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JUBILANTS OF THE CZECH UNION OF CARTOONISTS

The Czech Union of Cartoonists (CUK) is a professional association of cartoonists from the Czech Republic, which will soon celebrate the venerable 30th anniversary of its existence.

As Roman Jurkas, a member of the Union Committee, wrote to us, they adhere to a very nice and following custom in the CUK:

“Every year we organize our members who celebrate their jubilee in that year (60, 65, 70) , 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, etc.) an exhibition entitled “JUBILANTS OF CUK”.

This year, the following members of the CUK will celebrate their round and semi-round jubilees:

  • Borik FRYBA            70
  • Bretislav KOVARIK  70
  • Milos KRMASEK      70
  • Jan PILLVEIN           75
  • Emil SOUREK          75

Congratulations !

Opening of the exhibition “JUBILANTS 2020” will take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 5 pm. in Malostranska beseda, Prague 1, The Czech Republic.

We highly recommend!

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As Mr. Roman Jurkas, member of the CUK Committee wrote to us after the vernissage:

The opening of the exhibition “Jubilants of CUK” was released on Tuesday 3 March, again in the vestibule of the Malostranska beseda theater hall in Prague 1.
Exhibited by: Borik Fryba (70 years), Bretislav Kovarik (70), Milos Krmasek (70), Jan Pillvein (75) and Emil Sourek (75).
First, Radovan Rakus, the chairman of the CUK, spoke, invited all the gentlemen to the stage, and questioned them a little – where they take inspiration, time, and which topics they enjoy most. Then the band “Prague Castle Orchestra” played several songs that we sang with them. This was the end of the opening and the exhibition opened.
About 50 people gathered, friends and acquaintances who had a good time.
The exhibition is open one hour before the evening performance and is worth seeing.

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PHOTO FROM THE EXHIBITION OPENING:

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DSCN0013The President of the Czech Union of Cartoonists, Radovan Rakus, welcomes visitors

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DSCN0023Exhibition opening. From the left: Chairman Radovan Rakus, Bretislav Kovarik, Borik
Fryba, Jan Pillvein, Emil Sourek and Milos Krmasek. And Robert Radosta,
a long-time dramaturgist of Malostranska beseda.

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DSCN9989A part of the exhibition

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DSCN9997Musical opening provided by “Prague Castle Orchestra”

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SOME WORKS FROM THE EXHIBITION:

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Jan Pillvein

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* Source: Roman Jurkas, The Czech Union of Cartoonists (CZ)


YEAR 2019 BY PLANTU

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VINO FATALE BY JIRI SLIVA

Czech cartoonist, graphic artist and illustrator Jiri Sliva is undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous and renowned representatives of these art disciplines coming from our latitudes.

Jiri Sliva’s artistic humor regularly appears on newspapers and magazines in Europe and overseas. He is the author of 20 of his own books of cartoon humor published in the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany, France and the USA. Very large is also his illustrator work – to date he has illustrated more than 170 books by various authors at home and abroad.

He regularly exhibits around the world and has won numerous prestigious international awards for his work. In addition to drawing, he intensively devotes himself to painting, various kinds of graphic techniques (etching, lithography, …), the creation of aphorisms, music …

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The latest act by Jiri Sliva is the pictorial publication “ Vino fatale” , which has just been published by Slovart Publishing House. Hardcover book contains almost 200 black and white and color pictures – drawings, paintings, lithographs and etchings. It is complemented by 22 author’s aphorisms. The theme is wine and everything related to it: grapes, vineyards, winemakers, wine bars, barrels, bottles, vignettes, corkscrews, old wine advertisements,… As the publisher states: “The book will entertain you with a fine glass of good wine with its subtle, intelligent and often absurd humor.

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Sliva-Vino fatale16The book was personally baptized by the owner of Slovart Publishing House Mr. Juraj Heger

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Few samples from the Jiri Sliva’s new book:

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OTHER THIS YEAR’s PUBLICATIONS OF JIRI SLIVA

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GRAPHIC CREATIVE WORK OF JIRI SLIVA

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* Source: Jiri Sliva (CZ)


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.

EXHIBITION BY VLADIMIR KAZANEVSKY

Personal cartoon exhibition by Vladimir Kazanevsky named “Сotton Knees” in the gallery SATIRIKON in Lviv city, Ukraine. Address: Lviv, B. Lepkogo Str. 17.
Opening ceremony on 8th of May at 7 p.m.

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The exhibition will open untill 8th of July.

