TNG- Taller Nacional de Gráfica

Lecturer and guest instructor
Opening of the TNGs (National Printmaking Workshop)
Aguascalientes Cultural Institute
29.10 – 01.11.2016
Building 49. MECA (Macro-space for the Culture and Arts)
S/N, Av. Ferrocarril. Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes. MEXICO

Alicia Candiani was the only international artist invited for the opening ceremony and related activities of the Taller Nacional de Gráfica (National Printmaking Workshops) in Aguascalientes, México. The opening coincided with the emblematical Mexican “Day of the Deaths” and the 4th Aguascalientes Print Fair. Candiani deliverer an opening speech, two lectures on contemporary printmaking practices and one workshop about waterless lithography. The activities were well attended and the new facilities are among the best in the world.

Lluvia Jazmín Cervantes Vega, TNG Coordinator; Dulce María Rivas, Institute of Culture Director; Antonio Crestani, DGVC Director; Aguascalientes’ Governor Carlos Lozano de la Torre and his wife; Alicia Candiani and Mexican master printmaker Gabriel Macotela.

The Institute of Culture’s National Printmaking Workshop in Aguascalientes, Mexico, is located in one of the warehouses of the old railway workshops, which was the bronze smelting workshop of the old railway complex . This place is one of the most representative spaces with the greatest symbolic force of both the state and the national industrial heritage. It was considered at the time one of the largest in Latin America.

The National Graphic Workshop is a place where art, history, culture and tradition converge. This workshop provides services to the students of the University of the Arts, to the community of artists at a national and international level. With state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, it works with the technological advances of the 21st century at the time that honors tradition as well as the local master and his valuable legacy, the illustrious José Guadalupe Posada.

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