries participating in the project “Facing the Climate” and the map of the journey of the exhibition around the world

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The next stop of the exhibition project “FACING THE CLIMATE” on his trip around the world is now becoming the picturesque Austrian city of Salzburg.

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Salzburg 3In Salzburg it is really something to look at

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The exhibition “FACING THE CLIMATE” at the Haus der Natur Salzburg is another successful common presentation of Swedish, Austrian and Slovak cartoonists who have already in the same assembly exhibited in Vienna, Bratislava, Kosice and most recently in Innsbruck. The artworks on the “climatic theme” will present to you the following authors:

SWEDEN:

  • Love ANTELL
  • Magnus BARD
  • Riber HANSSON
  • Helena LINDHOLM
  • Karin SUNVISSON

AUSTRIA:

  • Andrea Maria DUSL
  • Jeffrey GUAN
  • Bruno HABERZETTL
  • Nicolas MAHLER
  • Janina WEGSCHEIDER

SLOVAKIA:

  • Karol CIZMAZIA
  • Kazo KANALA
  • Vojtech KRUMPOLEC
  • Bobo PERNECKY
  • Laco TORMA

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Venue: Haus der Natur, Museumplatz 5, Salzburg, Austria                                                    ………..Opening hours: Mon-Thur 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Fri 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Exhibition opening:  27th March 2017 by 6:30 pm

Duration of the exhibition: from 27 March to 18 April 2017

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SEVERAL ARTWORKS FROM THE EXHIBITION:

Riber HanssonRiber HANSSON (Sweden)

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Jeffrey GuanJeffrey GUAN (Austria)

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KrumpolecVojtech KRUMPOLEC (Slovakia)

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Other exhibited artworks you can see in the attached exhibition catalog:

CATALOG OF THE EXHIBITION

Katalog<<< To open the catalog, click on the cover >>>

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TREATMENT BY HUMOR IN PRESOV – PHOTOS

All announced exhibitions from the cycle HUMOR-THERAPY (see below) have been successfully opened and from that moment offer to all visitors its undeniable healing properties. Exhibited artworks have brought smiles to the faces of many participants in a series of openings, as show the following photos.

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SARIS GALLERY, PRESOV                                                                                       Exhibition: Fadi Abou HASSAN (SY/ NO) & Mileta MILORADOVIC (RS)

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FACULTY HOSPITAL OF J. A. REIMANN, PRESOV                                   Exhibition: Pawel KUCZYNSKI (PL) & O-SEKOER (BE)

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ABYLIMPIADA GALLERY, PRESOV                                                                   Exhibition: Lubomir KOTRHA (SK) & Istvan KELEMEN (HU)

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UNIVERSITY LIBRARY OF THE PRESOV UNIVERSITY                          Exhibition: Miroslav BARTAK (CZ) & Vladimir KAZANEVSKY (UA)

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INTENSIVE TREATMENT BY HUMOR IN PRESOV, SLOVAKIA

Residents of Presov, Slovakia and the surrounding area as well as all visitors from home and the world will become in the next few days witnesses of an event of extraordinary cultural and health significance :-)

Be a part of it!

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Humor-therapy is the therapy that uses cartoons, which is an extremely efficient combination of helpful substances that you can prescribe yourself and your friends. Its effect is beneficial for the health of the entire world despite plentiful serious diagnoses. There are no undesirable effects, just the concentration of positive energy, which will help you find balance and optimism.

Humor-therapy is an exceptional show of a large quantity of exhibition openings of quality cartoons within 7 days in one city that will be held on the occasion of the 770th anniversary of the first written mention of the city of Presov in 1247.

Exhibitied artworks premiered at the Brain sneezing Gallery are signed by Mauricio Para, Vladimir Kazanevsky, Miroslav Bartak, Lubomir Kotrha, Pawel Kuczynski, Fadi Abou Hassan, O-Sekoer, Istvan Kelemen and Mileta Miloradovic. The aim is to create conditions for the smooth availability of exhibitions also for friends with health disabilities and install the cartoon exhibitions in barrier-free areas.

Peter RAZUS                                                                                                                    organizer of the event

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Space-time schedule of the Humor-therapy:

  • 8th March 2017 at 7 pm – Wave – the centre of independent culture – Mauricio PARA (CO)
  • 9th March 2017 at 4 pm – Saris Gallery Presov – Fadi Abou HASSAN (SY/NO) & Mileta MILORADOVIC (RS)
  • 10th March 2017 at 10 am – the Faculty Hospital of J. A. Reimann – Pawel KUCZYNSKI (PL) & O-SEKOER (BE)
  • 13th March 2017 at 2 pm – Abylimpiada Gallery – Lubomir KOTRHA (SK) &
    Istvan KELEMEN (HU)
  • 14th March 2017 at 10 am – the University Library of the Presov University – Miroslav BARTAK (CZ) & Vladimir KAZANEVSKY (UA)

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* Source: Peter Razus (SK)


DAUMIER AND THE OTHERS IN BRATISLAVA

In the Gallery of the French Institute at Sedlarska street no. 7 in Bratislava, Slovakia was recently opened an exhibition, which should not miss any lover of caricatures and cartoons. It brings a unique collection of artworks of one of the greatest masters in the history of caricature often denoted as Homer of the bourgeoisie, or even as Michelangelo of caricature.

