Drawing Together: International Cartoons
September 15, 2012 - December 30, 2012Hodge Galleries
Drawing Together: International Cartoons presents 130 award-winning cartoons from around the globe, offering an opportunity to study almost three decades of world history. Each year in Istanbul, Turkey, the Aydin Dogan Foundation organizes an international cartoon competition in order to stimulate thinking about important issues among nations. From 1983 to 2011, the competition has attracted the participation of more than 7,600 cartoonists from 136 countries around the world, with a total submission of more than 65,000 cartoons. Following an evaluation process by an international jury, those cartoons judged worthy of merit are recognized with various awards.
"During periods of political turbulence, cartoons summarize with their lines what cannot be written or said," according to Aydin Dogan, Founder and Honorary President of the Aydin Dogan Foundation. "Cartoons also test politicians' understanding of democracy. They bring forth with the accuracy of laboratory instruments, politicians' level of tolerance."
The cartoons in this exhibition not only offer insight into world history, philosophy, and cultural similarities and differences, but also show how artful freedom of expression can be.
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