Program ZeGeBOOM! began in 2021 with the support of the City of Zagreb (Croatia) and in the organization of the Trešnjevka Cultural Center, where the first international exhibition was held.
However, after the first extremely successful year (while the world was in a COVID-19 lockdown, i.e. when it was difficult to motivate anyone to do anything) and the works received by 163 authors from 43 countries of the world from four corners of the world (Europe, North and South America and Asia) ZeGeBOOM! did not receive support for holding a new international exhibition.
Therefore, the organizers of ZeGeBOOM! said – f*** it, let’s do it!
Even without finances, there is no surrender!
Below is the invitation for the 2nd International ZeGeBOOM! exhibition (2022).
At the end of the page there is an ARCHIVE with all the cartoons submitted to ZeGeBOOM! international caricature exhibitions.
Follow us on Facebook, where we will organize audience voting – a great opportunity to say what you think about the submitted works and choose the one that tickles you the most!
SECOND INTERNATIONAL CARICATURE EXHIBITION ZeGeBOOM!: Our everyday crowd! (2022) – PROPOSALS AND APPLICATION FORM
After last year’s theme QUAKE, this year’s theme is CROWD (described more precisely and beautifully by Branka Hlevnjak):
OUR EVERYDAY CROWDING
The crowd is made by cars for a reason and for no apparent reason.
It’s crowded on the terraces, in the bars, especially when it gets cold outside.
Dogs (and cats) stir up the crowd with their bigoted behavior.
There is a crowd in the head when obligations exceed all measures.
There is a crowd in front of the goal (and the basket) but also in front of the garbage containers that are not emptied on time.
There is a crowd in front of the counters and cash registers when saving on staff or when staff enjoy creating crowds.
Crowds are an opportunity to meet and make friends with like-minded people, but also a scenario for a fight.
There are hundreds of reasons to crowd. They are part of everyday life, as an existential tendency to escape from danger.
Crowds are also the fruit of greed.
Crowding is also among the objects in the careless accumulation of products and garbage.
There is a crowd in the media space and on social networks.
The only solution to the crowd is desolation and solitude.
DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE:
Online exhibition open to all authors regardless of nationality, age, gender and profession.
(***The organizer leaves open the possibility of organizing a live exhibition, but we will inform you about this later)
1 – 3 caricatures WITHOUT WORDS
Works may have been previously published, exhibited and awarded at other competitions.
Format: A4 (210×297 mm), RGB, JPEG, 300 dpi, high resolution
Exhibition selector, art critic mr.sc. Branka Hlevnjak, will select 1 work from each author.
DEADLINE FOR SENDING YOUR WORK(S)
November 25, 2022 (11/25/2022)
ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSION
Registration is valid only with a completed application form!
Public online voting (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/zegeboom
International expert panel of jurors (names to be decided)
Competition/acceptance of works: 01.11. – 25.11.2022.
Online exhibition/voting: 01/12/2022 – 10/12/2022
Results/e-catalog: December 20, 2022.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place:
Unique personalized painted T-shirt, 22 postcards with an award-winning caricature, diploma
All participants receive results and a digital catalog by email.
Authors receive confirmation of participation in the exhibition by e-mail upon request.
Promotion of authors and works in the media and the public via the organizer’s website
The exhibited works remain available to the organizer, who can use them for promotional and other purposes
without royalties and continue to exhibit, with the name, surname and country of the author and the title of the exhibition.
UPSET – Association for the prevention of stigmatization and theater education
Knežija 9, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Project volunteer: Ph.D. Ivan Hromatko / UPSET
Exhibition selector: M.Sc. sc. Branka Hlevnjak, art critic
Professional associate: Dragutin Dado Kovačević, academic painter/graphic artist / ARTour
You can vote for the best works from December 6-16, 2022. via a short online form:
REWARDED CARTOONS OF YEAR 2022 AND CATALOUGES (OF ALL 211 AUTHORS AND OF THE BEST 50 AUTHORS)
1st PLACE: Niranjan Karlapalem (India) 🥇
2nd PLACE: Sekhar Rao Munduru Sekhar Babu (India) 🥈
3rd PLACE: Raed Khalil (Siriya)🥉
CATALOGUES 2nd ZEGEBOOM 2023
Thanks to the painstaking work of our Dragutin Dada Kovačević, a catalog of works by 211 authors from 49 countries has been published and you can browse it here (.pdf format):
Congratulations and thanks to all authors!
THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CARTOON EXHIBITION ZeGeBOOM!: Earthquake
The invitation was open from 1.5. until 1.7.2021. year, and the exhibition was open from November 9. until 10.12.2021. in the Small Gallery of the Trešnjevka Culture Center.
The exhibition was held in the difficult conditions of the coronavirus pandemic, and it was a pure pleasure that we successfully organized it.
Here are photos from the opening on 11/9/2021. ,te Catalog for download in .pdf format. The exhibition was financed by the City Office for Culture of the City of Zagreb, and was organized in the Trešnjevka Cultural Center (where the exhibition was published).
Below are the winners of the First ZeGeBOOM! international caricature exhibitions! 👌💕
Video catalogue with all authors/works: