In Print

Exhibition between exhibition

Placing emerging into the established
Master printers
Emerging artists
Experimenting with experience
What comes after a residency?

Pro exists to build a bridge between the emerging and the established, facilitate meetingsand put a spotlight on the young artists’ car
What you are about to experience is the result of a residency and matchmaking between BORCH Editions’ Master Printers and four emerging artists facilitated by pro Adele Rannes & Master Printer Tom Jennions, Nicky Sparre-Ulrich & Master Printer Mette Ulstrup, Anna Stahn & Master Printer Julie Dam, and Albin Werle & Master Printer Niels Borch Jensen. Being paired in the fall of 2020, allartists had a year to prepare for a week’s long residency at BORCH Editions.

The artists were chosen from the perspective that printmaking is an essential part of their practice and that their works reflect the vast range of expressions this medium can have. Adele’s practice unfolds exclusively through cobber printing, while Anna Stahn’s practice switches back and forth between printmaking, sculpting and writing, while Nicky Sparre-Ulrich works with both painting and printmaking, which leaves only Albin Werle with no formal experience with printmaking, yet “all his works are almost like preparations for prints”.

All artists have tried new techniques and materials, from aquantint, drypoint, etching and woodcut, to chine collé, which turned this residency into a true learning space and exchange of energy. The master printers passed on knowledge that they’ve acquired over decades, and the artist brought new perspectives and energy to the table. This meeting across experiences was therefore a very special crackin the otherwise busy calendars of the BORCH team, who normally work with artists such as Tacita Dean, Julie Mehretu, Per Kirkeby, Tal R.

As a trace of the exhibition, In Print will live on as an “exhibition poster”, created by pro temp’s ownartist Julie Koldby. She confront  the idea of the typical exhibition poster, which often is an unlimited inkjet poster by making a limited edition of 11 prints. Through the period of the residency Koldby has explored the printmaking techniques of photogravure, spit bit aquatint, sugar lift aquatint and drypoint in collaboration with the Master Printers in the workshop. The edition is released on the opening day; november 19th.

We thank everyone involved in this curatorial experiment.

Please contact us at to receive the full overview of the artworks produced during the stay.

Photos by Niklas Adrian Vindelev from print work in progress.


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