The last exhibition of the year in the ECC is about the predicted end of the world by the Maya (as they predicted the end of the world on the 21st of December 2012).
We did invite some top cartoonists to sent us cartoons about that theme. We got a lot of positive reactions: ‘of course I will participate in the exhibition, it will be a great honor’. And so came that this exhibition is really a top exhibition with work of the international cartoonists:
Alessandro Gatto, Ares, Dachuan Xia, Ilya and Grigori Katz, Ivailo Tsvetkov, Vladimir Kazanevsky, Mikhail Zlatkovsky, Jerzy Gluszek, Marcin Bondarowicz, Pawel Kuczynski, Pol Leurs, Michael Kountouris, Oleg Dergachovx and Riber Hansson.
And the Belgians: Cost, Jan Dufour, Karl Meersman, Luc Vermeersch, Luc Vernimmen, Ludo Goderis, Nikola Hendrickx, O-Sekoer, Stefaan Provijn, Erwin Vanmol en Norbert Van Yperseele.
Vanmol and Norbert were battling a fight to enter their work as close as possible to the opening ceremony and yes it was … Norbert who did won.
According to the Maya 2012 would be an important turning point, the end of an era of 26 000 years. They predicted an increase in the number of natural disasters as earthquakes, eruptions of volcano’s and floods, struggles for power between governments and the population, financial problems, etc.
If the Maya should see these cartoons, with actual themes of the world in 2012, they would say: yes we were wright!
But even if the subject is a little bit hard, the cartoons are beautiful and very colourful. A must see exhibition.
More information: www.ecc-Kruishoutem.be
1. The Belgian cartoonists with Angel Boligan and Pol Leurs at the opening ceremony
2. Some cartoons by Pol Leurs, Zlatkovsky, Ludo, Ares, Vanmol, Luc Vernimmen, Gluszek, Kuczynski, Ivailo Tsvetkov