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Thursday, 31 March 2022 Born on this day: Koenraad Tinel

Dear reader,

With the start of spring, we move forward to a spectacular April. Find the exhibitions, opportunities and call-for-papers below.


#Leiden The exhibitionSōsaku hanga’ at the Japan Museum SieboldHuis has been extended until 29 May 2022. With more than 150 works from the sōsaku hanga momevement on display, it shows the development of ‘creative prints’ in Japan. For the first time in Europe, an entire exhibition is dedicated to this movement, where the creative autonomy of Japanese print artists was most important.

#Bremen The Kunsthalle Bremen is presenting a selection of printed works by Hors Antes from the 1960s to the present in the exhibition: Horst Antes: Etchings. In addition to his paintings and sculptures Antes has created an extensive and diverse body of printed works. On show until 19 June.

#Chichester The Pallant House Gallery exhibit: Hockney to Himid: 60 Years of British Printmaking. The exhibition will chart how Britain emerged from the postwar years in the early 1960s, navigated the social changes of the 1970s and 1980s, and saw the ascendency of contemporary British art from the 1990s to the present day. Open until 24 April 2022.

#Silkeborg Until 15 may, the Museum Jorn will be showing the first retrospective exhibition in Scandinavia featuring the German artist Ralf Winkler (1939–2017) alias: A. R. Penck. The exhibit displays more than 150 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and graphic works by one of the most significant German artists to emerge after World War II.

#Dresden In the Kupferstich- Kabinett of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden you can see the exhibit: La Chine. It displays a 18th Century China-Collection, consisting of porcelain wares, over 1100 Chinese drawings and watercolour paintings on paper and silk, as well as woodcuts and coloured prints and with 850 chinoiserie prints. On show until 8 May.

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

#Berlin The Gemäldegalerie Berlin opened the exhibit: Fantastic Beasts in Graphic Art from the 15th to the 18th Century. On view until 12 June!

#Aberdeen The Art Gallery Aberdeen presents the exhibit: Francis Walker: Printing On. Frances Walker CBE RSA is one of Scotland’s most highly-regarded living artists. She was a founding member of the city’s Peacock Printmakers. This exhibition features six new co-published prints made by Walker at Peacock’s print studio workshop. On show until 12 June.

#Wellesley On view until 5 June in The Davis Museum at Wellesley College: Philosophers, Muses, and Gods. The Ancient World in Dutch and Flemish Prints.


#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 #lastchance 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.

#curatorialassistant Newfields, Indianapolis, is looking for a curatorial assistant, supporting the Curator of European Art (1800-1945), Associate Curator of European Art (before 1800), and Associate Curator of Works on Paper in the daily running of these three departments. DL: 14 April.

#grants The IFPDA Foundation provides grants ($1000-$3000) 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.

#summercourse #grants Art in Tuscany organises the summer course 'After Raphael.

From Raimondi to Neoclassicism: Raphaelesque Prints in Italian Collections', focusing on 18th and 19th century Italian prints (10-20 July 2022, Arezzo). Find the program and how to apply on their website! There are also grants available, covering the course fee and housing! DL: 15 April.

#course The two-part course 'The Art of Drawing' is an intensive introduction to the art of drawing from the 15th to the 19th century that is divided between a week at the NIKI in Florence (29 August-3 September 2022) and a week at the Fondation Custodia in Paris (2-7 January 2023), for MA students, PhD students and junior curators (under the age of 35) who wish to (further) specialize in the art of drawing. DL for applying: 1 May 2022.

#prize Master Drawings Association stimulates the disseminating knowledge in the field of Western draftsmanship since the Renaissance. Their Ricciardi Prize consists of $5000 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.

#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.

#curator #job Harvard University invites applications and nominations for the Philip Hofer Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts (P&GA) at Houghton Library. The position will remain posted until filled.

#job #curator Columbia University Libraries seeks a Curator to support and develop the fundamental collection-related activities of Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library’s Drawings & Archives division.


#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.

#cfp 'Mythical Pasts, Fantasy Futures: The Middle Ages in Modern Visual Culture' is an online symposium co-organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Haggerty Museum of Art (8-9 September), on the broad topic of how the Middle Ages appears in the contemporary imagination, and the legacies of medieval-inspired aesthetics in a wide variety of artistic traditions and media. Find their call for papers here. DL: 15 April 2022.

#cfp The Association of Print Scholars (APS) invites thematic proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2023 College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference to be held in New York, NY, February 15–18, 2023. DL: 15 April 2022.

#cfp #photography The editors of Philosophy of Photography invite contributions to a special issue: Violence! Photography’s ubiquity means that it touches all realms of life. It has arguably taken on a new and fundamental characteristic as the way that things emerge in heavily technologized societies. Violence is undoubtedly a determining category of this mode of society. Information on the submission can be found here. The special issue will appear in Autumn 2022. DL: 30 July.

#cfp As part of the 3-year project 'Intersexuality in pictures: gender fluidity in Medieval illuminated manuscripts', coordinated by Prof. Carla Rossi, and funded by the Stiftung für wissenschaftliche Forschung an der Universität Zürich, the Centre is organising an online conference on 14 October 2022. Find the details here. DL: 30 June.

#cfp #photography The aim of the International Conference 'Photographic Exhibitions in Italy in the 1970s: Spaces, Dialogues, Narratives' is to investigate and analyse the different venues and exhibition projects that showcased the contemporary photographic and visual arts culture in Italy in the 1970s.

Scholars and researchers of photographic history, contemporary art history and related disciplines are invited to propose unpublished and original contributions. Find more information here. DL: 30 May.

#cfp The Kranner Art Museum calls for papers for the symposium 'Early Modern Global Political Art' (20-21 October 2022). This symposium will investigate visual media that communicated political ideas, arguments, positions, and forms of resistance in the early modern period. DL: 31 May.


#seminar The seminar 'Black Print, Black Activism, Black Study' (25 - 29 July, Worcester, Massachusetts) will explore the relationship between Black print and Black activism during the long nineteenth century. More info here. DL for applications: 1 April.

#event and exhibit Carinna Parraman will be in conversation with artist Paul Coldwell on the role of printmaking within the work of Paula Rego and in particular her approach to etching, on 7 April 2022: Art of the Maker Series – Paula Rego’s Printmaking at the Arnolfini, Bristol, the event is in conjunction with exhibition Paula Rego : Subversive Stories, on show until 29 May 2022.


#network Print Exchanges is a network designed to facilitate research into incunable and early modern print culture and to support early and mid-career academics, especially those who may be marginalised. Find more info on their website!

#event Ars Graphica Dutch & Flemish visited the chalcography-collection of the Royal Library (KBR) in Brussels on 25 March! This collection holds over 9000 plates and woodblocks. The plates are still being printed by the museum and sold, so we could take a souvenir home :) Many thanks to the KBR for a really fun and interesting tour!


See you in April!

The News Corner Team,

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators


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