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"When is Now" Printmaking from screenprint to digital


AUTHOR:
Hoskins, Stephen
NAME OF CONFERENCE:
'As is When’ Lecture Series
PLACE:
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing
Chongqing, China
DATE:
07.04.07
PAPER PRESENTED BY:
Prof Stephen Hoskins
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Professor Stephen Hoskins was invited by the British Council to undertake a series of lectures in relation to the exhibition ‘As is When’ A boom in British Printmaking 1961 - 1972.

Lecture Abstract:

The relationship between the Kelpra prints of the 1960's and Contemporary Printmaking practice. The prints in the exhibition 'As is When' stem from a period when screenprinting was new to Fine Art, this talk relates that phenomena to current developments in printmaking and the difficulties of the acceptance of new technology. It demonstrates how prints were made collaboratively in a studio situation then, and how artists currently approach making prints in a collaborative studio. Drawing parallels between the two, with Artists such as Richard Hamilton and Joe Tilson who are both in the exhibition and the work the Centre for Fine Print Research has recently undertaken for these artists. The talk then expands on the breadth of current Printmaking including the reappraisal of 19th Century technologies and the current merging of Print and Photography.