MAC-USP presents international conference on printmaking

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Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art of USP and with the co-organization of the Terra Foundation for American Art, the International Conference Atelier 17 – Engraving in Brazil and the United States: 1900 to 1950. The event takes place at MACUSP on the 11th and 12th of April 2019, and will be held within the scope of the exhibition Atelier 17 and Modern Printmaking in the Americas, which is on display at the museum until June 2, 2019. The organization also promotes the free mini-course The Women of Atelier 17 with the North American independent curator Christina Weyl and the production of a bilingual publication (Portuguese/English).

Modern North American printmaking experienced an unprecedented period in the first half of the 20th century, due in part to the emergence of professional studios, printmaking departments at US universities, and associations specializing in the dissemination of printmakers. In 1940, British artist Stanley William Hayter moved his atelier 17 from Paris to New York, where he established himself as a pioneer in the development of innovative printmaking practices and mentored a large network of abstract artists who practiced printmaking in the 1940s and 1950s. .

MAC USP has two sets of prints – donated to the former MAMSP by Nelson Rockefeller in 1951 and by Lessing Rosenwald in 1956 – which added to a set of North American prints from the collection of the Terra Foundation, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Brooklyn Museum from New York serve as a starting point for discussions at the conference, which will address issues such as encouraging the production and circulation of modern American printmaking from the first half of the 20th century, bringing together national and international specialists. The event will be open to the general public, but especially to undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, artists, curators and other professionals interested in the subject.

The realization of this project will once again allow fulfilling one of the missions of the USP Museum of Contemporary Art, which is to promote the study and dissemination of its collection, as well as its conservation, protection, enhancement, expansion and recognition as a Brazilian artistic heritage. in Brazil and abroad. The seminar will address issues related to North American modern printmaking in the first half of the 20th century: encouraging production and circulation, and will bring together national and international specialists engaged in this theme.

Information and Registrationcoursesmac@usp.br – 11 3091.3559
Graduate Students PGEHA and PGMUs - exempt
Undergraduate students – 25.00
General public – 50.00

Conference Program (.PDF)

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