Education In /As Art – Miloš Đorđević
Edition represents essential postulation in defining distinctive morphology of printmaking as unique art discipline. Title of the paper examines presumption about ambivalent status of edition in context of meanings and values of contemporary art world and in the course of actual social, cultural and economical horizon. Edition represents total number of registered identical impressions printed from the same plate or plates if print is multicolored. Possibility of making multiple and identical examples of the same image had significant social and economical impact throughout the history. Depending on cultural ambience varied the role of printed image. Edition of prints or within printed books deeply contributed the cultural and educational uplift of the societies. From the 15th century onwards, by virtue of skillful artists and artisans, various scientific ideas were translated into images that can be easily reproduced and distributed in wide circulation. Editions of prints gave rise to democratization of art and undermined the cultural and educational monopoly of the church and the monarch. Since printmaking art lost significance due to advancement of reproduction printing technology, edition of prints in art along progressed and transformed in form of work of art. Paper examines possibility of deploying complete edition of prints as unique piece of art.
Key words: edition, print, artwork, contemporary art, installation