International exhibition of prints and artist’s books in Rijeka — GraficaRi

Description

The Academy of Applied Arts celebrates its first fifteen years of existence by bringing together the best visual achievements of students and young artists in the field of contemporary graphic arts in Croatia and abroad. The competition builds upon the rich history of printmaking in Rijeka, which began with the establishment of the Rijeka School of Printmaking, whose founders and representatives, professors and students of the Academy and its forerunners, have won numerous awards and recognitions for their contribution to the contemporary graphic art.

“GraficaRi” exhibition was first launched in 2013, with the objective of promoting the art of printmaking of students and young artists from Croatia. Seventy-five authors with 159 artworks responded to the call. Finally, 41 prints of 37 authors were selected for the exhibition. Based on the decision of the expert committee, the authors of the awarded works were given the following commendations: the Special Commendation of the Jury, a cash prize and three Commendations of the Jury.

This year’s call for artworks has taken a step forward, onto the international level, with the intention of connecting students, young printmaking artists, the Academy’s alumni from Croatia and abroad. As part of the exhibition, there will be additional promotional activities and educational programs: printmaking workshops and manual binding of artist’s books.

The call for artworks and exhibition was launched upon the initiative of three young printmakers, Ivana Bajcer, Dajana Radoš and Sunčana Simichen. The exhibition is organized by the Academy of Applied Arts in collaboration with Kortil Gallery, with the financial support of the University of Rijeka, from the project for young artists and scientists.

Terms of participation

Who can participate?

Art students and artists of up to 40 years of age, who apply within the specified deadline, can participate in the competition.

  • Works in all printmaking techniques, artist’s books, graphic art installations and digital prints combined with traditional printmaking techniques will be accepted.
  • Monotype will not be accepted.
  • The maximum dimension of the press surface is 200 x 200 cm, but it should not be smaller than 30 x 40 cm.
  • The works must not be older than three years.
  • There are no limitations in terms of topics.
  • There is no fee.

The artworks are sent in digital form first. The international committee will select the artworks that meet the given requirements. The artworks selected by the committee will be shown at the Kortil Gallery in Rijeka, and these will have to be sent by post.

Competition application

The application must contain a completed ONLINE application form and high-quality photos of the artworks (jpeg format, 300 dpi), no larger than 20 MB in total.

The artist can apply to the call with up to 3 works in digital form.

Each photograph of the artwork has to include the following information: the author’s name and surname, the artwork title, the technique used and the artwork dimensions (height x width, in cm). In case of three-dimensional works, depth also has to be specified (height x width x depth, in cm). Example: Tea Horvat_Ilussion_etching_2020_80x60cm

In case of applying with three-dimensional works, artist’s books or objects in space, the artist has to send several photos of the work, taken from different angles, for a better view of the applied work.

If the applicant finds it necessary, he/she can insert the description of the work (concept) in the designated space.

The first phase of application is done exclusively by filling out the online form. If an artist sends the original artwork by post before the committee/international jury selects the artworks in digital form, we will not be able to return the artwork.

Selection

The committee / international jury for the selection of artworks chooses from the received online applications the artworks that will be exhibited at the Kortil Gallery in Rijeka.

All authors will be informed of the results of the selection by e-mail.

In addition, the list of selected authors will be published on the website of the International Exhibition of Prints and Artist’s Books of the Rijeka Academy of Applied Arts, as well as on the Academy’s Facebook and Instagram profile.

https://www.facebook.com/GraficaRi.MIGIKU

https://www.instagram.com/graficari_migiku/

The international committee for the selection and awarding of the artworks consists of scholars, art critics, art historians and artists.

  • Full Prof. Art Letricija Linardić (professor of printmaking and dean of the Academy of Applied Arts Rijeka)
  • Prof. Art Mario Čaušić (professor of printmaking at the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek)
  • Vilma Bartolić (senior curator at the Rijeka Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art)
  • mag. Breda Škrjanec (museum advisor, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Slovenia)
  • Ivana Bajcer (assistant professor of printmaking at the Rijeka Academy of Applied Arts)
  • Dajana Radoš (assistant professor of printmaking at the Rijeka Academy of Applied Arts)
  • Sunčana Simichen (artist, graphic arts teacher at Duga Resa High School)

Sending selected artwork

Authors whose works are selected in digital form send their original artworks by post. The authors cover their own shipping costs.

