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International Art Show: {im}proper illustration

  • VDA Telšių galerija 3 Kęstučio gatvė Telšiai, Telšių apskr., 87130 Lithuania (map)

improper Walls & Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts Telšių galerija present:

-- {im}proper illustration --

Ale Giorgini (ITA), Peter Phobia (AUT), Marija Tiurina (LIT),
Lym Moreno (VEN), nita. (AUT), Rob Perez (USA), diffuse (AUT),
Riccardo Guasco (ITA), Lisk Feng (CHN), Sens OC (MEX),
Markus Tozzer (AUT), Mariana Rodríguez (MEX), Axel Schindler (AUT),
Stefanie Hilgarth (AUT), Katharina Ralser (AUT),
Münster Studio (ESP), Martyna Wójcik-Śmierska (POL), Luis Pinto (MEX),
Bene Rohlmann (GER), Bárbara Moura (PRT), Eran Hilleli (ISR),
Nicolas Ménard (FRA), Min Liu (TWN), Fabricio Lima (BRA),
Yukai Doralice Du (CHN), Sofia Matus (MEX), LWZ (AUT),
HNRX (AUT), Mariana Rodríguez Fernández (MX)

Contemporary Illustration stepped far beyond the random doodle you see and forget in a blink of the eye when browsing through your newspaper. It stepped far beyond the sole purpose of illustrating a subject matter for the sake of teaching, showing, or clarifying something to the viewer. Illustration today is no longer the tool to serve a purpose, it is the purpose.
With these strong words we will hopefully initiate a broad view and discussion of contemporary illustration.

Over the last years, more and more events concerning contemporary illustration art have popped up. The gallery Improper Walls started in 2014 with the goal to establish a place for illustration, graphic design and urban art that is accessible to everyone, from art lovers to people, who don’t usually attend art events. The exhibition in Telsiai, Lithuania, will show illustrations from fifteen countries on three continents and thus a wide range of possibilities. The main topic is a status quo of illustration art today, its fragments in street art, advertisement, self-exposure and individuality.

Justina Speirokaite (Improper Walls) will speak about the urge for accessibility and exploration of the new, about how Improper Walls and {im}proper illustration were born.
We are inviting the Austrian/German artist and illustrator Peter Phobia to talk about his life as an artist who does illustration, his success and everyday struggles. Peter is a collector of absurd moments of everyday life that later on often serve as a source of inspiration in his work. He has worked with several magazines and brands in Austria and his artwork has been shown in numerous places around the globe, such as in Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Vienna, Switzerland and Mexico.
What about illustration is improper, proper, new and worth talking about? Another look on illustration, analysing today’s trends of visual arts and it’s uprising will be addressed by Elisabeth Hinkel (Improper Walls).
Another insight will be offered by Ale Giorgini, an Italian Illustrator (for advertising, magazines, entertainment, social contents, books, comics), teacher for illustration at Scuola Internazionale di Comics (Padua) and art director at Illustri Festival and Berga Urban Museum (Vicenza).

In collaboration with sound:frame festival, Improper Walls is showing a variety of animated artworks. Passionate music-lovers and sound-a-holics from around the world are contributing music videos, short films and abstract visuals to this screening. First show will be at the opening and will be continually repeated.


*** July 13th ***

19:00 Justina Speirokaite - About the exhibition and the Viennese gallery Improper Walls/ Video presentation and screening: Illustration Animated! Curated by Improper Walls x sound:frame Festival
19:30 Opening Reception

*** July 14th ***
17:30 Elisabeth Hinkel Illustration Uprising: Illustration on your bag, your skin and your wall - how come?
18:00 Live Skype talk with the artist Ale Giorgini Illustration as an Art Form
18:30 Live discussion with Peter Phobia about the life as an illustrator and artist My Life as an Artist
19:30 Closing talks

*** July 15th ***
20:00 {im}proper illustration after-party at Menų Fabrikas - Loftas (ELFA GastroBar), Vilnius Mural by Peter Phobia


Exhibition and talks will take place at:
VDA Telšių galerija
Kęstučio gatvė 3
LT­87121 Telšiai

Live mural painting will take place at:
Menų fabrikas LOFTAS
Švitrigailos g. 29
LT­03209 Vilnius
Logo design by Ale Giorgini ♡
Project partners Menų Fabrikas - Loftas & ELFA GastroBar ♡