Satirical Cartoons: Best of the Best
March 3, 2014
Some of last year’s best satirical cartoons and caricatures are on show in an exhibition at the Museum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw. The pieces featured in the Best of the Best Cartoons 2014 exhibition were submitted for the museum’s Picture of the Month competitions, which were launched in 2012.
According to museum director Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz, caricaturists in Poland lack a platform that allows them to bring their work to a wide audience.
“Hence the idea for this series of competitions, the only one of its kind in Poland, if not the world,” said Zaradkiewicz. Throughout last year, a total of 277 cartoonists submitted more than 1,500 drawings that now make up a “satirical chronicle” of 2013. All submissions had to be made using traditional techniques with no computer graphics involved. The cartoons on show provide insight into political, economic and social events as well as problems that Poles cope with in their everyday lives. Alongside sarcasm and a fair dose of spite, there are pictures that make viewers feel like laughing through their tears.
Most of the submissions were exceptionally good, according to the organizers, and the judges found it difficult to pick the best work.
Eventually, they decided to award the top prize to Zbigniew Woľniak, second prize to Jacek LanckoroŮski, and third prize to Waldemar Ruk∂ś.
Until April 20
Museum of Caricature and Cartoon Art
11 Kozia St.; Warsaw