X International Eco-poster Trienniale «the 4th Block»

03 October 2017
28 May 2018
Call for submissions. Deadline 31 December 2017

 

ico-D is please to endorse X International Eco-poster Triennial «the 4th Block» Organised by ico-D Member Ukrainian Association of Graphic DesignersGraphic Designs Association the 4th Block to be held 24 April - 13 May 2018 (Exhibition) with activities extending to 28 May 2018. 

 

The Ukranian Graphic Designers Association "the 4Block" in collaboration with other companies is has organised the X International Triennial of the Ecological Poster "the 4th Block" for its 26th year, celebrating its 10th anniversary.

 

X International Triennial "the 4th Block" includes artists from many countries all over the world, whom, once every three years, present the latest achievements of ecological poster art. The triennial has a special social orientation aimed to address urgent, current issues. Its name derives from the blast of the 4th block of the nuclear reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Since 1991, the triennial has been held in Kharkiv, evolving over the years into a festival of artistic-ecological actions, which have garnered supporters in Ukraine and far beyond its borders. Every three years, new entrants are invited to participate in the triennial. Following the poster exhibition and with the consent of the authors, posters enter the permanent collection of the triennial are exhibited in various cities of Ukraine and abroad. The X International Triennіal, «the 4th Block» collection presently holds 10,000 posters from 46 countries of the world.

 
2018 Concept: Women, Children, Cats! and Data
 
This triennal concept deals with the troubled and often tragic relationship between humans and nature as we strive to see and feel the world’s ecology through the eyes of a woman, mother, and guardian. The inspiration for the X International Eco-Poster Triennial «the 4th Block» are beauty, peace, purity, love, creativity and contemplation with the  focus of the poster call on: Women - giving life, bringing peace and creation; Children - the future and hope; and Cats)))—as a symbol of a positive attitude towards living nature and all its creatures.
 
Categories for submissions
 
(1) WOMEN / PEACE
Posters dedicated to peace as a necessary condition for the life of a human being. Peace and ecology are essential parts of a harmonic world. It’s a basic needed for every society to develop and to create something beautiful in the end.
 
We don’t want war – we want peace!
 
(2) CHILDREN / HOPE
Posters dedicated to children as the future of humankind. Posters introducing eco-thinking to a young audience, and posters encouraging adults to care.
 
(3) CATS + LOVE!
Posters reflecting the beauty of the surrounding world, humanity and kindness, as a call for coexistence with all species and the development of a caring attitude to all creatures in nature and to those living in urban spaces of modern habitats.
 
(4) ART OF DATA (Special project) 
For the first time during the triennial there will be held a 48-hour «Hackathon». Designers and IT specialists are invited to create joint projects on environmental and social issues that address the interaction between humans and nature, citizens and the urban environment.
 
At the exhibition, works traditionally printed on paper as well as animated posters will be accepted (electronic files designed for displaying via media-Internet, plasma screens, projector).
 
All designers can participate in the triennial without any restrictions, but only world famous women designers are invited to be part of the international jury and selection committee.
 
 
Submission guidelines
 
1st stage: E-mail work files (size: 30 cm in the big side, 300 dpi, EPS, TIFF, JPEG, RGB color model) and filled-in enteric form by e-mail: association4block@gmail.com
 
2nd stage: Lists of selected works will be published on the site http://4block-design.org/, about which the authors of these posters will be additionally announced by e-mail. After that, printed copies of the works and the filled in originals of the entry form will need to be sent by post.
 
Notes
 
Printing technique is open. Minimum size 60 x 90 cm.
 
The period of creation of works must be between 2015-2017.
 
Eligible to participate: individual authors, as well as creative teams
can take part in the competition. The number of exhibited works is not limited.
 
Participation in the triennial is free.
 
Results will be announced on 26 April 2018
 
All provided submissions intended for participation in the Triennial are kept in the Museum of the Association of Graphic Designers and are not subject to resale
 
FINAL DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING
ELECTRONIC FILES:
December 31, 2017
 
 
Selection procedures
 
1 / the members of the selection committee receive posters on personal mail from the allocated independent moderator;
2 / the members of the selection committee independently from each other, confidentially select the work for the exhibition, assessing the professional level and the correspondence of the submitted works to the declared theme of the triennial. Also, the selection committee ensures that there are no violations of ethical, moral and religious norms in the posters;
3 / for the preservation of confidentiality, selected works are exhibited at the exhibition under personal numbers;
4 / The jury examines each work, its advantages and disadvantages are discussed collegially, a vote is taken and the best posters are determined by a majority vote;
5 / After the announcement of the results, authorship of all works is disclosed.
 
Jury

PARISA TASHAKORI 1973, Tehran, Iran
Graphic Designer & Art Director

MAJA WOLNA 1980, PL 
MA Fine Arts, Graphic Department, Fine Arts Academy, Poznan, PL

PAULA TROXLER 1981 Switzerland
Studied Visual Communication with specialisation in Illustration at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences for Art and Design.


