On September 28, 2023 at 3:00 p.m., the opening ceremony of the EKOPLAGÁT ´23 exhibition will take place in the show room of the Považská Gallery of Arts in Žilina.
The opening is being held on the occasion of the 16th anniversary of the EKOPLAGÁT international competition of posters with the theme of nature and environmental protection, which has been held since 1978.
The patronage of the EKOPLAGÁT ´23 event was taken over by the President of the Slovak Republic, Ms. Zuzana Čaputová, and at the same time, the Minister of the Environment of the Slovak Republic, Mr. Milan Chrenko, also granted patronage.
This year, 246 posters from 145 authors from 25 countries of the world advanced to the competition. On the day of the opening, the public will find out who the international jury has awarded the Grand Prix, 1st to 3rd prize, or honorable recognition of the jury and co-organizers of the event.
In addition to the main competition show EKOPLAGÁT ´23, the following accompanying events are also planned:
- Exhibition of GRAND PRIX EKOPLAGÁT ´20 DREWINSKI Lex (Germany – Poland), who has exhibited his work at the EKOPLAGÁT triennial since 1990 and was awarded two honorable mentions, two first prizes and won the Grand Prix award in 2014 and 2020. In his posters, in their images, symbols and signs, Lex Drewinski uncovers, precisely, boldly and openly names the essence of the problems of our world and the consequences of human action in all its forms in a precise summary of ideas. In the purity and economy of shapes and basic color tones, he gives his works urgency, impact and power. (author of the text Mgr. Dana Doricová)
- Public poster – voting by visitors to the competition show for the best poster in the show room of the Považská Gallery of Arts in Žilina and at the same time online voting on the website ekoplagat.sk
- Winners of the international triennial Ekoplagát 1978 to 2023 – lecture by curator Dana Doricová in the Rosenfeld Palace in Žilina on October 17, 2023.
- Moderated podium discussion “45 years of ECOPLAGÁT in Malá Fatra” with the participation of the director of the Malá Fatra National Park Administration, based in Varín, Gabriela Kalašová, exhibition curator Dana Doricová and professor and graphic designer Peter Pisár in cooperation with the POLIS FOUNDATION and Radio Regina Stred in the premises of the foundation on November 8, 2023.
- Ekoplagátik – a competitive exhibition of children’s art works installed in the premises of the Municipal Library in Varín in November 2023.
The EKOPLAGÁT ´23 exhibition will be open until November 11, 2023, on Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Edited by: Ing. Miriam Balciarová, the Administration Malá Fatra National Park in Varín
Invitation to the opening of the EKOPLAGÁT’23 event: