June 11, 2018
International Print Center New York
508 West 26th Street, 5A
New York, NY 10001
JOB POSTING: External Affairs Coordinator/
The External Affairs Coordinator/Manager (title commensurate with experience) will work closely with the Director and all staff to drive IPCNY's continued growth as the leading non-‐profit institution in New York City dedicated to the print field, with international impact. This position coordinates development and public relations and marketing efforts to increase IPCNY’s revenue, support, attendance, media presence, and external profile. Working with a dynamic small staff in an open office environment connected to an exhibition space, the applicant must be both a self-‐starter and a team player. This position is an exciting opportunity for a talented, motivated candidate with the relevant background, skills, and ambition to be an external ambassador; collaborate with donors and stakeholders; increase the institution’s presence within the local and global cultural landscape; and anticipate the needs of an expanding institution.
Job functions include:
- Identifying new opportunities to promote IPCNY's mission and its visibility in media outlets and in the print and art worlds
- Development, including new donor cultivation and gifts, new grant opportunities, and contributing to the writing and compilation of grant submissions
- Marketing and communications, including content for IPCNY's website and social media and traditional media channels; and reporting on website analytics
- Developing and distributing marketing and promotional materials for IPCNY’s programming and analyzing effectiveness
- Attracting and retaining visitors through outreach and enhanced visitor experience
- Building effective relationships with the press, managing media contacts, proposing press events, and drafting and distributing press releases
- Placing online and print advertisements and evaluating effectiveness; applying to and managing IPCNY’s presence at print fairs
- Representing IPCNY at functions
- Contributing with all staff to devising public programs and events
The ideal candidate will have a development, communications, marketing, or events background, and a degree in arts administration, communications, art history, fine arts, or related field; plus 2-‐3 years of relevant experience. Knowledge of the print field preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills, superb written and verbal communications skills, strong organizational skills, and detail oriented. A proactive approach and the ability to work independently, set priorities, follow through, balance multiple tasks, and meet multiple deadlines. A collaborative, team-‐orientated attitude is also essential; supervises an intern. Proficiency in Squarespace, Microsoft Office, and familiarity with creative software, including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and email marketing software. Participation at IPCNY events and art world events, some in the evenings and occasionally on weekends, required. Experience behind camera and editing video a plus.
Minimum commitment of 2 years, 3 preferred. IPCNY (International Print Center New York) is New York’s leading non-‐profit arts institution dedicated to the innovative presentation of prints by emerging and established, national and international artists. The center is a vibrant hub and exhibition space in Chelsea with an artist-‐centered approach. By balancing its primary activities—innovative guest-‐curated exhibitions, New Prints Program, extensive public programs, pop-‐up events, and a major annual gala—IPCNY seeks to engage a diverse public in the active, culturally-‐relevant medium and field of prints. IPCNY offers an inclusive work environment where staff and interns of different races, ethnicities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, and political affiliation are welcome.
To apply, email a resume and cover letter with two references, with the subject line “External Affairs”, to email@example.com.
In conjunction with Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960's to Today and Hand Papermaking, curators Susan Gosin and Mina Takahashi give patrons a tour discussing the works on show and the close collaboration between the fields of paper- and printmaking.
Join IPCNY and The Print Center of Philadelphia for a day in Brooklyn. We'll be visiting Pace Paper and Dieu Donné to learn about hand papermaking straight from the artists and collaborators on view in Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today.
This all-day event will be $20 for IPCNY members, $30 for non-members. The fee includes transport by private bus from IPCNY to the two venues, then back to IPCNY for a tour of the exhibition followed by a reception in the gallery.
Call 212 989 5090 for any questions.
Meet at IPCNY for bus pick-up
12:30 - 1:30pm Pace Paper
Visit and artist talk
157 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
2:15 - 3:45pm Dieu Donné
Visit and artist talk
63 Flushing Ave, Bldg. 3, Ste. 602, #112 Brooklyn, NY 11205
4:30 - 6:00pm IPCNY
Exhibition tour and cocktail reception
508 W. 26th St., #5A, New York, NY 10001
Saturday, May 19, 2018 4–5:30pm at IPCNY
In conjunction with Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking 1960s to Today, Shaye Remba, director of Mixografia, discusses works on view created with Louise Bourgeois, Jacob Hashimoto, and Ed Ruscha with exhibition co-curator Mina Takahashi.
Shaye and his parents Lea and Luis will be honored at IPCNY's 2018 Spring Benefit Dinner for Mixografia's incredible, innovative contributions to the field of print.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 6–8pm
Hear artist Richard Tuttle and collaborators Bill Goldston (ULAE), Anne McKeown (the Brodsky Center), and Paul Wong (Dieu Donné) discuss their works on view in Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today, as well as their wider thoughts on paper, print, and their careers in both fields.
