12 aug 2023
13:00 - 16:00
Workshop: Linocut Printmaking
Within the context of the exhibition Tanah Merdeka, Sophia Pekowsky and Ilya Genov will facilitate a lino print workshop at Framer Framed. On 12 August, 13:00-16:00, you are invited to reflect on the topics of transnational solidarity and land struggles addressed in the exhibition, while co-creating a lino print poster.
This event is free of charge and in English. Register via Eventbrite to join (capacity is limited).
The workshop will guide participants through the process of printmaking by beginning with discussions on the topics explored in the current exhibition Tanah Merdeka. In the past, printmaking was a way to bring religious and political messages to the masses. Now, contemporary printmakers work in an entirely different context. The availability of printing machines provides ways of distributing images to the public at lightning speed. In this context, the choice to create and distribute images with one’s hands can be seen as a form of resistance to the expectations of the capitalist time that encourage efficiency above all. Handmade printmaking falls outside the capitalistic line of production. It also functions as a particularly political art form because of its ability to be easily reproduced while still resisting capitalist mass production.
In this linocut workshop, Sophia Pekowsky and Ilya Genov will invite the participants to slowly delve into the topics addressed in the current exhibition. Led by discussion questions, the participants will be divided into small groups to have a conversation about their relationship with nature, land and transnational solidarity. This will inspire the participants to co-create a linocut poster where each participant will receive a piece of lino to work with that when puzzled together, will produce a collective poster formed from the shared knowledge of the group. Through this, participants will be introduced to the participatory artistic methods adopted by the collective in the current exhibition, Taring Padi.
All materials necessary for this workshop will be provided. We will also print on fabric. For this, participants are encouraged to bring clothing they would like to spruce up by printing on. The event may be photographed and filmed. Please let us know in advance if you don’t prefer to have your picture or video taken.
The exhibition Tanah Merdeka brings together works by the Indonesian art collective Taring Padi and various collaborators to reflect on the concept of land and its socio-political implications through a cross-cultural network of solidarity. Tanah Merdeka is presented by Framer Framed in partnership with Brazilian Jewish cultural centre Casa do Povo and Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST).
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