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Saturday 5 March 2022 Born on this day: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770)

Hello readers,

With a little delay due to issues with the website, please find this month's Ars Graphica news below!


#London In the Dulwich Picture Gallery you can go see the exhibition 'Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011): Radical Beauty', until 18 April 2022. This is the first major UK exhibition of woodcuts by the leading Abstract Expressionist.

#NY Whitney Museum of American Art, opened the exhibition: Labyrinth of Forms: Women and Abstraction, 1930–1950. Women were key figures in modernist avant-garde art groups, often taking on leadership roles. They also wrote and lectured on abstraction and advanced methods of making, particularly in print media. On show until 13 March 2022.

#NY At the Met, New York: Cruel Radiance, Photography, 1940s-1960s. The show explores the flourishing of photography as a medium between World War II and the Vietnam War and focuses on recent gifts. On view until 1 May 2022.

#Chichester The Pallant House Gallery now shows the exhibit: Hockney to Himid: 60 Years of British Printmaking. Open until 24 April 2022.

#Otterlo Still on view in the Kröller-Müller Museum until 8 May: Aged well. Three centuries of drawings from the Kröller-Müller collection. It is not widely known that Helene Kröller-Müller also collected many drawings. A selection of the hundred finest and most exceptional old drawings has been made, from the 16th to the early 19th century.

#Champaign The Krannert Art Museum (KAM) at the campus of the University of Illinois opened the exhibition: Sacred/Supernatural: Religion, Myth, and Magic in Early Modern European Prints. It is on show until 15 May.

#Amsterdam #photography From 28 January until 6 June in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: Vincent Mentzel. Vincent Mentzel (1945) has long been one of the Netherlands most iconic photographers. As a photojournalist at NRC Handelsblad he helped define the news image.

#Zurich #lastchance Exhibition 'Baroque Brilliance: Drawings and Prints by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione' is currently on show at Kunsthaus Zürich. The exhibition includes examples of the unprecedented monotype technique.

#Berlin The Gemäldegalerie Berlin just opened the exhibit: Fantastic Beasts in Graphic Art from the 15th to the 18th Century.


#job #assistantcurator The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco is looking for an assistant curator of Prints, Drawing and Photographs. The application is open until filled! Apply here.

#paperconservation #fellowship The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX, is looking for a post graduate-candidate for their two-year advanced training fellowship in the conservation of works on paper. Apply here!

#grants The Printing Historical Society awards grants (£500- £1000) to support historical research in printing technology, the printing and related industries, printed materials and artefacts, type and typefounding, print culture, and the history of printing processes and design. DL: 31 March.

#fellowships Doctoral fellowships at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. The HAB functions as one of Europe’s most important research libraries. Its unique rare book and manuscript holdings and special collections, such as print, painting and historical map collections, are famous all around the world. Applicants may apply for a fellowship of between 2 and 10 months. More info on their website. DL: 1 April.

#grants The IFPDA Foundation provides grants ($1,000-$3,000) to museums and non-profit organizations for exhibitions, publications, and educational projects that promote greater awareness and understanding of printmaking as an artistic medium. More info and applying on their website. DL: 15 April.

#prize Master Drawings Association stimulates the disseminating knowledge in the field of Western draftsmanship since the Renaissance. Their Ricciardi Prize consists of $5,000 for the best new and unpublished article on a drawings topic (of any period) by a scholar under the age of 40. Submissions for the 5th Annual Ricciardi Prize should be submitted by: 15 November 2022.


#cfp The André-Chastel Center (Sorbonne) and l’Institut de recherche sur la Renaissance, l’âge Classique et les Lumières (Montpellier) organise a conference on the discourse, literary uses and social practises on around engraving in France and Europe between the 16th and 18th centuries (17-18 November 2022). DL: 20 March 2022.

#cfp #photography #film Counter Image International Conference and Photo Impulse research project are calling for papers for the conference 'Decolonizing visuality' (Lisbon, 13-15 July 2022). Photo Impulse investigates the photographic and film productions of the geodesic, geographical and anthropological missions to Portugal’s formerly occupied territories in Africa and Asia. More info on their website (in Portuguese). Information in English is available here. DL: 31 March 2022.


#symposium 'Collecting, Curating, and Consuming American Popular Graphic Arts Yesterday and Today' is a virtual symposium on 25 March 2022, organized by the Library Company of Philadelphia. The symposium seeks to examine changing and innovative directions in how historical popular graphic art is curated, interpreted, and used. Register here!

#symposium The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, in collaboration with the University of Leuven and the Université Libre de Bruxelles, are organizing an international symposium on the role of paper in European avant-garde art during the first half of the 20th century. The symposium will take place in Brussels, 23-25 March.


#outnow Out now: 'Blinded by Curiosity. The Collector-Dealer Hadriaan Beverland (1650-1716) and his Radical Approach to the Printed Image' by dr. Joyce Zelen. This book explores a phenomenon in the history of print collecting that has never been extensively investigated: the cutting and pasting of prints in the Early Modern period. The book focuses on the colourful Dutch classical scholar and libertine Hadriaan Beverland (1650-1716). Buy it here!

#libraries The Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) and KU Leuven Libraries announced an agreement with Google to share a large portion of important digitized documents reflecting the rich cultural and historical heritage located in the libraries. Find more info here!


See you again at the end of this month!

The News Corner Team,

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators


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