VII Humor Biennial Luís Oliveira Oliveira Guimarães, Portugal | Deadline 31 May 2020
VII BIENAL de HUMOR “LUÍS D’OLIVEIRA GUIMARÃES” – ESPINHAL/PENELA 2020 Portugal
One Organization: Penela City Council / Junta de Freguesia do Espinhal / Oliveira Guimarães House Museum
With the support of Luiz d´Oliveira Guimarães Foundation
A Production: Humorgrafe – Artistic Director: Osvaldo Macedo de Sousa (email@example.com)
The Biennial where humor needs no color, just a smile, philosophical intelligence and a simple, direct color – black and white and its nuances.
1 – Theme: Laugh with and at Health (Human and systems)
a) Health is something that worries us daily, and although we say that we are looking good, we rarely complain about it, but about other ailments, such as empty pockets to pay the doctor, IDP (age) social colds … Health is something more complicated than in the times of our grandmothers’ little ones. Today it is a game of balances, not just physical, energetic or spiritual, as a field of economic battles in the pharmaceutical universe, of confrontations between said conventional medicines with traditional or alternative medicines, as if life had a healthy and unhealthy alternation. We cannot forget that side of alchemy / magic that has accompanied the evolution of humanity and reflecting the color, diversity, life of each culture and each people. Since the dawn of humanity, man has been looking for ways in nature (physical and chemical) to maintain the healthy balance of being. Shamans, druids, healers, physicists, herbalists, pharmacists, doctors… yes, we live in an era of the global village, but at this moment it is more important to demonstrate the diversity, the identity of each people, each culture that makes humor with the generalist banality of the universe. We would like your drawings to also show a little of your culture, your diversity in health and medicine.
To speak of health is to speak of man or humanity? Are the symptoms of illness the same or disparate? Can there be a healthy humanity with sick beings or healthy men in a sick society? Are governments really willing to have a good National Health Service policy or is this counterproductive for pharmaceutical lobbyists, who end up controlling their health to their liking? And what about the sick doctor relationship (which the Order of Doctors asks to be considered an Intangible Heritage of Humanity) that is being submerged by technologies and by the economist dehumanization of medicine?
So many serious issues looking for laughing satires… We all know that laughing is already an alternative drug, a placebo that eradicates multiple diseases of humanity, but to what extent it has therapeutic strength to keep us awake against usurpations, games, unhealthy corruptions of society?
b) As a subgroup, as part of the portrait-charge / caricature, we will honor António Arnaut (Penela 18/1/1936 – Coimbra 21/5/2018) the “father” of the National Health Service, created in 1978 when he held the position of Minister of Social Affairs (II Constitutional Government).
2 – Open to the participation of all graphic artists with humor, professionals or amateurs.
3 – Deadline: May 31st, 2020. They should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (If they do not receive confirmation of receipt, resend SFF).
4 – Each artist can send, via e-mail in digital format (300 dpis A4 size) up to 4 monochrome works (one color with all its shades – 2, 3 or 4 color drawings are not accepted – open to all techniques and styles such as caricature, cartoon, humorous drawing, comic strip, comic strip (story on a single board) … these should be accompanied with information of name, date of birth, address and e-mail.
5 – The works will be judged by a jury composed of: representatives of the Penela City Council; representative of the Espinhal Parish Council; representative of the Oliveira Guimarães family; by the Artistic Director of the Biennial; one sponsor representative, one local media representative and one to two guest artists, with the following Awards being granted:
1st Prize of the VII BHLOG 2020 (€ 2,000)
2nd Prize of the VII BHLOG 2020 (€ 1,500)
3rd Prize of the VII BHLOG 2020 (€ 1,000)
VII BHLOG 2020 Caricature Award (€ 1,200)
The Jury, at its discretion, may award “Special Awards” (António Oliveira Guimarães, Leonor Oliveira Guimarães, Municipality of Penela, Junta de Freguesia do Espinhal and Humorgrafe), as an honorary title, with the right to a trophy.
6 – The Jury grants the right to make a selection of the best works to exhibit in the available space and catalog edition (which will be sent to all artists with reproduced work).
7 – The Organization will inform all artists by e.mail if they have been selected for the exhibition and catalog, and which artists have been awarded. The works awarded with remuneration are automatically acquired by the Organization. The originals of the winning entries must be delivered to the Organization (the original in computer-made works is a high quality A4 hand-signed, 1/1 numbered print), because without this delivery, the prize money will not be unlocked.
8 – Reproduction rights are the property of the Organization as soon as it is for the promotion of this organization and are punctually discussed with the authors in the case of other uses.
9 – For further information contact the Artistic Director: Osvaldo Macedo de Sousa (email@example.com) or VII Humor Biennial Luís d’Oliveira Guimarães, Culture Sector, Penela City Hall, 3230-253 Penela – Portugal.
10 – The VII Humor Biennial Luís Oliveira Oliveira Guimarães – Espinhal / Penela 2020, opens on September 5 at the Espinhal Cultural Center, but may also be exhibited in other places to be designated.
Entry Form and more on humorgrafe.