2nd International Printmaking Symposium – snap 2012




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.

World famous artists participated in 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.

Prof. Kestutis Vasiliunas from Vilnius Academy of Arts was invited to give the lecture about an artist’s book and to exhibit the “6th Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2012” in the Kloster Bentlege.


Kestutis Vasiliunas give the lecture

Kestutis Vasiliunas give the lecture

Kestutis Vasiliunas give the lecture

Artists from the University of Alberta gave wonderful presentation about Graphic Art projects they did in Canada:


from the left: Prof. Walter Jule, Prof. Liz Ingram, Prof. Daniela Schlüter, Steve Dixon and Marc Siegner

Walter Jule

Walter Jule

Liz Ingram



Liz Ingram

Liz Ingram

Daniela Schlüter

Daniela Schlüter

Davida Kidd


Sean Caulfield












Such good international Exhibitions were organized, like:
“Extremly Sharp, From Dürer to Kirkeby” – at Falkenhof Museum, Rheine:

Albrecht Dürer

James Ensor

Per Kirkeby






“6th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2012” – at Kloster Bentlage:





“International Print Triennial Krakow” – selected winners – at Kloster Bentlage:

Toshihiro Hamano

Ingrid Ledent

Davida Kidd






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:

Yasu Shibata collaborate with Chuck Close


Yasu Shibata collaborate with Helen Frankenthaler

Yasu Shibata printing for Helen Frankenthaler

Yasu Shibata print







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:

Katsutoshi Yuasa – woodcut 1

Katsutoshi Yuasa – woodcut 2

Katsutoshi Yuasa – woodcut 3







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.


© Photos: Kestutis Vasiliunas
© Artist’s Book Creators 2012



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