Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Blue Avatar Ghost Print
May 15 - June 15, 2013
Guanlan Art Museum
Guanlan Original Printmaking Base

the blue avatar ghost print

The Guanlan International Print Biennial includes just fewer than 300 superior quality artworks promoting China’s rich printmaking legacy and includes numerous distinguished members of the international print community.

The biennial is being held at the Guanlan Original Printmaking Base that makes up an actual village, a center dedicated to printmakers. The printmaking complex is located in an ancient fishing village in the Bao’an District of Shenzhen that is very close to Hong Kong.

Read Sue Wang for CAFA ART INFO review of the exhibit here

Ghost print: A light printed impression of the image caused by remaining ink from an earlier use of the printing plate.

detail of print
blind embossing of mat

Monday, May 13, 2013

Pulse New York Contemporary Art Fair
The North Korean Political Pop Art Campaign

We spoke no words to each other as we stood together in front of her painting. With only the niceties of smiles, she handed me a badge that read, MAKE ART NOT MISSLES. She nodded towards my camera indicating that it would be ok if I took a picture of her and I blurted out, "Um-hum...ok, I got, yeah, I'm gonna take your picture!"

KIM IL SOON, Sons of Joseon: Squirt Water Not Bullets, 2013