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Nov 4, 2016 7:00 PM

Celebrating Print Magazine 2.2

Launch party.


Join us for Celebrating Print Magazine 2.2 Launch Party. Stop by to check out the magazine that focuses on art in Central and Eastern Europe. Meet the editor Katerina Kyselica, enjoy the performance of jazz singer-song writer Martina Fiserova and chat with people who enjoy the art of print. The October issue features articles by Czech curator Barbora Kundracikova on three Czech female artists and a review of works by Slovak artist Vladimir Gazovic by art historian Eva Trojanova, among others.


Celebrating Print 2.2 Launch Party honors the dedication of the writers in their efforts to research and evaluate developments in printmaking as an autonomous art discipline. The contributing art historians, curators and educators craft critical analysis as part of their continuous efforts to inform the public about the values of printmaking and its significance in Central and Eastern European visual culture.


In the freshly published October issue, curator Barbora Kundracikova explores the aesthetic nature of prints in Sensing Beyond Seeing by applying theory to the works of Alena Kucerova, Marie Blabolilova and Romana Rotterova—three Czech printmakers who continuously translate their personal experiences into digestible pictorial content. The October issue also delves into the realm of fantasy art, a phenomenon typically associated with Central and Eastern European print. Art historian Eva Trojanova’s Carousels of Life focuses on the expansive oeuvre of Slovak artist Vladimir Gazovic and his “efforts to reveal the truth” by combining astute observations of reality with phantasmal motifs. Fluctuations between dreams and reality find a fixed state in the works of Kamila Stanclova, another Slovak artist interviewed by editor Katerina Kyselica. Stanclova’s line-based etchings come interlaced with sublime shapes generated by her imagination and subconscious. You are invited to read the transcribed accounts of her dreams in order to grasp the poetic side of her imagery. art historian Julia Meszaros offers a survey of modern Hungarian printmaking, which encompasses early forms of narrative works as well as the radical trends of 1980s and 1990s, when artists defied the medium’s traditions by experimenting with Xerox technology and other devices. Croatian artist Ana Vivoda, whose project Traces is presented to shed light on the printmaking process, reflects on her interactions with the environment as she marks the matrix.


This event is organized by KADS New York with support of Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, Consulate General of Slovakia in New York and BBLA.



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Nov 4, 2016 7:00 PM


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