International Arsenal Book
Festival in My 2017 in Kyiv
I have a discription of the exhibition ,An international exhibition of illustrations
The international exhibition by Pictoric
first presented at the Arsenal Book
Festival 2017 represents works by
more than 50 foreign and Ukrainian
illustrators as a visual answer to the
eternal question: What does it mean
to love life?
In everyday life, we often encounter
artificial positive images that sell
something or bitter caricatures of
politics. We mock mishaps and things
we are not accustomed to in memes
online. But is there an alternative
to the hastily drawn demotivators?
Such as satire that encourages people
to reflect on what they see, read or
experience? We still lack optimistic
pieces that would «talk with humor
This is a project about the love
of life, ironic attitude towards prob-
lems in life and, importantly, irony
over self, something that prevents us
from stopping, giving up or becoming
arrogant. In the world of bad news,
armed conflicts and crises we must
look for something light, create and
The exhibition will be from May 17th to May 21st, will publish photos from the exhibition on our fb page: https://www.facebook.com/pictoric.ua
I'm co-organizer of Pictoric annual illustration exhibition, which will take part within the International Arsenal Book Festival in May 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Arsenal Book Festival is one of the most significant cultural events in Ukraine, bringing together the most prominent publishers and promising newcomers, hundreds of authors and thousands of readers. Every year the festival gets broad media coverage, and nearly 60 000 visitors attended its book fair, artistic and literary events.
I would like to invite you to participate in our exhibition.
Our new project is illustrative posters exhibition entitled “By the way, life is wonderful”.
It’s about life-asserting moments, irony towards the life problems and towards ourselves. Irony is the factor that doesn’t allow us to stop, give up or become arrogant. We find strength to joke and move forward among the bad news and crises .
How to participate:
- Please confirm your participation in the exhibition till March 8th 2017
- create One (1) poster on specified theme
- Size: 70?100 cm.
- Deadline: illustrations are accepted until April 25th, 2017
No registration fee is required.
All printing costs are covered by the organizer.
Catalogue will be printed for the exhibition; each participant will receive one copy of the catalogue.
Received works will be used only for the organization and promotion of the exhibition and in the catalogue.
Exhibition can travel around the world.
We are a group of independent curators. Since 2014 Pictoric presents the biggest annual illustration exhibition in Ukraine. To create the exhibition we collaborate with Polish Institute, Czech Center, French Institute, Goethe Institute, British Council.
Here you can see catalogues from our previous exhibitions (French, Czech and Polish editions):
and our page on fb: https://www.facebook.com/pictoric.ua/