JUNE 6 | HAND PAPERMAKING: PATRONS TOUR AT IPCNY

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.

June 2 | Paper Crawl: Tour Pace PAper and Dieu Donné

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.  

 Photo: Dieu Donné (www.dieudonne.org)

Photo: Dieu Donné (www.dieudonne.org)

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.

Agenda:

11:30am
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

May 19 | Mixografia: Paper & Process

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.

  Louise Bourgeois  (1911–2010)  Crochet V  from the series  Crochet 1–V,  1998  Mixografia®  print on handmade paper. Courtesy of Mixografia, Los Angeles

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) Crochet V from the series Crochet 1–V, 1998 Mixografia® print on handmade paper. Courtesy of Mixografia, Los Angeles

May 1 | Richard Tuttle in conversation with collaborators

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. 

 L-R: Artist Richard Tuttle with exhibition co-curator Mina Takahashi and collaborators Bill Goldston (ULAE), Paul Wong (Dieu Donné), and Anne McKeown (the Brodsky Center).

L-R: Artist Richard Tuttle with exhibition co-curator Mina Takahashi and collaborators Bill Goldston (ULAE), Paul Wong (Dieu Donné), and Anne McKeown (the Brodsky Center).

April 19 | Kenneth Tyler Lecture at IPCNY

 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

April 5 Reception | 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.

 

March 22 | Closing reception / Pint 'n Print with Shivangi Ladha

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.

March 1 | Artist Talks: Qiaoyi Shi, Kevin Pomerleau, Monica Velez, and Kristina Davis

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

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.

About the exhibition.

Black Pulp! will be on view at the African-American Museum in Philadelphia from February 2 to April 29, 2018. 

2018/Winter New Prints Artist Development Awardees

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:

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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.

DETAIL IMAGES
Medium: Etching, Chine-Collé on Hahnemühle Paper


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Marco Hernandez, Wichita, KS
Artist Mentorship Program

Marco Hernandez. El Viaje, 2016. Etching. 
Sheet: 16 x 22 inches. Printed and published by the artist. Edition: 10

Marco Hernandez. Regando el Maiz y el Nopal, 2016. Etching and watercolor. Sheet: 6 x 9 inches. Printed and published by the artist. Edition: 20

Marco Hernandez. La Ejecucion del Nopal, 2016. Etching and watercolor. Sheet: 6 x 9 inches. Printed and published by the artist. Edition: 20


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Ashley May, New York, NY
Sponsored Coursework

Ashley May. Interior, 2017. Monoprint with plaster, burlap, and powdered tempera pigment. 20 x 16 x 3 inches. Printed and published by the artist. Edition: Unique

Ashley May. I, 2017, Plaster, pigment and tempera powder monoprint. 16 x 12 x 1 in. Printed and published by the artist. Edition: Unique

Ashley May. Abecedarian, 2015, Accordion-bound artist’s multiple, risograph. 9 x 11 in. closed, 28 x 28 in. open. Printed and published by Endless Editions, NY

 

All images (c) the artists.

Opening Artist Talks and unique installations | "Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter"

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.

"Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter" Opens January 11

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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, Dec. 14 at 6:30PM: Screening & Discussion of Abram Room's "Jews on the Land" (1927) with Anastasiya Osipova, Ph.D.

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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.

Agitation for Freedom: Revolution and its Avant-Garde, Dec. 1

Conference at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University

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.

Performative Reading and Curator Exhibition Tour, November 30

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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:  

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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.

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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 ShepherdRomeo 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.

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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

Yevgeniy Fiks and Anton Ginzburg on view at Printed Matter

Stop by Printed Matter to see an installation of prints by Anton Ginzburg and Yevgeniy Fiks, in conjunction with Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy on view here at IPCNY.

Details at printedmatter.org

Printed Matter, Inc
 231 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
www.printedmatter.org