Manjunath Kamath, I know its a similar story, Digital print, 108 x 48 inches, 2018
Manjunath Kamath, I know its a similar story, Digital print, 108 x 48 inches, 2018

The Print: Matter in Matrix opens today at Gallery Latitude 28

Being held at Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, the exhibition highlights the connection between art and the evolving printing technology

The Print: Matter in Matrix explores printmaking via the impact of various technological changes. What started as a simple act of taking an impression on a surface has today become a complex web of processes and technologies. Its impact on visual culture since the early modern period is arguably more than any other medium. It is the graphic print that heralded a new mobility of images across geographic and temporal boundaries and across media.

It is the relationship between technology and the artists - considered the inventors of the subjects and engravers - who engraved the designs or works of other artists, that gave a rise to a separation between ‘original’ works and ‘reproductive’ images. The purpose was to convey a sense of an artwork in another medium, often a painting. To the uninitiated, this vagueness of a print, an ‘original painting’ and an ‘original print’ was furthered in this situation.

There has been a methodological shift in the study of print. When at one point the printed image was examined as an index for absent objects in another medium- a painting, sculpture, or drawing, to now where it is role is considered as a generative, active agent driving modes of invention and perception far beyond the locus of its production. Taking this aspect of change forward, the current show brings together works from various sections academic practice, the book, digital and alternative printing, and 3-D printing and aims to look at the present situation of printmaking practice where printmaking seems to complete the full circle by going back to the concept of printing and printing technology.

Curated by Bhavna Kakar and Satyajit Dave
Preview: March 2, 2020 | 6 - 8 pm
The exhibition continues till 11th March
Venue: Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam
205 Tansen Marg, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi



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