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Thursday, 30 March 2023

Born on this day: Francisco Goya (1746 - 1828)

Dear reader,

Welcome to the spring News Corner and all its blooming opportunities.


#Valkenswaard On view in the Dutch Museum of Lithography, Valkenswaard: The Toorop Line. The Toorop artist dynasty, consisting of Jan Toorop, his daughter Charley Toorop and grandson Edgar Fernhout, covers almost a hundred years of art history. With their individuality they leave an important mark on Dutch art history. Until 9 July.

#Leiden The exhibition 'The Riddles of Ukiyo-e: Women and Men in Japanese Prints,1765-1865' is now open at the Sieboldhuis in Leiden. On show until April 23rd.

#TheHague #Escher #jubilee On show in Escher in The Palace, The Hague: The Man Who Discovered Escher: Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita. In 2023 it is 125 years since Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) was born. Escher is a celebrated artist, but this would not have been the case had it not been for his mentor and good friend Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita (1868-1944). In this exhibition, the striking work of De Mesquita hangs alongside that of his most famous pupil. On view until 1 October.

In the Kunstmuseum Den Haag you can go see: Escher: Other World. His graphic works analyses the boundaries of space, landscape, perspective and illusion. Similarly Gijs Van Vaerenbergh explores notions of light and heavy, temporary and eternal, impossible architecture and infinity, through sculptural interventions.

#Amsterdam Peek over the shoulders of Rembrandt and his contemporaries: 74 drawings by Rembrandt, Bol, Maes, and others at The Rembrandt House Museum. The exhibition 'The Art of Drawing' runs from 18 March to 11 June 2023 at The Rembrandt House Museum.

#Amsterdam Women on Paper in the Print Cabinets of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam is on view until 30 May. 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.

#Vienna The exhibition 'Bruegel and his time' at the Albertina Museum presents a selection of some 90 works from the museum’s own holdings that exemplify this incomparable flourishing of drawing practices. Alongside famed masterpieces by Pieter Bruegel the Elder and outstanding drawings by artists such as Jan de Beer, Maarten van Heemskerck or Hendrick Goltzius, several newly restored works will be presented to a broader public. On show until 24 May.

#Geneva On view in the Museum of Art and History in Geneva until 28 May: Gravure en clair-obscur, devoted to the chiaroscuro technique of woodcutting, originating in Germany in the early 16th century. In the following century, the technique spread quickly across Europe. In Italy especially it was practiced with great sophistication.

#Venice A new exhibition and research centre for photography opened on 29 March in Venice: Le Stanze della Fotografia. They opened with an extensive and exhaustive retrospective devoted to Ugo Mulas, presenting an important selection of vintage images never exhibited before now. More info here!

#Milan At the Palazzo Reale the exhibit on Helmut Newton can be seen until 25 June.

#Oxford #2x The Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford, opened two interesting exhibitions. Invented Landscapes: How Old Masters drew Nature looks at how the genre of landscape developed, through a selection of drawings by artists from the Renaissance and Baroque period, including examples by Claude, Campagnola, Carracci and Cortona. "Illustrious Persons" Immortalising the Faces of Bureaucracy, Robert Nanteuil 1623-1678 is a selection of portrait prints by the 17th century French master Robert Nanteuil immortalising the court and officials of Louis XIV in France and coming from the collection of Henry Aldrich (who died in 1710). Both on view until 22 May!

#Cambridge On view in The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge: Bearing Witness? Violence and Trauma on Paper. Spanning almost 400 years, this display of prints and drawings explores some of the ways artists have responded to (and experienced) political violence and social injustice. Until 2 April.

#Chicago On March 2 the new exhibition opened at the Newberry Library: 'Pop-Up Books through the Ages explores the extensive history of interactive texts. Since the 1400s, readers have been lifting flaps, spinning dials, and opening elaborate three-dimensional spreads in the pages of books. You can go see this extraordinary exhibit until July 15th.

#NewYork In The Met: Berenice Abbott’s New York Album, 1929. In January 1929, after eight years in Europe, the American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) boarded an ocean liner to New York City for what was meant to be a short visit. Upon arrival, she found the city transformed and ripe with photographic potential.

#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.


#fellowship #soonclosing Deadline tomorrow (31 March)! The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking for a Suzanne Andree Curatorial Fellow in Prints. Apply here.

#stipend The HAB in Wolfenbütel can offer a stipend thanks to the Dr. The Günther Findel Foundation and the Rolf and Ursula Schneider Foundation. The programs are open to applicants from Germany and abroad from all historically oriented disciplines. The decisive factor is that the topic of the work requires intensive use of the library's holdings. DL: 1 April.

