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sábado, 22 de fevereiro de 2014

Contemporary Brazilian Printmaking - New York - USA

Contemporary Brazilian Printmaking

Curated by Eduardo Besen, Rodrigo Naves, Priscila Sacchettin
Opening 6-8 pm: March 20, 2014
On view: March 20 - May 23, 2014

International Print Center New York presents Contemporary Brazilian Printmaking, an exhibition of fine art print projects by over fifteen artists working in Brazil today. It will be on view at 508 West 26th St, 5th Floor, from March 20 - May 23, 2014.  

Artists include: Nara Amélia, Mônica Barki, Ernesto Bonato, Ulysses Bôscolo, Marco Buti, Cleiri Cardoso, Helena Freddi, Sheila Goloborotko, Nina Kreis, Kika Levy, Fabricio Lopez, Alberto Martins, Claudio Mubarac, Laertes Ramos, Augusto Sampaio, Alexandre Sequeira, and Lambe-Lambes by Maura de Andrade, Sergio Kal, Mauricio Parra, Regina Pinto, Yili Rojas, and Carlos Henrique Soares. 

Employing a wide range of mediums, techniques and styles, the artists featured in the exhibition represent many different aspects of Contemporary Brazilian printmaking. They have been selected by a group of curators, art historians and print specialists working together to identify important trends and achievements in the field of printmaking in contemporary Brazil. For the majority of the artists, this exhibition constitutes the first showing of their work in North America. As such, it offers a long-anticipated opportunity for New York audiences to connect first-hand with Brazilian art today.  

Inheriting this tradition, the artists included in Contemporary Brazilian Printmaking resist convention, embracing technical experimentation and representing (in the words of one curator) an intuitive, if sometimes naïve, approach to the genre. This exuberance as reflected in the work of our featured artists will make for an exciting and revealing exhibition. Their techniques range from aquatint, dry point, mezzotint, and woodcut to contemporary photo etching, digital printing, and photo engraving.
Eduardo Besen is co-founder of São Paulo’s Gravura Brasileira Gallery, which contains a collection of more than 3,000 works of modern and contemporary printmaking. It is the only Brazilian exhibition space that we know of dedicated solely to displaying and promoting Brazilian printmaking. With a history of organizing national and international exhibitions for emerging and renowned artists and publishing art books and print portfolios, Gravura Brasileira Gallery has become a focal point of Brazilian printmaking. A recognized authority on Brazilian printmaking, Besen has lectured widely both in Brazil and abroad on the subject.

Priscila Sacchettin
 is assistant curator at São Paolo’s prestigious Instituto Moreira Salles, a cultural organization promoting the development of projects in photography, literature, Brazilian music, and the visual arts. She also contributes to the Itaú Cultural Institute Brazilian Art Encyclopedia, an Internet database used by students and advanced scholars for their research projects. With a Master’s degree from the University of São Paulo, Sacchettin writes about contemporary artists as a member of the Young Critics Group of Centro Universitário Maria Antonia.

Rodrigo Naves is an art critic, art historian, and professor, has been published in numerous Brazilian magazines and newspapers and was editor of the culture supplement Folhetim (in the newspaper Folha de São Paulo). He contributed the preface to the Brazilian editions of Art and Culture by Clement Greenberg and Modern Art by Giulio Carlo Argan. He also has authored many books, including El Greco—Um mundoturvo [El Greco: A Dim World] andA Forma Difícil—Ensaios sobre Arte Brasileira [The Difficult Form: Essays on Brazilian Art]. Naves holds a Ph.D in Aesthetics from the University of São Paulo.

International Print Center New York
 is a non-profit institution founded to promote the greater appreciation and understanding of the fine art print. Through innovative programming, it fosters a climate for the enjoyment, examination and serious study of artists’ prints - from the old master to the contemporary.  IPCNY depends upon public and private donations to support its programs.  To contribute, or for membership information, please
This exhibition is supported by the Consulate General of Brazil in New York. Support for the organization’s activities and programming  comes from the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Art, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Hess Foundation, The Jockey Hollow Foundation, The Ronald and JoCarole Lauder Foundation, The New York Community Trust, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, PECO Foundation, Porter Family Charitable Foundation, Shapiro-Silverberg Foundation and the Thompson Family Foundation.

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