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Lecture & Printed Matter Show & Tell by Harmen Liemburg, Oct 21

October 7, 2010  by: Dom

October 21, 10:00 AM to 11:20 – University at Buffalo, Center for the Arts room 144
Screen to Screen, Viewing the World Through Graphical Eyes
Lecture by Harmen Liemburg

En route to becoming an artist and design journalist, Harmen Liemburg (1966, NL) started his career as a cartographer. To keep his appetite for graphic representation alive, he sought a larger menu of expression. He went to the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and became a member of a new breed of designers, one that is closely linked to the world of art, education and museums. In many ways Liemburg is an artist in the traditional sense, he is obsessed with silkscreen printing and uses the medium to create unexpected results. His style emphasizes the narrative aspect of images and the occasional beauty of everyday vernacular. His projects are primarily linked to the transformation of exhibition spaces through the use of printed matter. In his lectures and workshops he works to convince students to start working by turning off their computers. He’s also a design journalist, mainly for the Dutch magazine Items.

October 21, 12:30 to 2:50 – University at Buffalo, Center for the Arts room B38
Printed Matter Show & Tell

In addition to his morning presentation, Harmen Liemburg will show some of his physical prints and and talk about his working process.

Liemburg’s website:

202 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
(716) 645-6878
(716) 645-6970 fax
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