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Exhibition: Prints & Inks | Collaborative Experiments: International Risograph Edition II


Presented by Possible Worlds x Spins & Needles
9 international Risograph studios
Dates: April 1 to May 12, 2016
Curated by: Melanie Yugo
Opening night: Friday, April 1, 7-10 PM
Free entry

코우너스 Corners (Korea)
Endless Editions (New York City, USA)
Hato Press (London, UK) 
Lentejas Press (Spain)
Riso Presto (France)
Topo Copy (Belgium)
Sandwich Mixto (Spain)
Soybot (Austria) 
We Make It (Germany)

This April and May, Possible Worlds and Spins & Needles host the fourth edition of Prints & Inks graphic art exhibition, featuring an international lineup of graphic artists, studios and publishers specializing in cutting-edge print practices. 

Building on the 2015 Prints & Inks exhibition, this 2016 exhibition focuses on a group of studios and publishers in North America, Europe, and Asia that approach part of their practice through an experimental and collaborative lens, with the Risograph printing machine at the centre of it. Just as important as producing innovative work is the process of working with others, be it other artists, studios or the public, to test ideas, push boundaries, make mistakes and learn new things. 

The results of these "experiments" take the form of original artwork as well as limited edition prints, posters, art books and zines. These works will exhibited and available for purchase during the show.

The Risograph is a printing machine that is quickly becoming a definitive creative tool in today’s art, design and publishing milieus. A global network of artists, designers, publishers, studios and institutions are using it to produce creative content in multiples which exhibit a handmade, silkscreened aesthetic, from zines to art books to posters to album covers.

*Curatorial text by Possible Worlds Co-Director, Melanie Yugo

Interviews with participating artists will be posted throughout the show on our blog, featuring their creative processes, how the Risograph influences their work, what inspires them, how their city contributes to their practice, and future projects.

Prints & Inks is a print and graphic arts exhibition series in Ottawa, Canada's capital city. It features the work of emerging and experimental graphic artists, studios and designers in Canada and internationally. 

** Entry is free and is open to all.