In conjunction with Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today, master printer and publisher Kenneth Tyler discusses his key collaborations and innovations in papermaking over a career lasting nearly five decades, beginning with American post-war artists Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney, and Frank Stella.
Saturdays, April 14, April 28, May 12, and June 9, 1–4pm
Stop by IPCNY to make your first sheet of paper! Artist-educators from Dieu Donné papermill lead demonstrations on papermaking. Free and open to the public, all ages welcome.
Held in conjunction with Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today.
Paper/Print: American Hand Papermaking, 1960s to Today opens Thursday, April 5 at 6pm (with a 5pm preview for IPCNY members and press).
Hear curators Susan Gosin and Mina Takahashi introduce this landmark, focused survey of over forty years of close collaboration and cross-pollination between the fields of paper- and printmaking, and view work by over 65 artists who test the limits of these two versatile mediums.
In conjunction with her New Prints artist residency, and to close Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter, join Shivangi Ladha for an artist talk and "Pint 'n Print" monotype demo.
Materials and beer provided, free and open to the public.
Kristina Davis, Kevin Pomerleau, Qiaoyi Shi, and Monica Velez, on view in Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter present their work and talk about their practice, process, and inspiration. They differ widely in their choice formats, which include photolithography, frottage (on eyelashes!), aquatint, and lotion stenciled on our wall.
Black Pulp! opens at the African-American Museum in Philadelphia on February 2, the last venue on its three-leg tour.
Following critical and popular success at IPCNY in the fall of 2016, Black Pulp!, curated by Mark Thomas Gibson and William Villalongo, travelled to USF Tampa/Graphicstudio and Wesleyan University in 2017. The exhibition originated at Yale University; the presentation at IPCNY expanded upon the original exhibition's investigation of African-American self-representation in 20th century magazines, journals, comic books, and other printed ephemera by including fine art prints from contemporary African-American artists.
Black Pulp! will be on view at the African-American Museum in Philadelphia from February 2 to April 29, 2018.
IPCNY is pleased to introduce the second cohort of its New Prints Artist Development Program awardees. As part of the program, the artists on view in Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter were invited to apply for three opportunities for further development: an artist residency, artist mentorship, and sponsored coursework.
The three artists selected are:
Shivangi Ladha, Noida, India
Artist Residency at IPCNY
Before arriving in New York in March, Shivangi interviewed and photographed victims of acid attacks in India. She responds to their stories by using acid to etch their portraits into zinc plates. In the resulting series, acid is an agent of creation as well as destruction. With these prints, she aims to raise awareness of this particular form of violence.
The New Prints artist residency is divided between IPCNY's small workshop press and our partner EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.
Medium: Etching, Chine-Collé on Hahnemühle Paper
Marco Hernandez, Wichita, KS
Artist Mentorship Program
Ashley May, New York, NY
All images (c) the artists.
Opening Reception & Artist Talks
Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter opened with artist talks by four of the artists on view. Rod Nelson, Neah Kelly, Eszter Sziksz, and Shivangi Ladha discussed their techniques, inspiration, and other aspects of their wider practices.
This New Prints exhibition is also notable for two unique installations: Kristina Davis's lotion stencil, which was applied directly onto the gallery wall, and Eszter Sziksz's print on ice, which melted throughout the reception. A digital print of the work and a video of the ice melting remain on view in the exhibition.
Kristina Davis, backpage.poems
Eszter Sziksz, Guardian.
Join us on Thursday, January 11 from 6–8pm for the opening of Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter. With press and member preview at 5pm, and artist talks beginning promptly at 6pm.
Read more about the exhibition here.
RSVP (optional) on Facebook.
Additional artist talks will follow on March 1st, from 6–8pm.
Thursday, December 14, from 6:30-8pm: in conjunction with Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy, join curator Masha Chlenova and scholar Anastasiya Osipova for a screening and discussion of Jews on the Land, the 1927 short film (18min) by Abram Room. The film was made with the participation of notable avant-garde figures Viktor Shklovsky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Lilia Brik, who were committed to the project of Jewish emancipation.
The funding for Jews on Land came from OZET (the Association for the Agricultural Settlement of Jewish Workers), which also commissioned many of the printed posters and ephemera on view in the exhibition. This agitprop film about Jewish agricultural communes in Crimea chronicles the extreme poverty of post-WWI shtetl life, and the idealistic drive to re-settle Soviet Jews into a self-governing, agricultural way of life.
