Ezüst Négyszög 2018 – Kárpátok Régió Nemzetközi Festészeti Triennále
(Lengyelország, Románia, Szlovákia, Ukrajna, Magyarország)

Fővédnök: Andrzej Duda úr a Lengyel Köztársaság Elnöke

Instytucja Kultury Województwa Podkarpackiego
Kościuszki 3, 37-700 Przemyśl
T; 16 678 3881; E: silver.triennial2018@bwaprzemysl.pl

Fő koordinátor: Janusz J. Cywicki igazgató

A Triennále kiírásának rövid kivonata:

A 2018. év témája Európa jövője…. (a mellékletben magyarul és angolul is olvasható)

Beküldhető munkák:100x100 cm, papírra vagy vászonra készülhet szabadon a megadott témához kapcsolódva. A munkákat csak a második fázisban (a zsűrizésnél részletesen leírva) kell beküldeni, keret, üveg, plexi nélkül. A rendezők a munkákat 1x1 m-es (belső méret) keretekben helyezik el, ha ez lehetséges.

A kiállításra beválogatott munkák a 2018. évi lengyel megnyitó után kb. egy évig járják a résztvevő országok városait, kiállítóhelyeit.

Zsűrizés, beküldési határidők

2. fázis: Digitális formában (JPG formátum, 72 dpi, oldal max. 20 cm) kérik elküldeni a munkák fotóit CD /DVD-n postai úton a megadott lengyel címre.

Határidő 2017. december 31.

A digitálisan beküldött anyagot zsűri tekinti át és választja ki azokat a munkákat, melyek kiállításra kerülnek

2.  fázis: Przemysl-be 2018. február 28-ig el kell juttatni az eredeti alkotásokat digitális fotóikkal együtt (TIFF, JPG formátum, 300 dpi, oldal 20 cm).

Részvételi díj: 25 euró / 100 złoty.

A művek kijuttatásában a Herman Ottó Múzeum segítségünkre lesz.

A Triennále ünnepélyes megnyitója várhatóan 2018. júniusában lesz Przemysl-ben.

Poland – Romania – Slovakia – Ukraine – Hungary

Honorary Patronage President of Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda


Instytucja Kultury Województwa Podkarpackiego
Kościuszki 3, 37-700 Przemyśl
T; 16 678 3881; E: silver.triennial2018@bwaprzemysl.pl

 Janusz J. Cywicki
Gallery Director, Project Coordinator

 International Painting Triennial of the Carpathian Region – Silver Quadrangle 2018

Tenth edition of the project, realize by the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Przemysl since 1994,
in cooperation with partners in Poland and abroad.
The Triennial’s goal is to promote and document current trends in the area of contemporary painting, artists who are living in border regions of countries for whom the Carpathian culture and arts tradition is a reference to current problems – the voice of our generation.
We invite all the creators for whom 1m2 of paper or canvas is an intriguing challenge, and at the same time, the area / field of both the open artistic experiment and the classical forms of the message – truly free creation.

 Artistic curator and author of the main theme / foundati in Triennale 2018 is Andras Kakoczki
critic and art historian (Hermann Otto Museum / Miskolci Galeria in Miskolc) Hungary.

 The theme of the tenth edition of the Triennale:

Future of Europe / Unity in Diversity


The Future of Europe “Unity in diversity” – Motto of the European Union

A European person respects those as well who don’t agree with him, because knows that the truth has many faces and it is always relative.” (Péter Popper (1933 – 2010) Hungarian writer, psychologist)

“They ask: what European values do I consider outstanding? I would say that is tact. I see it less arty than love, it contains observation, knowledge, empathy and that principle that do not do to others what you would not like yourself.” (György Konrád (1933 -) Hungarian writer, sociologist)

It’s said many times that the European culture is having a crisis, it is increasingly likely that cultural diversity will disappear due to the the European intellectuality and globalisation. It seems that internet dictate our life and only a few people are able to keep their optimism and faith in the future. Artistic and cultural activities are losing their uniqunes as well. The culture itself is globalising too, though there is a growing need for own, individualistic culture when things are not going on the right way, when the social network is tearing and there is a big temptation to isolate ourselves and not paying attention to others.

In this fine art concept we are asking questions of our living and cultural space, Europe and its future. And we are waiting the answers from the artists through their artworks.

Thus here are some sudden thoughts of Europe and its future:

From cultural anthropological point of view culture contains all the knowledge, values and norms of
a certain society, which ensure a community to remain and stay together. Briefly we could conclude that culture basically means the totality of intangible and material assets, created by a certain society.

The European culture is based on liberty and democracy. Its important positive specialities are the respect for women, the dignity of work, the recognition of accomplishment, the open-mindedness, the appreciation of artistic and historical heritage, the sacredness of human life and private property, and the collective respect for Christian principles. Its main feature is that it accepts and respects other cultures. Though it wasn’t always the same, marks the second half of the 20th century and our days.

The European culture owns a kind of unique unitiness which is made of colourfulness. At present the central political and social basis of Europe and the European Union are established on Nation States, which define common positions many times, but insist on their national specificities, languages and arts.

The identity and future of the European culture provide that kind of topic what we can observe in our daily life among the actual cultural, economic, existential and moral challenges.

