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The Third International Mezzotint Festival Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts August 14 – September 30, 2015


Mezzotint

1642

Dutchman Ludwig von Siegen invented the mezzotint. Mezzotint (manera negra, or «black manner») is one of the varieties of the copper cutting engraving. Principles: • depth of velvety-black colors • subtlety and richness of shade gradation • pictorial softness of tone transitions Small editions: • 10–15 prints • Up to 40 prints (with exceptional skill)


Geography

95

artists from

35

countries


Chronology International Mezzotint Festival is a Biennale and happens every two years

2011

The First International Mezzotint Festival May 13 – June 26

2013

The Second International Mezzotint Festival May 18 – June 29

2015

The Third International Mezzotint Festival August 14 – September 30

… To be continued


Scale

more than 500 works 3 exposition sites Voyevodina st, 5 Vainera st, 11 Gorkogo st, 4a

2000 sq. m. of exhibition space


Exposition sites

Vainera st, 11

Voyevodina st, 5

Gorkogo st, 4Đ°


The Program of the Third International Mezzotint Festival

Expositions: Curator projects: • Modern Mezzotint of South Korea (Curator Seung Yeon Kim) • Selected Prints from the Collection of «Mission Gallery», USA (Curator Piper Jaramillo) • Mezzotint by Katsunori Hamanishi, Japan (Curator Andrei Martynov) • The historic project

Personal exhibitions of the Second International Mezzotint Festival winners: • Boonmee Sangkhum (Thailand) • Jukka Vanttinen (Sweden) • Martin Mitchell (England) • Guy Langevin (Canada) Open competition Non-Competition Section Selected mezzotint prints from the collection of the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts


Special Program «Night in the «Black Manner»

August 14, 20:00–00:00 The Grand opening Open mezzotint workshops Authors’ excursions Night art-dispute


Guests of the Project. Artists

Boonmee Sangkhum Thailand


Guests of the Project. Artists

Martin Mitchell England


Guests of the Project. Artists

Guy Langevin Canada


Guests of the Project. Artists

Jorge Alberto Mateos Suarez Mexico


Guests of the Project. Artists

Kouki Tsuritani Japan


Guests of the Project. Artists

Aoife Layton Ireland


Guests of the Project. Artists

Caroline Koenders The Netherlands


Guests of the Project. Artists

Mikio Watanabe Japan–France


Guests of the Project. Artists

Marina Lazareva Russia


Guests of the Project. Jury

Ekaterina Klimova

Oleg Khromov

Xenia Bezmenova

Elizaveta Romanova

Saint-Petersburg Head of Department of Engravings of the XVIIIth– the Beginning of XXIth Centuries of the State Russian Museum

Moscow Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, Doctor of Fine Arts, Head of the Department of the Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Arts

Moscow Leading Researcher of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

Moscow Collector of prints


Guests of the Project. Jury

Kate Rutherford

Andrey Martynov

Nan Mulder

Mark Frising

Canada Graphic artist, member of the Artists’ Union of Canada, the International Society of Mezzotint

Moscow General Director of the “Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art”, Curator of the Novosibirsk Biennale of Contemporary Graphic Arts, independent curator of international art projects

Netherlands Graphic artist, member of the Professional Artists’ Unions of Scotland, the Netherlands and New Zealand

Luxembourg Graphic artist, painter, sculptor, winner of Grand Prix of the First International Mezzotint Festival (2011)


Guests of the Project. Curators

Seung Yeon Kim

Piper Jaramillo

Seoul, South Korea Professor of Engraving Department at the Hongik University, winner and jury member of international competitions of prints

USA Founder of Mission Gallery, California


The Team of the Festival

Marina Korneeva

Teena Garnik

Nikita Korytin

Ekaterina Korneeva

Yana Shlyahetskaya

Olga Permyakova

Lada Slobodyanik


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