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Marija Grahovac Karan


1. Printmaking must not be a technical matter - print as a being

2. Printmaking must not only mean tradition

3. Printmaking must be inquisitive in order to arouse curiosity

4. Printmaking must be aware in order to awaken awareness

5. Printmaking is allowed to take different forms

6. Printmaking is allowed to use new technologies

7. Printmaking need not be just local

8. Printmaking is allowed to follow contemporary events

9. Printmaking is allowed to be supported by curators and cultural institutions

10. Printmaking is allowed to exist during political, biological, economic, cultural, social and other conflicts/wars

11. Printmaking is allowed to communicate with other art forms

12. Printmaking is allowed to be (self) critical

13. Printmaking is allowed to be dominant

Marija Grahovac Karan

Translation from Serbian: Vanda Perović

Marija Grahovac Karan (1978. Belgrade), graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade in 2002, Printmaking and Book Design Module; received master’s degree at the same faculty in 2006, and a doctor’s degree in Applied graphics in 2017. Her works have been presented at 16 solo and over 100 group exhibitions in the country and abroad (Belgium, Corea, Hungary, Romania, Italia, Uruguay, Turkey, Croatia, Poland, Russia…). Winner of several national and international awards; the author of and a participant in several local and international workshops and colonies in the field of contemporary graphic art, graphic design and book design; a member of Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia; teaches at the College of Fine and Applied Arts Professional Studies in Belgrade. More


M. Grahovac Karan, Colour Force, digital prints, 2010/11,


M. Grahovac Karan, Evocative Forces #2, 2017, digital print, 90x52x6 cm
M. Grahovac Karan, Force XXI, 2016, digital print, ø20 cm
M. Grahovac Karan, Force XXI, 2016, digital print, ø63 cm



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