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. Upcoming engagements include engagements in Berlin, Krakow and London. 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 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 ( 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

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

Printed Matter, Inc
 231 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10001


Make Your Own Posters at "Obama, Trump, and the Russian Revolution", October 28

On Saturday, October 28, from 1-4pm, artist Yevgeniy Fiks, on view in Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacyand Bushwick Print Lab will lead a poster-making workshop in conjunction with IPCNY's Printfest student fair. Participants will use materials provided to create their own political posters. Artist Yevgeniy Fiks (on view in "Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy" teams up with Bushwick Print Lab to lead a propaganda poster-making workshop...

Fiks explains,  "During and after the 2008 and 2016 US presidential elections, myriad pastiches/memes appeared on the Internet and as protest signs for demonstrations that re-purposed Russian Revolutionary imagery to ridicule Barack Obama or Donald Trump. More recently, it continued in an even more heightened version in a continuing controversy around alleged Trump’s 'Russian connection' produced even more such images, recycling the cold war visual stereotypes. Putting Obama’s or Trump’s head on Lenin’s or Stalin’s is used for a quick political convenience both by conservatives and liberals.

The popularity of these satirical images showed the usefulness still of Russian Revolutionary or Soviet imagery in contemporary American partisan politics and the continuing effect of anti-communism and anti-Sovetism on contemporary American political imagination, both on the left and on the right.

Workshop participants will be offered a selection of Russian Revolutionary propaganda imagery as well as images of current and recent contemporary American politicians and invited to re-purpose them to express their own political beliefs in relation to current American politics. The participants are invited to let their political subconscious run loose to reveal what Boris Groys defined as “Russia as the West's subconscious.”


IPCNY's 3rd annual Printfest MFA and Senior BFA Print Fair opened during NY Print Week, with students from 16 colleges and universities exhibiting their prints from October 26-28.

The fair included demos by Speedball, which sponsors the event, as well as a panel discussion on careers in the arts, and a hands-on poster-making workshop led by exhibiting artist Yevgeniy Fiks (on view in Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy) and our friends at Bushwick Print Lab. View photos of all the events below.

Participating schools:
City College of New York, Columbia University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Hunter College, New York Academy of Art, New York School of the Arts, New York University, Pratt Institute, Queens College, Rhode Island School of Design, Rutgers University, School of Visual Arts, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Purchase College, University of the Arts Philadelphia, The New School’s Parsons School of Design

PRINTFEST is proudly sponsored by Speedball, Akua Inks, and Arnhem 1618 paper.

New York Print Week: October 23 - 29, 2017



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Thursday, October 26, 5–9pm Opening Reception plus Japanese decorative papermaking Demo by PD Packard at Akua Inks table

Friday, October 27, 11am–12pm A panel discussion on working in the arts with Rob Swainston, Kerry Downey, Lois Harada, and Lotte Allen; 12pm–7pm Susan Rostow leads demonstration on New Techniques for Carborundum Gel at Akua Inks table

Saturday, October 28, 1–4pm Exhibiting artist Yevgeniy Fiks, collaborating with Bushwick Print Lab, will lead Obama, Trump, and the Russian Revolution, a poster-making workshop exploring the use of re-purposed Russian Revolutionary imagery to explore contemporary American politics; 12pm–7pm Monotype demonstration with Pin Press and Christina Pumo at Akua Inks table


Wednesday, Nov 2, 5–9 pm Complimentary tickets to the Opening Night Preview for current IPCNY Patrons and High Level Donors and complimentary day passes for all current IPCNY members. Email for more information.

Friday, October 27, 3pm Curator Masha Chlenova will give a lecture entitled Embattled Images: Print Culture in the Russian Revolution, followed by a Q&A session. Tickets at


Thursday, October 26, 3–9pm Complimentary tickets to the Opening Night Preview for current IPCNY Patron members and High Level Donors. Email for more information.


