International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2015

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VIII. International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2012

Held under the auspices of Czech Committee for UNESCO and
The International Association of Art – EUROPE

Organizer
The Professional Association of Legal Entities The Biennial of Drawing PilsenThe Biennial if held with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of The Čzech Republic

 

Partners
The Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic
The Pilsen Region
Plzeň 2015, o.p.s.
The Foundation of 700 Years of the City of Pilsen
The Museum of West Bohemia in Pilsen
The City District of Pilsen 2
The Union of Visual Artists of The Czech Republic
The Association of Hungarian Graphic Artist
Federal Association of Visual Artists, Germany
The Slovak Union of Visual Arts
John David Mooney Foundation
Typos, Digital Print

Media Partners
Czech Radio 3 – Vltava
Ateliér
Czech Radio Pilsen
Lidové noviny
Žurnál

Honorary Board

Milan Chovanec
President of the Pilsen Region

Mgr. Martin Baxa
Lord Mayor of the City of Pilsen

Václav Koubík
Member of the Regional Council for Cultural Policy and Historical Welfare

Bc. Eva Herinková
Vice Lord Mayor of the City of Pilsen

Ing. Lumír Aschenbrenner
Mayor of the City District of Pilsen 2

Mons. František Radkovský
Bishop of Pilsen

Doc. PaedDr. Ilona Mauritzová, Ph.D.
Chancellor of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

Ing. Miloslav Raboch, CSc.
Executive Director of the Foundation of 700 years of the City Pilsen

Werner Schaub
Chairman of the Federal Association of Visual Artists, Germany

Ak.mal Pavol Král
President of the International Association of Art–Europe and Chairman of the Slovak Union of Visual Arts

András Butak
President of the Association of Hungarian Graphic Artists

Václav Kubát
Chairman of the Union of Visual Artists of the Czech Republic
Art Committee

Mgr. Dana Doricová
Art Historian – Slovak Republic

PhDr. Eva Neumannová
Art Historian

Doc.Akad.mal. Josef Mištera
The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Director of Institute of Art and Design

Akad.mal. Vladivoj Kotyza
The University of West Bohemia Pilsen

Audit Committee

JUDr. Radka Konečná
Attorneys at Law Konečná–Zacha, Chairwoman

Ing. Jindřich Aulický
Economic Consultant

Mgr.Zdeňka Klímová
Attorney

Management of Biennial of Drawing Pilsen

PhDr. Jana Potužáková
President of the Biennial of Drawing Pilsen

Mgr. Gabriela Darebná
Executive Director of the Biennial of Drawing Pilsen

 

Awarded Artists


Martin Zálešák

Czech Republic

Night and day
97 x 68,5 cm
ink, 2012

Grand Prix

Martin Zálešák
Czech Republic

Before the storm
97,5 x 68,5 cm
ink, 2012

Grand Prix

Martin Zálešák
Czech Republic

Wheat
98 x 68 cm
charcoal, 2012

Grand Prix

Tereza Reichová
Czech Republic

Portrait
100 x 70 cm
micro-pen, 2010

The Prize of the Lord Mayor of Pilsen

Péter Balázs Kovács
Magyar

Mill III.
56,5 x 76 cm
charcoal, 2012

The Prize of the President of the Pilsen Region

Andrej Pavlič
Slovenia

Genealogy I.
62 x 46 cm
pen, 2007

The Prize of The International Association of Art–Europe

Slawomir Grabowy
Poland

Letter to D 30
70 x 100 cm
self-technique, 2012

The Prize of BBK- Bundesverband

Veronika Rónaiová
Slovakia

Second version for the project inconspicuous medium
70 x 100 cm
ink, 2012

The Prize of the Hungarian Association of Graphic Artists

Peter Boué
Germany

Clearig #1
67 x 84 cm
bituminous coal, laquer on fleece, 2011

The Prize of the Slovak Union of Visual Artists

Gábor György Nagy
Hungary

Breaking of the Spot I.
60 x 80 cm
charcoal, 2012

The Prize of the Union of Visual Arts of the Czech Republic

Libor Juřena
Czech Republic

Icon II.
70 x 100 cm
graphite powder, 2012

The Prize of the Students of the Institute of Art and Design of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

Toshio Yoshizumi
Japan

Zesoh Samšara
62,5 x 97,5 cm
japanese ink, 2011

Special Prize of the International Jury

 

