PRINT(Ed): The AAG Print Collection Revisited opens this 14 May 2019

May 07, 2019

PRINT(Ed): The AAG Print Collection Revisited aims to develop a basic understanding of printmaking as a medium. Curated by Pandy Aviado, the exhibition discusses the history of printmaking and how the AAG Print Collection grew through the contributions of its founder Fernando Zóbel and other leading printmakers.

The Ateneo Art Gallery Print Collection was, during my college time, the most comprehensive collection of prints I have ever seen...The collection started with Zóbel’s selections, composed mainly of his own study of classic and contemporary prints. As a whole, it was an instant lesson in the history of printmaking...The Ateneo Art Gallery Print Collection played an important part in my development as a printmaker. It convinced me in that time of my life that to be a printmaker was what I wanted to become. A committed decision, I believe, is when you do it regardless. So, in this show I come to revisit and celebrate the Print Collection in a much larger space and for a much larger crowd.
- Pandy Aviado, Guest Curator

The exhibit is divided into different sections to present basic printmaking techniques of relief, intaglio, planography and serigraphy to the more experimental and hybrid techniques that are used today by contemporary artists. Featured prints include selections from the AAG Collection and recent donations to the museum such as a sand print by David Medalla.

PRINT(Ed): The AAG Print Collection Revisited opens on 14 May 2019, Tuesday, starting with a curator’s talk by Pandy Aviado at 2pm at the Ben Chan ArtSuite, followed by the opening reception at 4pm at the Wilson L Sy Prints and Drawings Gallery. The exhibit will run until 19 September 2019.

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