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* Source: Vladimir Kazanevsky (UA)


LACO TORMA IN THE TVORIVO GALLERY IN BRATILAVA, SLOVAKIA

The prominent Slovak cartoonist Laco Torma exhibits his original and unmistakable artworks in the pleasant Bratislava gallery of TVORIVO on Bezrucova Street No. 1.

The exhibition lasts only until March 22 and is really worth it – do not miss it!

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PHOTOS FROM THE OPENING

The opening ceremony of the exhibition was held on Monday 4 March – the following photos will show you the pleasant atmosphere of the opening:

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torma-tvorivo05The opening visited numerous admirers of art by Laco Torma

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torma-tvorivo07The opening words of the owner of the gallery PhDr. Daniela Krizanova

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torma-tvorivo06Erudite and witty speech of the curator of the exhibition

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torma-tvorivo01Exhibition of artworks by Laco Torma

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torma-tvorivo03View of some Laco Torma’s exhibited artworks

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torma-tvorivo04The classic creative work by Laco Torma: trees, tunnels and rails

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torma-tvorivo17Symbolism of numerical operations and classical Torma’s tunnel

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torma-tvorivo19After the opening ceremony

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torma-tvorivo21Pleasant hospitality and friendly debates

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torma-tvorivo12Old friends – Laco Torma and Fero Guldan

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torma-tvorivo18Interesting conversation with the owner of the gallery

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VIDEO FROM THE EXHIBITION OPENING (in Slovak language)

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* Text, photo and video: Cartoon Gallery


EXHIBITION OF LUBOMIR LICHY (CZ) IN PRESOV

The “Brain Sneezing” Gallery and the Wave – Center of Independent Culture bring an exhibition of the cartoon humor by the prominent Czech cartoonist and illustrator Lubomir Lichy. A vernissage from which we publish some photos took place on Wednesday 5 September and you can enjoy the exhibition personally at the Wave Club on Main Street 121 in Presov, Slovakia.

We wish you a nice and cheerful experience!

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FOTO Z VERNISÁŽE

LLichy-vernisaz1Founder of the Brain Sneezing Gallery Peter Razus opens an exhibition of the works by Lubomir Lichy in the Wave Club in Presov, Slovakia

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LLichy-vernisaz2Opening of the exhibition at the Wave Club in Presov, Slovakia

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LLichy-vernisaz4Interesting discussion on exhibited artworks

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* Source: Peter Razus (SK)


COLLAGES BY ERNEST SVRCEK

In the State Scientific Library in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, humor fans can watch an exhibition of classic collages by famous Slovak creator Ernest Svrcek with the eloquent name “In a healthy body healthy mind”.

The exhibition will last until October 26, 2018. We recommend!

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* Source: Ernest Svrcek (SK)


MAD HUMANS BY VLADIMIR KAZANEVSKY

From September 11 to 23, 2018, the Taras Shevchenko National Theater in Kiev, Ukraine, will bring a remarkable exhibition of paintings and graphics of the great Ukrainian and world cartoonist Vladimir Kazanevsky, with a distinctive name “MAD HUMANS” (to which, incidentally, not only events of the last decades have provided enough reasons – note CG).

Vladimir Kazanevsky is one of the world’s most respected and most awarded artists, and his work of art with its originality and artistic and thoughtful quality represents the absolute top of contemporary world visual humor.

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* Source: Vladimir Kazanevsky (UA)


GRAPHICS BY JIRI SLIVA IN GERMANY

From August 16th to October 14th, 2018, the Kunstlade Gallery in Zittau, Germany, presents the humorous graphics of the prominent Czech artist Jiri Sliva.

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* Source: Jiri Sliva (CZ)


DISTINGUISHED GUESTS IN PRAGUE (CZ)

The exhibition of a leading Czech artist Jiri Sliva “My cup Kafka” graced with their personal visit no less famous Russian cartoonists Viktor Bogorad and Andrei Popov, who on the way home from the renowned festival Satyrykon in Polish Legnica did not miss the opportunity to watch the Prague exhibition of his Czech colleague and friend Jiri Sliva – see photo.

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* Source: Jiri Sliva (CZ)


DISCUSSION ABOUT CARTOONS IN PRAGUE (CZ)

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We cordially invite you to the discussion:

With humor over cartoon humor

Together with Jiri Sliva, Miroslav Bartak, Miroslav Kemel, Fefik and Ivan Hanousek we will talk about the history, the present and the future of cartoon humor.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 31 May at 6 pm at the Villa Pelle Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic.

