27th Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) 2019

Dates of event :

from: 25. 10. 2019

to: 5. 1. 2020

Venue :

Castle of Bratislava, 2nd floor

27th Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) 2019 will be held from 25 October 2019 till 5 January 2020 in the premises of the Slovak National Museum (SNM) - Historical Museum at Bratislava Castle, 2nd Floor.

The ceremonial opening of the 27th year of the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) 2019 will take place on 25 October 2019 at 5 pm, in the historical building of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava. For the first time, the competitive part of BIB and its other representative exhibitions will be presented in the premises of Bratislava Castle. On 25 October 2019, the international press conference relating to BIB 2019 will also take place in the castle premises. The International BIB Symposium will take place in hotel TATRA from 26 October to 27 October 2019. D&D Studio is the author of the graphic-spacial solution at BIB 2019.

Apart from the competitive part of the exhibition of the originals of book illustrations for children, the Biennial will also present the traditional exhibitions of the BIB Grand Prix winner from the last year as well as of the winners of H.CH Andersen Award 2018 for illustration and literature. We will present the collection of illustrations made by Ludwig Volbeda who won the Grand Prix for his illustrations at BIB 2017. We will also present Igor Olejnikov´s works from Russia who won the H. CH. Andersen Award 2018 for illustrations. Together with the originals of the awarded authors we will also exhibit book publications and the text about the holder of H. CH. Andersen Award 2018 for literature Eiko Kadono from Japan. We will again present the collections of awarded illustrations from the NAMI CONCOURS competition in South Korea.  

The exhibitions of illustrators awarded by non-statutory BIB 2017 prizes will be installed in the room of the West Terrace of Bratislava Castle:  Peter Uchnár, Slovakia – Children´s Jury Award at BIB 2017, Dušan Kállay, Slovakia – Post Bank Award 2017 for an extraordinary contribution to illustration art and Svetozár Košický, Slovakia - Award of the Mayor of the Capital City Bratislava.

The Biennial organizes accompanying exhibitions not only in the House of Art, but also in different foreign cultural institutes as well as in several galleries in Bratislava. At BIBIANA, International House of Art for Children, we will present the originals of illustrations from the collections provided by JUDr. Dušan Roll, one of the founders of BIB.  

The presentations of exhibitions are not the end of BIB. The international jury composed of experts from the field of book culture coming from different countries will award the prizes (Grand Prix, 5 Golden Apples, 5 Plagues and Honorary Mentions for publishers) and then, the International Committee and International BIB Symposium will hold their sessions. This year, the topic of the symposium is: Cult of the Original of Illustration in the Digital World. It will be led by the art historian Mgr. Viera Anoškinová. When the Biennial of Illustrations is finished, like every year, we will prepare the almanac with its visual appendix.  

An inseparable part of BIB is the International BIB Seminar – Albín Brunovský Workshop that will take place after the symposium is finished and it will last for one week. This year, it will take place in the manor house in Mojmírovce near Nitra. Its leader will be the significant Slovak illustrator Miroslav Regitko. The topic of this workshop is: Gentle Pictures. The originals created at this workshop will be published in the promotional catalogue and we will present them at exhibitions at home and abroad. 

List of Accompanying Exhibitons:

Illustrators awarded at BIB 2017
Place: Hviezdoslav Square, Bratislava
Date: 3 September – 30 September 2019

Poetry Images.  Current Hungarian Poem Illustrators in Children´s Literature
Place: Hungarian Institute in Bratislava
Date: 7 October – 24 October 2019

Another Book.Unique art books, books – objects, art books – installations. Projects of illustration students from the  Department of Book, Illustration and Printed Graphics at the National Art Academy – Sofia, Bulgary

Place: Bulgarian Cultural Centre Bratislava
Date: 1 October –1 November

L-O-O-K (at it!) Dušan Kállay, Svetozár Košický, Peter Uchnár – Sellection of their works

Place: West Terrace, Bratislava Castle 
Date: 11 October – 9 November 2019

Eyes of Memories 
Place: D. Roll Gallery, BIBIANA, International House of Art for Children
Date: 24 October – 15 November 2019

BIB 2019 – Competitive exhibition of originals of book illustrations for children
Place: 2nd floor at Bratislava Castle 
Date: 25 October 2019 – 5 January 2020

Ludwig Volbeda, Holland – Grand  Prix  BIB 2017
Place: 2nd floor at Bratislava Castle 
Termín: 25 October 2019 – 5 January 2020

Igor Oleynikov, Russia – holder of H. CH. Andersen Award 2018 for illustration
Place: 2nd floor at Bratislava Castle 
Termín: 25 October 2019 – 5 January 2020

Eiko Kadono, Japan –  holder of H. CH. Andersen Award 2018 for literature
Place: 2nd floor at Bratislava Castle 
Termín: 25 October 2019 – 5 January 2020

Ján Lebiš
Place: 2nd floor at Bratislava Castle 
Termín: 25 October 2019. – 5 January 2020

NAMI CONCOURS 2019
Place: 2nd floor at Bratislava Castle 
Date: 25 October 2019 – 5 January 2020
 

Hraško on Babka´s Wings
Place: Kalab Gallery, Bratislava
Date: 26 October  – 31 November 2019

 

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