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Poster of the exhibition with one of Daumier’s caricatures

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The exhibition is titled “Daumier and the others” with the subtitle “The French caricature of XIX. Century” and it is a selection from the rich collection of graphics of the castle (now the museum) in Saint Anton near Banska Stiavnica, which once belonged to a property of the prominent family of Coburg. Philip Coburg was known as a great art lover and collector of graphics. A large number of prints can be admired in the halls of the castle and even the whole Philip’s changing room is decorated with caricatures published in the magazines “La Silhouette”, “Le Charivari” and “La Caricature”.

The exhibition was prepared by the Museum in Saint Anton and the French Institute Slovakia in cooperation with the Association of theoreticians, critics and art historians.
Curator of the exhibition: PhDr. Miroslav Prochazka
Duration of the exhibition: from 9th February to 3rd March 2017

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Honore Daumier 1The main “star” of this unique exhibition is of course Honore Daumier (see the photo) – the personality, without whom we can not imagine any treatise on the history of caricature. During his fruitful life he created over 4,000 lithographs, characterized by their satirical focus, humiliating the figures of the then political establishment and manners of bourgeois society.

Honore Victorin Daumier was born on February 26, 1808 in Marseille in the family of a glass artist and framer. The talented youngster at first develops his talent under the guidance of the painter Alexander Lenoir and later he takes lessons of painting at the Academy Suisse. Regularly uses to visit the Louvre Museum, where he draws according to the works of the old masters. Soon he became acquainted with new innovative graphical technique – lithography, which charmed him with wide range of expressive possibilities and utilizing. His first lithograph he publishes in 1829 and immediately is becoming a regular contributor to the magazine “La Silhouette”, for which he creates many satirical caricatures. Subsequently in 1931 he passes to the newly established journal “La Caricature” which is the main medium for anti-government opposition. For belittling caricature of King Louis-Philippe, he is sentenced to six months in jail. In 1835 is founded the magazine “La Charivari” (instead of the forbidden magazine “La Caricature”), for which Daumier works during the rest of his creative life. His work are always marked by a strong social conscience, consistently he demonstrates the hard life of the poorest people. In addition to caricatures he achieved extraordinary results in painting and sculpture work. In 1835 is culminating Daumier’s severe eye disease which finally causes his total blindness. Four years later, Honore Daumier dies in poverty and totally forgotten. His work, however, survived until today and represents a decisive milestone in the development of the modern caricature.

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Honore DAUMIER – Lithography from the series “Paris apartments”

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Daumier’s exhibition is equivalently complemented with the artworks of the other four important French artists of those times: Charles Vernier (1813-1892), Philippe Jacques Linder (1835-1914), Antony Paul Emile Morlon (1845-1905), Eugene Guerard (1821-1866) and Henri-Auguste Pingot (1848-1870). Vernier focused to a similar topic area as Daumier and he was imprisoned as well for his satirical caricatures. Vernier collaborated with the magazine “Le Charivari” and the newspaper “Journal de rire”. At the exhibition is presented an extensive collection of his lithographs from the series “La Crinolinomania”. Linder, Morlon, Guerard and Pingot worked as a portrait and genre painters and sporadically also focused on the satirical work.

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SEVERAL PHOTOS FROM THE EXHIBITION:

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View of the exposition in the Gallery of the French Institute in Bratislava

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One more view of the exposed lithographs

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 Honore DAUMIER – Lithography from the series “Approved railways”

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 Honore DAUMIER – Lithographs from the series “News”

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 Charles VERNIER – Lithographs from the series “La Crinolinomania”

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 Antony Paul Emile MORLON – Lithographs from the series “Les Petites Dames”

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Philippe Jacques LINDER – Lithographs from the series “The Museum of Behavior”

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 Henri-Auguste PINGOT – Lithographs from the series “Excursion train”

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 Eugene GUERARD – Lithographs from the series “Holidays”

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* Source: Institut Francais Bratislava, Museum St. Anton, Wikipedia, Cartoon Gallery


HUMOR-THERAPY BY MIROSLAV BARTAK

Bartak-posterPoster of the exhibition of Miroslav Bartak in the Wave club in Presov, Slovakia

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Stairs of glory of Cartoon humor in the Brain Sneezing Gallery will be decorated with a drawing by the Czech artist Miroslav Bartak. He is the first Czech author with the solo exhibition of his work, and this is his second show although apart 36 years.

At that time Miroslav Bartak presented his work in the Minigallery of humor, which had its head office in the foyer of the cinema “Klub” of the former House of Culture ROH. Stoic characters of his heroes emerging logic of relations and dependencies in non-traditional or absurd situations, they found their fans not only in Absurdistan.

Their astonished faces mostly without any expression of the mouth, cause a short circuit in the brain cells and a pointing smile of the viewers. His humor without words, but with the idea is in opposition to the words without humor and without ideas.