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* Source: Ivan Hanousek (CZ)


MARIE PLOTENA (CZ) IN PRESOV (SK)

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First Lady, who will have her exhibition in the framework of the project of “CSR 100 & 25” is Marie Plotena from Brno, Czech Republic. The female and male figures in her pictures improvise in symbolic piano etudes as a part of humorotherapy.

“The joke is based, among other things, on the multiplicity of words, or on their literal interpretation or the absurd situations of parodying human activity.”

The exhibition is open from 16 May 2018 to 26 June 2018 at the Brain sneezing Gallery in the Wave club – Center for Independent Culture Presov, Slovakia.

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* Source: Peter Razus (SK)


JIRI SLIVA IN HANOI, VIETNAM

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sliva-hanoi 02The well-known Viet Nam News newspaper reported on the exhibition

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sliva-hanoi 03Jiri Sliva and his wife at the Museum building

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sliva-hanoi 04In the area of the museum

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sliva-hanoi 05Before opening of the exhibition

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sliva-hanoi 06Celebratory opening of the exhibited collection

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sliva-hanoi 07Jiri Sliva in the company of Vietnamese friends of cartoons

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sliva-hanoi 08Festive guests along with the author at the exhibited works

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sliva-hanoi 09Jiri Sliva, accompanied by a local band, also presented his musical talents

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sliva-hanoi 12The opening took place in an exceptionally pleasant atmosphere

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* Source: Jiri Sliva (CZ)


HAVANA, CUBA

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CARTOON XIRA, PORTUGAL

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BOBO PERNECKY IN PRESOV, SLOVAKIA

“Brain Sneezing Gallery” – Bobo Pernecky (SK) – Opening of the exhibition

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28th February from 7:00 pm do 10:00 pm

Wave Club, Centre of Independent Culture

Hlavna 121, 08001 Presov, Slovakia

Bobo Pernecky – the author of a cartoon lapidary of tabloids who suffer deception about their own rationality. Their portraits adorn the world mausoleums, sarcophagi, but also present unnecessary institutions.

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* Source: Peter Razus (SK)


JIRI SLIVA – MY CUP OF KAFKA

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Sliva3The hall was bursting at the seams …

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Sliva5The opening panel of the exhibition “My Cup of Kafka”

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Sliva4The exhibited works by Jiri Sliva

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* Source: Jiri Sliva (CZ)


30 YEARS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF POLISH CARTOONISTS

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PAVEL MATUSKA – EXHIBITION IN PRESOV, SLOVAKIA

The opening of the exhibition of artworks by a significant Czech artist Pavel Matuska will be held on January 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm. in the Brain Sneezing Gallery at the Wave Club – Center of Independent Culture in Presov, Slovakia.

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Dear lovers of cartoon humor,

to the opening of the exhibition Pavla Matuška – Czech author of cartoon humor remains about 24 + xx hours. This our first annual exhibition starts the initiative /* ČSR 100 & 25 */ aimed at the presentation of Czech and Slovak artists … (1918 & 1993).

Every month new batch of IQ and EQ humor of friendly nations.

Better to see once than read 100 times.

OK?

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EXHIBITION OF NEW YEAR’S GREETINGS ST.PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

In the Hall of the Arkadiy Raykin Estrade Theater in St.Petersburg, Russia on 5 January 2018, will be inaugurated an exhibition of the New Year’s greetings, entitled “PF in 9-to-14 format” from an extensive collection of Victor Bogorad from the period of the 1970s to the 90s. 

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* Source: Jiri Sliva (CZ)


LUBOMIR LICHY – EXHIBITION IN PRAGUE

The Gallery Vinohradska in the Czech Radio building in Vinohrady Prague 1 presents an exhibition from the artwork of Lubomir Lichy. The opening is on 4 January 2018 at 5.00 pm.

We are looking forward to your visit.

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* Source: Lubomir Lichy (CZ)

 


JIRI SLIVA: MY CUP OF KAFKA

Franz Kafka Society and the Franz Kafka Center cordially invite you to the presentation of a new book

Jiri Sliva: My Cup of Kafka

With the participation of Jiri Sliva, we will present a unique Czech-English-German publication of “Kafkorisms” – life insights inspired by the work of Franz Kafka – richly illustrated by unconventional black-and-white and colorful drawings by Jiri Sliva that relate to the individual texts, stories and novels. The book is published on the occasion of the upcoming 135th anniversary of the birth of Franz Kafka.

The evening will be moderated by the publicist and moderator Ivo Smoldas.

