Exciting exhibition at the Technical Museum next monday. Bring the kids! Special area for kids.
Ákafi / Intensity
Ash Kilmartin (NZ), Christiane Bergelt (DE), Gill Partington (UK), Katalin Kuse (DE),
Lucia Gašparovičová (SK), Mari Anniina Mathlin (FI), Patrick Blenkarn (CA)
For the past three weeks a group of international artists have participated in a thematic residency, entitled Printing Matter, at Skaftfell. During this period the artists have explored the art of print and book making both on a practical and conceptual level. The process has taken place in, among other places, the Technical Museum of East Iceland and is lead by Danish artist and graphic designer Åse Eg Jørgensen with the assistance of Litten Nystrøm, an artist based in Seyðisfjörður. The Printing Matter residency aims to create a platform for exchange, discussion and collaboration in relation to printing and book making as well as sharing professional interests in the topic. The process started with introductions where each artists presented their background and artistic practice, followed by a simple printing project that each participant resolved in their own manner. Hereafter the artists started working on the final goal of the workshop: to make their own artist’s books. At the Technical Museum the artists had access to three hand-driven presses,once donated to the museum by the late Dieter Roth; proofing press, intaglio press and lithographic press, and it’s safe to say that for the past weeks the creative juices have been flowing. After many tests and experiments guests are welcome to view the results in the Technical Museum this Monday, February 26, from 16.00-18.00. Children are especially welcome and can try a simple printing technique in a special kid-friendly corner.
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