This event will be the final in a series of public programs organized alongside the exhibition, which closes December 16.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Free and Open to the Public
In conjunction with Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy, curator Masha Chlenova and Maria Ratanova, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harriman Institute and Lecturer at the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, have organized a conference in celebration of the centennial of the Russian Revolution. It will include two panels and a round table entitled “Why Celebrate the Revolution Today?”
Exhibiting artists Yevgeniy Fiks and Anton Ginzburg will participate in the program, which will feature visiting scholars of Russian modernism and Russian avant-garde art: Kate Baldwin (Northwestern University), Dan Healey (University of Oxford), Samuel Johnson (Syracuse University), Julia Mickenberg (University of Texas at Austin), Kristin Romberg (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), with keynote speakers Maria Gough (Harvard University) and Christina Kiaer (Northwestern University).
The conference will address little-discussed issues of individual freedoms and civil liberties brought about by the October Revolution and celebrated by the artists of the Russian avant-garde: the emancipation of women, advocacy of sexual and gay liberation, internationalism, racial equality, and rights of ethnic minorities. These gains in individual freedoms, rolled back in the Soviet Russia by the mid-1930s are on the agenda again today. The issues of women's rights, gay rights, internationalism, and racial equality are central in the modern world, and especially critical in Putin's Russia and Trump's America. This conference will explore this radically transformative aspect of the Russian Revolution and the way it was reflected in the artistic project of the Russian avant-garde, and discuss how it resonates with the anti-authoritarian tendencies and Civil Rights movements in today's world.
Join us Thursday, November 30, for a special evening in conjunction with Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy. Following a 6pm walkthrough of the exhibition led by curator Masha Chlenova, three actors will perform a reading of exhibiting artist Yevgeniy Fiks's project, Lily Golden, Harry Haywood, Langston Hughes, Yelena Khanga, Claude McKay, Paul Robeson, Robert Robinson on Soviet Jews at 7pm.
The reading traces the history of the Jewish community in the Soviet Union between 1920s and 1980s via memoirs of African-Americans who resided or visited the USSR, and Soviet citizens of African-American descent. These individuals, though they supported the Soviet experiment's radical promises of a new social order, had reservations about Communism's capacity to resolve the issue of racial inequality; the Jews they encountered in the USSR, whom they identified with and felt solidarity towards as a large and oppressed ethnic minority of the former Tsarist Russia, served as an example of the workings of the new system with regards to the issue of race and creed.
This diverse group of historical observers present a variety of accounts of the situation of the Soviet Jews. Some writers have positive views of Soviet achievements in the area of equality, and believe that it could provide a model for African-American integration back home, while others describe the continuing presence of anti-Semitism in Soviet society, notwithstanding the official Communist ideology of internationalism and non-discrimination.
About the actors:
Anthony Russell Ten years after making his professional operatic debut, Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell is now a vocalist, composer and arranger specializing in Yiddish song, chazones and Chasidic nigunim. Anthony's work in Jewish music has brought him to stages in Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Miami, New York and Tel Aviv, JCCs in Manhattan and San Francisco, Symphony Space in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and Limmud Fests across the United States and Europe. His new album, Convergence, combining a century of African-American and Ashkenazi Jewish music, is set to be released next year.
Yelena Shmulenson is perhaps best known as the icepick-wielding wife in the Coen brothers’ Oscar-nominated film A Serious Man. Other film & TV: Orange is the New Black, Boardwalk Empire, Robert De Niro’s The Good Shepherd, Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish, and more. Stage: five seasons Off-Broadway with the Folksbiene, two at the Ellis Island Theatre, The Golem of Havana (Miami New Drama), COVERS (New York/St.Petersburg/Moscow/Montreal), Knock and Old New Year with Lost&Found, The Essence: A Yiddish Theater Dim Sum (New York/ Stockholm/Toronto/Bucharest, etc.) She has also been a Yiddish coach/translator for numerous projects, and is working on a one-woman show that’s half autobiographical and half about American Jewish housewife (and executed spy) Ethel Rosenberg.
Boris Zilberman is an actor, writer, and comedian from New York City. He is a founding member of Lost & Found Theater Project (lnfproject.com) with which he has written and performed in projects such as Covers (2013) Knock (2015), Old New Year (2017) and the podcast Shayna (2016). TV Credits include Perfect Murder (Investigation Discovery), and Monumental Mysteries (Travel Channel). As a comedian, he appeared in the finals of the the national Laughing Skull Comedy Festival (2013), and has studied and performed improv (UCB, PIT, Magnet) since 2008. He is currently the head writer and content creator for children's app MyBuddy.ai