My First Trip To Dehli India

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I just returned from an amazing trip to Dehli India. The trip was sponosored by the Lalit Kala Academy and the Polish Embassy in New Dehli, India and the purpose was to open the Contemporary Polish Printmaking Exhibition. This is the same exhibition that opened in Tianjin, China in 2010 and Seoul, South Korea in 2011.

From Poland the flight was through Munich, Germany and then to Dehli. From Munich to Dehli is about 7 hours but the time change is only three and a half. The Dehli airport is one of the largest in Asia but it doesn’t seem so. The security is intense but in lieu of the political situation it is understandable. In India there are police everywhere and they carry loaded weapons.

I was able to take a trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal and the King’s Fortress which was very beautiful and interesting. It would have been more enjoyable if the temperature wasn’t over 100F. You must remember to drink lots of water and the humidity is low so if is not as bad as during monsoon season.

The Taj Mahal is incredibly beautiful and I understand why it is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The story of why it was built is fascinating but you can look it up for yourself and get it more accurately.

It was really strange to be in a country where there are wild peacocks, parrots and monkeys running around on the streets. A friend that I met there warned me to beware that monkeys don’t like their picture taken. I don’t know what they would do but didn’t really want to find out since they are usually traveling in gangs.

The cities are relatively clean but once out into the countryside and the small towns it is really a mess with trash everywhere and people living on the streets. I saw many homeless people and wondered how they survive but somehow they do. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Polish Printmaking in Seoul

Setting Up The Show

Setting Up The Show

After my first visit to China about 4 years ago I was so impressed with the quality of Chinese printmaking that I felt a closer contact between Polish and Asian printmakers would benefit both. The best way to start this contact would be to show Asian artists what is happening in Europe and Poland is a great representative of European printmaking.

I am now in Seoul to open the largest exhibition of Polish Printmaking ever assembled. I have been working on this project for 2 years and after the initial exhibition in Tianjin, China last October we are now able to bring this excellent show to South Korea.

With the extensive help of the Art Department at the Kyung Hee University and especially Professor Seung Woog Kim we were able to make this spectacular print exhibition happen here in Seoul, South Korea.

Show Curator Chris Nowicki

Show Curator Chris Nowicki

There are about 240 prints in this exhibition and about 85 of the best Polish artists are represented with their most recent works. All printmaking techniques are represented with many examples of etching, aquatint, lithography, serigraph, linocut, digital, dry-point, mezzotint and more.This is an exceptional and incredible show.

The opening is this Friday September 2nd at 6:00PM, the site is the A&D Gallery on the Kyung Hee University Campus, Seoul, South Korea.