Thursday, April 28, 2016

Schneidertempel'da Sergi


İZMİRLİ KARİKATÜRİST MENEKŞE ÇAM SCHNEIDERTEMPEL SANAT MERKEZİNDE

İzmirli karikatür sanatçısı Menekşe Çam, 6-29 mayıs tarihlerinde Schneidertempel Sanat Merkezi’nde 4. kişisel sergisi ile eserlerini karikatür severlere sunuyor. 25 yıl süren resim öğretmenliği görevinden 2013’te emekli olarak karikatür çalışmalarını ve etkinliklerini hızlandıran sanatçının eserlerinde, çağdaş mizah anlayışı ile bazen duygusal ve anaç, bazen hınzırca ve ironik yaklaşımlar dikkat çekiyor. Sanatçı 2007’de başladığı karikatür kariyeri boyunca gerek editoryal, gerek GAG karikatürler, gerekse portre karikatürler üzerine 500’e yakın çalışma ortaya koymuş bulunuyor. Ulusal etkinlikler ve sergilerin yanı sıra özellikle uluslararası alanda daha fazla aktif olmaya çaba gösteren Menekşe Çam, biri ulusal diğerleri uluslararası olmak üzere 12 ödüle sahip. Çalışmaları yerel basında ve yurt dışında çeşitli dergi ve gazetelerde yayınlanmış ve bir çok karma sergiye katılmıştır. 2010 yılında bir ay ara ile iki uluslararası sergi organize etmiştir.

Halen Hollanda merkezli bir karikatür sitesi ile sözleşmeli çalışmakta olan sanatçının en iyi eserleri arasından seçilmiş olan sergisi , 6-29 mayıs tarihlerinde izleyicileriyle buluşacaktır.

Adres: Schneidertempel Sanat Merkezi, Bankalar Caddesi, Felek sokak no:1 Karaköy

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Cartoon Home Network International

Interview with Turkish cartoonist Menekşe Çam;
1- Who are you as a cartoonist?
- As a cartoonist (especially about the editorial cartoons) I liken myself to a cat. A cat ready to explore, sharpening his nails, watching and waiting for the most appropriate moment to attack. ;)
2- When was the first drawing for you, can you tell us plz?
- I drew my first cartoon themed "Traffic in Turkey" in 2007. In fact I drew three cartoons and sent them to a national competition with a great courage. One of them was selected for the exhibition and for the catalog with the second one. Now it adorns a book's cover "Here is Turkey" titled written by a psychologist.
3- Did you study art in an Academy?
Yes, I did. I was graduated from Department of painting Faculty of Education at 9 Eylül Universityin İzmir. I worked as an art teacher for many years and I retired in 2013.
4- What does inspire you when you are drawing everyday?
I must admit that I don't draw a cartoon every day. Remember the cat! Anything can inspire me but sometimes I have to wait for having a good mood or ripening of the fruit (idea).
5- Dear Menekse, could you please tell us about your artistic life? Do you think that there is freedom of expression in the world which we live? Could you please tell us about your experience in your country?
- As I told, I'm an art teacher. I never can cut my ties completely with painting art but since I drew my first cartoons, I feel I'm happier with cartooning. I hope it's happy with me too. ;)
I often participate to national and international contests and exhibitions. A lot of works by me are published in humor magazines and art magazines in Turkey, in Eulenspiegel Humor Magazine and Stern web magazine (Germany), in New Internationalist magazine and 7Days newspaper (United Kingdom), in Al Nas daily newspaper (Iraq). Also as the cover of edition dec-jan of Smarteemag-2013 (Edith Piaf caricature) in France-Paris, and as the cover of the book titled “Burası Türkiye” by Prof. Dr. Erol Özmen-2010. Also some of them are exhibited in Underground Exhibitions in Berlin, in the special exhibitions (Spain, Brazil, Bulgaria and Italy).
I have opened my first individual cartoon and caricature exhibition at 19th-25th october 2009 in Izmir. My second individual exhibition was organized by Izmir University in Necdet Doganata Art Gallery at 4-7th march 2015. And my third individual exhibition was organized by Karaburun Municipality in Cartoon House (april 2015). Also I have organized two international cartoon exhibitions in 2010.

PRIZES;
2008 - The 2nd prize- İ.B.B. "Books and Libraries" themed national cartoon competition.
2008 - Award of Excellence in China (LM).
2009 - The Best Cartoon Prize in Korea (DICACO).
2010 - Honorable mention in the international cartoon competition "Beer" themed (The Golden Keg) – Slovakia.
2011 - "Silver prize" in 7th Syria International cartoon competition themed "Plastic Surgery".
2012 - “Golden Pulya” in 5th Cyprus Aysergi Pulya International Festival.
2013- “Special Prize” in HumoDEVA international cartoon competition- Romania.
2013- “Grand Prize” in cartoon competition themed “ Building Bridges” organized by National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia-USA.
2014- “Success Award” in 31st Aydın Dogan international cartoon competition.
2014- “Special Award” in 7th Oscarfest cartoon contest-Croatia.
2015- “Special Award” in 4th International Olive Cartoons Contest - Cyprus

