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Slovaks win in Peking

TWO SLOVAK graphic artists, Igor Piačka and Peter Augustovič, received Tai-he Masterpiece Awards at the International Biennial of Graphic Art in Peking.
Over two hundred artists from 48 countries participated in the competition. The main prize, the Gold Medal, went to Chinese artist Wei Jia, who connects traditional history with western art trends.

TWO SLOVAK graphic artists, Igor Piačka and Peter Augustovič, received Tai-he Masterpiece Awards at the International Biennial of Graphic Art in Peking.

Over two hundred artists from 48 countries participated in the competition. The main prize, the Gold Medal, went to Chinese artist Wei Jia, who connects traditional history with western art trends.

As the daily SME reported, the works of Piačka, 41, will be displayed at Prague's La Femme gallery, starting October 14. Next year, the artist will hold a solo exhibition at Bratislava's gallery Michalský Dvor. Augustovič, 44, teaches at the University of Fine Arts in Bratislava.

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