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 18:00 pm
Hall of the Franz Kafka Society, Siroka 14, Prague 1, Czech Republic

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* Source: Jiri Sliva (CZ)


TRIBUTE TO VLADIMIR RENCIN

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SMECKY Gallery of Prazska plynarenska will present the exhibition “VLADIMIR RENCIN“, as a tribute to the recently deceased legendary Czech cartoonist. The exhibition has been prepared by the curators: Jiri Hrubon – the archivist of the work of V. Rencin and Ivan Hanousek – the theoretician of the cartoon genre and the wittness of life and work of V. Rencin.

The exhibited artworks of Vladimir Rencin can be admired in the Smecky Gallery, Ve smeckach 24, Prague 1, Czech Republic from 7 December 2017 to 10 February 2018.

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* Source: Ivan Hanousek (CZ)


VIKTOR BOGORAD – EXHIBITION IN PRESOV

In the period from December 7, 2017 till January 13, 2018 The Brain Sneezing Gallery – Wave center for independent culture in Presov, Slovakia will present an exhibition of a prominent Russian cartoonist Viktor Bogorad.

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Source: Peter Razus (SK)


THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION: 100 YEARS

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On November 7, 2017 in the Wave club in Presov, Slovakia has been opened an exhibition of cartoons with a distinctive name “The Bolshevik Revolution: 100 years – Lenin’s way to communism and back”, which presents a selection of artworks by Russian and Ukrainian artists in comparison with then-time cartoons – historical newspaper clippings from 1917. The exhibition is organized by the Brain sneezing Gallery and the Wave Center for Independent Culture in cooperation with the Archigum Cartoon Club of Kiev, Ukraine.

With humor for eternal times and never otherwise!

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Artwork by: Igor LUKYANCHENKO (Ukraine)

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Artwork by: Mikhail ZLATKOVSKY (Russia)

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PHOTO FROM THE EXHIBITION OPENING:

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* Source: Peter Razus (SK)


JIRI SLIVA IN BRATISLAVA

The leading Czech cartoonist, graphic artist, painter, illustrator, poet and musician Jiri Sliva, after successful exhibitions in his native Czech Republic and also in many countries of the world, will be presenting his exhibition collection in Bratislava, Slovakia, where he will present his graphic work in Studio L + S, which besides artistic value, can not even lack humor.

Regarding Jiri Sliva we can not forget his remarkable musical talent, of which fact the visitors of the opening will also be able to convince themselves. There will be playing very interesting occasional band AD HOC DUO composed by Jiri Sliva and Peter Lipa (= the famous Slovak jazz singer).

Ceremonial opening of the exhibition of graphic works by Jiri Sliva entitled “Nonsense? Moonshine!” will take place on Monday 6th November 2017 at 4:30 am in Studio L + S on the Square of May 1st, No.5 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Entertainment and exceptional artistic experience are guaranteed!

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* Source: Jiri Sliva (CZ), foto: Internet


JAZZ IN THE CARTOONS

The 26th edition of the Jazz Presov festival will take place on 18th and 19th October 2017 in the hall of the Black Eagle of PKO Presov, Slovakia at 6:00 pm.
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During the Jazz Days in Presov, Slovakia there will take place also an exhibition of cartoons entitled “Jazz in the cartoons” that will enrich the experience of visitors with the artistic dimension and offer them a humorous view by leading cartoonists on a musical theme.

As a little tasting we bring you some pictures by well-known cartoonists from the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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After finishing Jazz Days in Presov, i.e. from October 20th, 2017 the exhibition will be reopened in the University Library of the Presov University, Slovakia.

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* Source: Peter Razus (SK)


JIRI SLIVA in PRIBRAM (CZ)

The prominent Czech cartoonist and graphic designer Jiri Sliva personally will present his biggest exhibition, which will bring more than 200 lithographs, drawings and posters from the author’s extensive creative work. This exceptional exhibition will be open on Thursday 7th September 2017 at 5:00 pm. in the Frantisek Drtikol Gallery, the Ernestinum Castle in Pribram, the Czech Republic and will run until 15th October 2017.

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HAVE A SCREW LOOSE !

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In spite of the tropical heat that on Thursday, 20 July 2017 attacked historical temperature records well above 30°C, the passionate admirers of the creative work of outstanding Slovak artists Ivan and David Popovic did not miss the opportunity to be part of the opening of the exhibition “Have a screw loose!”. Among the respectable number of visitors did not miss many important personalities of Slovak culture.

And that none of them regretted you can convince yourself in the following photos from this remarkable event.

