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Gdańsk: X International Exhibition of the Esteemed Graduates of Academies of Fine Arts

August 3, 2018 - September 9, 2018

Wystawa Najlepszych Dyplomów Akademii Sztuk Pięknych


Opening and the award ceremony: 3 August at 12:00, Armoury of Art (Targ Węglowy 6)

Panel discussion of art critics: 3 August at 13:30, Auditorium of the AFA in Gdańsk (Targ Węglowy 6, I floor)

“The Esteemed Graduates of Academies of Fine Arts” is an international competitive exhibition involving selected graduates of painting, graphic arts, sculpture, and intermedia of all public artistic academies.

This event provides a unique opportunity to take a closer look at the various artistic approaches, tendencies, and quests of young creators from whole Poland, supports them in their effort to enter the art market, and presents the most interesting creative individualities and contemporary artistic phenomena to the general public. Widely popular among the inhabitants of Tri-City as well as tourists from Poland and abroad, the exhibition is a permanent feature of the calendar of cultural and artistic events in Gdańsk.

During this edition, we would like to continue the tradition of a panel discussion of art critics, which creates an opportunity to exchange views that encourages reflection on the topic of art among the graduates of artistic academies. The critics taking part in the panel discussion will also present their award. The jury and panel discussion consists of: Bogusław Deptuła, Karolina Plinta, Piotr Sarzyński, Karolina Staszak, and Iwo Zmyślony.

The following awards will be presented as part of the exhibition: Award of the Rectors, Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Award of the Marshal of the Pomerania Province, Award of the Mayor of Gdańsk, Award of the Mayor of Gdynia, Award of the Gdańsk City Gallery, and Award of the Critics.

Academies participating in the contest and in the exhibition: Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, University of the Arts in Poznań, Academy of Art in Szczecin, Academy of Fine Arts in Warszawa, Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Vilniaus dailės akademija (Vilius), Vysoká škola výtvarných umení (Bratislava).

Honorary patronage: Mayor of Gdańsk, Mayor of Gdynia, Mayor of Sopot, Marshal of the Pomerania Province

Patronage: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Self-Government of the Pomerania Province

Cooperation: Gdańsk City Gallery


August 3, 2018
September 9, 2018
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Armoury of Art in Gdańsk
Targ Węglowy 6
Gdańsk, 22-100
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