Friday’s keynote lecture and Saturday’s symposium programming can be attended together or as stand-alone events. Each day’s programming is ticketed separately to allow for this flexibility. Entry into the exhibition on Friday evening and Saturday is included with the purchase of a ticket to Saturday’s symposium programming.
Tickets are available through MetroTix or at the Information Centers at the Museum. A service fee applies to tickets purchased through MetroTix. Same-day tickets are available on site only.
Friday Keynote Lecture
Enrique Chagoya, painter and printmaker
Then and Now: Aliens Sans Frontières
Chagoya will address the ways his art reflects on the cultural contrasts and collisions he has experienced during his lifetime living in different parts of North America and Europe. He will discuss his concepts of “reverse anthropology” and “reverse modernism,” while reflecting on the role of print media in his art.
This lecture can be attended as a stand-alone event or in conjunction with the Saturday symposium programming. See Symposium Ticketing for details.
Friday, February 1, 7-8:30 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
$10 / $5 for Members / $5 for students
Saturday Symposium Programming
The Alchemy of the Process: Problem Solving in the Printshop will introduce the behind-the-scenes collaborative forces that go into printmaking. Printshops at their best are sites of innovation and problem-solving, and this discussion will highlight the creative chemistry between the artist and the technical expert when they work together.
Moderator: Elizabeth Wyckoff, curator of prints, drawings, and photographs, Saint Louis Art Museum
Lisa Bulawsky, professor of art, Washington University in St. Louis, and director, Island Press, St. Louis
Pam Paulson, founder and master printer, Paulson Fontaine Press, Berkeley, CA
Jacob Samuel, publisher and master printer, Edition Jacob Samuel and Green Dolphin Street, Santa Monica, CA
During this time period, participants will select one activity from the following list of small-group presentations and demonstrations:
Graphic Revolution: Art in Focus (Main Exhibition Galleries)
Dan Gualdoni, artist and master printer, St. Louis; Harrison Sherrod, executive director, Pentimenti Productions, Chicago; Rebecca Wanzo, associate professor, women, gender, and sexuality studies and associate director, Center for the Humanities, Washington University in St. Louis
Print/bookmaking Workshop with WORK/PLAY (Education Classroom)
Danielle and Kevin McCoy, co-founders, WORK/PLAY, St. Louis
Printing Abstraction: From Duchamp to Dot Matrix (Galleries 234 & 235)
Bradley Bailey, associate professor of art history, Saint Louis University
Searching for the Subversive: Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now in Context (The Farrell Auditorium)
Ila Sheren, assistant professor, department of art history & archaeology, Washington University in St. Louis
Art and Publishing, an Evolving Dialogue will explore the publisher’s role in the production of contemporary art and will highlight an ever-evolving range of approaches to art publishing that have emerged in recent decades. By supporting, producing, and distributing art as editions, publishers engage diverse communities and realize new models for how art circulates in the world, oftentimes challenging traditional formats, exhibition venues, and markets.
Moderator: Gretchen L. Wagner, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Saint Louis Art Museum
Christophe Boutin, publisher and co-founder, onestar press and Three Star Books, Paris
Karl Davis, executive director, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Pendleton, OR
Buzz Spector, artist and professor of Art, Washington University in St. Louis
Saturday’s symposium programming can be attended as a stand-alone event or in conjunction with the Friday evening keynote lecture. See Symposium Ticketing for details.
Saturday, February 2, 10 am–4:30 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
$55 / $50 for Members / $15 for students
Registration and Check-In
Friday, February 1, 5-7 pm
Same-day registration and check-in for registered attendees.
During this time guests are invited to visit Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now (entry included with symposium badge) and enjoy a cash bar and live music by Elsie Parker & The Poor People of Paris in Sculpture Hall.