Programme for school groups to accompany the exhibition Antoni Tàpies, Prints 1959–1987

An excellent opportunity for primary and secondary school pupils to learn about one of the greats of Catalan art – painter, printmaker and sculptor Antonio Tàpies, who took part in the International Biennial of Graphic Arts several times. Tàpies received the Grand Prix in 1967 and had a significant impact on a generation of Slovenian artists, including Janez Bernik, Bogdan Borčić and Andrej Jemec.

Guided tours of the exhibition for organised groups from primary and secondary schools are prepared by the Centre. By prior arrangement, the guided tours can also be supplemented with workshop activities and printmaking demonstrations.

Further information: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

UPCOMING exhibition Antoni Tàpies, Prints 1959–1987

23 February−5 June 2016

Painter, sculptor, printmaker and theoretician Antoni Tàpies (1923−2012) was born in Barcelona and is today one of the most famous Catalan artists since the Second World War. The exhibition, which is being prepared in collaboration with the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona, will provide the Slovenian public with a clear presentation of the artist's graphic oeuvre produced between 1959−1987. It will be complemented by art objects from the late 1980s.

Curator: Núria Homs Serra
Coordinators: Yasmín Martín Vodopivec, mag. Breda Škrjanec

Antoni Tàpies at the Foto-Repro workshop, Barcelona, c. 1959. © Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP TO ACCOMPANY THE EXHIBITION ANTONI TÀPIES, PRINTS 1959–1987

"Antoni Tàpies: Everyday things turned into art"

Printmaking workshop on learning Tàpies' printmaking techniques offers a great insight into the essence of the artist's creativity. It is run over the four Saturdays in March: 5, 12, 19 and 26 March, from 11 am to 5 pm. The workshop is lead by Spanish artist Damiàn Vega Velasco. Participants of the workshop will go on a four-week journey through Tàpies' ideas and techniques, making use of symbols from their daily lives and simple graphic and printing resources. The workshop is based on using the carborundum technique.
The workshop will be conducted in English. Suitable for beginners and lovers of printmaking. No prior knowledge of printmaking or the graphic arts is required.

The number of participants in the workshop is limited, advance bookings up till the available quota to: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

More about the workshop

Photo: Lolo Menéndez.

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