Every evening consisted present their work to the participants the opportunity. In doing so lively discussions about printmaking nuances emerged.
Visit to the Typostudio SchumacherGebler Dresden – with qualified personal introduction of the collection by Mr. SchumacherGebler personally.
The printing plates of all participants of the excursion to the Saxon Switzerland were transformed into an originalgraphic Leporello.
Art-landscape and place of landscape art – Dresden and Printmaking-role since the 15th century in Saxony. Continue Reading →
These images are snapshots from the everyday of the week ENDEGRA-Dresden and show the highly communicative atmosphere.
In the participating printshops Grafikwerkstatt Dresden, Riesa-efau und Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz was also diligently talking while working. As expected, there was a large crowd during the demonstrations certain unusual original graphic techniques such as the vacuum-lithography or the viscosity-printing (demonstrated in ENDEGRA film).
By the way we experience ourselves as a living network and articulate the conditions that are needed in artistic printmaking. Continue Reading →
The participants of ENDEGRA Dresden 2013 presented their Possitionen and described the workshops represented – with amazing facts on the situation of printmaking workshops came to light in the respective countries, in support of culture through politics and the structure of the artists working there. Then they answered questions from the other:
Welcome in Dresden
The exhibition in the gallery EINHORN was designed common by all participants on the same day of arrival – this was a wide presentation of the various workshops that are involved in ENDEGRA-Dresden 2013. The official opening will be on thursday.
Serigrafie Riesa efau: Markus Trage 017623340133
Typostudio SchumacherGebler Dresden
Großenhainer Straße 11
+49 351 808520
For the discussion in Dresden August 16, 2013 – with best regards from the moderators Nina Bondeson & Jim Berggren!
What do we need to agree on? What do we not need to agree on?
When we discuss how we want to continue the work with ENDEGRA, it is important to sort out what it is we need to agree on and what is it we do not have to share opinions about, in order to strengthen and extend opportunities within printmaking. These two questions are at the same time a supportive reverse gear if a discussion comes to a dead end, since the only way forward from a dead end is to back out of it.
We live in a floating modernity, says sociologist Zygmunt Bauman. Things change quickly and we are all expected to be flexible and change with it. Whatever we think of that, it has affected our ways of thinking and acting in the last 3 – 4 decades. Our ENDEGRA network is itself a consequence of this floating new world. To develop the network, we have to identify terms and pre-conditions in order to adapt to or to oppose the changes we see. Either way, we need to have good arguments to apply for co-funding for work and projects and to make politicians and decision makers understand that art, in all forms, is a founding necessity in a democratic society.
Our workshops are our physical anchor grounds. Our knowledge and skills are not thretened by change, only by lack of money.
In art-making, there are good reasons to reach a consensus on HOW art is made in order to be able to provide the necessary conditions for it to be made. It is, for instance, of little use to deny the need of machinery and tools we use in artistic printmaking. If you don ́t have what it takes, no print will be made. This, of course, applies to any art-making, from huge opera projects to needle point: production terms must be adequate. You cannot talk your way out of them.
So, to secure good quality in art-making possibilities, we have to agree on the production terms. But we do not have to agree on how we regard the outcome of artistic production. The artistic quality, how
art looks, what it expresses or what things are called does not benefit from such agreements. When it comes to that, we can, and indeed should, have interesting and agonistic1 discussions and ”fights”.
What we need, to work with and develop printmaking, has to be separated from subjective opinions
about art and different formalities in art. The conceptual framework must be flexible and open in respect of different standpoints and ways of working. Respect in these matters does of course not mean that the differences can ́t be argued and discussed. Quite the opposite! Discussions about art are vital, but unlike discussions about artistic prodution terms, discussions about art don ́t have to end in a consensus to be nutritious and worthwhile.
This attitude towards art and art making mirrors what is needed (but not implemented) in society as a whole. We come from different traditions, different backgrounds. We all carry heritage that might occur
strange to others. In the floating new world everyone of us is a stranger sometimes and we have to be able to deal with ambivalence and ambiguity.
Art is good here. To tell about the world through art presents an ambivalent language situation in itself.
Art communicates through our different experiences. That is: art communicates through my ability to open my own experience as a tool for interpretation, a tool to create meaning. (This ability has to be trained. It is a skill, like reading and writing. But we don ́t acknowledge it in our elementary schooling. That has to do with our ”Newtonism”, the mechanical view on life that we have extracted from Newton ́s theories, but that he didn ́t have himself… : )
So; while we develop and make use of our network, we articulate the terms and conditions needed in
artistic printmaking. It gives us great possibilities to show ourselves and others how to not avoid, but
make use of, the ambivalence and ambiguity of our time and of course: the ambiguity it allways has
been to be human and live in the world.
What do we need to agree on to develop ENDEGRA and conditions for printmaking?
What do we need to be able to disagree on to develop ENDEGRA and conditions for printmaking?
Looking forward to Dresden 11 – 17 august!
We are pleased to have so many registrations – 35 guests and additional artists from Dresden will be there. Now we send the confirmations about the accommodation. There are no additional rooms longer available.