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koliesko08 The International House of Art for Children BIBIANA in Bratislava, Slovakia

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koliesko14 Exhibiting artists David and Ivan Popovic accompanied by the next generation welcomed the participants of the opening of the exhibition “Have a screw loose!”

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koliesko22A view to the main exhibition hall, where during the opening concentrated most viewers

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koliesko31One of the exhibition panels, which main heroes are the famous creators of the animated film Walt Disney from USA and Viktor Kubal from Slovakia

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koliesko34Congratulations to the author for the perfect show of course could not miss

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koliesko40Abundance of the convivial friendly conversations

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koliesko20Autograph with a dedication from Master Ivan Popovic

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koliesko03The pleasant refreshment in the courtyard of the gallery fell exceptionally well in the hot afternoon

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The exhibition “Have a screw loose!” of Ivan and David Popovic will last in the Bibiana Gallery in Bratislava, Slovakia until August 27, 2017.                                                        We recommend – there is really something to see!

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* You can admire the quality and the wide-spectrum artwork of the top Slovak artist Ivan Popovic also in the Cartoon Gallery – click HERE and HERE

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* Text and photo: Cartoon Gallery


CZECH DRAWINGS IN STRASBOURG, FRANCE

As we have just learned, in the famous Museum of Tomi Ungerer in Strasbourg, France, an exhibition of prominent representatives of Czech art has recently been officially inaugurated. The exhibition met with a very positive response – we bring you a translation of text published on the sites Musées de la ville de Strasbourg a humoresques.fr

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The Czech Drawing. From Strasbourg to Prague

Written by:       Nelly Feuerhahn                                                                                       Translated by: Cartoon Gallery

 

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7 July – 22 October 2017

Musee Tomi Ungerer – Centre international de l’Illustration
2 avenue de la Marseillaise, 67000 Strasbourg

The exhibition “The Czech Drawing. From Strasbourg to Prague” presents 120 works from private collections, mostly Czech. Preceded by their prestigious 17th-century elder Wenzel Hollar, four Czech artists of the 20th century and today, Adolf Born, Peter Sis, Jiri Sliva, Jiri Trnka, perpetuate the tradition of illustration in this country and its capital. One of the major characteristics of these artists is their strong relationship to the world of fantasy and dream, sometimes tinged with a biting humor, close to satire.

Wenzel Hollar (1607-1677), born in Prague, introduced the exhibition as one of the most outstanding engravers and draughtsmen of his time. During his journey in Europe, he spent a year in Strasbourg, from 1629 to 1630, in the workshop of the publisher Jacob van der Heyden. From this period some works lent by the Cabinet of Prints and Drawings, such as the set of four engravings “The Four Seasons” and portraits of Strasbourg. They testify to the acute sense of observation and the extreme graphic precision of their author.

Considered worldwide as a master of animation, Jiri Trnka (1912-1969) is the author of designs for nearly 150 children’s books. Shown for the first time since the exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris in 1959, his illustrations for the adventures of the Micha bear, the Tales of Old Bohemia, The Tales of Grimm, an unpublished “Alice in the Land of Merveilles “or Pierre et le Loup, are both poetic and truculent.

Trained at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, among others by Jiri Trnka, Peter Sis (born 1949) became an internationally renowned cartoonist, author of two books, each giving a very different view of Prague, “The Three Golden Keys of Prague” (1994) and “The Wall, my childhood behind the Iron Curtain” (2007, Caldecott Prize in the United States). His preparatory drawings for Amnesty International tapestries are dedicated to personalities like Vaclav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic after the fall of the Wall.

Jiri Sliva (born in 1947), has published satirical and humorous drawings in the press throughout the world, including printmaking. His drawings with linear graphics, inspired by Steinberg and Topor, sometimes evoke the technique of engraving. Impregnated with the spirit of Prague, Kafka and the Dada movement, they show absurd scenes that provoke a laugh, sometimes squeaky.

A master of the grotesque and satire, Adolf Born (1930 – 2016), illustrated nearly 250 books including remarkable “Fables of the Fountain”, which made him known in France, and he was also the author of 63 animated films. His drawings, often inspired by Hieronymus Bosch, created a fantastic universe very significant to the imagination of Central Europe. Made in bright colors, they are populated by unusual characters and humanized animals.

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Within the framework of the Presidency of the Czech Republic of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, with the partnership of the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe.

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* Source: Jiri Sliva (CZ), Musées de la ville de Strasbourg a humoresques.fr


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 3The exhibition attracted considerable interest

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SOME ARTWORKS BY SLOVAK AUTHORS

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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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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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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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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:

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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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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

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

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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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