The Honorary Certificate of the Highest Quality–Short List

Rikka Ayasaki Francie/France, Alicia Bach Polsko/Poland, Črtomir Frelih Slovinsko/Slovenia, Agata Gertchen Polsko/Poland, Jaroslaw Grulkowski Polsko/Poland, Pekka Hannula Finsko/Finland, Eugéniusz Józefowski Polsko/Poland, Krisztina Kókay Maďarsko/Hungary, Zuzana Malénková Česká republika/Czech Republic, Bartosz Naprawa Polsko/Poland, Natarajaa Německo /Germany, Vít Ondráček Česká republika/Czech Republic, Felicity Papp Německo/Germany, Emma Robertson Austrálie/Australia, Kate Seržáne Litevsko/Latvia, Dariusz Slota Polsko/Poland, Magdalena Szczesniak Polsko/Poland, Helena Vendová Česká republika/Czech Republic, Pawel Warchol Polsko/Poland, Katarzyna Wiesiolek Polsko/Poland, Toshio Yoshizumi Japonsko/Japan

 

International Jury

Werner Schaub,
Chairman of the Jury, Chairman of partner association BBK and IGBK, D

Prof. Jacek Szewczyk,
of The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Art and Design in Wroclaw, PL

Prof.Dr. Nazan Erkmen,
Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts, Dogus University, Istanbul, TR

Richard Frederick Drury MA,
Director of the Institute of Art and Design of West Bohemian University, CZ

Ak.mal. Pavol Král,
Prezident of IAA-EUROPE, Chairman of Slovak Union of Visual Arts, SK

Mgr. Dana Doricová,
extern teacher of the Institut Continuing Education University of Zilina,SK

DLA. István Madácsy,
Assistant professor of Academy of Fine Arts Budapest, Graphic Department, H

 

 

 

After two years, a major visual art encounter is to take place in Pilsen again: the 8th year of the International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2012. On my behalf and on behalf of the administration of the Pilsen Region I wish all visitors many enjoyable emotions experienced when viewing the works on display. I am pleased that you have found the time amidst these hectic days to see the exhibition of the works of Czech and foreign artists.

The International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen is regarded as a unique activity on the world-wide scale, which has gained a significant position not only in Pilsen and the Czech Republic but also in Europe over the course of its duration. This year itself has seen the application of visual artists from 38 countries of the world. On a relatively small space it is possible to see the artists’ outlook on the world around us from many viewpoints, and drawing is precisely that kind of art which can express these aspects very accurately.

I am delighted at the interest of the artists, which is much higher this year than last time. Therefore, I hope that the works exhibited will find many admirers and wish the artists a great deal of success in their future creative activity.

Thanks are due to the organizers of the Biennial for their inventiveness, unrelenting enthusiasm and perseverance in the regular organizing of this original event.

Milan Chovanec
President of the Pilsen Region

 

 

After two years, the best drawings from all over the world will be on display in Pilsen again. Yes, this is the honour received by our city every two years since 1996. Perhaps you wonder what is so special about drawing; yet, how much inventiveness, imagination and fantasy can be “embodied” in paper, paperboard or carton paper using an ordinary pencil! Drawing is one of the basic human means of expression, just like speech or writing. It was by drawing that humans expressed themselves before the advent of writing, as witnessed by the splendid depictions of the life of pre-historic people and animals on the walls of the Altamira cave in Spain. Through drawing, man becomes self-aware, communicates his feelings, attempts to capture the world around him. A pencil is one of the first tools of a small child, who reaches for it and by means of lines, however inartistic, gives a spontaneous account of itself, revealing to us its inner world, its soul, something almost inexpressible by words. It is no coincidence that psychologists are able to recognize from a child’s drawing the mental world of the child, to see how the child feels in its family, in the environment where it is growing up. And there are people who express themselves by drawing even in their adulthood, who have managed to transform their childhood attempts into art, nourished by talent, experience and labour. Drawing or visual art in general have one advantage, similar to music or dancing – they are international; no translation is needed. And it is good that the Biennial of Drawing has been conceived from its very beginning as an international event. The selected or exhibited drawings provide us with a unique insight into other cultures, different understanding of the world around us and in doing so naturally enrich us. And, besides, some of them are simply beautiful. Through its mission, Biennial of Drawing undoubtedly is and will be a significant and outstanding part of the project Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015. I thank the organizers for their tireless work in preparing the 8th year. I congratulate all of the awarded authors and wish them an enjoyable sojourn in Pilsen. I also hope that the Biennial provides its visitors and viewers with profound experiences. Perhaps I should draw something too…?

