Oct. ’17: The launch of the second edition of the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair takes place this week. In celebration of this, After Nyne’s editor Claire Meadows has picked four ‘ones to watch’ and turned the spotlight on them and their practice.
#LookoutFor | Kintsugi in printmaking by Made in Calcutta
July ’17: The Japanese concept of Kintsugi usually finds relevance in the art of ceramic-making and pottery. Broken pots and bowls are joined back with a gloriously gold-coloured varnish, a colour usually associated with grandness and celebration—to make them useful again. The ‘scars’ on the face of the object are highlighted, celebrated, understood as necessary in its life cycle, and you don’t discard your old cuppa as broken, but you learn to cherish its innate usefulness in your life.