So thrilled to annaounce that according to the decision of the International jury and OSTEN Board I have been granted the OSTEN AWARD for INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION on the OSTEN BIENNIAL of Drawing Skopje 2018! The official award presentation ceremony and the opening will take place on 22 November 2018 at the National Gallery of Macedonia.
OSTEN is a recognized brand in the area of art, emancipated thought, and liberated creation since 1945, with its experience and influence on the improvement of culture and art, over 70 years OSTEN is a successful organizer of international events: the World Gallery of Cartoons (since 1969), Biennial of Drawing & Biennial of Awarded Artists – that attracts the artists worldwide, educate the wider audience and animate art professionals (curators, theorists, critics and art historians) – all which provide an insight and produce materials that document the development and movements of art in our time.
OSTEN Biennial of Drawing & OSTEN Biennial of Awarded Artists symbolize the persistence of OSTEN, which with a strong conviction that art holds the key to positive change in the world, certainly pulls ahead in achieving new accomplishments. For its unique perspective on an important art form – drawing, for its impressive and meaningful collection, all the creative and innovative cooperation initiatives that help to better understand and appreciate artists worldwide, and for establishing a globally recognized voice of the art world from Skopje, Macedonia – OSTEN has become recognizable brand in the world of art. The recognition of OSTEN’s efforts and activities on a global scale are only an additional incentive and confirmation that together with the artists, its distinguished contributors and friends, OSTEN is on the right track and that it grows.
OSTEN BIENNIAL of DRAWING Skopje 2018 was extremely successful by the number of participants (863), the diversity of cultures of the countries that these artists represent (61 countries), and especially by the quality of the submitted works (2317). The enormous interest for participation on the OSTEN BIENNIAL of DRAWING Skopje 2018 demanded a highly professional approach to the process of selection, therefore it went in two stages: selection (by selectors) and judging (by the international jury).
Selector: Luca CURCI, Italy
Manos STEFANIDIS, Greece
Sonja ABADZIEVA, Macedonia
Melanie ZEFFERINO, UK/Italy
The central event will be held on 22 November 2018 at the National Gallery of Macedonia – Chifte Hammam, where a grand exhibition will be held with works by 270 selected international artists, awards presentation ceremony to the present artists, documentary exhibition “50 Years World Gallery of Cartoons (1969 – 2019)” and gratitude presentation to the partners and associates of the WORLD GALLERY of CARTOONS and the BIENNIAL of DRAWING. The promotion of the publishing activities of OSTEN will take place on 11 December 2018 at the EU INFO CENTER in Skopje. There will be promoted:
- The Catalog of the OSTEN BIENNIAL of DRAWING Skopje 2018
- The publication “Joze CIUHA from the collection of OSTEN Museum of Drawing”
- The publication “50 years WORLD GALLERY of CARTOON 1969 – 2019”
- Documentary film “50 years WORLD GALLERY of CARTOON 1969 – 2019”