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Thursday, 26 January 2023

Born on this day: Paula Rego (1935-2022)

Dear reader,

Enjoy a warming tea-break with our selection of opportunities and exhibitions in this January's News Corner!


#Amsterdam Don't miss it! Women on Paper in the Print Cabinets of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. With a selection of drawings, prints and photographs by Gesina ter Borch, Berthe Morisot, Käthe Kollwitz, Thérèse Schwartze and others, Women on Paper is a presentation about female artists who left their mark on art history. On view until 30 May.

#Berlin Artist Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt was honoured with the Hannah Höch Prize 2022 for her extensive oeuvre, which includes paintings, drawings and, in particular, typewriter graphics. In conjunction with the award, the artist presents a solo exhibition at the Kupferstichkabinett – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin: Like a Spider in a Web, until 5 February 2023.

#Portland Human | Nature, 150 Years of Japanese Landscape Prints. Selected from the Portland Art Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition explores Japan’s journey with and through nature during the 19th century and into the modern age through the lens of landscape prints. On view until 7 May.

#SanDiego Soon in the University Galleries of San Diego: Fake News & Lying Pictures: Political Prints in the Dutch Republic, on view from 10 February until 12 May. The prints in this exhibition caused international incidents, were part of coordinated propaganda campaigns, and shaped collective memory. Dutch printmakers used trolling tactics long before the invention of the internet.

#Detroit The Detroit Institute of Arts presents Printmaking in the Twenty-First Century, an exhibition that celebrates the range and ingenuity of artwork by contemporary printmakers, featuring more than 60 prints, posters and artists’ books by local, national and international artists. On view until 9 April 2023.

#London The British Museum London shows "Art on paper - since 1960 - the Hamish Parker collection". From Lucian Freud to Kiki Smith, life drawing to minimalism and etching to collage, this exhibition spans an intriguing range of styles and techniques used in art on paper from 1960 to today. On show until 5 March 2023.

#Miami The solo presentation "A Little Higher" at the Lowe Art Museum features nearly fifty works by Chicago-born artist Charles White (1918–79). White's “images of dignity” invite to contemplate his subjects' humanity, self-worth, and agency while also acknowledging the nefarious effects of systemic racism. On show until 26 February 2023.

#Yonkers At the Hudson River Museum you can go see the exhibit: 'Matrix: Prints by Women Artists, 1960–1990' (until 2 April 2023). The show explores how printmaking served as a creative stepping stone to enter the male-dominated art market.

#MET #photo The MET NY just opened a new photo exhibit. On the centennial of the photographer’s birth, Richard Avedon: MURALS will bring together three of these monumental works, some as wide as 35 feet. For Avedon, the murals expanded the artistic possibilities of photography, radically reorienting viewers and subjects in a subsuming, larger-than-life view.


#stipendia There are several funding opportunities in Wolfenbüttel. The Herzog August Library’s scholarship program offers stipendia for applicants at all stages of their academic career. The core condition for funding is the centrality of the Wolfenbüttel collections for the development of the respective project. All programs are international and interdisciplinary. Find details here. DL: 31 January.

#curator Linda Hall Library, Kansas City, is seeking an Assistant Curator of Rare Books to join its Collections department. The Library holds one of the best and most comprehensive collections of rare printed science, technology, and engineering works in the world. DL: 31 January.

#assisantcurator The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, seeks an Assistant Curator of Paintings and Drawings. The post holder will assist in and contribute to the development, care of, documentation and research, presentation, and interpretation of British, European and increasingly global paintings, drawings and illustrations from the Renaissance to the contemporary. DL: 7 February.

#fellowship The Frick Collection announces the availability of a two-year predoctoral fellowship for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum: The Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship. DL: 24 February.

#fellowship Yale University, Newhaven CT, seeks candidates for the Florence B. Selden fellowship. Reporting to the Curators of Prints and Drawings at the Yale University Art Gallery, the Florence B. Selden Fellow will supervise the department’s active study room and act as the primary liaison between the department and faculty teaching from the collections of works on paper. DL: 31 March.

