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24th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art

24th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art
Dimensions of Publicness
17 May – 30 September 2019, Gabrovo

The 24th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art invites artists to contribute their edgy takes on the concept of the public sphere. The exhibition will present contemporary art and cartoons addressing:
  •     public space
  •     public art
  •     public debate
  •     public broadcasting
  •     public interest
  •     public threat/security
  •     and other whatchamacallits with public dimension.
47 years of poking fun at issues of utmost social significance give us the confidence that it is time to call on humour in order to deconstruct and redefine whatever is left nowadays of the concept of publicness.

The 24th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art is comprised of a competition and a curated exhibition. The competition is held in two sections: cartoons and contemporary art.

The Biennial is organized by the Museum of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo Municipality and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria. The Organizing Committee is chaired by the Mayor of Gabrovo.

The Biennial will open on 17th May 2019, 7.00 p.m. at the Museum of Humour and Satire in Gabrovo.

Eligible for the contemporary art section of the competition are works of art executed in any technique and media.

Prizes:
  • Golden Aesop Grand Prix in section contemporary art – a statuette and 5 000 BGN (appr. 2 550 euro) 
  • Prize of the town of Gabrovo awarded to a promising young artist – a statuette and 3 000 BGN (appr. 1 530 euro)
The cartoons competition section includes the following categories:
  • Cartoons – original works signed by the artists, up to A3 size, digital works, including animated cartoons (gif, flash and video)
  • Artist cartoon or comic strip books
Prizes :
  •  Golden Aesop Grand Prix in section cartoons – 3 000 BGN (appr. 1 530 euro)
  •  Prize for cartoon – 2 000 BGN (appr. 1 020 euro)
  •  Prize for artist cartoon or comic strip book – 1 000 BGN (appr. 510 euro)

The prizewinning works remain in the art collection of the Museum of Humour and Satire.

The organizers kindly invite all artists to visit Gabrovo on 17th May 2019 for the opening of the Biennial exhibition and to join in the Gabrovo carnival.

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