Mgr. Martin Baxa
Lord Mayor of Pilsen City

 

What started as an experiment sixteen years ago became an established part of the European art scene: the International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen. This year more than 1,600 drawings from 38 countries were received by the jury, which shows that the Biennial attracts attention from artists from various countries. It was not easy for the jury, which worked as a well functioning team, to choose only 120 art works for the final exhibition out of the huge number of submissions. The committee acted with extraordinary care; every single drawing was examined and discussed. And because of this high quality of the submitted pieces, it was especially difficult for the jury to arrive at a final decision for the presentation.

The result of this several days lasting process is a distinguished exhibition, which gives an overview of the contemporary freshness of a traditional technique.

Werner Schaub
Chairman and speaker of the board of Bundesverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler (BBK) / Federal Association of Visual Artists, Germany

 

 

 

The title of the European Capital of Culture is an outstanding opportunity that Pilsen can make the best of

The international competition the Biennial of Drawing is one of the most significant projects listed in Pilsen’s winning application. This event, sought out by professional as well as lay public, is unique in its focus on monochrome drawing as well as in the manner of selecting drawings for exhibition, with their quality guaranteed by an international jury. In this way, the Biennial has gained a European dimension, bringing to Pilsen a display of the best works of contemporary drawing. It is also thanks to this project that the title of European Capital of Culture deservedly belongs to us.

As a result of the project, Pilsen will gain not only a new theatre and the renovated Světovar area but also an international reputation and an image of a modern cultural metropolis. The city will be enriched by the inflow of tourists from all corners of Europe; culture will be encountered in every street.

I look forward to the interesting contributions offered by this year’s Biennial. Even more, I look forward to the retrospective exhibition planned for the year 2015, when Pilsen will become a centre of attention of the cultural public from all over Europe. The aim of the project of the European Capital of Culture is to present the wealth, diversity and affinity of European cultures and to contribute to their mutual understanding. Since its foundation in 1985, the project has been the showcase of the best that Europe can offer in the field of culture. I am positive that the Biennial of Drawing will contribute significantly to this diversity and will present both Pilsen’s citizens and foreign tourists visiting Pilsen in 2015 with the best of its 20-year successful existence.

Tomáš Froyda,
Manager of the project Plzeň 2015

 

If you ask what is new about this year – 8th already – of the Biennial of Drawing Pilsen, the possible answer is that we are glad it has stayed the same, in a way. This means that it remains aimed at monochrome drawing, that the works presented are limited solely by the set format, which only excludes large-format works, and, importantly, that this Pilsen-based exhibition has firmly established itself in the calendar of world visual art competitions.

If, on the contrary, you ask about this year’s particulars, it must be stated with pleasure that probably the highest-ever number of works have been submitted this time and that during July’s meeting of the jury, the Central European sun was scorching hot. Thus, the seven members of the international jury sweated twice whilst deciding. They had to be rigorous, which they indeed were. They managed not only to select a beautiful Grand Prix, but also to propose other awards, shortlists and an exhibition collection – very carefully selected, artistically balanced, illustrating the true diversity of artistic views in the multi-coloured world of today.

And if you continue asking, you will learn that this perplexing world of ours and the artist’s role in it have become the subject of an international symposium, atwhich experienced artists as well as visual art theoreticians communicated their opinions, reflections, joys and woes on a general and individual level.

But ask no more! Rather, take a stroll through Pilsen, see the core as well as accompanying exhibitions and do not miss the novelty, the Open Air Gallery. Enjoy the city that will become the European Capital of Culture in 2015, an event that the Biennial of Drawing will be part of. However, remember to give some thought to how important it is for humans, even in the 21th century, to walk through life hand in hand with art. Not only visual art.

The questions were answered with pleasure by…
Jana Potužáková
President Biennial of Drawing Pilsen

 

 

VIII. INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF DRAWING PILSEN 2012

participated in by 437 authors who have submitted 1603 drawings.

They included artists from the Czech Republic and the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States.