-There is no freedom of expression in my country during AKP government. Editorial cartooning is a form of activism. They are like a captain's logbook. Also they are valuable documents that shed light on the future while the mainstream media are offering an one-sided representation of local or international events. So some cartoonists were faced with arrested and imprisonments.
The government has banned first Twitter, later YouTube two years ago. But I must say that while the number of Turkish users on twitter were 7 million before the ban, it reached 10 million at the end of the first day of the ban. In the same way the people continued to use YouTube after the ban. We became a kind of a specialist of IT by finding various ways to exceed the bans. :D So the bans don't affect us. Even it inspires us to draw more editorial cartoons and to publish them on the internet.
An international exhibition themed Gezi Resistance was organized in Didim in 31st August 2013 in my country.
The exhibition was opened at 14.30. In the night of the same day at 00:15 the works which had a great interest of the public were confiscated by the decision of the prosecutor's office. There were ten cartoons by ten cartoonists in the exhibition. One of them was mine. The cartoons were arrested and tried. Fortunately the organizer was a quite good lawyer. :).

Thank you dear Menekşe ÇAM
Cartoon Home Network Internaional
C.H.N.I
2016



Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Freedom of Press


Erdogan asked for freedom of press at Working Journalists' Day :D

Erdoğan Çalışan Gazeteciler Gününde Basın Özgürlüğü istedi. :D

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Chevron Oil Spill

Chevron Oil Spill in Ecuador
The Chevron oil spill in the Ecuadorian rainforest is one of the biggest environmental disasters in world history. More than 30.000 indigenous people and farmers are exposed to the poisonous spills. In 2011, the Supreme Court in Ecuador ordered Chevron to pay more than 9 billion US dollars to compensate the victims and to cleanup of their lands. However, Chevron refuses to pay and has promised the victims “a lifetime of law suits”. CM

Chevron Petrol Sızıntısı
Ülkemizde de Karadeniz'de 2013 ten beri petrol aramaları yapan dünyanın en büyük petrol şirketlerinden biri olan Chevron, 2006 yılından beri Ekvador Yağmur Ormanlarını petrol sızıntısı ile kirletmekte. Bu sızıntı, dünya tarihinin en büyük çevre felaketlerinden biridir. 30.000'den fazla yerli halk, canlılar ve çiftçiler zehirli atıklara maruz kalmaktadır. 2011 yılında, Ekvador Anayasa Mahkemesi Chevron Petrol Şirketini mağdurlara tazminat ve topraklarının temizlenmesi için 9 milyar dolardan fazla ödemeye mahkum etti. Ancak, Chevron ödemeyi reddediyor ve mağdurlara davanın "bir ömür boyu" süreceği sözünü veriyor.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Detainee Themis


The journalists who writing the truts are arrested. We live in a period that is an honor to be arrested.There is no freedom of expression, there is no democracy, there is no human rights.
In the name of freedom of expression and free press; It is dedicated to Can Dündar, Erdem Gül and to all the journalists who are arrested.

Tutuklu Adalet
İfade özgürlüğü ve Özgür Basın adına; Can Dündar, Erdem Gül ve tutuklanan tüm gazetecilere ithaf edilmiştir.
...and it's daily toon on toonpool.com :)

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Upcoming Election

It's a very dirty political game in Turkey. We all are afraid of it will continue until the elections.

Friday, October 9, 2015

14.th Olive Fest and 4th International Cartoon Contest Award Ceremony-Cyprus/Kyrenia













This year 14th Olive festival hosted  many organized international events in Kyrenia on 2-6 October. The winners of 4th international olive cartoons contest received their prizes on 6th october. The cartoonists had city tours, funny moments and a workshop with children. Also they drew live caricatures.

Bu yıl 14. sü düzenlenen uluslararası Zeytin festivali 2-6 ekim tarihlerinde Girne'de pek çok etkinliğe sahne oldu. Festival kapsamında düzenlenen 4. karikatür yarışması ödülleri 5 ekim akşamı sahiplerini buldu. Festival boyunca karikatüristler çizimler yaptı, bol bol gezdi, eğlenceli anlar yaşadı ve Mehmet Kahraman'ın yönettiği atölye çalışmasına katıldı.
Festivale ve  ödül törenine katılan sanatçılar - Participating Cartoonists );
Vladimir STANKOVSKI - Sırbistan ( Birincilik Ödülü)
Muammer KOTBAS - Türkiye ( Üçüncülük Ödülü )
Özel Ödül alanlardan;
Farzane VAZIRITABAR, İran
Kürşat ZAMAN, Türkiye
Valeri ALEXANDROV, Bulgaristan
Makhmud ESHONKULOV, Özbekistan
Ali MIRAEE, İran
Cengiz BEYSOYDAN, Kuzey Kıbrıs
Tsocho PEEV, Bulgaristan
Halit KURTULMUŞ AYTOSLU, Türkiye
Menekşe ÇAM, Türkiye)
Kurum Ödülleri alanlardan;
Mehmet KAHRAMAN, Türkiye
Leyla Çınar ALGÜL, Kıbrıs
Andrea PECCHIA, İtalya
Hakan BORAL, Kıbrıs
Shahram REZAI, İran