With the adoption of the euro in Lithuania drawing near, the Money Museum organised an exhibition — a caricature competition “Money Changes, Humour Stays”, as a farewell to the national currency, the litas. Anybody — both professional artists and non-professional authors — could participate in the caricature competition. Each contestant was allowed to present up to 6 works drawn on paper or created using digital illustration programmes. The major evaluation criteria included the artistry of works, individual style, aestheticism, and original idea and the expressive comic, satirical or ironic content of works. The jury was presented 134 works by 27 authors. The competition laureates were announced during the opening. Most of the artists represented Lithuania’s largest cities, Vilnius and Kaunas; artists from Klaipėda, Varėna, Skuodas d., etc. presented a few works each. The jury, set up from representatives of the competition’s and exhibition’s organisers — the Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania and the Lithuanian Cartoonists Association Humor Sapiens — selected three authors of the best works, to whom the prizes established by the Bank of Lithuania went. First place was taken by Gintaras Jocius, second — Ilja Bereznickas, third — Šarūnas Jakštas. Encouragement prizes were awarded to Jonas Varnas, Justina Puidokaitė and Gintautas Stankevičius.
2–22 October 2014
Dailininkų sąjungos galerija (Vokiečių g. 2, Vilnius).
The exhibition “Money in Caricature II” is already the second exhibition on money organised by the Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania jointly with the cartoonists’ community. The first one took place in 2000 with the participation of 22 authors, who presented more than 100 caricatures and works of satirical plasticism.