Note: the program is constantly updated.
The moment we have 33 registered guests, some accommodation places are still available. The program is updated – We are worried that the week is not enough for all the interesting points …
See you in August, Peter!
Dr. phil. Anke Fröhlich (Dresden):
„Topography – Typography“
Art-landscape and place of landscape art – Dresden / Typography as a tool for intellectual and emotional knowledge / Printmaking-role since the 15th century in Saxony
Monday 12th: Lecture
Thursday 15th: Presentation of selected prints and discussion
In the rich tradition of the saxon history the graphical arts plays a great rule. From the beginning of engravings and woodcuts since around 1500 graphical prints served as single-sheet woodcuts, flyers or book illustrations; especially because Saxony in that time was a main territory of the theological movements reformation and counter reformation. Lukas Cranach and his followers found very popular compositions into that disputes – and allways in closely contact with the printed word. So the printed artworks by that time enclosed the whole knowledge and the images about the world and god.
Also in the following epochs like the enlightement in the 18th century Dresden was a center of fine arts including prints. Leipzig had a lot of printing houses and for them many artists made very tastfull illustrations for the book market.
But in Dresden growes a school of gifted landscape painter who also made engravings and etchings. There is a very close relation between topographical artworks, the presentation of the natural area and thinking about world. Details of composition, figures and so on includes a special view on the world.
This view is in Baroque very different to the age of sensitivity or Romantic, the highpoint of landscape painting in Saxony. It changed from a view over the whole world to the view on details and reflect the moved relation between individual and god. Famous artists like Dietricy, Adrian Zingg or Johann Christian Klengel and there followers found the environments of Dresden and the mountains “Sächsische Schweiz” as places an topics of a new kind of beauty. Caspar David Friedrich used the nature as symbol for the human soul.
With a lot of impressive examples Dr. Anke Fröhlich will show the development of using woodcuts, engravings and etchings in the german art history especially in Saxony and considering the rich tradition of landscapes.
Also the meetings are in Brücke/Most-house: beautiful garden, large salon and the river Elbe is right next door … and for August we ordered the best weather!
ENDEGRA-Dresden participants will stay in a famous historic guesthouse on the river Elbe, 29 Beds in shared rooms are available. In the neighborhood there are enough hotel standard rooms and single rooms, more expensive.
Kommunikationsdesignerin · Typografin
☞ Schriftsetzerin in Ausbildung auf TypoWalz
Tamarind Master Printer (class 2015)
Lithography teacher and technician at Estonian Academy of Arts
Through Journeyman’s Walk exchange project I had the privilege of working as an artist-in-residence
During my three week stay I worked with lithography, experimenting with a range of tusche washes on stone. With the help and expertise of master printer Peter Stephan, I became familiarized with new drawing materials in addition to the technical workings of the lithographic process. From Peter I learned an alternative method of etching a stone than I had previously been taught, and which I have now adopted in my own artistic and teaching practices.
It is important to me to learn from different printers in order to further my own skill and understanding of lithography both as a printer and as an educator. Getting insight into how different print shops are organized internationally is useful, especially now as I work to build up the lithography printshop at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Printmaking is a community based practice where every meeting leads to new ideas that then can be taken back home and shared to enrich our own home print communities. At Grafikwerkstatt Dresden I engaged with amazing artists and printers from the USA, Greece, France, and Sweden.
These connections would not have been possible without the Journeyman’s Walk program. I fondly think of the daily tea drinking ritual at Grafikwerkstatt Dresden, shared amongst artists, shop members, and the staff of Peter, Torsten, and Udo. I am delighted to have taken part of this residency. Programs like Journeyman ́s Walk provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the field of print based media, and are therefore essential for the continuation, as well as development of contemporary printmaking. My hope is that the project continues to enrich printmaking experiences in the future.
We invite all of all participating workshops to introduce yourself – to show examples of art and how it was made – please contact us soon.
Now I have finally found the perfect opportunity for our exhibition to present the print-workshops. The Gallery EINHORN (JugendKunstschule Dresden/Kinder- und Jugendgalerie EINHORN, Königstraße 15, 01097 Dresden) which is the best address in Dresden, is reserved for the week. So we have a place each other exchange views as ENDEGRA group, and but also to invite for an official press conference on end or during our meeting.
Now we invite all of all participating workshops to present – especially the professional workshops and examples of art and how it was made – and we are happy about ideas … please contact us soon.
Topography – Typography
The next ENDEGRA meeting starts in the landscape of Middlegermany and Saxony with its vast traditions in art and culture, where printmaking has played a vital role since the 15th century. In the romantic era, that emanated in the 18th century, visual artists from the Dresden area started to paint the lovely, strange and always expressive and characteristic landscape along the river Elbe and in the Sächsische Schweiz. They depicted the outer landscape to use it as a metaphor for an inner landscape. Their art led to a widely spread appreciation of the landscape, as a physical place to visit and as pictures that told about our lived experiences.
