e-Book_Lenka Sýkorová, ed. Drawing as a non verbal communication tool: Virtual Bienale Prague
The main emphasis is on the power of the gesture through drawing, which will be presented both in the areas of graphic design and in fine art. The publication is divided into two chapters. The first chapter deals with the drawing in the context of its function as the cornerstone of the art form. Lenka Sýkorová's case study presents a part of her curatorial practice with a focus on the medium of drawing in contemporary visual art in an international context. The theoretical basis is put on drawing and its use in the field of graphic design. At the same time, however, it reflects the position of contemporary drawing in fine art, where in recent decades drawing has been liberated from the surface to the volume.
Further in the publication, you can find texts by representatives of both older and middle generation of graphic designers, who are active as university academics and curators, who can give the research issue into an international context. These texts bring perfect examples of praxis directly from selected countries. Texts have already been written by Thierry Sarfis /France, 2degrees-petition project/, Pekka Loiri /Finland, Lahti International Poster Triennial/, Karel Míšek /Czech Republic, FAD JEPU in Ústí nad Labem/, Dušan Junek /Slovakia/, Yasha Rozov /Israel, Faculty of Design at Holon Institute of Technology/, Li Xu /China, C-IDEA, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Beijing/, Laze Tripkov, /Macedonia, Skopje Poster Festival and International Balkan University, Skopje/ and Eduardo Barrera Arambarri /Mexico, International Poster Biennial in Mexico/.
The second part is focused on the documentation for the international project Virtual Biennale Prague, which is based on the principles of non-verbal and intercultural communication. The project is a good example of incorporating an educational aspect into artistic practice through the confrontation and exhibition of artworks.
Book reviewers: doc. PhDr. Tomáš Pavlíček, Ph.D.; prof. Stanislav Stankoci, akad. mal.
Keywords: drawing, poster, graphic design, design competition, contemporary art, social networks, visual communication, visual thinking, virtual environment, public space
Editor: Lenka Sýkorová
Texts: Eduardo Barrera Arambarri, Dušan Junek, Pekka Loiri, Karel Míšek, Yasha Rozov, Thierri Sarfis, Lenka Sýkorová, Laze Tripkov, Li Xu
Photographs: Lenka Sýkorová, Markéta Bendová, Studio Flusser, artist archive
Translation and Proofreading: Zuzana Dussel Jurgens, Charlie Greenham, Marta Nožková
Graphic design: Karel Míšek
Number of Pages: 204
The eBook was published by Faculty of Art and Design at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, 2020.
ISBN 978-80-7561-279-3 (e-book. Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem)
ISBN 978-1- 9160592-5-2 (PUNNO Press, London)
The official link to download the book is here: (https://arl.ujep.cz/arl-ujep/cs/detail-ujep_us_cat-0290131-Drawing-as-a-nonverbal-communication-tool-Virtual-biennale-Prague/).