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Bard in China Presents Lecture on Japanese Printmaking

Darren O'Sullivan
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY — On Saturday, March 15, Bard in China presents “Japanese Prints from Ukiyoe to the Modern Day,” a lecture and demonstration by renowned Japanese printmaker Akira Kurosaki. The lecture features a slideshow and discussion focusing on Japanese woodblock printmaking as exemplified in 18th- and 19th-century ukiyoe prints. Kurosaki will also explore how European printmaking from the early twentieth century inspired Japanese printmakers to develop new techniques. The lecture will examine the works of eight to ten representative printmakers of the twentieth century and discuss their techniques and modes of expression. Kurosaki will also display his own works and demonstrate the printmaking process. Actual examples of old prints and the stages of the printing process will be on display. The event, which is sponsored by Bard in China and Bard’s Studio Arts Program, is free and open to the public and takes place at 3 p.m. in Weis Cinema in the Bertelsmann Campus Center. Akira Kurosaki is a professor in the Department of Printmaking at Kyoto Seika University. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including, among others, the Excellence Prize from the first Beijing International Print Biennial, Kyoto City Prize for Cultural Contribution, Golden Prize from the first Egyptian International Print Triennale in Cairo, and Grand Prize at the third Seoul International Print Biennale. In addition, Kurosaki has lectured and exhibited his work widely across Asia, Europe, and the United States. He graduated from Kyoto Institute of Technology, Department of Design. For more information on the events, contact Katherine Gould-Martin,, 845-758-7388. # # # (2.25.08)

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This event was last updated on 03-17-2008