NEW YORK, January 23, 2012—Organized in conjunction with The Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Print/Out
19-May 14, 2012), the Museum will host Print Studio, an interactive
space that explores the evolution of artistic practices relating to the
medium of print, from January 23 to March 9, 2012, in the Mezzanine
Level of The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research
Building. The Studio offers a series of drop-in workshops, lectures, and
events that emphasize accessible and sustainable models for the
production and dissemination of ideas. Drawing from resources such as
the Reanimation Library—a collection of discarded books acquired for
their visual content—and a variety of print techniques, participants at
the Studio are invited to experiment with and manipulate images and
text. Led by artists and educators, activities highlight the ways in
which new digital technologies incorporate traditional printing
practices, re-imagining the role of print in contemporary visual
The Studio will be accompanied by an original website at MoMA.org/PrintStudio
Each week from January 23 to March 9, the site will feature new updates
including upcoming programs, guest blog posts, visitor viewpoints, and
images. The site will include a calendar and schedule of workshops and
events, a Flickr group for the collection of Print Studio “editions,”
and videos of the 10-minute talks that will be held at Print Studio. The
website launched on January 20, 2012.
Print Studio programs are
free unless otherwise noted, with participation on a first-come,
first-served basis limited to 25 people. The Studio will be open to all
ages, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Print Studio is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.
Reanimation Library: Mid-Manhattan Branch at MoMA
Wednesday to Monday, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
in Gowanus, Brooklyn, the Reanimation Library is a small, independent
library open to the public where books that are outdated, discarded, and
no longer in routine circulation have been given new life as a resource
for artists, writers, and others. For Print Studio, the Library will be
temporarily re-located at MoMA to serve as a resource for ongoing
workshops and projects. Visitors to Print Studio will be allowed to use
scanners, computers, and photocopiers to work with and manipulate
material found within the books and to engage with these artistic
materials in a unique manner.
Re-imagining Collective Task
Wednesday to Monday, 12:00-4:00 p.m. A new task is presented every two weeks.
Task is an ongoing project led by the poet Robert Fitterman where
individuals are invited to respond to a set of tasks that have been set
by another collective of individuals. Print Studio will host a
re-imagined version of Collective Task adapted for the Studio’s context,
using materials available in Print Studio. Participants are encouraged
to respond to the bi-weekly task through the medium of print, exploring
the sustainability of ideas and materials, printmaking and multiples,
and the creative possibilities that result from bringing together a new
community of participants.
Ten-Minute Talks at Print Studio
Talks posted to MoMA website on January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, and March 5
Studio will host a series of short talks focusing on issues related to
the medium of print and the sustainability of ideas within the context
of modern and contemporary art. Various MoMA staff from conservators to
librarians and archivists, as well as guest artists and educators, will
share their expertise, offering insight on a variety of topics and a
special look behind-the-scenes at MoMA’s engagement with the medium of
print and selected Print Studio projects. Each week these talks will be
posted on Print Studio’s blog at MoMA.org/printstudio.
include: Librarian Andrew Beccone on the foundation of The Reanimation
Library, and its mission and continued evolution; Karl Buchberg, MoMA
conservator on issues of paper and print conservation; Poet Rob
Fitterman on his ongoing project Collective Task and its re-imagined
version for Print Studio, in conversation with Lanny Jordan Jackson, the
current curator of the Collective Task project; Scott Gerson, MoMA
conservator on materials and processes explored in Ellen Gallagher’s
featured work Deluxe on display in MoMA’s Printin’ exhibition; Phil
Sanders, master printer and director/senior curator at Robert Blackburn
Printmaking Workshop; David Senior, bibliographer at the MoMA Library
and curator of the installation Millennium Magazines, in conversation
with Emily Roysdon, artist featured in Millennium Magazines.
PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOPS & PROGRAMS:
Print Studio programs are free, but tickets are required and are
available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Cullman Desk in the
Education and Research Building, beginning one hour before the first
program each day. Participation is limited to 25 people. Each workshop
runs for 90 minutes.
IRWIN-NSK Passport Office, New York
Wednesday, February 1, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 2, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 3, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
founded by a collective of artists, musicians, and philosophers, the
NSK State in Time (Neue Slowenische Kunst) came into being in 1992
shortly after Slovenia’s independence from the Yugoslavian federation.
