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Thursday, 28 April 2022

Dear reader,

Grab a coffee or tea and enjoy a well-deserved break with our April News Corner!


#Rotterdam Wonderful Weeds, blueprint photo's of Dutch sea weeds, in the manner of Anna Atkins, until 5 May in Gallery Untitled in Rotterdam.

#Munich The exhibit 'Venice. La Serenissima - Drawings and Prints from Four Centuries' is on show at the Pinakothek der Moderne. The exhibition explores how the 'serene city' of Venice has been imagined by artists for hundreds of years

#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.

#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 At the Krannert Art Museum (KAM) at the campus of the University of Illinois you can see 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!

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

#Kansas The exhibition in Wichita, Kansas: The International Block Print Renaissance Then and Now: A Centennial Celebration of Block Prints, is on show until 7 August 2022.


#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.

#job #conservator The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, has two vacancies at their conservation department: Junior conservator of Photographic Materials and Assistant to the conservation workshop of paper and photography. Both employments are for the duration of one year, 36 hours per week. DL: 1 May.

#gettyfellowship The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is delighted to announce a call for

applications for a paid 2-year early career curatorial fellowship supported by The Getty Foundation’s Paper Project. More info here! DL: 15 May.

#curatorialassistant The Clark, Williamstown, MA, is looking for a curatorial assistant for works on paper. Responsible for performing a variety of duties and project assignments related to curatorial functions. This is a full time, one year benefitted project position renewable for a second year. Apply here!

#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.

#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 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.


#conf The conference Photo Archives VIII: The Digital Photo Archive is organised by the Department of Media Studies at the University of Basel and the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max Planck Institute and takes place in Basel between 5-7 May. Find more details here.

#seminar George Abrams, a distinguished collector of Dutch drawings, will share insights and observations about his favorite works by Rembrandt in his own collection ad those at the Harvard Art Museums. Via zoom and free, on 8 May! Register here.

#colloquium Colloquium on prints and drawings from the School of Fontainebleau. Production, dissemination, audience, at the École nationale des chartes in Paris, between 9 and 10 June 2022.

#Jubilee Symposium of the journal Delineavit et Sculpsit takes place on May 13. The theme is 'Collecting Prints and Drawings in Albums'. Find more information here. The conference will be held in Dutch.


#acquisition The Amsterdam Museum announces the fine acquisition of six preliminary studies by Jan Luyken for illustrations in the book Martyrs Mirror (...) by Tieleman Jansz van Braght, which was published in Amsterdam in 1685.

#watermarks The Leocode Project is a new research tool for Leonardo da Vinci's watermarks, for art historians, conservators, and paper/book historians. Visit the website here!


See you in May!

The News Corner Team,

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators


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