Impress: Print Making Expanded in Contemporary Art responds to The Courtauld Gallery’s Summer Showcase, Bruegel to Freud: Prints from The Courtauld Gallery.
This exhibition explores how traditional printmaking techniques have been reimagined and reworked in contemporary art. It invites us to consider: what makes a print a print? Common conceptions of prints and printmaking are expanded, from two-dimensional to three-dimensional, from mass-produced to unique, from paper to mixed media.
Impress has been curated by students of the MA Curating the Art Museum programme, and draws on two significant collections, The Courtauld Gallery and The Arts Council Collection.
Impress: Print Making Expanded in Contemporary Art has been organised by the students on the MA Curating the Art Museum programme at The Courtauld Institute of Art, in collaboration with the Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London.
Students of the MA Curating the Art Museum 2013/2014:
Now in its seventh year, the MA Curating the Art Museum programme aims to produce the art curators of the future. The students, with diverse backgrounds and art-historical interests, have come together to form an ambitious display, shining new light on these prestigious collections.
We would like to thank The Courtauld Gallery, the Arts Council Collection at Southbank Centre, Somerset House, Langlands & Bell, Nicky Hirst, Paul Coldwell, Frith Street Gallery, White Cube, The Approach, Ancient & Modern, Advanced Graphics London, DACS, Bullet Creative, The White Wall Company, and the artists and their estates. With special thanks to Martin Caiger-Smith and Dr Barnaby Wright.
The exhibition has been generously sponsored by: