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Celebrating Print Magazine 2.2 Launch Party

Join us for a launch party for the October 2016 issue of Celebrating Print, the magazine that covers fine art print and printmaking in Central and Eastern Europe. The event will take place on Friday, November 4, at Manhattan’s Bohemian National Hall during New York Print Week.

Celebrating Print 2.2 Launch Party honors the dedication of the magazine’s writers in their efforts to research and evaluate developments in printmaking as an autonomous art discipline. The contributing art historians, curators and educators craft critical written analysis as part of their ongoing efforts to inform the public about the values of printmaking and its significance in Central and Eastern European visual culture. Organized by KADS New York in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, the launch party also celebrates the writers’ strive to elevate the status of the art medium by emphasizing its long tradition of excellence and interdisciplinary crossovers. KADS New York has also partnered with the Consulate General of Slovakia in New York and Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association to create this one-time opportunity to engage the public in a discussion on Central European culture during New York Print Week.

In the upcoming October issue of Celebrating Print Magazine, art historian Julia Meszaros offers a survey of modern Hungarian printmaking, which encompasses early forms of narrative works as well as the radical trends of 1980s and 1990s, when artists defied the medium’s traditions by experimenting with Xerox technology and other devices. Curator Barbora Kundracikova explores the aesthetic nature of prints in Sensing Beyond Seeing by applying theory to the works of Alena Kucerova, Marie Blabolilova and Romana Rotterova—three Czech printmakers who continuously translate their personal experiences into digestible pictorial content. The October issue also delves into the realm of fantasy art, a phenomenon typically associated with Central and Eastern European print. Art historian Eva Trojanova’s Carousels of Life focuses on the expansive oeuvre of Slovak artist Vladimir Gazovic and his “efforts to reveal the truth” by combining astute observations of reality with phantasmal motifs. Fluctuations between dreams and reality find a fixed state in the works of Kamila Stanclova, another Slovak artist interviewed by editor Katerina Kyselica. Croatian artist Ana Vivoda, whose project Traces is presented to shed light on the printmaking process, reflects on her interactions with the environment as she marks the matrix.

Contributing art historians, curators, educators and artists:
Alena Laufrova (Czech Republic), Barbora Kundracikova (Czech Republic), Katerina Kyselica (USA/Czech Republic), Julia Meszaros (Hungary), Lenka Vilhelmova (Czech Republic), Rada Nita (Romania), Dorota Folga-Januszewska (Poland), Katarzyna Haber (Poland), Breda Skrjanec (Slovenia), Eva Trojanova (Slovakia).

Friday, November 4, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Bohemian National Hall
321 East 73rd Street
New York, NY 10021

Registration is recommended. Register for free at:

If you would like to support Celebrating Print’s mission to present the rich culture of Central and Eastern European fine art print and printmaking, please consider subscribing to Celebrating Print Magazine or purchasing individual issues at

Celebrating Print is a full-color magazine about fine art print and printmaking practice in Central and Eastern Europe. Curators, scholars and printmaking educators contribute articles, essays and interviews that profile modern and contemporary print across the region. Celebrating Print was founded as an information platform for collectors, scholars and print en

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