Does European culture exist and in the future, will it be? What does ‘Europe’ mean nowadays?
What will the word ‘Europe’ and the attributive ‘European” mean in the future?
What will it mean to be a European at all? What will happen with the European culture and Christian values?
What will mean the word itself, the continent, being a European, the European culture to an artist living in it, beyond geographical, political, social and ecological factors?
What are those principles which define Europe, the European culture and the Western mentality? What is the identity of the European culture built from and where is it heading to?

According to many, traditional values and customs are constantly exposed to offence thus they waver and fall into oblivion. Whether are we witnessing a necessary changing process to which we have to adjust to, or do we have to find our roots again and return to the bases?

 Change has been always the own of the European culture, but how do artists see the survival of it, beyond what can be waited? Must the European culture survive our days at all or does it only need to live the present and with the knowledge of the past get prepared to the future?

This call is looking for answers in how different artists think of Europe and a unified colourfulness, and in the same time how they see in our globalised, many times standardized world the future of this significant, transboundary, longstanding culture.

There is a wide spectrum of answers.

András Kákóczki

full version of introductory text in English, Polish, Romanian, Hungarian, Slovak and Ukraine on the webside: www.bwaprzemysl.pl


Future of Europe / Unity in Diversity


The International Painting Triennial presents the works of artists living in the Carpathian Euroregion. In Poland the region comprises of the Subcarpathian Voivodeship  (Podkarpacie Province) and Tarnów County in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship (Malopolska Province). The Ukraine is represented by the Lviv Oblast (Lviv Province),  Ivano-Frankivsk and Uzhhorod regions; the Slovak part of the Euroregion includes the Košice and Presov regions, while the Hungarian part comprises of the Debrecen, Eger, Miskolc,  Nyiregyhaza and  Szolnok regions. In Romania the Carparthian Euroregion includes the counties of  Suceava, Sălaj, Maramures, SatuMare, Bihor and Botosani.

We’re expect works (up to six) painted in the years 2015 – 2017, created in any painting technique, on paper or canvas, strictly in dimension 100 X 100 cm (one square metre).

The Art Curator of the Triennial has the right to invite for exhibition artists also outside the competition.
Terms Triennial and the electronic application form are available on the website of the organizer www.bwaprzemysl.pl

The selection of works consists of 2 phases:

 Phase A – Sending digital material

Deadline – up to 31 December 2017

  1. The jury appointed by the Organizer will evaluate in Phase A of the competition electronic

    reproductions of works.

     2. Applications for participation in the Competition can send only through the electronic application

    form available on the Organizer’s website: www.bwaprzemysl.pl or Organizer postal address on CD
    / DVD (JPG format, 72 dpi resolution, side 20 cm) together with a completed entry form.

  1. Materials sent to Phase A of the competition will not be returned.
  2. participants whose works have been classified into Phase B of the competition will be notified

    by the Organizer.

 Phase B – Sending the originals of works qualified for the exhibition

Deadline: 1 – 28 February, 2018


Works must be in Przemyśl by 28 February 2018

 Artists selected for Phase B should send (at their own cost)to Organizer qualified work together with the completed entry form and photos of these works on CD / DVD for print in the Triennial katalog (TIFF or JPG format, 300 dpi, longer side 20 cm).

  1. Triennial organizers have the right to exclude from the exhibition work which in any way difference from those shown in Phase A.
  2. Works must be sent unframed and without mounts as plexi, glass etc.
  3. Works should be packed in such a way that the Organizers could return them in the same packing. Any assembly instructions should be sent with the work.
  4. Signing the entry form means that the artist accepts the regulations Triennial.

 The jury decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

 Participation fee:

 Phase A:              Free of charge

Phase B:              25 Euro / 100 PZL

Methods of payment will be announced to selected artists.


Grand Prix

Equal prizes

Special prizes

 GRAND PRIX and equal prize works will be included in the Gallery of Contemporary Art Collection in Przemyśl / Poland.

  1. Works awarded with a sponsored prze are transfer red to the sponsor`s property.
  2. The winner of Grand Prix will be invited to participate with a special exhibition at the next Przemysl Painting Triennial in 2021.

 Main exhibitions

International Painting Triennial of Carpathian Region – Silver Quadrangle 2018 / ARP Gallery / Krasiczyn Castle

 Accompanying exhibitions

Vladimir Bronisevsky / Slovakia – National Museum of Przemyśl District

Aneta Panas / Poland – National Museum of Przemyśl District

Sylwester Stabryła / Poland – Gallery Stara Kregielnia / Centrum of Culture in Przemyśl 

Ostravart – Artists from Ostrava / Czech Republic – Gallery Zamek / PCKiN in Przemyśl  

Jurors of the Triennial 2018 / Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej in Przemyśl

 Organizers predict a further exposure of the main exhibition Triennial in Poland, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia.


The Organizers will publish a colour catalogue of the Triennial and each participating artist will receive a copy free of charge.

 General Information

  1. The works will be returned within 3 months after the closing date of the last exhibition.
  2. The Organizers reserve the right to photograph or otherwise reproduce the works for the

    purpose of publicising and recording the Triennial.

  1. While all precautions will be taken in the handling of the works, the Organizers assume no

    responsibility for any damage as the result of events beyond their control or during


  1. If artists need more protection, they should make arrangements with their own insurance


  1. The Organisers reserve themselves the right to interpret the above rules and regulations.

 Additional Informations

Andrzej Cieszyński / Curator of the Triennial
Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej
Kościuszki 3, 37-700 Przemyśl / Poland
T: +48 16 678 3881
E: silver.triennial2018@bwaprzemysl.pl