IPCNY GALLERY SPECIAL PRINT WEEK HOURS: Thursday 10am–9pm; Friday 10am–8pm; Saturday 10am–7pm; Sunday 12–6pm


Kunstraum C.G. Boerner | 526 W 26th St. #304
(1) “The Hour of the Little Cocktail”: Drink in Print, Now and Then
(2) Booger Stew: The Monumental Triptychsof Tom Huck (IIII)
Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm

Coronado Print Studio | 180 East 118th Street
Recent Print Publications 2016-2017
Opening Reception: October 26, 6-9pm

 Flowers Gallery | 529 West 20th Street
Tom Hammick: Lunar Voyage
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–6pm

Freedman Art | 25 East 73rd Street
Painter | Printmaker: Spirit of Collaboration
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–6pm

Galerie St. Etienne | 24 West 57th Street
All Good Arts is Political: Sue Coe and Käthe Kollwitz
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–5pm

Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl | 535 W. 24th St. 3rd Fl.
(1) Ann Hamilton–New York
(2) John Baldessari: Hands & Feet
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–6pm

Jim Kempner Fine Art | 501 West 23rd Street
20 Years at 23rd & 10th
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–6pm

David Krut Projects | 526 W. 26th St. Room 816
Showing Truth to Power: New Works by Diane Victor
Hours: Wednesday–Saturday 10–6pm

Manhattan Graphics Center | 250 W. 40th St. 5th Fl
3rd New York International Miniature Print Exhibition
Hours: Monday 6–10pm; Tuesday-Friday 10–10pm;
Saturday & Sunday 10–6pm

Carolina Nitsch Project Room | 534 W. 22nd St.
Louise BourgeoisFabric Works
Hours: Monday–Saturday 11am–6pm

The Old Print Shop | 150 Lexington Ave
Early American Artists
Hours: Monday–Friday 9am–5pm; Saturday & Sunday 11am–5pm

Pace Prints | 521 West 26th Street, 3rd Floor
Sol LeWitt
Hours: Tuesday–Friday: 10–6pm; Saturday 11–6pm

Pace Prints 57th Street | 32 East 57th Street
Pat Steir
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 9:30–5:30, Saturday 10–5pm 

Senior & Shopmaker Gallery | 210 11th Ave
Edda Renouf: Structures and Fields
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–6pm, Saturday 11am–6pm


Cooper Hewitt | 2 East 91st Street
Esperanza Spalding Selects
Hours: Monday–Friday & Sunday 10am–6pm; Saturday,10am–9pm

Brooklyn Museum | 200 Eastern Parkway
Proof: Francisco Goya, Segei Eisenstein, Robert Longo
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 11am–6pm

El Museuo del Barrio | 1230 Fifth Avenue
NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón
Hours: Wednesday–Saturday 11am–6pm; Sunday 12pm–5pm

Museum of Modern Art | 11 West 53rd Street
Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait
Hours: Sunday–Friday 10am–6pm; Saturdays 10am–9pm

 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|1000 Fifth Avenue
World War I and the Visual Arts
Hours: Sunday–Thursday 10am–5:30pm;
Friday & Saturday 10am–9pm

The Morgan Library and Museum |
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10:30am–5pm; Friday 10:30–9pm; Saturday 10am–6pm; Sunday 11am–6pm

New York Public Library │ 476 Fifth Avenue
Recent Acquisitions 
Hours: Monday 10am–6pm; Wednesday 10am–8pm;
Thursday– Saturday 10am–6pm; Sunday 1– 5pm

SVA Flatiron Gallery | 133 W 21st Street
Electric Encounters: Curated by Lotte Marie Allen & Victor Guznzhen Yu
Opening Reception: October 26, 6-8pm

Whitney Museum | 99 Gansevoort Street
(1) An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 19402017
Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1900–1960
Hours: Monday 10:30am–6pm; Wednesday–Thursday 10:30am– 6pm; Friday–Saturday,10:30 am–10pm; Sunday10:30am–6pm



Editions | Artists' Book (E|AB) Fair | The Tunnel (269 11th Ave)
October 26–29, 2017
Hours: Thursday, 6–9pm opening VIP + ticket holders
Friday & Saturday 11am–7pm; Sunday 11am–5pm. FREE

IFPDA Print Fair | River Pavilion at Javits Center
October 25–29, 2017
Hours: Wednesday 6:30–9pm; Thursday–Saturday 12–8pm;
Sunday 12–6pm

PRINTFEST | 524 West 26th Street
October 26–28, 2017
Hours: Thursday 5–9pm; Friday–Saturday 11–7pm

The New York Satellite Print Fair |The Mercantile Annex 37
October 26–29, 2017
Hours: Thursday–Saturday 10am–7pm; Sunday 10am–5pm

Published by the Artist Closing Party / Pint 'n Print Night

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It's a party: celebrate the close of a successful Published by the Artist 2017 with a Pint 'n Print night hosted by curators Angela Conant and Grayson Cox. Grayson will be leading a silkscreen monoprinting demo, while Angela will teach us how to make stone rubbings. Organization-in-residence The Sunview Luncheonette will have zines available, and all remaining work in the exhibition is still for sale!