#curator Yale University is looking for a Curator for the Visual Arts at the Medical Library. The curator develops, interprets, and supports a robust collection of prints, posters, drawings, photography, and other visual materials.

#coordinator With a lush collection of art on paper, the ETH Zürich Graphic Collection is one of the most important in Switzerland and enjoys an international reputation. ETH Zürich offers an exciting and challenging job with a focus on the modern online collection platform MuseumPlus RIA and its interfaces. For the Graphic Collection team, they are looking for an employee / team coordinator for the Digital Collection at the Graphic Collection, initially for a limited period until December 31, 2023. Find further details here.


#cfp #photography The History and Theory of Photography Research Centre at Birkbeck, University of London, organizes a one-day workshop on the topic of Photographic Societies and Camera Clubs on 25 May 2023. Find their call for papers here. DL for proposals: 6 February 2023.

#cfp The editors of Philosophy of Photography invite contributions to a special issue of the journal: Expanded Visualities: Photography and Emerging Technologies. DL: 1 May 2023.

#cfp Leiden University calls for chapters on 'Oikography: Homemaking through Photography'. Can photography become a means of homemaking? If so, how does this representational medium deal with home as something that is not necessarily limited to the photographic frame. They welcome English abstracts of approximately 250 words that engage with and reflect on the theme of oikography through contemporary photographic practices and discourses. DL: 15 April 2023.

#cfp #magazine The international digital scholarly journal MDCCC1800,calls for papers for the publication of No. 12 (2023) (Edizioni Ca'Foscari). With the theme "Drawing in the 19th Century Arts: Architecture, Landscape, Photography" the issue has an emphasis on application in architecture, environmental and landscape studies, and in the history of photography and printing. Deadline for abstracts: 8 January 2023. Deadline for paper 26 February 2023.

#prize #2x The APS Collaboration Grant funds public programs and projects that foster collaboration between members of the print community and/or encourage dialogue between the print community and the general public. The grant carries a maximum award of $1,000. Projects should provide new insights into printmaking and introduce prints to new audiences.

The APS also invites applications for the ninth Schulman and Bullard Article Prize. The Prize is given annually to an article published by an early-career scholar that features compelling and innovative research on fine art prints or printmaking. The award, which carries a $2,000 prize, is generously sponsored by Susan Schulman and Carolyn Bullard.

Deadline for both submissions: 31 January 2023.


#request Supported by the Getty Paper Project, the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam is conducting in-depth research into four print series published by Ambroise Vollard and printed by Auguste Clot between 1896 and 1900: Paysages et intérieurs by Edouard Vuillard; Quelques aspects de la vie de Paris by Pierre Bonnard; Amour by Maurice Denis; and Paysages by Ker-Xavier Roussel. They are compiling a scholarly catalogue reconstructing the genesis of these series and are hoping to come into contact with institutions and individuals worldwide that have works of one or several of these artists in their collection. The Van Gogh museum further writes: "We would be grateful to receive information on any of such works that might be in your collection. We are interested in all works of art by the four Nabis artists that are in any possible way related to the four aforementioned print series. [...] By joining forces we can create extraordinary insights into the complex artistic processes that preceded the final edition of these masterpieces of printmaking, in this way benefiting scholars, curators and private collectors all around the world." To contribute to and get in touch for details:


#watch The MET has wonderful shorts clips. Check out this vid on the James Van Der Zee archive. The world-renowned chronicler of Black life in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance and for decades thereafter, Van Der Zee was a virtuoso portraitist and one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century.

#learn The exciting research by Mireille Linck accompanying the Piranesi exhibition at the Boijmans van Beuningen museum depot Rotterdam can be found here.

#read Interested in #Spanish history and culture and the graphic arts? Check out this print focused magazine based in Spain, the Grabado y Edición/ Print and Art Edition Magazine!


See you next month!

The News Corner Team,

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators


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