An exhibition of the Intaglio Printing, (S13 Tiefdruckwerkstatt), at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with etchings from students, graduates and staff.

Opening: 22.10.2015, 7 p.m., by Rector Eva Blimlinger

Participating artists:
Alaa Alkurdi | Simina Badea | Clara Bro Uerkvitz | Jean Pierre Cueto | Gunter Damisch | Lisa Maria Ernst | Ina Fasching | Bernd Graus | Julia Haugeneder | Michael Hedwig | Judith Kerndl | Kevin Klamminger | Darina Kmetova | Anna Kuen | Malgorzata Kugler | Tobias Martensen | Leo Mayr | Christian Murzek | Natalie Neumaier | Nobuhiko Numazaki | Peter Obermoser Sojer | Philip Patkowitsch | Oliver Riedel | Sina Saadat | Osama Salameh | Juri Schaden | Patrick Roman Scherer | Victoria Vinogradova | Marsellus Wallaces | Andreas Werner

Curator: Michael Hedwig

Etching is fascinating, first and foremost due to the material itself and the results achieved by using the material. The process of burnishing and polishing the plates conveys the romantic aura of the traditional crafts of former times; they force the artist to reflect; his mind is liberated through concentrated manual work. This freedom from thought enables the artist to realise his vision, which is built on the material and its properties. It is a condensation of the dialectic process, which will only be successful if he seeks to attain what is essential and works on it. It is an intellectual process and, at the same time, it is a meditation, a mystic trance, comparable to shamanist immersion in ecstasy – appropriate to the expansiveness of the artist´s creative process. (Text by Prof. Dr. Philipp Maurer)