Our aim with the Publicritic International Call for Posters and GIFs, Exhibition and Events, is to encourage artists around the world to form a visual critique on various problems in society each year. What motivates us is to raise people's awareness, and make them think about current issues, create an experience for connection – in the streets or on the web – to broaden the communities’ vision.
People are in a constant flow between centers and peripheries, the same way as thoughts, value systems, and cultures. Reflection on them contributes to self-understanding and self-definition of ourselves, our time, our culture. This is exactly why we have chosen it as the theme for the 2nd edition of Publicritic, for which the selected entries are in a direct contact with reality, responding to it in a creative, witty, or even dramatic way, while drawing attention far beyond the clichés to social crises.
Published in paperback, our catalog comes with a printed fore edge to emphasize Publicritic’s atmosphere and feeling. Using AR technology and scanning the static images marked with the Artivive icon, 26 selected GIFs can be explored in their animated form.
Keeping in mind the international opinion sharing + respecting our own periphery’s main language, the catalog is edited bilingually – both in English and Hungarian. Browsing the publication you can learn more about the peripheries from the organizers’ perspective, as well as in the art world’s context, followed by the 34 shortlisted posters and 26 GIFs.
Featuring selected critiques from 2022, the Peripheries catalog brings you a variety of posters and GIFs which can be scanned & played in animated form with the help of the Artivive mobile app. Each year, the selected entries are exhibited in Oradea's urban spaces, on Publicritic’s online platforms and catalog.
Design & Art Direction: KOLCSÁR Zsolt
Copywriting: GAGYI Judit Eszter
Photography: TORKOS Márk-Erik
Translation: ERŐSS Anna, KARMAZSIN Benjámin, LÁZÁR Barbara, MALI Izabella, MOLNÁR Eliza
Contributors: BÁLINT Eszter, BOZSÓDI–Nagy Orsolya
Publisher: Partium Press
Organizing Institutions: Partium Christian University, Department of Arts (BALÁZS Zoltán Head of Department); Saint Ladislaus Association (VARGA KORPOS Dalma, President of Association); Non-common Branding & Design Studio (KOLCSÁR Zsolt, GAGYI Judit Eszter)