Caricatures are universal, they work across language, culture and national borders. In the best case, they grab their audience’s brains and hearts, a fine selection of such best cases can now be seen in the Linz Castle Museum.
OÖN cartoonist Gerhard Haderer is one of the grand masters who touches satirically with gripping content. Together with the “School of Disobedience” run by his son Christoph and daughter-in-law Julia and the law firm Haslinger/Nagele, he created the international cartoon prize “Kaktus Cartoon Award” on the subject of the effects of climate change. 1700 applications from 80 countries have been received, the exhibition shows other outstanding works in addition to the award-winning works.
The top-class jury placed Michi Brezel’s cartoon “Sinking Ship” (picture) in first place, endowed with 2,500 euros – ahead of the Albanian Agim Sulaj, who lives in Italy (1,500 euros) and the German Til Mette (1,000). The special prize from Haslinger/Nagele (2500 euros) went to Marian Kamensky from Slovakia.
Schlossmuseum Linz: “Cactus Cartoon Award”, opening hours: Tue-Sun, hol. 10am-6pm, until July 16th. www.ooekultur.at