The Earth’s uncertain future by 363 cartoonists in ‘Terra Quo Vadis?’

An exhibition of political cartoons by artists from 57 countries opened yesterday at the Museum of Modern Greek Art in the municipality of Rhodes, to run until September 16. The theme of the 363 entries was «Terra Quo Vadis?» and it gave the artists the opportunity to use humor and sadness to show man’s responsibility for the state of the world. The unbridled exploitation of natural resources as well as pollution, the hole in the ozone layer and the greenhouse effect were all represented in the cartoons. The biennial Cartoon Exhibition of Rhodes attracts many of the world’s foremost representatives of the genre. Kathimerini’s own Ilias Makris won the prize for the best Greek entry for a cartoon published in K, the Sunday supplement, in April of this year. The Archelaos Prize, in memory of the Greek cartoonist of the same name and established by his son Evangelos Antonaros, who is also the deputy government spokesman, went to Penelope-Niki Fotopoulou. The Critics’ Committee was composed of Michalis Kountouris, Spyros Ornerakis, Vangelis Pavlidis, Aris Malandrakis, Costas Betinakis and the artist Stephopoulos. Their prize went to Angel Boligan Corbo from Mexico.