13 September – 23 October 2022
SATYRYKON – Legnica 2022
The SATYRYKON 2022 International Exhibition is a competition open to all authors, who may submit their drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and other fine art works.
For this year’s 45th edition of the SATYRYKON, 2500 entries have been sent in by 764 artists from 65 countries worldwide. 188 of these works have qualified for the exhibition that sums up the competition. Works have been assessed in two categories: JOKE and SATIRE, as well as this year’s selected topic: SCHOOL.
Established in 1977, the competition was initiated by Andrzej Tomiałojć and Robert Szecówka. Originally a local event, it transformed already in 1978 into the Nationwide Cartoon Exhibition. Over the years that followed, the competition’s formula was enriched and extended.
It officially became an international competition in 1985, and since then close contacts have been established with numerous foreign artists, art critics, and festival organisers. At present, the SATYRYKON is organised by Legnica Culture Centre jointly with Satyrykon Social and Cultural Foundation.
Satyrykon is an open competition for cartoonists, graphic artists, painters, sculptors, poster artists and photographers, organised by the Legnica Cultural Centre together with the Satyrykon Cultural and Social Foundation.
Its initiators in 1977 were Andrzej Tomiałojć from Legnica and Robert Szecówka from Wrocław. Initially, Satyrykon was a local exhibition of drawings by the Wrocław community, but in 1978 it was transformed into a nationwide competition exhibition of satirical drawings.
Legnica was the first and for many years the only meeting place for Polish satirists, and Satyrykon itself effectively contributed to the popularisation of satirical drawing in Poland. In the following years Satyrykon enriched its programme and broadened its formula.
In 1980 the International Photographic Exhibition, Fotożart, was organised for the first time, and works submitted to the satirical drawing competition were judged in two categories: Satire and Joke. Both exhibitions shared the Grand Prix of Satyrykon.
In 1985 the All-Polish Exhibition of Satirical Drawing officially became an international competition. At that time close contacts were established with many artists, art critics and festival organisers from abroad. Every year thousands of works by several hundred authors from dozens of countries all over the world are submitted to the Satyrykon.
During the opening of the exhibition – on 15 September 2022 – the Satyrykon Needles (Szpila Satyrykonu) award will be presented, for the tenth time, rewarding unruly and inspiring personalities. The awards have been presented since 2013. Previous recipients of the Pin include: Maria Peszek, Joanna Kołaczkowska, Maria Czubaszek, Wojciech Młynarski, Maciej Stuhr, Stanisław Tym, Henryk Sawka, Wojciech Mann, Piotr Bukartyk, Andrzej Poniedzielski or the "Szkła Kontaktowe" team.
The pins are awarded for an open mind, sense of humour, distance to oneself and the surrounding world, for activities that move the social intellect and for going against the tide of façade correctness and dubious normality.
The selection of the winners is made by the annually changing Satyrykon Pins Comitee, representing the Polish opinion-forming community. This year, the comitee included Katarzyna Kasia, Beata Tadla, Henryk Sawka, Mateusz Różański and Grzegorz Szczepaniak.
Minutes of the Jury meeting of the International Exhibition SATYRYKON - Legnica 2022, 5 March 2022.
Jury composed of:
SZYMON SZYMANKIEWICZ - chairman
and VASCO GARGALO (Portugal), JANUSZ KAPUSTA (Poland), ALI MIRAEE (Iran), PETER NIEUWENDIJK (Netherlands), KAJA RENKAS (Poland), ANITA WINCENCJUSZ-PATYNA (Poland)
after viewing 2500 works by 764 authors from 65 countries around the world, qualified 188 works for the post-competition exhibition and decided to award the following statutory prizes:
SATYRYKON 2022 Grand Prix and a cash prize of PLN 10,000 - FUENTES HIERREZUELO CARLOS DAVID (Cuba) for an untitled work
First prize, gold medal and a cash prize of PLN 7,000 - MIROSŁAW GRYŃ (Poland) for his work 'Lesson of Religion'
Second prize, silver medal and a cash prize of PLN 6,000 - AGIM SULAJ (Italy) for his work 'School 2'.
Third prize, bronze medal and cash prize of PLN 5,000 - JAREK BUJNY (Poland) for the work "Home skull"
and two equivalent distinctions of PLN 4,000 each:
PIOTR DEPTA-KLEŚTA (Poland) for the work "History and the present"
JACEK LANCKOROŃSKI (Poland) for an untitled work
SECTION: JOKE and SATIRE
First prize, gold medal and a cash prize of PLN 7 000 - JUGOSLAV VLAHOVIĆ (Serbia) for the work "Freedom"
Second prize, silver medal and a cash prize of PLN 6,000 - YURII LEVSHYN (Poland) for the work "Censorship"
Third prize, bronze medal and cash prize of PLN 5,000 - SAMAN TORABI (Iran) for the work "The memories"
and two equivalent distinctions of PLN 4,000 each:
MOHAMMAD AMIN AGHAEI (Iran) for his work "Crucified"
FRANEK WOLSKI (Poland) for the work "Fejsbóg".
Award of the Mayor of the City of Legnica in the amount of PLN 4 000 - ARISTIDES ESTEBAN HERNADEZ GUERRERO (Cuba) for an untitled work
Award of the Director of the Legnica Cultural Centre in the amount of PLN 4,000 - NORBERT SARNECKI (Poland) for the work "Kidnapping Europe"
Andrzej Tomiałojcio Satyrykon Foundation Award of PLN 4,000 - PAWEŁ KUCZYŃSKI (Poland) for the work "Justice"
The Director's Award of director of the Museum of Caricature in Warsaw in the amount of PLN 4,000 - JOANNA GĘBAL (Poland) for the work "Lesson".
The Andrzej Waligórski prize of Legnica journalists - PAWEŁ KUCZYŃSKI (Poland) for the work "Education".
Born in 1995, graduate of the Graphic Design Department at Collegium da Vinci in Poznań. He works in graphic design, printmaking and illustration.
With his works, he tries to talk about things close to him and everyday things - about what bothers and delights him. In his prints, one can often see a commentary on current and important events.
When creating his works, he does not confine himself to a single technique - he uses both traditional media (such as drawing, painting or printmaking) and a wide range of digital tools.
Joanna Gębal - born in 1989, works in illustration and applied graphics, currently lives and works in Warsaw. She graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
Works as illustrator with various magazines, illustrates books, works in animation, designs patterns for fabrics, product packaging and visual identification.
Międzynarodowa Wystawa SATYRYKON – Legnica 2022
Eugeniusz Skorwider – chairman
Szymon Szymankiewicz – chairman
Vasco Gargalo (Portugal)
Ali Miraee (Iran)
Peter Nieuwendijk (Holland)
Legnica Cultural Centre
director: Marta Bilejczyk-Suchecka
organisation: Paulina Maciejewska
archives: Katarzyna Drozd
Satyrykon Gallery: Janina Szlempo
Cultural-Social Fundation Satyrykon
chairman of the comitee: Elżbieta Pietraszko
Museum of Caricature
director: Paweł Płoski
administration: Monika Portka, Anna Lewicka
programme: Michał Rzecznik
promotion: Katarzyna Miękus
education: Zuzanna Berus
technical suppost: Leszek Mozolewski
English translations: Tomasz Zymer
Ukrainian translations: Iuliia Bystrytska
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