“Gravura, Palabra, Imaginario” 05.11-07.11.2015

“Gravura, palavra, imaginário: 500 anos de Ganda” (Printmaking, Word, Imagery: Ganda´s 500 Years) is part of the Goethe Institute’s (Porto Alegre, Brazil)  50 anniversary celebrations. It was timely conceived in parallel with the 500 years anniversary of the woodcut Rhinocerus 1515, the so called ‘Ganda’ print made by the German artist Albrecht Dürer upon the description of a rhino. Dürer left the historiography of science with an artistic image of the animal for diplomatic use, an icon, a model for natural history books, a hybrid myth of artistic imagery and scientific narratives.

For that, it is planned for November 2015 an international event showing ‘impressions’ from Art, History, and Sciences, accompanying the iconological and iconographic deambulation of Ganda that passes through our culture. An exhibition of contemporary art prints, as well as an international seminar with experts from each invited institution, are foreseen to take place in Porto Alegre. The project developed from a proposal made by the Centre for Art Printing and Multiple Imaging, Program of Further Studies in Graphic Reproduction Techniques of the Arts Institute from UFRGS, PROREXT, and by the work group Print Art Review Practices, PROPESQ, in a partnership with the GOETHE INSTITUT, where the exhibition and the seminar will be held.

The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive approach to the print experience within the scope of contemporary printmaking, by investigating traditional, experimental, and technological printing techniques. It was timely conceived in parallel with the 500 years anniversary of the woodcut Rhinocerus 1515, the so called ‘Ganda’ print made by the German artist Albrecht Dürer upon the description of a rhino. Dürer left the historiography of science with an artistic image of the animal for diplomatic use, an icon, a model for natural history books, a hybrid myth of artistic imagery and scientific narratives. For that, it is planned for November 2015 an international event showing ‘impressions’ from Art, History, and Sciences, accompanying the iconological and iconographic deambulation of Ganda that passes through our culture. An exhibition of contemporary art prints, as well as an international seminar with experts from each invited institution, are foreseen to take place in Porto Alegre. The project developed from a proposal made by the Centre for Art Printing and Multiple Imaging, Program of Further Studies in Graphic Reproduction Techniques of the Arts Institute from UFRGS, PROREXT, and by the work group Print Art Review Practices, PROPESQ, in a partnership with the GOETHE INSTITUT, where the exhibition and the seminar will be held.


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