STPI is delighted to announce the inaugural edition of Printmakers’ Assembly, an exhibition celebrating the strength, richness and variability of printmaking practices in Southeast Asia. A leading institution in contemporary art and printmaking since 2002, STPI has built a strong gallery programme around crucial collaborations with established international artists-in-residence. This initiative expands on our commitment to champion printmaking practices, and emerges as a new platform showcasing the works of independent printmakers and print enthusiasts based in Southeast Asian countries.
Taking the format of a curated presentation of 20 selected participating artists and collectives, Printmakers’ Assembly welcomes a range of technical and conceptual approaches: from competencies in the four fundamental printmaking categories such as relief, intaglio, lithography and screenprint, to contemporary methods and combinations that revitalise and expand the possibilities of print. Application to this exhibition is open to printmakers and print enthusiasts of Southeast Asian nationalities, who are able to display a strong portfolio of printmaking practices.
Printmakers’ Assembly will be supported by a host of public programmes aiming to foster appreciation towards print techniques, approaches and discourse in the climate of contemporary art.