TATIYANA BORZUNOVA 1981 Ukraine.
Graphic design, art-direction ​2006 Master of Graphic Design at Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Art


ALICE TWEMLOW USA
Alice Twemlow is a design historian, writer, and educator. She is the Design Lector at KABK/Leiden University and Head of the MA in Design Curating & Writing at Design Academy Eindhoven. 

 

Selection Committee

YELENA FOMINA/UKRAINE
Born in Ukraine, in the city of Odessa. Graduated from the Odessa Art School in 2004  and the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts in 2012. 

 
ALIONA SOLOMADINA/UKRAINE
Aliona Solomadina is a designer, researcher. Graduated from Kharkiv State Academy design and arts. 

 

NATALIA  VELCHINSKAYA/RUSSIA/
Member of the Moscow Union of Artists and the Creative Union of Artists of Russia. Teaches graphic design at the Graduate School of Printing and the Media Industry at Moscow Polytechnic University.

 

DARIA TITARENKO/UKRAINE
Graphic designer Since 2010 is a manager of the Association of Graphic Designers “the 4th Block”. In 2013 started to work at Grafprom studio, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Since 2017 works as a graphic designer at the exhibition design atelier in Graz. 

 

AGATA DUDEK/POLAND
Born in 1984 in Warsaw/Poland.Graduated in 2010 from the Faculty of Graphic Arts, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. 

 

YELENA FOMINA/UKRAINE
Born in Ukraine, in the city of Odessa. Graduated from the Odessa Art School in 2004 and the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts in 2012. Teacher at the design school PROJECTOR.


ALIONA SOLOMADINA/UKRAINE
Aliona Solomadina is a designer, researcher. Graduated from Kharkiv State Academy design and arts. 

 

NATALIA  VELCHINSKAYA/RUSSIA
Was born in Moscow.
Graduated from the Moscow Polygraphic Institute. Member of the Moscow Union of Artists and the Creative Union of Artists of Russia.


DARIA TITARENKO/UKRAINE
Graphic designer. Born 1989 in Ukraine. Manager of the Association of Graphic Designers “the 4th Block”. In 2013 started to work at Grafprom studio, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Since 2017 works as a graphic designer at the exhibition design atelier in Graz. 

 

AGATA DUDEK/POLAND
Born in 1984 in Warsaw/Poland. Graduated in 2010 from the Faculty of Graphic Arts, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. 

 
Collaborators and Sponsors
 
International Education Center in Dortmund (IBB, Germany) - Organizational and informational support;
- Chernobyl Historical Workshop (Kharkiv) - exhibition space, organizational and informational support;
- National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (Kiev) - providing exhibition space in Kyiv, organizational support;
- AVEC Media Center (Kharkiv) - providing  space for conferences;
- National cultural arts and museum complex "Mystetskyi Arsenal" (Kiev) - providing exhibition space in Kyiv;
- Center of St. Clement (Kiev) - providing exhibition space in Kyiv;
- Gallery of Contemporary Art AURUM (Odessa) - providing exhibition space in Odessa;
 - Gallery of Contemporary Art "Green Canapa" (Lviv) - providing exhibition space in Lviv;
- Center for European Culture "Dante Center" (Kharkiv) - co-organizer of the accompanying events in the triennial (invitations of world-renowned speakers);
- Kharkiv City Gallery "COME IN" providing exhibit space for satellite expositions),
- Center for Contemporary Art "Ermilov Center" (Kharkiv) - providing exhibition space, organizational and media support in conducting events in the triennial;
- Kharkiv Association of Designers of Ukraine - organizational and media support;
- Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Kharkiv - organizational, advisory and media support;
- Kharkiv City NGO "Union of Chernobyl" - organizational and media support;
- Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts - cooperation in the preparation, installation and dismantling of exhibitions, the provision of exhibition space, provision of premises for lectures and master classes, organizational and media support in conducting events in the triennial;
- Department of Media Communications of Kharkiv National University. Karazin - media support, information services;
- “The Gold Bee” Development and Support Fund for Graphic Design (Moscow, Russia) - Organizational and media support;
- Kharkiv Philharmonic - providing concert hall for concert with Italian singer;
- Kharkiv city gallery VOVATANIA - providing exhibition space, media support;
- Design studio "Grafprom" (Kharkiv) - services for designers and computer equipment;
- Architectural bureau «Drozdov & Partners» - rendering services in the development of exposition exhibitions;
- Design Studio 3Z (Kiev-Kharkiv) - advisory and design support;
- Design studio "4Press" (Odessa) - co-organizer of accompanying events in the city of Odessa, providing services in the development and functioning of the triennial site, media support;
- Advertising agency "Boomerang" (Kharkiv) - media support, advertising services.
- Chernobyl Tour (Kiev) - organizational and media support.
 

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