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We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.“” Henri Cartier-Bresson said this in 1997 talking about photojournalism, but I find his quote pretty inspiring in our times and in our field too. Thanks to technology everyone can be an image-maker, but we need to train our eyes to look into things and not just to see and click... maybe the holiday season can be a time to rest and to focus on this "clarity of the whole".


December 21, 2017

Born today: Masaccio, Italian painter (1401)


"Maria Sibylla Merian and the tradition of flower depiction" will be open until January 14 at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt.

Georg Baselitz, gravures 1997-2017 at the Musée des Beaux-Arts Le Locle (CH) will close on January 28.

The National Gallery in Prague is dedicating an exhibition to Wenceslaus Hollar ("in the service of the English nobility") at the Schwarzenberg Palace, closing December 31.

SAVE THE DATE! Appointments&deadlines in January

The Winterthur Research 2018-19 Fellowship Program offers short and long term fellowships in a broad range of topics and disciplines, deadline to send your application is January 15.

The KHI in Florence will host the workshop "Leerstellen graphischer Künste" (Empty spaces in the graphic arts) on January 18 and 19.

The Association for Prints Scholars is announcing its third Distinguished Scholar Lecture: "A Means to an End: The Process of Understanding French Prints" by Rémi Mathis (Curator, Department of Prints and Photographs, Bibliothèque nationale de France), taking place on January 26 in New York.


Digitization of German and Dutch Prints at the Kunsthalle Bremen

Since the beginning of September 2017 the Kupferstichkabinett at Kunsthalle Bremen is digitizing their German and Dutch prints and drawings of the 15th and 16th century, which are going to be available to the public as digital images for the first time. The project is complementing the digitisation procedures that began already in 2014.

The 12.000 works on paper belong to the former collection of Hieronymus Klugkist, who was senator to the city of Bremen and one of the founding fathers of the Kunstverein. He bequeted his art collection and library to the Kunsthalle in 1851. This heritage is an important part of the collection of the Kupferstichkabinett. Thanks to it one is able to get insights in the interests and work of a connoisseur in early 19th century Germany.

The project is curated by Nina Janssen (photo by Melanka Helms, taken from the press release)

Amongst other important Dutch and German artists, the complete printed oeuvre of Albrecht Dürer and over forty of his drawings and aquarelles are part of Klugkists collection. It will be reconstructed and published online based on archival material available to the team. The project is made possible by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, and Datasets will also be available at the Graphikportal and Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek.


We are taking a week off to go sk... ehm! to collect more infos from the graphic art world, so please note that our next "The News Corner" will be published on January 11, 2018!

Wishing all readers Merry Christmas

and all the best for the Holiday Season!

Silvia Massa

AG Communication Coordinator

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