Philagrafika Looms Large

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Philagrafika 2010, the massive Philadelphia-based festival of print, opens January 29. The organizers have a broad vision, and the event has the potential to be a game-changer. Printeresting will be on the scene.

If you just can’t wait for the end of the month, José Roca has promised daily updates at the Philagrafika Blog.

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Artists are already rolling into town to prepare:

Some have already started their works: Paul Morrison’s assistant, Bianka Craanen, already finished the spectacular mural that is going to grace Moore’s façade on Race street; Kiki smith oversaw the installation of her delicate collaged lithographies at PAFA; Miler Lagos is starting to pile thousands of newspapers in stacks for his carved “throne” at the Arthur Ross gallery; Francesc Ruiz and Pablo Helguera are printing newspapers, magazines and a book; Duke Riley has been canoeing (!!!), and our own Space 1026 members have been busy putting together the structure for the oversize Yurt that will become a reading room-cum-lounge space at the Print Center.

…It would not be a citywide arts-festival without a giant Yurt!

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