Time: 27 – 30 September 2012
Location: Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany
The Print Association Bentlage and the cultural institution Kloster Bentlage in Rheine, Germany, present SNAP, the 2nd International Printmaking Symposium, an international symposium and exhibition program of contemporary printmaking. SNAP is directed towards artists, printmakers, professors and students of international art institutes and universities, towards curators, collectors and art critics as well as dealers and international print studio representatives, who are interested in an intellectual exchange as well as creative discourse on contemporary printmaking. Exhibitions, lectures, presentations, panel discussions and workshops has been organized during the Symposium.
Prof. Walter Jule, Prof. Liz Ingram, Prof. Daniela Schlüter, Marc Siegner and Steve Dixon from University of Alberta, Canada; Yasu Shibata from “Pace Editions”, New York; Katsutoshi Yuasa from Japan; Prof. Ulrich J. Wolff from Germany; Erik Kok from The Netherlands.
Artists from the University of Alberta gave wonderful presentation about Graphic Art projects they did in Canada:
Such good international Exhibitions were organized, like:
“Extremly Sharp, From Dürer to Kirkeby” – at Falkenhof Museum, Rheine:
“6th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2012” – at Kloster Bentlage:
“International Print Triennial Krakow” – selected winners – at Kloster Bentlage:
In Kloster Bentlage were exhibited Graphic works of artists who participate in the Symposium.
Few artists has made presentations:
Yasu Shibata – Artist and master printer at Pace Editions, New York.
He worked for artists such as Frank Stelle, David Salle, Helen Frankenthaler. Shibata works exclusively in the ukiyo-e style Japanese woodcut technique. He has created limited editions for Chuck Close, Helen Frankenthaler, April Gornik, James Siena, Qi Zhilong and others famous artists. Wonderful master:
Katsutoshi Yuasa – Artist and printmaker, Japan.
He is a woodcut artist who creates detailed, evocative re-workings of digital photographs on large scale. His original working methods and superb craftsmanship have distinguished him in the printmaking field. Yuasa combines the old Japanese wood engraving print technique with modern era themes:
Ulrich J. Wolff – artist and printmaker, Germany.
Muzak and Karoline Riha – artists, Austria.
Kestutis Vasiliunas – artist and curator, Lithuania.
Few workshops has been organized during the Symposium.