Exhibition

Satyrykon 2006 exhibition Polish Institute

Thursday 17 May, 8:00 pm — Friday 29 June 2007, 1:00 am

Polish Institute

The Polish Institute in Budapest and the Legnica Culture Centre
corially invite you
to the opening of the exhibition

SATYRYKON 2006

At the Polish Institute on Thursday
17 May 2007, at 6 pm.

Opening speech by Grzegorz Szczepaniak, director of the Legnica Culture Centre

Satyrykon 2006
exhibition

Exhibition from the Satyricon 2006 festival, organized by
Cultural Center in Legnica

opening: 17 May 2007. 18.00
open through 28 June 2007.

Polish Institute in Budapest, exhibition hall

Legnica's SATYRYKON is an event unique and unrivalled event in Poland. It is also highly ranked in the world. The American magazine „Witty World” included it among 10 best festivals awarding it its Grand Prix, and FECO (The Federation of Cartoonist Organisation) awarded it its maximum, ”5 star” note

The founders of our the exhibition in 1977 were Andrzej Tomiałojć and Robert Szecówka from Wrocław.

Initially Satyrykon was a local event - it was an exhibition of the cartoons by Wrocław artists, but already in 1978 it transformed into an all-Poland's cartoon competition. For many years Legnica was the first and only meeting spot for Polish satire artists, and Satyrykon has greatly contributed to the popularising of the genre in Poland.

The following years were the time of the expanding of Satyrykon's formula and the development of its content. 1980 was the year for the first International Photographic Exhibition Fotożart (”Photo-joke”), the cartoons sent then were competing in two categories: satire and joke. Both competitions were linked by one prize: Grand Prix of Satyrykon.

In 1985 the All Poland's Cartoon Exhibition gained officially the status of an international event. It is then that new contacts with foreign artists and organizers of foreign festivals were established. One of the effects was wider promotion of the festival in Germany.

The International Exhibition SATYRYKON is nowadays a competition open to cartoonists, engravers, sculptors, poster-designers and photographers.

Every year a few hundred artists form a few dozens of countries send thousands of their works to Satyrykon. In 2006 there were
2.690 works by 779 authors, from 53 different countries.

Apart from the post-competition exhibition Satyrykon includes numerous events, concomitant of the exhibition. The most important of them are individual exhibitions by the most outstanding artist. So far Legnica has seen exhibitions by: Eryk Lipiński (the creator of the Caricature Museum in Warsaw), Szymon Kobyliński, Zbigniew Jujka, Andrzej Mleczko, Edward Lutczyn, Sławomir Mrożek, Roman Cieślewicz, Franciszek Starowieyski, Franciszek Maśluszczak, Gerhard Gepp, Janusz Kapusta, Zygmunt Januszewski, Andrzej Czeczot, Janusz Stanny, Jiri Sliva, Andrzej Krazuze, Rafał Olbiński, Zdzisław Witwicki, Andrzej Legus, Grzegorz Szumowski, Leszek Wiśniewski, Borislav Stanković, Mikhail Zlatkovsky.

Also eminent are the artist who (among them Zygmunt Januszewski, Stasys Eidrigivicius, Janusz Kapusta, Eugeniusz Get-Stankiewicz, Jerzy Czerniawski, Wiktor Sadowski, Wiesław Wałkuski, Wiesław Rosocha, Rafał Olbiński, Mieczysław Górowski, Jan Lenica, Krzysztof Nitsch, Piotr Gawron, Tomasz Ross, Józef Stasiński, Jan Kucz, Magdalena Dobrucka, Ludmiła Ostrogórska, Antoni Grabowski, Waldemar Świerzy, Andrzej Krauze, Mirosław Gryń, Wiesław Grzegorczyk, Sławomir Sokołowski) are the authors of the graphic design of the publications and medals of Satyrykon. These works of art constitute nowadays a valuable collection.

Another wonderful collection owned by Satyrykon is the collection of works donated by the authors from Poland, Europe, Asia, Australia and both Americas. The Gallery of Satyrykon - is the name of the collection which includes at present about ten thousand works.

During the last twenty years the organizers of Satyrykon have been able to group around the exhibition the best artists of the genre, win a wide audience, as well as its fans, jurors and sponsors. The result was the publishing of two large issues (A and B) of the newspaper Satyrykon.

The official website of the Satyricon Festival: www.satyrykon.pl

2007 Competition - prize winners
Grand Prix Satyrykon 2007
ADAM KORPAK (Finland): ”Within reach... out of reach”,

Section I: S o c i a l h u m o u r a n d s a t i r e
1st prize, golden medal
Péter Salamon MOLNÁR (Hungary): ”Homo ludens”

2nd prize, silver medal
Mohammad Amin AGHAEI (Iran): ”Factory”

3rd prize, bronze medal
Hideki TOKUDA (Japan): ”Weak spot”

two equal distinction awards
Sławomir ŁUCZYŃSKI (Poland): ”Passing of time”
Halina KUŹNICKA (Poland): ”Who is who I”

Section II: C a t
1st prize, golden medal
Borislav STANKOVIÆ (Serbia): ”After removal”

2nd prize, silver medal
Alessandro GATTO (Italy): untitled work

3rd prize, bronze medal
Jerzy GŁUSZEK (Poland): ”Cat 2”

two equal distinction awards for:
Małgorzata LAZAREK (Poland): untitled work
Bartłomiej TRZOS (Poland): ”Catastrophic”, ”Catatonic”, ”Catholic”