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Czesław Miłosz in Comics - Contest

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1jul'11
11oct'11
 

The Culture and Art Centre in Wrocław and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage is funding an illustration contest devoted to one of Poland's best-loved poets, Czesław Miłosz

The contest calls on artists and ilustrators to create a comic based on the poet's life and works. The winner of the will win a prize of 3,000zł (around $899, €668), as well as an opportunity to present his or her art on the cover of Odra magazine. 

"The extraordinary and exceptionally rich life of Czesław Miłosz and his achievements would be enough for several lifetimes", said historian and sociologist Krzysztof Jaskułowski from the School of Social Psychology. "Miłosz witnessed almost every major and dramatic event in an age of extremes", aptly pointed out Eric Hobsbawm, a twentieth century British historian.

As a child, the Nobel Prize laureate experienced the World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution and the creation of an independent Polish state. He then watched social problems, economic and ethnic Second Republic, including the Great Depression and the rising wave of ethnic nationalism and anti-Semitism. He observed first hand the catastrophe of World War II and the Holocaust, the postwar division of the world into two blocks, Stalinisation, and finally the collapse of Polish communism.

Polish novelist and dramatist Witold Gombrowicz wrote that the entire works of Miłosz were related to his personal history, the history of his times. A large role was played by his ties to Poland – but it was borderline Polishness: open, tolerant and multicultural, standing in opposition to the narrow and exclusionary patriotism propagated by the catholic church.

The programme is part of the "Poetic and comical Miłosz: Oder of Miłosz" project financed by the Provincial Government of Lower Silesia and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage – MIŁOSZ 2011 Promesa.

Entries must be submitted eps and jpeg format in two dimensions - A3 format and 140 x 135 mm. Deadline for submissions: 11th of October, 2011.

For more information please visit the programme's website: www.milosz.okis.pl

Source: press release

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