SECOND INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE YEREVAN 2019


07.09. - 07.11.2019


Regulations


In today’s world, producing an art print by means of digital imaging media is very easy and convenient, while making a printing plate in a traditional technique is rather difficult and time-consuming. It is astonishing though that some artists avoid the easiness of digital image manipulation and accessible printing and prefer the laborious process of dealing with poisonous acids, hazardous solvents, messy and sticky oil based printing inks. Perhaps the essence and the beauty of the art of printmaking are hidden in those long lasting and troublesome processes!

Foundation KulturDialog Armenien will organize the “Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019”, in Yerevan, Armenia, in September 2019.


The aim of the “Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019” is to follow and to identify modern trends and tendencies in contemporary traditional printmaking, as well as to observe the exchange and fusion of rear “old fashion” techniques and current ideas. The Biennale will serve as a platform for regional and international artists working in the field of printmaking and it will definitely raise the interest of professionals and art students, as well as of the art-loving audience at large for this kind of graphic art on a national and international level.


1. General conditions

Any professional artist or art student in his/her two final years of education using a traditional printmaking technique (engraving, etching, dry point, aquatint, mezzotint, soft ground, woodcut, linocut, lithography, offset lithography, silkscreen, calligraphy, monotype, digital print, etc.) is eligible to enter the “Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019”.

The aims of the “Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019” are:


Please note:

  • There is no thematic restriction
  • There is no participation fee

The International Board of Juries composed of outstanding professionals from Armenia, Germany, Poland and Switzerland will select the artworks which meet the requirements of the contest.



2. Application


Artists who wish to apply may fill in the online application form and attach digital versions of their prints on the official website of the “Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019” (yerevanprintbiennale.com).

The deadline for your application is December 15th, 2018. We cordially invite you to participate!


Digital versions of prints

  • should be submitted in high quality JPEG format with the resolution of 300 dpi
  • should not exceed 15MB per file.
  • should be labeled as given below:

In order to enter the contest, each applicant may submit up to 3 large-scale prints (minimum paper size – 40x50cm, maximum paper size – 70x100cm) or up to 5 small and medium-size prints (minimum paper size - 10x10cm, maximum paper size – 30x40cm) created and printed recently, i.e. in the period of 2015-2018.

THE ORGANIZER WOULD BE GRATEFUL, IF YOU AGREED TO KINDLY DONATE YOUR PRINTS TO THE COLLECTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE YEREVAN. TO CONFIRM YOUR AGREEMENT TO DONATE YOUR PRINTS, PLEASE, FILL IN THE CORRESPONDING FIELD IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

All applicants will be notified of the final decision of the jury via email by March 1st, 2019. The list of the artists selected to participate in the exhibition will be published on the website of the “Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019”.

Submitting the application form to the contest implies that the organizer of the “Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019” has the right to exhibit, reproduce and publish the artworks sent in by the participants without any obligation of prior notice to the artist.

All selected participants should send their prints without frame and passe-partout by June 1st, 2019. A sticker with the artist's name, country, title of the work, etc. should be glued (with the glue stick or double-sided adhesive tape) on the back side of each print. All labels can be downloaded from the website of the “Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019” (www.yerevanprintbiennale.com).

Please note that prints received after June 1st, 2019 will not be considered.


3. Transportation


The following notifications should be stated on the envelopes containing the prints: “PRINTED MATTERS”, “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE”. All labels can be downloaded from the website of the “Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019”.

The selected artists are responsible for all postal expenses, while the return charges will be covered by the organizer of the “Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019”.

The organizer is not responsible for damages which may occur during the transportation of the prints. By sending the works, the applicant artists are considered to have agreed to the conditions of the “Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019”. The organizer will return the artworks in their original package within 6 (six) months after the contest.


4. Awards and prizes


Four outstanding artists will be selected by the International Board of Juries for the following awards: “Grand Prix (Medal)”, “First Prize (Medal)”, “Second Prize (Medal)” and “Third Prize (Medal)” during the awards’ ceremony on September 10th, 2019.

All main prize holders (Grand Prix (Medal), First Prize (Medal), Second Prize (Medal)), and (Third Prize (Medal)) will have the opportunity to hold solo exhibitions within the context of the upcoming “Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019”.

Additionally, the “Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019” will attribute several special ‘Honorable Mention Diplomas’ to selected distinguished artists.