Topography is a scientific tool to understand conditions and preconditions of an investigated terrain. As a metaphor we can use it to get a better understanding of our situation as artists and printmakers today. How would we describe the ”landscape” where we live and work as artists and printmakers? What maps do we need to draw to find our ways? What do we need to consider in the present artistic ”ecology”?
Typography, on the other hand, was always a tool to bring both intellectual and emotional knowledge. To print and to spread that knowledge we need freedom of expression and liberty of the press. We live in a society that wants to develop and deepen democracy. As printmakers, we have a responsibility: not just to save methods and tools as a cultural heritage, but to save preconditions for independent artistic language possibilities and expression. What are the preconditions of printmaking today? How can we understand, develop and defend our position as publishers of free press and independent and free art?
Herzliche Einladung zur Ausstellung “Handpressendrucke Dresden 2012” in die galerie baer
In Zusammenarbeit mit der Galerie Baer, der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden, dem Kupferstich-Kabinett der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen und dem Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz hat die Grafikwerkstatt zum Workshop “Handpressendrucke Dresden 2012” eingeladen. Es arbeiteten Svea Duwe, Stefan Krauth, Tanja Pohl, Thomas Prochnow, Elisabeth Richter und Christoph Roßner mit den Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten der originaldruckgrafischen Verfahren. Die Ausstellung in der Galerie Baer, zu der wir recht herzlich einladen, soll Ergebnisse zeigen und den Abschluss der zwei Werkstattwochen bilden.
»Handpressendrucke Dresden 2012«
SVEA DUWE, STEFAN KRAUTH, TANJA POHL, THOMAS PROCHNOW, ELISABETH RICHTER, CHRISTOPH ROSSNER
16.11. bis 28.11.2012
Eröffnung am Freitag, dem 16. November, von 18 bis 21 Uhr
Opening on Friday, November 16, 6 til 9 p.m.
Party 9 p.m. Bar Holda, Martin-Luther-Platz 4
Sie sind herzlich eingeladen/We cordially invite you.
Tilman Bruhn, Claudia und/and Patrick-Daniel Baer
galerie baer I raum für aktuelle kunst
mobil: +49(0)173 – 5641211
öffnungszeiten: di-fr 11-18 sa 12-16
Montag, den 5. November 9 Uhr erwarten wir die teilnehmenden Künstlerinnen und Künstler zur Eröffnung von Handpressendrucke Dresden 2012 in der Grafikwerkstatt. Wir Drucker haben heute endlich alles vorbereitet, die Maschinen auf Hochglanz gebracht und sind nun gespannt …
In Zusammenarbeit mit der Galerie Baer, der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden, dem Kupferstich-Kabinett der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen und dem Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz lädt die Grafikwerkstatt zu einem Workshop “Handpressendruck” ein. Ziel ist die Förderung von Künstlerinnen und Künstlern, die mit originaldruckgrafischen Techniken arbeiten wollen, außerdem die Pflege von Originaldruckgrafik in Qualität und Vielfalt.
Im Workshop “Handpressendrucke Dresden 2012” arbeiten Svea Duwe, Stefan Krauth, Tanja Pohl, Thomas Prochnow, Elisabeth Richter und Christoph Roßner mit den Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten der originaldruckgrafischen Verfahren. Eine Ausstellung in der Galerie Baer bildet ab 16.11. den Abschluss.
Der Workshop soll sich u.a. der Algrafie widmen. Dieses Verfahren wird in der Grafikwerkstatt seit den 1970iger Jahren gepflegt und weiterentwickelt. Heute verbindet unsere spezielle Variante der Hand-Algrafie, in der Radierpresse auf Büttenpapier gedruckt, nahezu ideal moderne Bildmedien mit klassischer Originaldruckgrafik – mit Lithotusche und Lithokreide direkt gezeichnet oder als Materialabdruck, Umdruck, Kopieübertragung, Collage, Frottage, Fotogramm bis hin zu Übertragungen natürlicher Halbtöne in einen Belichtungsprozeß mit oder ohne fotografische oder digitale Veränderungen.
Innerhalb der 10 Tage können die KünstlerInnen in der Grafikwerkstatt Dresden in Hochdruck, Algrafie und Radierung frei arbeiten, wobei ebenso großer Wert auf den fachlichen und künstlerischen Austausch gelegt werden soll. Frei arbeiten bedeutet: es steht allen sechs TeilnehmerInnen eine Presse und vollständige Arbeitsumgebung zum eigenen Experimentieren zur Verfügung und wir drei Drucker der Grafikwerkstatt, Torsten Leupold, Udo Haufe und Peter Stephan, unterstützt durch Simon Faulhaber stehen zur drucktechnischen Beratung zur Seite.
Zusätzlich bieten wir in den Werkstattwochen die Herstellung eines mehrfarbiges Blattes für die „Edition Handpressendrucke“ an. Maximal 6 Farben werden als Ausführungsarbeit gedruckt – täglich je eine Farbe als Demonstration der Technik Algrafie auf der Offsetandruckpresse, auf Hahnemühle Büttenpapier in der Größe von 27 x 39 cm.