23 November 2016 - 31 January 2017
Exhibition of international laureates of the Grand Prix BIB – Olympus of Illustrations / Berlin
The exhibition presents the works by holders of the highest awards given by the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) over the fifty-year history of this international event. BIB is an international competitive exhibition of children's book illustrations, which is held annually under the auspices of UNESCO and the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) and with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic since 1967. The main organiser of the event is BIBIANA, the International House of Art in Bratislava. It is a unique non-commercial event in the field of illustration for children. 7,574 illustrators from 105 countries have presented their works at the Biennial during its previous 25 seasons. Visitors can leaf through a collection of nearly 150 richly illustrated books for children and young people from 36 countries around the world that come from BIBIANA's library in Bratislava. The book collection is accompanied by a set of 25 book illustrations, for which their authors have received the prestigious Grand Prix Award. It is a unique travelling exhibition, which has never been made available on such a scale.
ILLUSTRATION: Iku Dekune