TNG Opening, Mexico
Artists in Dialogue
Aguascalientes´ State Ministry of Culture, through the Support Program for the Cultural Infrastructure of the States (PAICE), allocated more than US $ 1,000,000 for the consolidation of the Macro Space for Culture and the Arts, whose building 49 houses the TNG |Taller Nacional de Gráfica/National Printmaking Workshop. Opened on October 28, 2016 the TNG is located in what were the former Aguascalientes Railway Workshops and Warehouses in Mexico. Specifically, it was installed in one of the warehouses of those old railway workshops, at the time functioning as the bronze casting workshop into the railway complex. The ambitious project rescued one of the most representative spaces both of the state and of the country in terms of historical and industrial heritage, considered as well one of the largest in Latin America.
The TNG |National Graphics Workshop will provide services to the students of the University of the Arts, to the artists in the community, both nationally and internationally, with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, in accordance with the technological advances of the 21st century. Combining the different techniques of print media and digital graphics, with a special focus on eco-trends and the dissemination of graphic arts, it pay homage to the illustrious printmaker José Guadalupe Posada´s valuable legacy. The workshop has four areas: intaglio, screen printing, lithography and digital area.
Alicia Candiani, director of Proyecto´ace, was the only international representative to be invited by the Cultural Institute of Aguascalientes at the opening ceremony. In her speech, she appreciated the opportunity to be in a historic moment, highlighting the refurbishing of architecture as well as the facilities of this space, which is at the height of the most important workshops in the world. She then promised to be a bridge with Argentine artists and to promote the work of Mexican artists internationally. Associated with this invitation, the presence of ´ace was completed with an on-site conference and workshop as well as participation in the 4th Engraving Fair, also organized by the Secretary of Culture, who also carries out the José Guadalupe Posada International Print Biennial.
TALLERES NACIONALES DE GRAFICA
28.10_Alicia Candiani (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Expanded Printmaking Practices: from multiple art to post-digital printmaking
29.10_ Carlos Mijares
How to conserve prints
27.10_ Gabriel Macotela (Mexico DF, Mexico)
29.10_ Alicia Candiani (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
En-residencia en Proyecto´ace
27.10_Daniel Amora Mora (Baja California, Mexico)
Xerox Transfer Processes
28.10_ José Gutiérrez (Guadalajara, Mexico)
29.10_Alicia Candiani-Cecilia Candiani (Argentina)
30.10_ Luis Bolbrügge (Mexico DF, Mexico))