“SOLIDARITY: Value of democracy and culture”
Michael Cacoyannis Foundation |

EduCartoon – cartoon in education- and the cartoonist Michalis Kountouris, with the support of the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, present from March 15th to 18th 2012, artworks bycartoonists from all around the world who responded to the invitation entitled “SOLIDARITY: Value of democracy and culture”, in the framework of the global movement WE ARE ALL GREEKS.

The official opening will take place on Thursday 15 March at 19:00.

The movement, WE ARE ALL GREEKS, initiated through the web (blogs and social networks), as well as the cartoon by the multi-awarded Greek cartoonist M. Kountouris, which has been published on the web and gained an impressive number of comments and republications internationally, during this period, were the occasion to invite 30 cartoonists from all around the world, artists who address with their pen a message for solidarity in favor of Greek people, democracy and culture.

Cartoonists participating are from France, Italy, England, the Netherlands, Ireland, Portugal, Luxembourg, Austria, Finland, Romania, Bulgaria, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, U.S.A., and other countries.

Following its presentation, for just 4 days at the MCF, the exhibition will travel all around Greece, to Municipalities that have already expressed their interest in order to host it.

More Information about the attached cartoons:

  • Petar Pismestrovic, Austria, Works for the Austrian Kleine Zeitung and has published works of his for newspapers and magazines all around the world.
  • Tom Janssen, The Netherlands, Publishes for Trouw
  • Lido Contemori, Italy, He has collaborated with newspapers and magazines (La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, La Gazetta dello Sport, Linus, etc.)
  • Martyn Turner, Ireland, Publishes for Irish Times
  • Silvano Mello, Brazil
  • Michalis Kountouris, Greece

He was born and raised in Rhodes Island. He is a political cartoonist since 1985, having cooperated with the newspapers VRADYNI, VHMA, APOGEVMATINI and ELEFTHEROS TYPOS. Since 2005 cooperates with Courrier International as well as since 2006 with Cagle Cartoons Inc. Cartoons of his have been published, among others, for the newspapers GUARDIAN and LE MONDE. He has cooperated with the Pedagogical Institute for the illustration of a primary education book. He has participated in many exhibitions in Greece as well as abroad and he has been awarded with significant distinctions in international competitions, like the 1st Place by the Ranan Lurie UN Political Cartoon Award 2008. He is a regular member of the Editors Union since 1993. He is also a founding member of the Greek Cartoonists Association. The Cartoon V for Vendetta has been published on the web.

From Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 March 2012

Time: 18:00 – 22:00

Official Opening: Thursday the 15th of March 2012, at 19:00

Information at the Foundation’s Box Office (Piraeus 206, Tavros)

and over phone 210 3418579

Mon-Fri 11:00 – 14:00

Hall: Exhibition Area 1st Floor


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