Join us for our Opening Night on Friday, 12 August from 7.00PM – 9.00PM!
Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Dwellings after In-Habit: Project Another Country XXII, 2017, Collagraph from compressed cardboard on paper with copper plate, 125.5 x 87.5 x 2.5 cm. © Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan / STPI.
STPI presents three consecutive solo artistic presentations at our pop-up space, ArtSpace @ HeluTrans, under the umbrella of PRINT SCREEN. The first component of this pop-up will feature the print and paper works created through the artists’ residency with STPI. The second component is a screening room which will feature the artists’ films, or films that are related to their works.
The first two editions will see the works of Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan (b. Philippines, based in Australia) and Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia). The last edition with the final artist will take place near the end of 2022. Through our residency programme, STPI’s Creative Workshop collaborates extensively with international artists to create works in the mediums of print and paper. The residencies are a unique experience that push the boundaries of regional and international artists, resulting in the creation of significant works that further the artists’ practices over their careers.
“PRINT SCREEN is a fresh take on works created by our artists in residence, to provoke, surprise, and inspire new insights. It expands one’s understanding of the artists’ practice, particularly as the selected roster of artists are renowned for their video, performative and interactive works. This exhibition series also showcases STPI’s intrinsically collaborative nature, where our relationships with the artists evolve beyond a one-off residency; instead they are continually nurtured through the years, finding new forms and extensions through projects such as this.”
– Rita Targui, Gallery Director
By viewing the artworks in conjunction with the films for PRINT SCREEN, the audience can gather insights on how the artists’ practices at large informed their STPI residencies, as well as understand the key role of these works in furthering their artistic concerns, introducing a new dimension into their ways of artmaking.
PRINT SCREEN is accompanied by a pop-up of STPI’s store The Corner Shop, where artist publications and artist merchandise will be available for sale. The publications, created on the occasion of an artist’s residency and exhibition with STPI, contain essays that will further demonstrate STPI’s role in being an active space for creativity and innovation, where artists are provided the opportunity to push the boundaries of their own practices, finding fresh expressions for their art in the medium of print and papermaking.