Milan hosts Milano Graphic Art on 12-13 May, in occasion of the exhibition Novecento di Carta.
The event, in its first edition, aims to introduce to the general public many different types of professional figures active in the city, working in graphics and using printmaking and drawing. Their artwork will be the subject of an exhibition at the Sforza Castle. The whole event will have a festive feel and hopes to assess, from a privileged standpoint, the current state of this type of artistic production within the city, with particular care to the research guideline and the importance of graphics on contemporary art.
To highlight the bond between the artists and professionals with the city in which they operate, the event is designed as a series of exhibitions, starting with the Sforza Castle, that spread out throughout the city.
Apart from the well know schools, such as the Brera Academy and the School of Applied Arts of Sforza Castle, there are many printmakers, associations, engravers and illustrators who answered our call and agreed to open the doors of their classrooms, workshops and studies. They are also ready to answer visitors’ questions and satisfy the curiosity of their audience, regardless of age, sharing the secrets and alchemies of the process of the production of images on paper and their printing to obtain multiple copies.
Artists’ books are central to the event, with the participation of art directors, small publishers and laboratories, who will explain the phases, overall process and traditions of the creation of these books. In some cases, visitors will be able to try their hand at engraving in a variety of workshops dedicated to different techniques (monotyping, bulino, etching, dry point, woodcut, linoleum block printing, screen printing, typography), in other workshops they will be able to witness the execution of more advanced techniques. To round up the event the city’s main libraries will host public lectures and small exhibitions where the artists will be able to interact with the public.
Saturday 12 May 2018
Sunday 13 May 2018
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Claudio Salsi, Alessia Alberti, Giovanna Mori
Collaborators for Milano Graphic Art
Colomba Agricola, Flavia Barbarini, Lucia Bergamo, Alessia Fresi, Valentina Galli, Carolina Garoffoli, Dorotea Licari, Melania Locatelli, Beatrice Macchi, Ilaria Torelli