16.11.18 – 18.11.18

Magical Riso 2018



Please register here

The world top Riso Printers, Publishers & Artists are coming to the Van Eyck for the third edition of the Riso biennial Magical Riso from 16–18 November 2018. A 3-day event comprising two conference days and a (final) day presenting an Art Book Fair, publisher talks, an exhibition, workshops and demonstrations. 

Risograph printing – digital stencil printing – is loved by artists, graphic designers and photographers for the quality and vibrancy of the printed matter, the surprising colour effects and the unexpected results the machine puts out. Moreover, it provides the opportunity for self-publishing.

A specialist in Riso printing, the Charles Nypels lab for Printing & Publishing of the Van Eyck, is organizing for the third time the Riso Biennial with the support of RISO Benelux.
Presenting a different set up and theme each time, the 2018 edition carries the subtitle Monumental Riso. Rather than focusing on the ‘traditional’ use of risograph in making editions, fanzines, flyers and small posters, this edition, the organizers want to highlight the monumental qualities that can be achieved by using the risograph technique.

The Monumental is also the theme for an all-year research In-Lab mentored by Van Eyck advisor and graphic designer Paul Bailey, exploring together with Van Eyck participants “The Art of Forgetting”. The results of this collaborative research project will be on show during the Riso Biennial.

Next to the conference and the In-Lab, a Monumental Riso Exhibition will open on the 17th of November with newly made works at the Charles Nypels Lab by 12 artists working in risograph, mimeograph and screen print.

Both the conference and tabling at the Art Book Fair are free. To finalize registration, we will ask a deposit to cover for food & drinks in our incredible new Food Lab. You will receive tokens on arrival for the days you registered for. We offer no refunds.

3 Days: €130
2 Days: €100
1 Day: €60

Please note that there is limited availability for attending Magical Riso.
People who wish to attend the full programme have priority. Registration for the full programme of three days is now open. In case there are still places available, registration will be open after 3 September to everyone; you can then register either for 1, 2 or 3 days.
Make sure you don’t miss out! Register now for all 3 days by filling out this form.

*On finalizing the form, you will be redirected to Paypal where you can pay your deposit. Please make sure you have an active Paypal account and that you have your login code at hand. 

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS (tentative list)
Sigrid Calon @sigridcalon The Netherlands
Martín La Roche @quilloo Chile
Bananafish Books @bananafishbooks China
Michiel Schuurman @michiel_schuurman The Netherlands
Perfectly Acceptable @perfectlyacceptable United States
De Kijm & Zonen @dekijm The Netherlands
Paul Bailey (In-Lab) @misterpaulbailey Ireland
Scott Boms (Facebook Analog Lab) @scottboms @analoglab United States
O.OO @odotoo_com Taiwan
Drucken3000 @drucken3000 Germany
Kyuha Shim @q.shim South Korea
Raumpress @raum_press Spain
Zohra Opoku @zohraopoku Ghana
Risolve @risolve United States

Dan Walsh #danwalsh United States
Johannes Schwartz #johannesschwartzGermany
Kees Goudzwaard #keesgoudzwaard The Netherlands
Martín La Roche with Erwin Blok (mimeograph) @quilloo Chile & @blokerwin The Netherlands
Michiel Schuurman @michiel_schuurmanThe Netherlands
Paul Drissen @pauldrissen The Netherlands
Raewyn Martyn @fallingwalker New Zealand
Sigrid Calon @sigridcalon The Netherlands
Stanley Donwood @stanleydonwood United Kingdom
Zoe Beloff #zoebeloff United States
Zohra Opoku (screenprint) @zohraopoku Ghana
Curated by Van Eyck Head of artistic programme Huib Haye van der Werf

***The full programme will be announced after the summer

Organized by Jo Frenken, head of the Charles Nypels Lab with the support of Sigrid Calon

With the generous support of RISO Benelux



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