The 9th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms VILNIUS 2016
Exhibition opening and awards ceremony – 6 pm., 6 October 2016.
The International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms has been taking place in Vilnius since 1994. This year will see its 9th edition already. It is great news for those who are interested in this event and look forward to it. Meanwhile, for others it is a perfect opportunity to get acquainted with Lithuanian and international small graphic art forms. The Triennial actuates it as a live process and a significant international phenomenon, and gains increasingly more prominence among analogous European shows dedicated to this genre.
This time the Triennial has noticeably expanded its geographic scope – from 178 applications, the selection committee has chosen works by 97 authors from 29 countries for the exhibition.
The graphic works in the exhibition, which employ contemporary, traditional, experimental and authorial techniques, encompass a wide range of genres, ideas and narratives, guiding the viewer from realistic landscape and figurative compositions to associative fantasies and optical solutions, from decorative collages and minimalist frames to philosophical impressions and replicas of historical art and architecture. The diverse view of the Triennial exhibition not only promises a gourmet feast for the eyes, but also figuratively summarises the Triennial’s unwritten main criterion: it gives priority to professionally conveyed original ideas and organic coherence of form and concept.
The International Triennial of Small Graphic forms, organised for nearly quarter of a century with enviable patience by just a handful of graphic art enthusiasts led by Nijolė Šaltenytė, is an important event for both Vilnius and Lithuania. Over more than two decades of its existence, the Triennial has gained significance for the local and the international communities of graphic artists alike, which gives it a mandate to further cultivate the beautiful tradition of exhibitions of small graphic forms. Vilnius Triennial takes the path of advancement, successfully avoiding the traps of inertia and homogenisation which threaten periodic exhibitions. The organizers’ focused work and the solid prize fund help ensure the Triennial’s status of a high quality event and make Vilnius an important destination for small forms of graphic art.
Prof. Rimvydas Kepežinskas – printmaker, illustrator (jury chair)
Kristina Kleponytė-Šemeškienė – art critic, curator
Monika Krikštopaitytė– art critic
Dr. Vidas Poškus – art critic
Dr. Ramutė Rachlevičiūtė – art critic, Internationl Association of Art Critics (AICA),
the President of Lithuanian Section
Diana Radavičiūtė – printmaker, illustrator
Birutė Zokaitytė – printmaker, illustrator
Awards / diplomas
Masaaki Sugita, Japan
Hye Jeong Kwon, South Korea
Eglė Vertelkaitė, Lithuania
For excellent use of technology
Toshimi Kitano, Japan
For contemporary expression
Mia Vučić, Croatia
For methaphysics in lithography
Jurjen Ravenhorst, The Netherlands
Lena Achtelik, Poland / Valentinas Ajauskas, Lithuania / Marija Andjelkovic, Serbia / Gražvyda Andrijauskaitė, Lithuania / Bagrat Arazyan, Slovenia / Patrick Aubert, France / Martin R. Baeyens, Belgium / Simona Bagdonaitė-Gubinienė, Lithuania / Alberto Balletti, Italy / Silvana Blasbalg, Argentina / Raluca Bobis, Romania / Signe Boe, Denmark / Eduardo Casillas, Mexico / Haruko Cho, Japan / Agata Ciesielska, Poland / Bianca Cork, UK / Lukasz Cywicki, Poland / Adam Csech, Poland / Theo Damsteegt, The Netherlands / Julian Davies, UK / Roger Dewint, Belgium / Anthony Dimichele, USA / Tatjana Diščenko, Lithuania / Olesya Dzhurayeva, Ukraine / Monika Falke, Germany / Sigitas Faraponis, Lithuania / Grzegorz Frydryk, Poland / Colin Gillespie, UK / Danutė Gražienė, Lithuania / Martin Gredler, Austria / Greta Grendaitė, Lithuania / Hayk Grigoryan, Spain / Marija Griniuk, Lithuania-Denmark / Christina Henrysson, Sweden / Katri Ikavalko, Finland / Joana Kairienė, Lithuania / Ann-Kristin Kallstrom, Sweden / Irina Kazeeva, Russia / Tatjana Kazimierėnienė, Lithuania / Toshimi Kitano, Japan / Isao Kobayashi, Japan / Taichi Kodama, Japan / Dimo Kolev Kolibarov, Bulgaria / Alja Košar, Slovenia / Vaiva Kovieraitė-Trumpė, Lithuania / Elvyra Katalina Kriaučiūnaitė, Lithuania / Hye Jeong Kwon, Korea / Guy Langevin, Canada / Svetlana Lunina, Finland / Kinichi Maki, Japan / Laura Manfredi, Italy / Robin Macfarlan, UK / Marija Marcelionytė-Paliukė, Lithuania / Bernadette Marechal, Belgium / Silvana Martignoni, Italy / Monika Micevičiūtė, Lithuania / Reijo Moro, Finland / David Moyer, USA / Kaori Nagayoshi, Japan / Kristina Norvilaitė, Lithuania / Zdzistaw Olejniczak, Poland / Miwako Oso, Japan / Ovidiu Petca, Romania / Kathie Pettersson, Sweden / Nicolas Poignon, Germany / Karol Pomykala, Poland / Henry Pouillon, Belgium / Jurjen Ravenhorst, The Netherlands / Jūratė Rekevičiūtė, Lithuania / Sheila Rocha, Mexico / Reti Saks, Estonia / Linda Samuelsson, Sweden / Cristina Sandor, Mexico / Siraj Saxena, India / Aine Scannell, UK / Aniello Scotto, Italy / Weronika Siupka, Poland / Arta Skuja, Latvia / Gill Smith, UK / Masaaki Sugita, Japan / Ingela Svensson, Sweden / Gerardas Šlektavičius, Lithuania / Hiro-omi Takeuchi, Japan / Catherine Tam, Canada / Aleksandar Todorov, France / Mirjana Tomasevic, Serbia / Marija Tomaz, Croatia / Yoko Umeda, Japan / Kelli Valk, Estonia / Vaida Varnagienė, Ireland-Lithuania / Benjamin Vasserman, Estonia / Irina Vdovenko, Lithuania / Eglė Vertelkaitė, Lithuania / Mia Vucic, Croatia / Cleo Wilkinson, Australia / Toshio Yoshizumi, Japan / Rasa Žmuidienė, Lithuania
Vilnius Graphic Art Centre
Lithuanian Council for Culture
Lithuanian Artists‘ Association
UAB „Petro ofsetas“