The News Corner #2 - October 2017


Time flies, and here we are already with the second issue of The News Corner, to present you what’s going on in the graphic arts. We hope that this will help our community to grow more aware of people, projects and resources around us. This time we’re also introducing a new section: the description of a member’s project. Do you want to share yours as well? See how, at the bottom of this page! Enjoy the News.

12th October, 2017

Exhibitions, worldwide!

"Leonardo to Matisse: master drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection" opened on October 4th at the MET (until January 7th). Check also its related event: a free talk on collecting drawings on October 29th, 2pm.

Light up with some color at the National Gallery London, with the exhibition dedicated to Degas "Drawn in color" (Burrell Collection, Glasgow), until 7th May.

Vineyards and woodcuts are the protagonists of "Mira vitium natura", Gianni Verna and Gianfranco Schialvino's exhibition which opened on October 8th (until January 7th) at Villa della Regina (Torino).

"Dessins italiens de la Renaissance"

The Cabinet d'Arts Graphiques du Musée d'Art et d'Histoire in Genève is showing drawings from the collection of the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf (until January 7th).

Related event: a talk on 30th November-1st December.

Around 50 drawings by Domenico Piola will be on display in Palazzo Rosso Museum (Genoa) until January 7th, within a major event dedicated to Piola's frescoes and paintings.

On 18th October the Louvre will open "Dessiner en plein air: Dessiner en plein air. Variations du dessin sur nature dans la première moitié du 19e siècle", with around 100 drawings and etching. A colloque will take place on November 8th.

Some activities coming up in the next weeks:

A workshop on French almanacs is organised on October 16th at the Waddeson Manor (Aylesbury, UK) within the exhibition "Glorious Years: French Calendars from Louis XIV to the Revolution" (closing on October 29th).

A study day on large scale prints will take place on October 25th at the MET, email jillian.pfifferling@metmuseum.org by October 18th to join.

The symposium "Rembrandt: cross-disciplinary approaches to the master etcher" will be held at the Johnson Museum of Art - University of Cornell on October 28th, but the registration will close on the 23rd. The event will be livestreamed!

Upcoming conferences:

Last-minute: today, tomorrow and Saturday 14th October the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome is hosting Collecting Raphael. Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino nelle collezioni e nella storia del collezionismo.

Florence/Vinci, 19-20 October: Disegni, modelli, architettura e storia dell'arte.

Rome, Bibliotheca Hertziana, 25-27 October: Il colore nei disegni della prima età moderna - simbiosi e antagonismo.

Jobs etc.

The Kupferstichkabinett at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is looking for a new director!! Apply until October 26th!

You have time until the 1st November to send your application for the Graduate Internship Programme at the Getty Institute

There's an open position for a Hoehn Curatorial Fellow for Prints at the University of San Diego. Applications accepted until December 22nd, but the suitable candidate might be selected at anytime before that date, so... hurry up!

On the bookshelf:

Catherine H. Lusheck presents her Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing, Visual Culture in Early Modernity series, ed. Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio (London/New York: Routledge/Ashgate, 2017).

Description of a Member’s project

TUCHDRUCK JONAS & CLAUSZNITZER - silk scarves in a particular kind

Britta Jonas and Irina Claußnitzer the founders of TUCHDRUCK, have been printing silk scarves in small editions since 2013 using exclusively high-quality silk for their prints. The screen printing is carried out only by hand. The colours dry matt on the shiny fabric and so almost create the impression of a relief. Each design for the patterns of the scarves is made by on of the two artists, so looking carefully you can see a different hand and approach.

On Britta Jonas's scarves the gentle strokes and silhouettes whisper a story - little hobby horses that must be tamed with a lasso, quiet anglers beside even quieter pools and small, nimble gloved hands trying to arrange disorderly patterns. Irina Claußnitzer works with shapes and patterns combining, superimposing, sifting out until the final idea crystallizes. In this way abstract pictures are formed which combine or contrast depending on how the scarf has been tied. TUCHDRUCK JONAS & CLAUSZNITZER create something unique, lovingly-handcrafted, distinctive adornments and wearable works of art. www.tuchdruck.de

If you want to share your project in the next issues of The News Corner, write an email to arsgraphicacommunication@gmail.com.

Use the same address if you want to share news about exhibitions, conferences & other activities that you are organising, we'll make them go around in the community!

See you in two weeks!

Silvia Massa

AG news&communication coordinator

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