The Center for Contemporary Printmaking's Footprint International Competition 2018, is an opportunity for the presentation of current trends and innovations in contemporary printmaking within the bounds of the one square foot (12" x 12") configuration. The square format was uncommon in art until the advent of abstraction and presents distinct challenges of composition and expression. Within these precise limits, artists must confront a space and create visual order and formal structure.
Susan Tallman, Art in Print, Editor-in-Chief.
Tallman is an art historian who has written extensively on the history and culture of the print, as well as on issues of authenticity, reproduction and multiplicity. Her books include The Contemporary Print: from Pre-Pop to Postmodern (Thames and Hudson),The Collections of Barbara Bloom (Steidl). Most recently she co-authored the catalogue for the British Museum exhibition, The American Dream: Pop to the Present. She is Editor-in-Chief of the journal and website Art in Print, and her writing has appeared in Art in America, Parkett, Print Quarterly, Arts Magazine and numerous books and museum catalogues. She has lived and worked in New York, Amsterdam and Berlin, and currently teaches in the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
ENTRY DEADLINE: MARCH 10, 2018
EXHIBITION: JUNE 3 - AUGUST 26, 2018
Image: 2016 Best in Show Award Winner: Juha Tammenpää, Sundom, Finland,
Gravity, Etching and aquatint