Rather ones to see than hundred times read.

The exhibition of this great master of humor, can be seen in the Presov Wave Club from 8th February until 15th March 2017

Peter RAZUS                                                                                                                      the kalokagathic hypochondriac

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I am waiting you at the opening with the mystifying intellectual preparation for the forestage.

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FROM THE CREATIVE WORK OF MIROSLAV BARTAK

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Miroslav Barták (CZ)

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PHOTO FROM THE EXHIBITION OPENING

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The organizer of the exhibition Peter Razus

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Expert commentary on the exhibition and the work of Miroslav Bartak

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Smiles of a young audience

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Bartak3Photo for the memory of a wonderful exhibition

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* Source: Peter Razus (SK)


PAVEL MATUSKA – SMILING

Renowned artist Pavel Matuska from the Czech Republic will exhibit his paintings and draftsmanship work. Opening of the exhibition titled “Smiling of Pavel Matuska” will be held on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 5:00 pm. at the Library of Hradec Kralove, Czech republic, where you can see it until 30th March 2017. Highly recommended!

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Matuska-Vystava-pozvanka

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As evidence that the visit of this great exhibition really worth it, we bring to you with the kind permission of Pavel Matuska a beautiful collection of his artworks from the recent period.

We wish you a pleasant experience.

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Matuska-Castecne za vodou

Pavel MATUSKA (CZ): Partially behind the water

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Matuska-Certi kteri si koleduji o presdrzku

Pavel MATUSKA (CZ): Devils, who have a strong claim to get slapped

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Matuska-Dokud nas zizen nerozdeli

Pavel MATUŠKA (CZ): Until the thirst will separate us

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Matuska-Jak (s)proste (Pocta vynalezcum kola-starym Sumerum)

Pavel MATUSKA (CZ): How simple (Tribute to the inventors of the wheel – old Sumerians)

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Matuska-Kazdodenni poteseni

Pavel MATUSKA (CZ): Everyday pleasure

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Matuska-Mozna nekdy pozdeji

Pavel MATUSKA (CZ): Maybe sometime later

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Matuska-Napoleon a spoluzaci

Pavel MATUSKA (CZ): Napoleon and his classmates

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Matuska-Pardon madam

Pavel MATUSKA (CZ): Excuse me, madam..

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Matuska-Pokuseni

Pavel MATUSKA (CZ): Temptation

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Matuska-Relativne zamilovany Einstein

Pavel MATUSKA (CZ): Relatively enamored Einstein

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Matuska-Urologicke pobrezi

Pavel MATUSKA (CZ): Urological coast

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* Source: Pavel Matuska (CZ)


FEDOR & JAKUB VICO

Known saying that “An apple never falls far from the tree” once again confirms its veracity. We can make sure of that at the latest exhibition in the Literary cafe VIOLA in Presov, Slovakia, where will present his work a legendary Slovak cartoonist Fedor Vico, together with his son Jakub.

The opening of this remarkable exhibition will be held on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 5:00 am. Do not miss it!

jakub&fedor vicoPoster of the exhibition

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* Source: Fedor Vico (SK)


GLUSZEK TWINS – SYNCHRONICITIES II

Until January 29th in Galeria Bielska BWA in Bielsko-Biala, Poland you can view the unique exhibition “SYNCHRONICITIES II” which presents the artworks by twin brothers Jerzy and Andrzej Gluszek. Very interesting addition to the exhibition of paintings of Gluszek brothers is a small exhibition of book illustrations by Jerzy Gluszek in Klubokawiarnia Aquarium.

gluszek twinsJerzy and Andrzej GLUSZEK (photo: K. Morcinek)

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Jerzy and Andrzej Gluszek were born on March 4th in Wroclaw, Poland and both graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in their hometown.

Jerzy Gluszek is the creator of artistic illustration and satirical graphics and the winner of many international awards.

Gluszek Jerzy PLJerzy GLUSZEK – Technicolor Sound, 2016, acryl on canvas

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Andrzej Gluszek paints and creates interior design using illusive painting and other decorating techniques.

Gluszek Andrzej PLAndrzej GLUSZEK – Time for light, tempera and pastel on paper

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* Source: Sekretariat – Galeria Bielska BWA (PL)


MUSEO DEL HUMOR, ARGENTINA

New exhibition in Museo del Humor in Buenos Aires, Argentina – Illustrations from the magazine “El pasajero”. 

From 7th January – 20th March 2017

See also: http://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/museodelhumor

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Museo del Humor-Revista Cultural El Pasajero

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* Source: Francisco Punal Suarez (ES)


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.

Juraj Cajchan

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Gyllene PragDrawing by Juraj Cajchan

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Gyllene PragArtwork of Juraj Cajchan on the wall of the restaurant Gyllene Prag in Göteborg, Sweden

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ČasnikDrawing by Juraj Cajchan on the Menu card of the restaurant Gyllene Prag in Göteborg

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* Source: Juraj Cajchan, Göteborg, Sweden


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