Printmaking to Think -Guangzhou, China

Bay Area Artists in China Art Scene –Phase 1

以版画思考--广州,三藩市版画交流展前言

Rebekah Miller, Come Through My Doorway, Digital print, 2008.

Artists / 出席艺术家

John-Mark Ikeda

Rebekah Miller

Jono Goodman

Simone Root

Michael Gilbert

Nicholas Price

Elizabeth Haslam

Roxane Schlumberger

Swing Zhou

Printmaking to Think is a cross-cultural art project whose mission is to promote and sustain printmaking as a valued art form. The first encounter will feature artists working in the Bay Area in an exhibition in Guangzhou, China in the summer of 2010 at Loft 345. The exhibition includes engravings, etchings, digital inkjet prints, lithographs, relief prints, digital photos, handmade books, and of course various combinations among materials, techniques, and mediums. The show strives to reinsert printmaking into the contemporary art world through the creation of a forum for discourse, exhibition, and creation. The project expands the boundaries of perception of printmaking and intends to create a space in which not only printmaking functions as a medium but as a vehicle to express the wider notion of contemporary art. Its purpose is to serve as an international open forum for dialogue on printmaking in a contemporary context as well as a site for international exhibitions for every artist whose goal is to think and create beyond the medium. Our aim is to expand audiences and opportunities within the art of printmaking, and foster new collaborations and networks in the artistic community and within many countries. Printmaking to Think attempts to not only think beyond a medium but beyond cultural and artistic boundaries by having a real encounter through exhibitions and discussions about the role of art today.

Curators: Charlotte Miller and Frida Cano –Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex scholar

Project Coordinator: Swing Zhou

Sponsor: Constance Corcoran Miller Foundation

Art show at Loft 345, Guangzhou, China
Art show at Loft 345, Guangzhou, China
Art show at Loft 345, Guangzhou, China

以版画思考--广州,三藩市版画交流展前言

版画,源于中国,再传入西方。版画艺术可以说是东西方文明互相交流的结晶。今日,我们在广州、三藩市这两个历史上一直是东西方文化交汇地的城市,以版画为平台,一起探讨版画如何迈向现代艺术。

在现代艺术的潮流中版画究竟是什么? 一种艺术媒介又是怎样影响艺术家的呢? 版画,如果不再只是某种技术,而是一种思维方式,那么以这种思维方式为基础的艺术作品又会是怎样的?“版画之思”,这个展览向观众展示在现代艺术作品中,艺术家怎样通过艺术媒介实现无限的想象力。以文化和艺术交流为前提,湾区的艺术家会在广州展览;而广州的艺术家会在三藩市展出作品。

今时今日,随着文化的全球化以及艺术界限的重叠,版画已经不再是从前的模样。制作版画的工具变成是一些高科技的产品,而不再是土豆和泥印,而且要求版画家有诸如炼金术或者外科手术一般的高超的技术。本次展览的艺术家本着对所谓“现代艺术”的质疑和挑战,展现版画在现代艺术中的先锋作用。作品包

括对空间的理解和转化,表达独立与公共环境的概念;印痕语言,具象或抽象的利用装置,书籍装帧和纸本作品向观众展示:这就是版画!

展览策划: Charlotte Miller, Frida Cano –Fundacion/Coleccion Jumex scholar,

召集人:周小颖

赞助:Constance Corcoran Miller Foundation

Art show at Loft 345, Guangzhou, China
Art show at Loft 345, Guangzhou, China
John Mark Ikeda
Jono Goodman
Lacey Haslam
Michael Gilbert
Nicholas Price
Rebekah Miller
Roxane Schlumberger
Simone Root
Swing Zhou

See the catalogue of the exhibition: Printmaking to Think catalogue

Printmaking to Think exhibition catalogue

More references can be found at:

http://www.swingzhou.com/Curatorial.html

Special thanks to:

Charlotte Miller

Constance Corcoran Miller Foundation

Swing Zhou

LOFT 345

Mr. Hanru Hou

Mr. Timothy Berry

Mr. Guangzhi Song

Miss Lisa and Mr. Jiafa Zhou

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