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Peekaboo - Polish & Icelandic illustrated children's books

CULTURE.PL

culture.pl

Venue
Culture House
Hverfisgata 15
101 Reykjavík

Opening event
21.03 | 17:00

Opening times
22.03 | 10:00 - 17:00
23.03 | 10:00 - 17:00 
24.03 | 10:00 - 17:00
25.03 | 10:00 - 17:00
26.03 | 10:00 - 17:00 

 

The exhibition will tell the story of Polish and Icelandic illustrated children's books by presenting the best works of illustrators from both countries. 16 Polish and 6 Icelandic authors will be featured. The event will be divided into two parts: an exhibition of illustrations and books, and a programme of workshops for children and illustrators.

The last decade has seen a revival of books for children in Poland. New publishing houses are constantly popping up and taking the risk of publishing contemporary and innovative books. And the world has taken note. Polish books regularly receive the Bologna Ragazzi Award – the most important international children’s book award. A similar development can be observed in Iceland's children's literature, where illustrated children's books play a very important part. Iceland is fortunate to have committed, young illustrators, who are succeeding at recreating Icelandic children's literature, which is the foundation of Icelandic literature as a whole. The Peekaboo Exhibition at the Culture House in Reykjavik showcases the most interesting children's’ books illustrated by 16 Polish and 6 Icelandic artists. The books show the artists’ diversity and wit – the exhibition’s design allows children to explore the books’ characters. The exhibition will be accompanied by a lecture about contemporary Polish illustration, a meeting with some of the illustrators and a workshop programme for both Polish children living in Iceland and Icelandic children.

Participating artists: Marta Ignerska, Monika Hanulak, Małgorzata Gurowska, Agata Dudek, Paweł Pawlak, Iwona Chmielewska, Marianna Oklejak, Piotr Socha, Katarzyna Bogucka, Ola Płocińska, Dawid Ryski, Robert Czajka, Edgar Bąk, Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielińscy, Emilia Dziubak, Marianna Sztyma, Bergrún Íris Sævarsdóttir, Ari Hlynur Guðmundsson Yates, Halldór Baldursson, Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir, Linda Ólafsdóttir and Áslaug Jónsdóttir. 

Ewa Solarz is the curating the exhibition.

The exhibition will run until 2nd of April. 

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