Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The New York Graphic Workshop: 1964–1970

The New York Graphic Workshop: 1964–1970 at the Blanton Museum of Art of the University of Texas at Austin. "...Founded in 1965 by three young Latin American artists in New York - Luis Camnitzer, José Guillermo Castillo, and Liliana Porter - the group's mission was to redefine the practice of printmaking, focusing on its mechanical and repetitive nature as opposed to its traditional techniques and aesthetics. Moreover, the group employed radical printmaking practices - printing, for example, on the side of a ream of paper - exploring the idea of what actually constitutes a print. The NYGW examined the ideas and conceptual meaning behind printmaking, and sought to utilize the medium in both alternative and accessible ways."


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