Free entry; Materials and beer provided.

Pint 'n Print is an occasion to get your hands inky and experiment with techniques in printmaking in our friendly exhibition space. Come make some art!

The Sunview Luncheonette is organization-in-residence for Published by the Artist 2017


For this year's Published by the Artist benefit exhibition, in addition to donations of fine art editions, participating artists have been invited to create risograph editions in IPCNY’s new workshop space, as part of a collaboration with The Sunview Luncheonette. These editions will be available for sale during the exhibition.

About the organization:

"The Sunview Luncheonette is a storefront on pause; a member-based social club; a microvenue for art, poetics, regionalism, mutual aid, and commoning. The Luncheonette performs semi-public dinners, talks, work-shops, lectures, plays, reading groups, and musical interludes in a semi-private setting. It is resistant to traditional forms of commerce, commodification, and gentrification. It is above all, an “approach,” and least of all, an “outcome.” It is unknown. It is hopeful. It saves you a seat at the counter. "

Pint 'n Print Night with Artist-in-Residence Ernesto Ortiz Leyva

Join us on Thursday, August 24, for our first Pint 'n Print night hosted by New Prints 2017/Summer artist-in-residence Ernesto Ortiz Leyva. He'll teach us how to make monotypes and talk about the amazing work he completed during his 3-week residency as our first artist-in-residence. Read more about our residency program here.

$10 entry includes art supplies and beer.

Pint 'n Print nights at IPCNY are an occasion to get your hands inky and experiment with printmaking techniques in our friendly exhibition space. Come make some art!

JUST UNDER 100: New Prints 2017/Summer Artist Talks

Join us an evening of artist talks for our current exhibition, JUST UNDER 100: New Prints 2017/Summer selected by Katherine Bradford, on Thursday, July 13 from 6pm to 7:30pm.

Artists Caeli Carr-Potter, Trisha Gupta, Paolo Marino, and Ernesto Ortiz Leyva will present their work and talk about their practice, process, and inspiration.

We hope to see you there!

JUST UNDER 100: New Prints 2017/Summer is on view until September 16, 2017.

Megas Performance

On April 13, as part of the reception for Other Hats: Icelandic Printmaking, IPCNY audiences enjoyed a special performance by Megas, exhibiting artist and Iceland's most renowned songwriter. He performed in the 12th floor loft space, and showed us what it means towear "other hats" as a multidisciplinary artist!




Print & Friends Icelandic Printmaking Workshop at IPCNY

What's the value of art?  On Saturday, April 15, 1 - 5pm, IPCNY will host Print & Friends Unltd., an interactive drop-in space that explores printmaking as method and social practice. Icelandic artists Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson and Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson, together with Paul John of Endless Editions, New York, invite the public to place print orders for pick-up. The artists will create your custom 10" print in 15 minutes, setting rates depending on the content you've chosen -- much like a pizza shop.

Come meet artists, watch them work, and "order a print", takeout-style!

Informal talks at 3pm by exhibition co-curator Ingibjörg Jóhannsdóttir and selected exhibiting artists will explore accessibility, dissemination, and sustainability relating to the medium of print.

This event is held in conjunction with Other Hats: Icelandic Printmaking, on view at IPCNY from April 13 to June 10, 2017.


Thursday, June 1, 6:00–8:00pm, interview at 6:30pm
followed by a viewing of Other Hats: Icelandic Printmaking

Free and open to the public but please reserve your seat!

Randy Cohen interviews Other Hats: Icelandic Printmaking exhibiting artist Hallgrímur Helgason (Icelandic, b. 1959). Hallgrímur is an artist and author based in Reykjavik, and a prime example of the multidisciplinary Icelandic art scene. His first novel, 101 Reykjavik (1996), received a film adaptation. A translation of his recent novel, Woman at 1000 Degrees (2011) will be published by Algonquin Books in 2018. He is also an inventive painter, draftsman, and printmaker.

Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great talkers.

This event is made possible through funds from the American Scandinavian Foundation.