April 22, 2019 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Anatomy of an Art Collaboration: Benglis’s Bird’s Nests
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 3:00pm

Anatomy of an Art Collaboration: Benglis’s Bird’s Nests

Arthur Bell Auditorium


Between 2014 and 2016, a team of art experts collaborated to create a “variable edition” of ceramic objects that used new technology and ancient materials. It began in 2014 when fine art publisher Paul Limperopulos of Benefit Print Project in New York City, approached artist Lynda Benglis with the offer to publish a limited edition of ceramics of her artwork. He did not know at that moment the complexities he’d encounter in the process of publishing eighteen Bird’s Nest wall sculptures.

Five of the edition are on exhibit at Harwood Museum of Art until May 12, 2019. This panel discussion will be open to the public (free with museum admission) in the Arthur Bell Auditorium on Saturday May 4 at 3:00pm. Attendees will learn the process, which included 3-D scanning, stereolithographic printing and ceramic slip casting, to turn Benglis’s paper and wire sculpture into an edition of ceramics without destroying the original artwork.

This discussion will include all Lynda Benglis’s collaborators in the Bird’s Nest edition:
Paul Limperopulos, publisher
Hank Saxe, ceramic artist/fabricator
Alex Sanchez, digital consultant
Cynthia Patterson, project manager
The discussion will be moderated by Garth Clark, founder and editor of Cfile.Daily a nonprofit online journal of contemporary ceramic art. The audience is welcome to ask questions after

This program is free to members and $10 for general (includes museum admission).