Lines of Site: Ideas,Forms,Materialities

Lines of Site: Ideas,Forms,Materialities

by Desmond Rochfort, Ryoji Ikeda
     
 

In October 1997 the printmaking division at the University of Alberta hosted a major international symposium at on the theme of printmaking and image culture. Sightlines: Printmaking and Image Culture, a it was called, brought together more than three hundred artists, writers, curators, and critics form eighteen countries to discuss and debate issues concerning…  See more details below

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In October 1997 the printmaking division at the University of Alberta hosted a major international symposium at on the theme of printmaking and image culture. Sightlines: Printmaking and Image Culture, a it was called, brought together more than three hundred artists, writers, curators, and critics form eighteen countries to discuss and debate issues concerning the print as an art form and its place in what has become known as the image culture of the late twentieth century. Associated with this symposium was a series of major international exhibitions of printmaking, presented in various locations.

From this event came the idea of creating a special exhibition to celebrate the work of those who have been associated with the division of printmaking at the University of Alberta over the last twenty-five years. In a conscious and deliberate play on the title of the Sightlines symposium, Lines of Site: Ideas, Forms and Materialities alludes to the notions of place, direction, even standpoint of view, hinting at important principals of common cause to which print artists might aspire and by which they might be inspired in a world of increasingly immediate and ephemeral visions

Lines of Site: Ideas, Forms and Materialities presents a picture of a shared commitment in a series of works created by faculty and graduate students from this printmaking centre over the last twenty-five years.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780888643292
Publisher:
University of Alberta Press
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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