Cosmos INTERNATIONAL MEDALLIC PROJECT 2023
The 15th edition of international medallic project called „Cosmos” is a continuation of previous international projects titled„Symbiosis” in 2022 „Transformation” in 2021„Future for nature” in 2020 „Borders” in 2019, „Faith” in 2018, „Identity” in 2017, „Civilization” in 2016, „Heritage” in 2015, „Bonds” in 2014, “Freedom” in 2013, „Signs of the time” in 2012, „Home” in 2011, „Time” in 2010 and „Dialogue” in 2009. It was addressed to fine arts universities and colleges all over the world, where the contemporary medallic art is being taught and which were interested in taking part in the project. Finally 14 universities’ studios from 10 countries gathered to participate in it and these are from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Mexico, Japan, Spain, Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal, Poland and a group of artists: Mashiko group Medialia … Rack and Hamper Gallery, USA. Altogether 168 people exchanged their artistic experiences and thoughts about „Cosmos” subject and its interpretations. The whole project shows the vast diversity in perceiving tendencies and development of contemporary medallic art, from formal perspective and widely understood creation in usage of different materials.
This project allows to broadly exchange various experiences in contemporary medallic art from centres in all over the world. It also demonstrates how precious and valuable is the mutual cooperation and the experience gained from it.
The project coordinator of is Professor Sebastian Mikołajczak from Faculty of Fine Arts, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland.
The second stage of the project is an exhibition at the Museum in Toruń.
Exhibition in Poland will take place in the second half of 2023.
I want to thank all of you for taking part in our project and the effort you have put in it. I hope it will result in further cooperation between the universities and next projects.
Professor Sebastian Mikołajczak