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Shut up! Voice of democracy in danger

An international exhibition of poster art; its conceptual framework stemmed from a call and the subsequent reaction of graphic designers to the murder of Ján Kuciak, a journalist, and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, which stirred up a huge wave of demonstrations in Slovakia and in other cities abroad.

Exhibition title: Shut up! Voice of democracy in danger
Venue: The Garden of the Koppel villa, Ján Koniarek Gallery, Zelený kríček 3, Trnava
Curator: Mykola Kovalenko
Duration: September 13, 2018 (Thu) – November 25, 2018 (Sun)

Duration of the exhibition is extended to February 3, 2019.


27 years old journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova were found dead on February 25 in Slovakia in their own house. His last article which he was preparing for Aktuality.sk was about tax frauds and it exposed mafia connections to the highest Slovak government representatives.

This incident initiated huge demonstrations not only in Bratislava and whole Slovakia but also in other foreign cities. Call on the designers' community to create a poster themed Shut up! Voice of democracy in danger was up to 30 April 2018.

Curator Mykola Kovalenko has selected 40 posters for an exhibition in the Jan Koniarek Gallery in Trnava within the Trnava Poster Triennial 2018:

1. Andrea Pérez Campos_Mexico
2. Andreas Stettler_Switzerland
3. Ante Filipović Grcic_Croatia
4. Behnam Raeesian_Iran
5. Byoung Choi_Korea
6. Cesare Moncelli_Italy
7. Cesare Moncelli_Italy3
8. Dan Warner_USA
9. Doğan Arslan_Turkey
10. Elmer Sosa_Mexico
11. Faldin family_Russia
12. Gabor Farkas Varga_Hungary
13. Hamid Nasr_Iran
14. He Huang_China
15. Hugo Garcia_Mexico
16. Christopher Scott_Ecuador
17. Jana Santava_Slovakia
18. Jin Wei_China
19. Joanna Gorska_Jerzy Skakun_Poland
20. Jouri Toreev_Belarus
21. Lin, Wei-Hsuan_Taiwan
22. Liza Diadina-Soniachna_Ukraine
23. Luis Veiga_Portugal
24. Luis Yanez_Mexico
25. Marlena Buczek Smith_USA
26. Martin Mendelsberg_USA
27. Mike Lytiuga_Ukraine
28. Nicholas Bero_Italy
29. Nikodem Pręgowski_Poland
30. Olga Severina_USA
31. Patrycja Longawa_Poland
32. Peter Javorik_Poland, Slovakia
33. Peter Pyppo Dlhopolcek_Slovakia
34. Piotr Depta-Klesta Posters_Poland
35. Robert Parso_Slovakia
36. Sonia Diaz & Gabriel Martinez_Spain
37. Tomas Banik_Slovakia
38. Vladimir Pomytkin_Russia
39. Yashar Moshirfar_Iran2
40. Yurko Gutsulyak_Ukraine, Canada


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