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CFP: “Past/Present: Print History and Contemporary Practice” (SECAC, Columbus, OH, Oct 25-28, 2017)

As part of the 73rd annual SECAC Conference "Microscopes and Megaphones," at Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD), on October 25-28, 2017.

The historical roots of printmaking, its materials, processes and function inform the work of many contemporary artists working with print media. Even in an era when many of the mechanical operations of printmaking have been supplanted by digital processes, we see a new generation of artists embracing analogue methods as part of their creative processes. We also see ways that artists continue to be informed by history while working with new technologies. Historical approaches to print media may be reflected in the materials used, but also in the economies of production, from community printshops, collaborations to exchange economies. Additionally, the history of prints offer artists important themes and subjects, from the political to the social which continue to have relevance today. This session invites papers from artists, curators and critics interested in these issues.

Session Chair(s): Beauvais Lyons, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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