of IAA Europe in Istanbul
Please check agenda and materials concerning Congress Art in the
Service of Freedom and 9th General Assembly in Istanbul. Please
send completed registration form and book your accommodation as
soon as possible. Please find all information about the GA in
At the beginning of August the following countries confirmed their
partici-pation: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, France, Latvia,
Liechtenstein, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and
Online Executive Committee IAA Europe
For more effective communication with Executive Committee members,
regular Skype meetings are organized since April. Every first
Thursday in month from 10 – 12 we 'meet' on Skype and discuss
urgent issues. We replaced personal EC meetings with this way
of communication to save money, time and energy for other IAA
Current situation in finances
Untill now 12 National Committees have paid their fee for 2012.
Besides that, for 2012 just 25 of all 43 National Committees of
Europe could be invoiced because data like number of members (necessary
for calculating the height of fee) and/or addresses are not known
by IAA-Europe. We are also still collecting fees for 2011 (just
15 National Committees have paid for 2011 untill now) and we are
still collecting for the period 2006-2010.
contact the Treasurer's Office to pass the address and number
of members of your national committee, through firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have not done that untill now. Thank you!
You can still pay your fees for 2012. If you cannot pay, please
contact the treasurer, Rob den Boer, through the same email-address
as mentioned above.
New WAD reports
We are still collecting the reports on World Art Day (April 15)
from National Committees for evaluation at the General Assembly
in Istanbul, Turkey in October 2012. Read here
the new reports of Turkish and Swedish National Committee.
News about institutions accepting IAA
card in Germany
Enjoy your summer with IAA card – travel and visit galleries
for free or with discount on entrance fees – check here
new list of institutions accepting IAA card in Germany.
meeting of the international jury of experts of the 8th Biennial
of Drawing Pilsen (IAA Europe is one of the founders
of this Biennial) took place in Pilsen between July 9 and July
13, 2012. As expected, the participation of artists at the event
was again very high, and a large number of drawings were submitted
from countries from all around the world. The seven-member international
jury (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Turkey)
with two members of IAA Europe (President of IAA Europe Pavol
Kral and President of BBK and IGBK Werner Schaub) was chaired
by the elected president Mr. Werner Schaub.
careful consideration the panel chose drawings for the exhibition
and decided who would be awarded the Grand Prix, the prize of
President of the Pilsen Region, the Prize of the Lord Mayor of
Pilsen, the Prize of IAA Europe, The prize of the Hungarian Association
of Graphic Artists, the Prize of the Union of Visual Artists of
the Czech republic, the Prize of the Slovak Union of Visual Arts.
The best drawings were nominated for a 'short list' - which stands
for a certificate of the highest quality. For this year's Biennial
competition there were a total of 437 participating artists from
38 countries worldwide, who submitted 1603 drawings. Most of the
artists’ drawings were from European countries. However,
according to Biennial tradition, artists from other parts of the
world also submitted their works, the furthest from Australia.
a highly demanding and careful selection process, 138 drawings
by 112 authors from 30 countries were chosen. These drawings will
be on public display between October 3 and November 18, 2012 in
The Museum of West Bohemia and in the J. Trnka Gallery. According
to tradition, the exhibition will be accompanied by several interesting
programs. For more information go to: www.bienale-plzen.cz. Last
but not least, it is necessary to stress that the International
Biennial of Drawing Plzen is a unique competition without parallel
internationally, which during the course of its existence has
gained great acclaim not only in Plzen and the Czech Republic
but also throughout Europe.
will be also other side events held in time of Biennial opening
such as symposium Pilsen – Space for Drawing, exhibition
of drawings Figurama, discussion on Situation of art and artist
in in today's world (with opening speech by President of IAA Europe
German NC IGBK Experts' Workshop
'Are Artists Rich?' / Parliamentary Evening in
Kehl, November 21, 2012
The workshop can be seen as a follow-up of several meetings they
organized in recent years on the economic and social conditions
of artistic work and artists’ mobility in Europe. The general
subject in Kehl will focus on the value and the specific economy
of artistic work in Europe and on the question of contemporary
and sustainable art and cultural funding: What is the political,
social and economic framework of artistic work today? What are
modern societies willing and able to invest to guarantee the needed
freedom of the arts? How does and should this investment look
The reason why the event will take place in Kehl is the session
of the European Parliament during this week of November. After
the workshop a parliamentary evening with Members of the Parliament
is planned. This will give the possibility to present the results,
to address urgent issues and to initiate a dialog between artists
and European decision-makers.
Exhibition exchange between three
National Committees of IAA Europe
International exhibition exchange started in October 2010 with
exhibition of Lithuanian contemporary art in Bratislava Slovakia
now continues by second phase of triple exchange – Latvian
artists from Artists Union of Latvia exhibit contemporary Latvian
Sculptures in Bratislava Slovakia with their project Direct Casting.
Slovak sculptors and jewelers from Slovak Union of Visual Arts
are going to present their artworks in Vilnius, Lithuania in September
and in Riga, Latvia in November.