Inaugural Symposium of the Association of Print Scholars November 7, 2015, Hunter College, CUNY, New York. The Association of Print Scholars (APS) is pleased to announce a symposium to support new critical ideas and research about printmaking. The event will occur during Print Week in New York, which includes major events such as the IFPDA Print Fair, the E/AB Fair and more. This conference seeks to investigate the relationship between specific technical choices made by printmakers, printers, or publishers in order to rethink more broadly the relationship between process, material and meaning in the graphic arts. We seek papers that focus on a wide range of chronological periods and geographic locations in order to highlight overarching methodological issues.
Questions under consideration:
– How can technical analysis aid in understanding artists’ strategic decisions, including their use of printmaking within a larger multimedia practice?
– What can conservation science tell us about the life and contemporary importance of a print?
– How has print scholarship grown beyond connoisseurship, towards a more holistic account of engagement with the viewer?
– How does the transfer of information from the matrix to the receiving surface affect the resulting imagery and its significance?
The symposium is organized by Maeve Coudrelle (Tyler School of Art, Temple University), Allison Rudnick (The Graduate Center, CUNY and The Metropolitan Museum of Art), Britany Salsbury (RISD Museum), and Christina Weyl (Independent Scholar). More information