3–31/8 2024
Project Babel
329 International Printmakers

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In August 2024 Galleri Valdal is proud to present “Project Babel” – an international printmaking collaboration project. 329 printmakers from 40 studios in 19 countries are creating together an artwork based on the iconic painting “The Great Tower of Babel” (1563) by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

The project was initiated by four graphic artists from Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre in Jyväskylä, Finland.

The idea of the project is to share the original image of the Tower in segments. The participants remake their shared segments in their own ways using different printmaking techniques. Finally all the works will be gathered again as a new Tower. Each artist’s segment is 13×17cm, and the gathered image will be around 240×335 cm. The result of the project was first exhibited in Galleria Ratamo from 14 December 2023 to 14 January 2024. It has also been exhibited at Constellation Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 12 April – 24 May 2024. Galleri Valdal will be the only place in  Denmark to show this unique collaborative work.

Read more about the Danish participation: pryds.com/babel


August 3rd – 31st, 2024
Project Babel
Galleri Valdal, Bykildevej 8, kld.th.
DK-2500 Valby
Opening ceremony/Vernissage:
Saturday August 3rd, 2024 1pm-5pm
Opening hours:
Thursday+Friday 2pm-6pm
Saturday 11am-2pm

 


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Download Grand Opening invitation (PDF, A5):

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Download exhibition poster (PDF, A3):

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Download list of all artists (PDF, A4):


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The final work measures about 240×335 cm. Foto: Lars Pryds

Photo from the opening af Project Babel in Galleria Ratamo, Jyväskylä, Finland December 13th, 2023. Photo: Lars Pryds

More info on Project Babel’s own website
or Instagram profile: printmaking_project_babel

Some of the 329 prints, each 13×17 cm. Photo: Project Babel

Team Babel, initiators of Project Babel. From left to right: Naoji Ishiyama, Kaisa Koljonen, Maria Pihl and Anni Huttu. Photo: Project Babel