For the last six years KoMASK has organised a European contest for graduated masters in painting. We prepared this event at the beginning of the year but all of a sudden Belgium went in lockdown. Luckily the invitation for that event had not been sent yet.
When most of the European Academies were already closed for summer recess, Belgium was still in lockdown. At that moment we decided to postpone this year’s event. But now, out of the idea that policymakers and virologists are spreading the corona horror to last for several more years, we decided to pick up our yearly event in a version adapted to the current health situation.
We want to edit a book, similar to the ones we realised before, in which every participating academy will have the opportunity to promote itself in two pages and every nominated master will have a text and three illustrations. All participants will receive a number of editions for free. We will present this book in the media and spread it in libraries.
We thank everyone for helping us to realise this initiative, especially those who support us from within the academies. We immensely regret the fact of not being able to organise a proper competition but we strongly believe in a steady continuation of our initiative. If Covid/Corona persists in disturbing our society, as most dark predictors foresee, the next edition will probably have a digital exhibition. We thank everyone in advance for helping us realise this annual book.