Jubilee of the 50th Anniversary
International Biennial (MBG) and Triennial (MTG) in Krakow 1966-2016
ICE Krakow Congress Centre
Marii Konopnickiej 17
Kraków, Poland. 2016
[ On the evening of June 13, 2016, ICE Kraków Congress Centre hosted the formal gala celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the International Print Triennial in Krakow. ]
“In the name of the Executive Board of the International Print Triennial Society in Krakow and my own I have an honour to invite You to the ceremony of the Jubilee of the 50th Anniversary of the International Biennial and Triennial in Krakow that will take place on theMarta Anna Raczek-Karcz, PhD
13th of June 2016. During this celebration we would like to award those who for many years supported and cooperated with the Biennial and Triennial in Krakow. (…) I have the honour to inform You that according to the Resolution of the Executive Board of the International Print Triennial Society in Krakow dated 22nd of February 2016 the Executive Board decided to award You with the Jubilee Diploma of the International Biennial and Triennial in Krakow. Awarding ceremony will take place on the 13th of June 2016 at the Congress Centre ICE Krakow. We do believe that You will do us a favour and will be present at the ceremony to be given the Diploma in person.”
President of the International Print Triennial Society. Krakow, Poland
The 50th anniversary of Poland’s longest-running printmaking exhibition took place in June 2016. From its earliest days (the event was biennial until 1986) it was a unique initiative, spanning the boundaries of the Iron Curtain and providing a window onto the world, with wide-reaching interest of the international printmaking community. The format has evolved; the triennial has entered the digital era and become open to multimedia, all the while maintaining respect for tradition and not shunning classic techniques.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the International Print Triennial Society is recalling some of the finest moments of the event’s history. The Academy of Fine Arts is hosting the exhibition Semaphores. Selected Prints by Winners of the MBG and MTG, 1966-2015 (to 15 June). The main celebrations are held on 13 and 14 June 2016: the Planty park opened the exhibition-installation Window onto the World. MBG and MTG, 1966-2015 paying homage to the universal language of printmaking and to all 298 artists awarded during the last half-century. The following day, the presentation 50/50. Artists of the MBG and MTG, 1966-2015 at the International Centre for Graphic Arts recalled outstanding artworks which have become instrumental in the development of contemporary printmaking.