#jobs At the Special Collections at the University Library in Leiden there are three focused project employee job calls. The deadline for all jobs is 3 April:

#job #collectorsmarks Since 2010, the Fondation Custodia in Paris has been publishing an updated and expanded online edition of Frits Lugt’s Les Marques de collections de dessins & d’estampes (1921 and 1956). In order to strengthen the team that manages and enriches the database, the Fondation Custodia is recruiting a Research Associate. The candidate will collaborate in researching collectors’ marks on drawings and prints, writing the resulting database entries, and managing the documentation. DL: 1 April.

#job The Research Library & Study Room for Prints and Drawings of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, has a vacancy for an Information Specialist. They are looking for someone with an art historical background and experience in handling works on paper, and knowledge of printed and digital sources on (art)history. DL: 10 April.

#job #curator The Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (COFAM) is seeking a curator for the Achenbach Foundation of Graphic Arts. The vacancy is open until filled. Apply here!

#prize #drawings Submissions are now being accepted for the 6th Annual Ricciardi Prize of $5,000! The award is given to the best new and unpublished article on a drawing topic (of any period) by a scholar under the age of 40. The winning submission will be published in a 2024 issue of Master Drawings. DL: 15 November 2023.


#cfp #aps The Association of Print Scholars invites thematic proposals for its sponsored panel at the 112th College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference to be held in Chicago (IL) February 14–17, 2024.

The APS-sponsored panel may be related to any period, theme, or aspect of print scholarship. We encourage proposals that transcend chronological or geographic boundaries, as well as those that engage current theoretical interests in materialism, archival theory, bibliographic studies, history of ideas, or social history, including feminism and critical race studies. DL: 7 April 2023.

#cfp #color Journal18 is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the art and culture of the long eighteenth century from around the globe. The journal calls for papers on the subject of #Color for their future issue of spring 2024. More info here. DL: 1 April 2023.

#cfp De Montfort University is calling for book chapter contributions to an edited volume on censorship and visual culture; an initiative following the successful delivery of the two-day workshop Censorship & Visual Culture, hosted in 2022 at De Montfort University, UK. DL: 20 April 2023.

#cfp The editors of Philosophy of Photography invite contributions to a special issue: 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 'The Visionary Drawing and its Knowledge: Orients' on 7-8 December 2023 is a workshop organised as part of the research programme The visionary drawing and its knowledge, by the University of Strasbourg Institute of Advanced Studies – USIAS. The workshop proposes to question the way in which oriental resources nourish an 'other' or an 'elsewhere' of the visible that bursts into the phenomenal world (Henry 1988); and whether the invisible underlies it, opposes it or intertwines with it. They call for papers on these ideas. DL: 30 April 2023.

#cfp The project “Antiquitatum Thesaurus: Antiquities in European Visual Sources from the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries”, hosted at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte Munich organize a series of colloquia in 2023-2024 on the topic “Visualizing Antiquity. On the Episteme of Drawings and Prints in the Early Modern Period". For the next session: 'The Episteme of Early Modern Drawings and Prints' in Berlin, 28–29 Sep 23, find information here. DL: 30 April.

#cfp The upcoming issue of Photographica (Spring 2024): On the value(s) of photographs: production, mechanisms, sources' wishes to interrogate and broaden the history of photographic value(s) and prices over a long time frame, proposing to consider it a chapter in a materialist and material history of photography, through its consumption as image and practice, in France as well as all the territories where it expanded. Find the details here. DL: May 22, 2023


#printfair #London The London Original Print Fair at Somerset House started today, until Sunday 2 April. Get your tickets here!

#printfair #Baltimore Also from today until Sunday: The Baltimore Fine Print Fair, showcasing the latest contemporary art in prints from over twenty galleries, dealers, and print publishers from across the U.S.

#conf Interdisciplinary workshop 'Co-operative Processes in Relation to Early Photography' as part of the FWF project "Co-operative Art Techniques" organised by the University of Graz, takes place April 20-22, 2023. Sign up here.

#conf The University of Westminster, London (UK) organizes the 2-day conference 'In the Photographic Darkroom' (online/London, 8-9 Jun 23). This event hosts a critical conversation about the largely overlooked space of the darkroom, and outlines new ways to research, theorize, and interpret the roles that it has played in our modern world.

#lectureseries 'A Material World: Private vs. Public' is an online lecture series hosted by the Warburg Institute London which focuses on the reconstruction of life in the past through objects and materials, the people who made them and the people who used them. It explores a range of artifacts which interrogate concepts of private and public domains from the late Middle Ages to the early modern period. Find more information here.

#symposium You can register now for the symposium Photomechanical Prints: History, Technology, Aesthetics, and Use in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. The symposium takes place from 31 October until 2 November.


#documentary Accompanying the exhibit at the #MET you can see a bio documentary movie (1992) on Berenice Abbott. She is remembered today as a pioneer of street photography, but she also captured portraits of the artistic elite in Paris and Harlem and pushed the field of scientific photography forward at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


See you next month!

The News Corner Team,

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators


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