PRISM PRINT INTERNATIONAL
for the love of art - for the love of humanity
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PRISM 4 at the Goto Gallery Ginza Tokyo. 26 – 31 January 2015
Artists exhibiting in the Tokyo exhibition
CLAUDIA DE GRANDI
DOLORES DE SADE
Prism 4 opened at the Goto Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo on Monday 26th January and ran until Saturday 31st
Claudia De Grandi: The Channel Suite: Spring. Collagraph
Photos: Wendy Shirvani
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This exhibition was curated by established Japanese print artist (and member of 'Printworks') Toshihiko Ikeda, with John Read and Nigel Oxley. Added to the Prism selected artists list are now Masahiro Kawara, Ryoko Tanaka, and Shizuko Kiyohara. We are delighted to welcome them!
Over 250 people passed through the gallery during the show, with many leaving their name and contact details. It was enlightening to meet so many professionals from the Japanese art world at the opening party and to discuss the many different responses to the works.
Contacts were made with critics, editors of art magazines, curators and assistants of museums and galleries. All agreed that the Prism project was a worthwhile addition to the discussions about printmaking as a would-be major art form, and its potential to reach into the corners of the Earth in ways that other artforms struggle to achieve. Surprisingly, the debate about the validity of digital printmaking seems to be especially divisive there! Ars longa, vita brevis, as we used to repeat to ourselves.
Alongside all of these interesting people, we encountered many ordinary artlovers who showed similar interest in why our works were so diverse, and how techniques were evolved to express such different points of view.
Dolores De Sade, Nigel Oxley, Wendy Shirvani and John Read and his wife Kyoko travelled to Japan for this exhibition, assisted in the mounting and enjoyed forming new friendships and contacts in Japan.
Susan Aldworth: The Entangled Self 3. Etching 2014 Detail (Susan Aldworth is represented by GV Arts London)
Thanks to the kind invitation of the Goto Gallery, Prism was delighted to be able to hold its fourth world printmaking exchange exhibition with 17 print artists in Japan. The Goto Gallery has a reputation for consistently supporting the best of Japan's artists and Prism is extremely grateful for this opportunity to further the cause of the fine art print.
Prism is also extremely grateful for the part played by the celebrated Japanese print artist Tetsuya Noda in encouraging and facilitating this exhibition. Such support and kindness in helping with introductions is essential in furthering our aims
Prism 4 catalogue available here - (opens in new window)
Ian Brown: Pancake Rocks 1, Screenprint 2014
Hideki Kondo: Secret Forest 1, Lithograph 2014
Prism will be at the IXth Engraving Exhibition in the Santa Maria della Pietà in Cremona, Italy, September 24 - October 29, 2017!