The authors have to send the selected artworks in the period from 1 September 2021 to 1 October 2021 (date on the package postmark) to the following address:

AKADEMIJA PRIMIJENJENIH UMJETNOSTI, SVEUČILIŠTE U RIJECI – “GRAFICARI”
SLAVKA KRAUTZEKA 83
51000 RIJEKA
CROATIA

Please pack the works appropriately so as not to be damaged during transport (cardboard tubes, packages…). Framed artworks will not be accepted.

The organizer is not responsible for damages caused by the sender’s faulty packaging or damages caused in transport.

Artworks that arrive past the deadline will not be accepted.

The artworks received by post must correspond to the artworks shown in the sent photographs, otherwise they will not be taken into consideration.

Exhibition and awards

Exhibition opening

The exhibition is scheduled to open in December 2021. In case of changes, the artists will be notified in due time. During the exhibition’s opening ceremony, the organizer will give the awards and recognitions to the winners.

The organizer obliges to handle the artworks in a conscientious and professional manner.

During the exhibition, the artworks will be ensured at the organizer’s expense.

Award giving

The selection of awarded and commended works will be carried out on the basis of the original works received, depending on the status of the applicant and the number and variety of the applications received.

The committee / international jury will give financial awards to young authors and students, one award in the form of a solo exhibition and several recognitions for artworks in different categories (artist’s books, graphic art installations, artworks on the topic of COVID-19 etc.).

Return of artworks

The organizer bears the costs of returning the artworks to the addresses specified on the application form. The artworks will be returned within 6 months from the closing of the exhibition.

Each selected author receives one copy of the catalogue for free. The catalogue is published in Croatian and English, with color reproductions of one work per author, based on the editor’s selection. Authors who will not be able to attend the opening of the exhibition will receive their copy of the catalogue together with their artwork returned by post.

Authors who apply for the competition are responsible for the veracity and accuracy of the information given for the purposes of creating the catalogue. The information will be taken from the online application form. The organizer will not take any responsibility for the inaccuracy of the given information. The organizer reserves the right to summarize the biographies of participants, to fit the agreed layout of the catalogue.

The authors give the Organizer the right to reproduce works for the catalogue, documentation and propaganda purposes, free of charge.

The artworks without the complete and corresponding documentation will not be considered.

Online entry form.

Important dates

10 June 2021, the last day for applying to call Filling out the online application form, attaching the photos of artworks, total size should not exceed 20 MB
June 2021 Selection of artworks in digital form
July 2021 Results of the selection of artworks for the exhibition (publishing of the list of authors whose works will be exhibited at the Kortil Gallery)
1 September 2021 – 1 October 2021 (final date on the package postmark) Sending of the selected original artworks by post and delivering the high-resolution photos for printing
November 2021 Selection of awarded works based on the received original works
December 2021 / January 2022 Exhibition opening, followed by an educational program
By May/June 2022 Works are returned to their owners

Organizer retains the right to change the dates in the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

International committee

The international committee for the selection and awarding of the artworks consists of scholars, art critics, art historians and artists.

  • Full Prof. Art Letricija Linardić (professor of printmaking and dean of the Academy of Applied Arts Rijeka)
  • Prof. Art Mario Čaušić (professor of printmaking at the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek)
  • Vilma Bartolić (senior curator at the Rijeka Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art)
  • mag. Breda Škrjanec (museum advisor, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Slovenia)
  • Ivana Bajcer (assistant professor of printmaking at the Rijeka Academy of Applied Arts)
  • Dajana Radoš (assistant professor of printmaking at the Rijeka Academy of Applied Arts)
  • Sunčana Simichen (artist, graphic arts teacher at Duga Resa High School)

Selection process and Exhibition opening 2013.

All information related to the competition can be followed regularly on the website of the International Exhibition of Prints and Artist’s Books in Rijeka – GraficaRi.

In case of any questions, please contact us by e-mail: migiku@apuri.uniri.hr

By applying for the competition, the participant accepts the terms of the competition.

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