BOUNDLESS concept and aims

In 2012 the ´Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier´ hosts the project:  ‘Boundless Amsterdam’.
Individual artists, Designers, Art Centres and Art Institutes are invited to submit ideas towards the setting up of the project.
For at least two years ‘Boundless Amsterdam’ wants to be a boundary-crossing project.

Printmaking is known as a reproductive technique, producing multiple identical prints in numbered, limited editions. Traditional prints are two-dimensional, intended to be framed and displayed on the wall. Are these the limits of printmaking? What happens if the traditional boundaries of presentation, use of materials, techniques and two-dimensionality are changed? What is the influence of new media, 3D printing and fashion on graphic art?  

The visual arts and crafts are influenced by new technological developments. Cross-fertilisation between traditional printmaking techniques and 3D printing, laser cutting, digital photography or unusual materials like ceramics create surprising, new results.
The project wants to explore, research and map these developments in printmaking within the concept of 'BOUNDLESS'. Institutes and workshops will be invited to participate and to offer technical support. Artists from different disciplines will be invited to submit a research proposal for an Artist’s Residency or a working period on the premises.
The AGA will profile itself as a centre of knowledge by sharing creative processes and results via weblogs, a symposium, workshops, publications and exhibitions.

The ‘Boundless concept’ started at the
Central Print Council of Aotearoa in New Zealand with a first exhibition in 2008.
Artists from New Zealand are specially invited to take part in ‘BOUNDLESS' .

text: Monika Auch