The session of the international Jury was opened on the morning of 9 July 2012 by the President of the Biennial PhDr. Jana Potužáková. Werner Schaub, Chairman of partner association BBK and IGBK from Germany was selected as Chairman of the Jury. The Jury was meeting on 9-13 July 2012, having awarded the GRAND PRIX of the VIII. International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2012 and Special Prize of the International Jury. In addition, 20 authors were awarded the Short List –the Certificate of the Highest Quality. Other prizes were awarded by: The President of the Pilsen Region, Lord Mayor of the City of Pilsen, The International Association of Art – Europe IAA/AIAP, The Union of Czech Visual Artists, BBK- Bundesverband, Hungarian Association of Graphic Artist, Slovak Union of Visual Artists and students of the Institute of Art and Design of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.

138 drawings by 112 authors from 30 countries were selected for the exhibition.

Glass sculpture for holders Grand Prix created Ak.Sculptures. Bohumil Eliáš, Price of the President of the Pilsen Region, Price of the Lord Mayor of the City of Pilsen and Special Prize of the International Jury created Ak. Mal. Ludvík Kovář.

The Organisers would like to thank those who have participated in the realization of this year´s Biennial

Commissary of the Exhibition
Mgr. Dana Doricová

The Prizes for the awarded artists were made by the glassmakers
Ak. soch. Bohumil Eliáš ml. Ak. mal. Ludvík Kovář

Design of logo, invitation card, catalogue, poster and leaflet
Miloš Hausner

Photographer
Eduard Vavruška

Economic Adviser
Renáta Oplová

Translation
Mgr. Alice Tihelková

Production
Michal Darebný Alena Lumerdingová

Accompanying Exhibitions

6.9. – 1.11. 2012

Jiří Kovařík 1932 – 1994
Gallery of City of Pilsen, Dominikánská 2, Plzeň

20. 9. – 13. 10. 2012

Margita Titlová Ylovsky: Sensualities in Time

Galerie Ladislava Sutnara, Jungmannova 2, Plzeň
The opening of the exhibition takes place on 19 September at 6 pm.

27.9. – 16.11.2012

Children Drawings
Gallery Paletka, Husova 2, Plzeň
partners: Galerie Paletka, Městský obvod Plzeň 2 – Slovany,
ZUŠ, Jagellonská, Plzeň,
The opening of the exhibition
takes place on 27 September 2012 at 5pm.
27.9. – 16.11. 2012
The City District of Pilsen 2 – Slovany, Koterovská tř. 83, Plzeň

2.10. – 26.10. 2012

Pawel Warchol – Drawings
Gallery of European House, Náměstí Republiky 12, Plzeň
The opening of the exhibition takes place on 2 October 2012 at 5 pm.

3.10. – 24.10.2012

Drawings of Artists of Pilsen Region from the Biennial 1996 – 2012
Open Air Gallery / Smetanovy sady před SVKPL, Plzeň
The opening of the exhibition takes place on 3 October 2012 at 2 pm.

4.10. – 18.11.2012


FIGURAMA 2012

Avalon Bussines Centre, Poděbradova 1, 301 00 Plzeň
Institute of Art and Design, The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, and Figurama, o.s.
The opening of the exhibition takes place on 4 October 2012 at 6 pm.

3.10. – 2.11.2012

Makar Róbert: Drawings for Open-Minded Eyes
Czech Radio Pilsen, nám. Míru, Plzeň
In cooperation with the festival Czech – Slovak
Days in Pilsen and The Slovak Union of Visual Arts.
The opening of the exhibition takes place on 5th October 2012 at 5 pm.

Application forms

Organizer

The Professional Association of Legal Entities, The Biennial of Drawing Pilsen

Members of the Professional Association

  • The City of Pilsen
  • The University of Western Bohemia in Pilsen
  • The International Association of Art – Europe, IAA
  • The Union of Visual Artists of the Pilsen Region

Selected works will be exhibited in following galleries:

  • Museum of West Bohemia, Kopeckého sady 2, Pilsen
  • Gallery of Ladislav Sutnar, Jungmanova 2, Pilsen
  • Jiří Trnka Gallery, nám. Republiky 40, Pilsen

Exhibition date:

3th October – 18th November 2012

Terms of participation

  • Monochrome drawings of maximum dimension 100×70 cm – dimension of a paper.
  • Number of works : maximum 5 works, created after 2007.
  • Each drawing will be judged individually. Sets of drawings which, when put together, produce a size larger than 100×70 cm, will not be accepted.