If the winner is absent during the awards’ ceremony, the prize will be sent to him/her by post with his/her works.

THE WINNING PRINTS (GRAND PRIX MEDAL, FIRST PRIZE MEDAL, SECOND PRIZE MEDAL, THIRD PRIZE MEDAL AND HONORABLE MENTION DIPLOMAS) PRESENTED AT THE CONTEST BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE ORGANIZER AND WILL BECOME PART OF THE COLLECTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE YEREVAN.



5. Catalogue


“Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019” e-catalogue will be published after the end of the Biennale



NOTE: The organizer reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the conditions and deadlines of the contest and will announce them on the official website of the “Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019”.



6. Contest schedule


program of the second international print biennale yerevan 2019
1. Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019
Application period
15.09.2018

15.12.2018
2. Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019
Decision of the jury
01.03.2019
3. Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019
Submitting original artworks
by 01.06.2019
4. Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019
Opening Ceremony
"HAY ART" Cultural Center,
7a Mashtots Ave., 0002, Yerevan, Armenia
07.09.2019
-
07.11.2019
5. Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019
The international jury choses prize winnings works and artists
"HAY ART" Cultural Center,
7a Mashtots Ave., 0002, Yerevan, Armenia
08.
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09.09.2019
6. Tomasz Winiarski: Presentation of works by students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow
(Contemporary Polish printmaking)
Mirzoyan Library
10 Mher Mkrtchyan St, 0010 Yerevan, Armenia
08.09.2019
7. Margarit Lehmann: Presentation about Edition/Basel, the project executed at druckwerk
(Vice-President of Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019 International Jury)
Mirzoyan Library
10 Mher Mkrtchyan St, 0010 Yerevan, Armenia
09.09.2019
8. Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019
Awards ceremony
"HAY ART" Cultural Center,
7a Mashtots Ave., 0002, Yerevan, Armenia
10.09.2019
9. Herbert Maier / Arman Vahanyan: Workshop - Aquatint
National Center of Aesthetics after Henrik Igityan
31 Saryan St., 0002 Yerevan, Armenia
11.
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21.09.2019
10. Tomasz Winiarski: "Perpetuuum mobile"
(Contemporary Polish printmaking)
First Prize Winner of the “First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017”
National Center of Aesthetics after Henrik Igityan
13 Abovyan St., 0001 Yerevan, Armenia
14.09.2019
-
14.10.2019
11. Tomasz Winiarski: Workshop - Mezzotint, dry needle
National Center of Aesthetics after Henrik Igityan
31 Saryan St., 0002 Yerevan, Armenia
15.
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20.09.2019
12. Samvel Hambardzumyan:
(Contemporary Armenian printmaking)
"Sargis Muradyan" gallery
38 Isahakyan str., 000 Yerevan, Armenia
18.
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28.09.2019
13. Minjie Zhang: "Solo on the stage"
(Contemporary Chinese printmaking)
Second Prize Winner of the “First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017”
3 Martiros Saryan St, 0002 Yerevan, Armenia
05.10.2019
-
05.11.2019
14. Minjie Zhang: Workshop - Colour woodcut
National Center of Aesthetics after Henrik Igityan
31 Saryan St., 0002 Yerevan, Armenia
06.
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16.10.2019
15. Jürgen Middelmann: Solo Exhibition of German printmaker
(Contemporary German printmaking)
Albert and Tove Boyajian Gallery
36 Isahakyan St., 0009, Yerevan, Armenia
25.10.2019
-
08.11.2019
16. Jürgen Middelmann: "Volumen in der Fläche - ein altes Bildthema neu formuliert" (Lecture)
Goethe Center
1 Mher Mkrtchyan St., 0010 Yerevan, Armenia
26.10.2019
17. Sahak Chibukhchyan: "Notes out of Keyhole"
(Contemporary Armenian printmaking)
Dalan Art Gallery,
12 Abovyan St., 0001 Yerevan, Armenia
01.
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15.11.2019
18. Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019
Closing ceremony and presentation
"HAY ART" Cultural Center,
7a Mashtots Ave., 0002, Yerevan, Armenia
07.11.2019
19. Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019
End of the Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019 and of all biennale exhibitions
15.12.2019
20. Second International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019
Artworks will be returned to the artists
by 01.06.2020

16.03.2019