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Invitation for children to participate in the 49th International children's exhibition of fine art Lidice 2021

The International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice (ICEFA Lidice) was established in 1967 to commemorate the child victims from the Czech village of Lidice murdered by German Nazis, as well as all other children who have died in wars.
Although national initially, this exhibition became an international one in 1973 and since then it has become well known among children and teachers not only in our country but literally all over the world. In recent years, more than 25,000 very good works of art have come regularly by children not only from the Czech and Slovak republics but also from other 60-70 countries, including such distant ones as Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka or Zimbabwe.

A hundred years ago, in his drama R.U.R., the Czech writer Karel Čapek used the word 'robot' for the first time. Thinking about how to call artificial workers, he sought advice with his brother, the painter Josef Čapek. "Call them Robots," murmured Josef Čapek over his brush. So, the Slavic word for forced labour, "robota", became the basis for the word known all over the world.  

It would be interesting to see what Karel Čapek would write today when various appliances are much more present in our life, residing on our desks and in our pockets. In the meantime, robots assumed many different forms; they are helping at home, in production processes as well as in medicine and the question arises whether they do not lead us into blind alleys in some aspects. A recommendation concerning ethical principles of artificial intelligence will be one of the topics of the UNESCO General Conference in 2021. 

The 49th International Children's Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice features the following theme: ROBOT AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE


SUBTHEMES:

  • What the robot can(not) do
  • Inside the machine
  • R.U.R.: Robots in literature and film
  • Year 2021
  • Development and kinds of artificial intelligence
  • Technology and ethics
  • Data
  • Nanorobots

ART TECHNIQUES: 

  • Drawing, painting
  • Printmaking
  • Mixed media
  • Photography
  • Film/animation
  • Art objects (ceramics, metal, wood, textile, paper). 

More information on the conditions of participation can be found on the official page of the Lidice 2021 exhibition. Closing of the registration will be on February 19, 2021.