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IV International Festival of Postmodern Ceramics 2012

The fourth International Festival of Postmodern Ceramics 2012 and exhibition CERAMICA MULTIPLEX 2012 is a traditional international manifestation and exhibition of ceramics held in Varazdin under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and the City of Varazdin Government.
The manifestation is organized by KERAMEIKON, the Croatian Ceramic Association, in cooperation with the
City Museum Varaždin.
Festival Director is Blazenka Soic Stebih, president of KERAMEIKON and member of the International Academy of Ceramics - Geneva

The main exhibition entitled


will be held from 25th August to 31st October 2012

at the City Museum Varazdin and in other exhibition spaces in Varazdin and other cities.

Exhibition has two topics. The artist can choose between:



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The organizers want to direct the applicants’ artistic focus firstly on their own towns and living spaces and then on the town of Varazdin, the host town for the exhibition and other interesting events related to the art of ceramics, but not limited to it. 
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The organizers want original and authentic artistic work as individual expression of artist's  personality.
Works representing ceramics as a free artistic expression will be accepted: sculpture, installation, non-functional
as well as functional works. What is expected from the artists is a personal, original and new contribution to the
art of ceramics. Combinations of different materials are allowed, however, the main material must be ceramic.

Works already displayed or awarded at other international exhibitions will not be accepted.

THE CITY OF VARAŽDIN AWARD will be awarded for the best work
The "Generations To Come" Award for artists under 30 years of age.

Other awards and honourable mentions will be awarded as well.

This exhibition is open to all individual artists and groups of artists from all over the world, providing they
meet the criteria set by the organizers

Every applicant may participate with up to two works.


Every applicant must submit:
1.  a completed application form
2.  a CD-ROM containing photographs of works in the quality 
     that makes
     publishing in JPG or TIF format possible. Each work must be
     photographed from different angles – in two positions.
3.  two photographs of the work (printed out from the CD)
4.  a small photograph(portrait) of the artist
5.  a short biography of the artist
6.  the artist’s statement on the guiding principle in the making 
     of the work

Application deadline:

April 15th 2012 (postmarked)

Application by email is possible at info@kerameikon.com

Applications not containing all required items will not be taken into consideration.

Selection procedure

The selection of works based on CDs/photographs will be done by an expert selection committee consisting of well-known experts on ceramics from Croatia and abroad:

Bernd Pfannkuche,
editor of New Ceramics (Neue Keramik), Germany;

president of the Jury;
Velimir Vukicevic, professor on the Academy of applied arts in Belgrade, Serbia;
Dr Marina Bagaric, curator and menager of Collection of Ceramics and Architecture in Museum of Arts and Craft in Zagreb, Croatia
Gustav Weiss, honorable lifelong member of the  of the Jury,  respectable ceramics expert from Germany.

The selection committee makes decisions regarding awards and honourable mentions.

The committee decision is final. Applicants who are not selected will be notified, and their CDs/photographs
will remain in the exhibition archive.

The awarded work remains in the permanent possession of the sponsor who has sponsored the award or the

Submission of works

Selected artists will submit their works according to the instructions of the organizers at the time of deadline set
by the organizers.

The cost of submission and return, as well as the insurance of works in that period, are met by the artist in their
In the event of any cost arising for the organizers upon receiving the works, the parcel will not be accepted and
will be returned immediately at the artist’s expense.
The organizers of the exhibition assume responsibility for handling the works and for their insurance from the
moment of their reception, during the exhibition and until the moment of their return. In the case of circumstances
beyond our control (force majeure), the organizers cannot be held responsible.
The organizers will gratefully accept if the artist donates his/her work to the KERAMEIKON COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY WORLD CERAMICS.
The cost of delivery is also in this case met by the artist himself/herself, at no cost for the organizers.
The donated work will be added to the collection and will occasionally be displayed as part of it in Varaždin,
Croatia and abroad.
The artist donating his/her work signs a statement of donation, which can be obtained upon request at:
www.kerameikon.com  or downloaded here

The award ceremony and exhibition opening:

25 th August 2012 at 12 o'clock

Accompanying events

The exhibition will be accompanied by a symposium and many interesting activities and meetings with well-known
individuals from the world of ceramics. There will also bescreenings of films related to the field of ceramics and
numerous workshops for artists, children and adult visitors of the CERAMICA MULTIPLEX 2012 exhibition.
Publications and information
The organizers will make sure to inform the public on time about all important activities related to the exhibition.
The organizers retain the right to publish and in other ways use the images and any other material related to the
exhibition and the works displayed. An exhibition catalogue and other accompanying material will be published.

Return of works

The cost of the return of works after the exhibition is met by the artist.
The organizers will organize the return of works after the exhibition has closed.
By signing the application, the artist accepts the organizers’ conditions.

Contact address and information:

Applications with accompanying materials are to be sent to the following address.
All additional information can be obtained at the same address:

Croatian Ceramic Association,
Krizaniceva 13
42000 Varazdin

Phone: ** 385 42 211 227
Fax: **385 42 210 450
e-mail: info@kerameikon.com
All other information about the event and the association:


Contact details:
Blazenka Soic Stebih,
Festival Director and
Member of the International Academy of Ceramics - Geneva

Results of selection

International jury selected this list fo participants on the exhibition CERAMICA MULTIPLEX 2012

CERAMICA MULTIPLEX 2012 - Photos from the opening

The photos from the opening and award ceremony

Herzer Palace - Let us take a walk!

Exhibition CERAMICA MULTIPLEX 2012 was shown in Herzer Palace and other exhibition places in the center of Varazdin.

Look at the exhibition in Herzer Palace


Gallery on No. 10 - Let us take a walk!

Exhibition CERAMICA MULTIPLEX 2012 was shown in Herzer Palace and other exhibition places in the center of Varazdin.

Look at the exhibition in KERAMEIKON GALLERY ON NR. 10 in Kukuljeviceva street in Varazdin


The exhibition CERAMICA MULTIPLEX 2012 as guest in KulturZentrum Kapfenberg, Austria, from November 16 2012 till January 13 2013.

See some pictures from the opening and layout of the exhibition

List of donors 2012


Exhibition Catalogue
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