Application for the competition

The application form must be enclosed in the package with the drawings and sent to the address:

Bienále kresby Plzeň
Klatovská 51
301 00 Plzeň
Czech Republic

Application forms will be available:

in the office of the Biennial of Drawing Pilsen and on our website: www.bienale-plzen.cz

Payment

The application includes an irreversible entry fee of 50,- EUR for foreign artists to be paid into
Name of Account:

Bienále kresby Plzeň
Banka ČSOB, a.s.,
account number: IBAN CZ 41 0300 0000 0008 8866 6111
SWIFT: CEKOCZPP
Variable symbol: Participant’s Date of Birth

The fee must be paid by means of OUR (all charges must be paid by the sender).

The drawings and the application form including the pay
receipt must be sent by 31 May, 2012 (date of postal stamp is relevant).


Works must be delivered free of all freight charges. A package burdened by any postal
charges will not be accepted. The works of authors who will not pay the required fee
of 50,- EUR in time will not be included in the competition.

Delivery of Works

Entirely at the author’s cost. If the foreign partner organizes shared handover of drawings,
it is possible to agree on individual terms of contract.
Works should be labelled in correspondence with the application form.
Works will be accepted non framed, without passe-partout, safely wrapped in a firm package
to ensure safe delivery and its return to artist.

Promotion of Exhibition and the Catalogue

  • The application for the participation in the exhibition allows the organizer to use free
    of charge the replicas of the works, slides or videotapes submitted by the participants
    for the catalogue, for promotion of the exhibition or for educational activities.
  • Authors of the awarded works agree in advance that their works may be included
    in a collection which will be displayed in some European and other countries.
    The works will be returned after these exhibitions.
  • The organizer will publish a catalogue with replicas of the exhibited works. Each artist
    whose works will be exhibited is entitled for inclusion in the catalogue with the reproduction
    of one of his/her works and the basic personal data. (S)he will also receive one free issue
    of the catalogue.

Return of Works

Works will be returned to the authors at the organizer’s own cost.

Selection of Exhibits

Works submitted by participants will be selected by an international jury with regard
to their artistic and spatial qualities and on the basis of meeting the terms of participation.

Prizes

Works exhibited at the VIII. International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2012 will be judged
by a qualified international jury. This jury will also award the Grand Prix.

There will be other prizes awarded:

  • Prize of the President of The Pilsen Region
  • Prize of the Lord Mayor of the City of Pilsen
  • Prize of The Intenational Association of Art – Europe
  • Prize of the Union of Visual Arts of the Czech Republic
  • Prize of BBK – Bundesverband
  • Prize of The Hungarian Association of Graphic Artists
  • Prize of The Slovak Union of Visual Arts
  • Prize of the Students of the Institute of Art and Design of ZCU

The international jury has right to award a special prize and a short list
/certificate of the highest quality/.

Awards will be announced and handed over to the winners at the opening ceremony
of VIII. International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2012 held on October 3, 2012.

Official languages of the Biennial 2010: Czech and English.

Application Form is available to download either in .pdf format (Acrobat Reader) or in .doc format (Microsoft Word).

I agree that the organizer of the VIII. International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2012 reserves the right to use free of charge the replicas of the works, slides or videotapes submitted by me for the catalogue and for the promotion of the exhibition.

Artists of the awarded works agree in advance that their works may be included in a collection which will be displayed in some European and other coutries. The works will be returned after these exhibitions.

Please, send the completed application form to the following address:
Bienále kresby Plzeň
Klatovská 51
301 00 Pilsen
Czech Republic

Payment

The application includes an irreversible entry fee of 50,- EUR for foreign artists to be paid into Name of Account:

Bank account details:
Bienále kresby Plzeň
Banka ČSOB, a.s., account number: IBAN CZ 41 0300 0000 0008 8866 6111
SWIFT: CEKOCZPP
Variable symbol: Participant’s Date of Birth

Application forms including the required pay receipt and drawings must be sent by May 31, 2012.

Further information is provided by Mgr. Gabriela Darebná, the Executive director of Biennial
mobile phone: +420 777 301 800 or e-mail info@bienale-plzen.cz

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INVITATIONS :

Accompanying Exhibitions

Jiří Kovařík 1932 – 1994

Children Drawings

Pawel Warchol – Drawings

Drawings of Artists of Pilsen Region from the Biennial 1996 – 2012

Makar Róbert: Drawings for Open-Minded Eyes

VIII. International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2012

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