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24th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour: Dimensions of Publicness

March 8, 2019

24th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour: Dimensions of Publicness

  • Organization: Museum of Humour and Satire
  • Submission Deadline: March 8, 2019
  • Event Dates: May 17, 2019 - September 30, 2019
  • Award Info: Golden Aesop Grand Prix in section contemporary art – a statuette and 2 500 euro; Prize of the town of Gabrovo awarded to a promising young artist – a statuette and 1 500 euro
  • Type: Exhibition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Location: Gabrovo, 5600

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, monuments and memorial sites
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 at the Museum of Humour and Satire in Gabrovo. The exhibitions continue until 30th September 2019.

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 2 500 euro (5 000 BGN)
Prize of the town of Gabrovo awarded to a promising young artist – a statuette and 1 500 euro (3 000 BGN)

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 – 1 500 euro (3 000 BGN)
Prize for cartoon – 1 000 euro (2 000 BGN)
Prize for artist cartoon or comic strip book – 500 euro (1 000 BGN)

The prizewinning works remain in the collection of the Museum of Humour and Satire. When preparing your application, keep in mind that the jury will judge your work by:

its artistic merit,
engagement with the biennial theme Dimensions of Publicness
and humour.

All three are criteria are essential!