INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION PROJECT •GRAPHIC ART FESTIVAL – UNI GRAPHICA•
State-funded cultural institution of Krasnodar region "The Krasnodar regional art museum named after F. A. Kovalenko"
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION PROJECT •GRAPHIC ART FESTIVAL – UNI GRAPHICA 2019•
It’s the first time the Kovalenko art museum presents an international exhibition project: the Graphic Art Festival – Uni Graphica.
The Graphic Art Festival is an international event, so the general topic is «unity» that is represented with the root «uni». The root «uni» is a base for a number of synonymous words in different languages, languages of the Indo-European language family – the biggest one in the world. «Uni» as a unit changes the meaning when we add some specific endings. Unitatis (lat.), unity (eng.), unité (fr.), unidad (sp.), unità (it.), uniteet (est.) etc. These forms turn UNI into «unity». Consequently, UNI – Unity is the general topic of the Graphic Art Festival that is relevant to the context of the modern world.
Based on the first festival results it will be decided to continue the project as an annual event or as a biennial on an ongoing basis.
The exhibition is open to all artists implementing creativity through graphic art worldwide.
The exhibition will be located in the halls of the Krasnodar regional art museum named after F. Kovalenko. 15 Krasnaya Street, Krasnodar, Russia.
The Graphic Art Festival aims to encourage the international exchange of artistic and practical experience, support graphics promotion – raise public interest and awareness of questions relating to graphic art in the city, country and all over the world, identify the graphics place and development path in the contemporary context.
THE THEME OF THE GRAPHIC ART FESTIVAL – UNI GRAPHICA 2019: HUMAN.
The Krasnodar regional art museum named after F. Kovalenko
The Kovalenko Art Museum is the oldest and one of the largest art museums in the northern Caucasus. It was founded in 1904 by F. A. Kovalenko. The museum collection comprises more than 12000 items, such as the 16th – 20th century works of Russian and Western European art, Russian avant-guard works, the 18th – 19th century Japanese woodcut prints and so on. The museum has two buildings where numerous regional, national and international exhibitions are regularly held.
The artworks must be original, creative and completed in the last 3 years. The works must also be created in any hand pulled printmaking or drawing medium on paper. Digital prints are not accepted.
Each artist may submit up to 4 works.
Image area and paper size: paper maximum size must be 40 cm by 50 cm. The image can be any shape and size within your paper size.
There is NO entry fee for the Graphic Art Festival – Uni Graphica 2019.
The preselection process will take place based on the digital reproductions of the artworks.
Parameters of digital reproductions: the file size of the digital image may not exceed 10 MB, the digital images can be uploaded in jpg, jpeg or tif format, 300 dpi resolution.
The deadline of submitting the application form, artist’s photo and digital reproductions is May 15, 2019.
The selected original artworks must be sent by post (postmark date) or submitted to the Kovalenko art museum in person till July 14, 2019.
Artists are responsible for the shipping. The artworks must be packed without mount/mat, labelled «Printed Matter - No Commercial Value». Post to: The Krasnodar regional art museum named after F. Kovalenko, 13 Krasnaya Street, 350063, Krasnodar, Russia.
Artworks for wall display must be numbered, titled and signed. On the back, please clearly write your name, the number and title of the work, technique and year as in the application form, in pencil using block capitals.
Although the artworks will always be handled with the greatest care once they arrive at the museum, the organizers cannot be responsible for any loss or damage during transit.
After the exhibition, the artworks will remain in the collection of the Krasnodar regional art museum named after F. Kovalenko.
The members of the international jury are professionals in the fields of arts and culture.
The judges will review the original works and decide on the I, II and III degree winners within every nomination category.
• Artist book;
• Book illustration;
• Miniature (image size not larger than 10х10 cm);
• Innovative approach;
• Continuity of the traditions;
• Original treatment of the topic;
• Non-toxic printmaking.
Official opening of the Graphic Art Festival – Uni Graphica 2019: September 12, 2019. The authors of the artworks will be informed on the details of the opening ceremony by phone or via e-mail.
September 12 (Thu.) - October 13 (Sun.), 2019.
All the winners of the Graphic Art Festival will be rewarded with the laureate's certificates. The winners will be announced at the opening ceremony of the exhibition. The full list of the participants will be published on the museum website and on Graphic Art Festival Facebook page.
The Graphic Art Festival GRAND-PRIX is a one-person exhibition. It will be held during the next Graphic Art Festival at the museum.
The selected artworks will be included in the e-catalogue in PDF format. All the participants will receive certificates and e-catalogues. By entering this exhibition, each artist grants consent for the donation of the submitted artwork to the collection of the Krasnodar regional art museum named after F. Kovalenko and the use of submitted images for reproduction in the catalogue for publicity and for educational purposes by the Kovalenko art museum. The catalogue will illustrate the entire exhibition. The organizers reserve the right to photograph, duplicate, broadcast, or put online the submitted works for the research, publicity, educational and exhibition purposes by the Kovalenko art museum.
The Graphic Art Festival organization and the jury’s decisions are final and cannot be overridden. In case of unforeseen circumstances, the organizers reserve the right to change dates, location and awards.
For more information:
Anastasiya Poltinnikova, exhibition curator
+7 953 082 32 75
The Krasnodar regional art museum named after F. Kovalenko
13 Krasnaya Street, 350063, Krasnodar, Russia