Dieter Roth, Hat (Hut), 1965. Screenprint and hand-applied spray paint over a photomechanical reproduction of a manipulated postcard. 25 5/8 x 35 3/8 in. Edition: 20 unique variants. Printed and published by the artist. Collection of Matthew Zucker. © Dieter Roth Estate, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

International Print Center New York (IPCNY) is pleased to present Other Hats: Icelandic Printmaking, a group exhibition showcasing the breadth of printmaking by Icelandic artists. Featuring screenprints, etchings, digital work, artist’s books, and 3D prints, among other works, by over twenty intergenerational Icelandic artists, the exhibition also includes prints by select international artists who have spent enough time in Iceland to have absorbed the ethos of the country. The work includes underlying themes of storytelling, mythmaking, portraiture, landscape, and mapping, and the interrogation of materials.

Curated by Ingibjörg Jóhannsdóttir, a master printmaker and school headmaster (Reykjavík), and Pari Stave, a museum administrator and freelance curator (New York).

Artists include: Arnar Herbertsson, Birgir Andrésson, Dieter Roth, Eygló Harðardóttir, Georg Guðni, Guðjón Ketilsson, Hallgrímur Helgason, Helgi Þorgils Friðjónsson, Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, Katrín Sigurðardóttir, Kristján Daviðsson, Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson, Magnús Þór Jónsson (Megas), Per Kirkeby, Roni Horn, Sara Riel, Rúna Þorkelsdóttir, Rúrí, Sigurður Arni Sigurðsson, Sigurður Átli Sigurðsson, Sigurður Guðmundsson, Sólveig Aðalsteinsdóttir, Þóra Sigurðardóttir, and Valgerður Guðlaugsdóttir.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue published by IPCNY featuring an essay by Icelandic novelist and businessman Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson on the Icelandic phenomenon of wearing multiple professional hats. Additionally, the catalogue will include an essay by the co-curators on the history of printmaking in Iceland, along with entries on the artists and statements about their work.

Extensive free public programming will include live music by Megas (Magnús Þór Jónsson) on April 13, an interactive drop-in space Print & Friends Unltd. on April 15, and a live podcast interview Person, Place, Thing with Hallgrímur Helgason on June 1.

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Other Hats: Icelandic Printmaking is made possible through the generous lead support of GAMMA Capital Management. Additional funding is provided by The Barbara Stern Shapiro Fund for Curatorial Initiatives, the Icelandic Visual Arts Fund, Betsy S. Michel, and the American-Scandinavian Foundation. In-kind support is provided by the Consulate General of Iceland, WOW Air, and Reyka Vodka.