ESCALA RESEARCH PAPER 1 - 'SOUTHERN PRESS: PRINTS FROM BRAZIL, PARAGUAY, AND CHILE'

The first in our series of Research Papers, Southern Press focuses on the works of thirteen printmakers, including Oswaldo Goeldi, Lívio Abramo, Antonio Henrique Amaral, Olga Blinder, Nemesio Antúnez and other key practitioners from the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

It showcases work from a period when printing enjoyed a prominent position in art education, as well as in national and international exhibition circuits, and when debates about the medium's artistic status, and the uptake of abstraction by printers, were hotly contested.

Southern Press is produced in collaboration with Meeting Margins: Transnational Art in Latin America and Europe 1950 – 1978, a three-year research project being conducted in the Department of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex, and TrAIN, the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation at the University of the Arts London. It reflects the project's focus on contact, exchange and collaboration between artists from Latin America and Europe.

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