ORGANIZER: ERA ART Coastal Artists Promotion Association
The 7th International Triennial Graphics Competition „From Gutenberg Book to Digital Reality” – Gdańsk 2022 is the continuation of the international biennial and triennial competitions held in Gdynia in the years 2008 – 2019. The 7th Triennial Graphics Competition will present contemporary graphics technologies with emphasis on modern digital presentation, including large-format visualisations and on-line transmissions. The global pandemic and the threat of war has forced adopting alternative means of artistic presentation and simultaneously drew attention to the values promoting the reality: WOMAN – FREEDOM – ECOLOGY. These ideas will accompany the 7th International Triennial Graphics Competition. The post-competition presentation of works is planned in the PLENUM exhibition space in the former Shipyard of Gdańsk on 30 September 2022, i.e. exactly 570 years after the first print of the Gutenberg Bible on 30 September 1452.
At the turn of the 21st century, graphics artists began using new visual media technologies to expand this discipline to new digital worlds. Consequently, graphics has become a contemporary form of image and the carrier of information, knowledge and emotions – a substitute for a thought. In this way, the word “solidarity” has become more real: meaning shared responsibility as well as fight for freedom, women’s equality and a clean world. These works have the form of the state-of-the-art, ecological digital solutions – large-format visualisations or artistic works – and constitute art of the highest level.
The Triennial Graphics Competition – a two-stage competition for professional graphics artists from Poland and abroad – will be held in the new on-line reality, which enables digital-multimedia presentation of works and global circulation of the exhibition. Furthermore, this mode will facilitate becoming acquainted with artistic works in the field of graphics: from traditional techniques, to experimental forms, to novel digital and intermedia graphics. The hybrid-formula of the exhibition will combine a real-world display of works in the former Shipyard of Gdańsk with the presentation in the safe virtual reality.
The organizer – ERA ART Coastal Artists Promotion Association – has planned the following events:
– ceremonial opening of the post-competition presentation of works in the PLENUM exhibition space and the awards ceremony on 30 September 2022;
– scientific conference on the dynamically changing reality: shift of all social and cultural activities from the real world to cyberspace, which is a new dimension of human activity;
– after the end of the PLENUM exhibition, the works will be presented at the Old Boiler Room Gallery in Olsztyn and at the Cieszyn Campus of the University of Silesia. Some accompanying events are planned, including “…a test for Humanity” exhibition at the EL Gallery in Elbląg.
All updates will be regularly published on the ERA ART website: www.eraartprofile.pl,
Competition Rules: www.eraartprofile.pl
ERA ART Coastal Artists Promotion Association
address: ul. Wojewódzka 7, 81-437 Gdynia
telephone: +48 58 622 33 11
Coordinator: Ewa Gołębiowska
Curator: Barbara Kasperczyk-Gorlak
International contact: Ewelina Marciniak