2019 | University | Publication | Exhibition
MMN – International Mezzotint Exhibition, Brazil
In 2019 we held the International Mezzotint Exhibition at the Institute of Arts of Unicamp. We had the participation of 37 artists from 22 countries, with 84 selected prints exhibited at the Institute of Arts Gallery and at the Printmaking Laboratory, where guest artists Nori Figueiredo and Rubens Matuck were also received for lectures and demonstrations open to the general public.
I developed the idea for the event together with Danilo Perillo, Luise Weiss and Sergio Niculitcheff, involving in the organization and production professors, students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and employees of the Gallery, the Laboratory, the Department of Drawings and Prints and the Institute of Arts.
The works were incorporated into the collection of the Unicamp's Department of Drawings and Prints. Artists from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Slovakia, USA, France, Georgia, India, England, Japan, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, UK, Romania, Russia, Thailand and Taiwan participated.
The exhibition was held from October 23 to November 19, 2019, at the Art Gallery of the Institute of Arts and at Unicamp's Printmaking Laboratory. The printing demonstration and lecture "Mezzotint and the invention of quadrichromy", with Nori Figueiredo: November 5th, at LabGravura. Presentation of prints, albums and matrices and lecture "Color matching processes in mezzotint printmaking", with Rubens Matuck: November 14th, at LabGravura.
In June 2022 was published the Exhibition's catalogue, in digital edition, with presentation texts by the organizers. At the Department of Drawings and Prints, the Mezzotint Collection made the exhibition's prints accessible for consultation, appreciation and research, keeping the International Mezzotint Exhibition available for a closer look at the State University of Campinas and for new exhibitions, along with the department's other collections, which may also occur outside Unicamp. From September 2022 to January 2023, the exhibition “Grassmann and the Unicamp's Department of Drawings and Prints collections” takes place at the Biblioteca de Obras Raras Fausto Castilho, containig the text "The Mezzotint Collection", in which I report this path of the works from the International Mezzotint Exhibition to the Department of Drawings and Prints.