The mission of FIG Bilbao, the International Print & Art Works on Paper Festival, which is in its seventh edition this year, is to disseminate the culture of printing in all its facets. Because they share this objective, the festival and the museum have joined forces since the festival was launched in 2012 to showcase the value of art on paper throughout history by holding annual exhibitions. Examples include the monographs devoted to Giovanni Battista Piranesi (2012), Mimmo Paladino (2014) and Lucas van Leyden (2015); and the collective shows on engraving in Sardinia (2013), the Vivanco Collection(2016) and colour engravings in the collection of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum (2017).
Translated Paintings. Reproductive Prints in the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is the exhibition theme proposed this year. Likewise, this year the festival's location has been changed from its usual venue in the galleries of the Bilbao museum to the Durango Art and History Museum. The show is part of the extensive annual programming of FIG Bilbao, which culminates with the fair to be held from the 15th to 18th of November in the Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall, once again turning the city into the epicentre of prints and engraving in Europe.
Author: Javier Novo González
Date of publication: 26/10/2018
Measures: 21 x 24,5 cm
No. of pages: 108
No. of illustrations: 54 (Color)