This declaration of existence was accompanied by the issuing of
passports at various temporary embassies which operated alongside NSK
exhibitions and events. Led by the Slovenian artists’ collective IRWIN,
Print Studio will host the IRWIN-NSK Passport Office, New York for three
days and issue a limited number of passports to MoMA visitors. A
concurrent series of presentations, discussions, screenings, and a
culminating NSK State Citizens’ Rendezvous will offer a forum to engage
the public with ideas central to the NSK State and what it means to be a
citizen of this “state in time.”
NSK Rendezvous and Print Studio Inauguration
Thursday, February 2, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Studio’s opening program will begin with an NSK State Citizens
Rendezvous, featuring presentations by Miran Mohar, founding member of
Slovenian art collective IRWIN, and NSKNY Organizing Committee members
Conor McGrady, Gediminas Gasparavicius, and Charles Lewis. After the
presentations, Ana Janevski, Associate Curator of Performance, MoMA,
moderates a discussion and Q&A. A reception will follow, and
participants are invited to engage in Print Studio’s activities: apply
for citizenship at IRWIN’s NSK Passport Office, New York, make a print
using visual resources found in the Reanimation Library: Mid-Manhattan
Branch, or respond to a re-imagined task from the ongoing Collective
Task project adapted for Print Studio.
Digital Finger-Drawing Workshop with JORGE COLOMBO
Thursday, February 9, 12:00-1:30 p.m. and 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 23, 12:00-1:30 p.m. and 2:00-3:30 p.m.
the past three years, artist Jorge Colombo has been making digital
compositions of New York landscapes finger painted from life, on
location, on his iPhone. Innovative technological tools have made it
possible for creative experimentation using easily accessible digital
mediums. Drawing from his own experience of making “pocket art,” Colombo
leads a workshop in digital finger drawing and invites participants to
explore the inventive possibilities such technologies bring to the print
For these workshops, participants are encouraged to
bring in their own iPad or iPhone. A limited number of iPads will be
available. The Brushes painting application will be used during the
Altered Book Workshop with KATERINA LANFRANCO
Thursday, February 16, 12:00-1:30 p.m. and 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 25, 12:00-1:30 p.m. and 2:30-4:00 p.m.
this hands-on workshop led by artist and educator Katerina Lanfranco,
participants are invited to explore the formal constraints and
surprising elements of the book format, and how used books can be
creatively re-purposed to make art. Participants will use found
materials, mixed-media collage, drawing, and transfer techniques to
redesign the space, form, purpose, and meaning of an old book.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own book with a cover and pages they can imagine altering.
TRIPLE CANOPY at Print Studio
Wednesday, February 15, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Monday, February 27, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 7, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Studio visitors can join the editorial collective and online magazine
Triple Canopy and guest artists for discussions about the nature of
publication, and help create a publication derived from those
discussions. The programs will examine the relationships between
specific objects in MoMA’s collection and contemporary artistic
practices, focusing on new forms of public discourse, knowledge
production, and circulation fostered by digital technologies (all new
forms of publication). Triple Canopy editors and guest artists
facilitate each conversation then edit transcripts and compile related
materials for an edition of Volume Number, an ongoing series published
by Triple Canopy. The publication will be distributed through the
concurrent MoMA exhibition Millennium Magazines, organized by David
Senior, Bibliographer, and Rachael Morrison, Senior Library Assistant,
Handmade Papermaking workshop with Dieu Donné Papermill
Thursday, March 1, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
will be able to learn the creative possibilities inherent in hand
papermaking in this introduction to contemporary papermaking workshop
led by Paul Wong, Artistic Director at Dieu Donné Papermill Inc. Drawing
from a project by James Siena, a featured artist in the Print/Out
exhibition and the current artist-in-residence at Dieu Donné,
participants create their own handmade paper and use pulp painting and
stenciling techniques to make it distinctly theirs.
Artist and Publisher: Printmaking and the Collaborative Process
will host two conversations between publishers and artists featured in
the exhibition Print/Out and Printin’ as they discuss their creative
practice and the process of collaboration. Christophe Cherix, The Abby
Aldrich Rockefeller Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books and
organizer of Print/Out, moderates.
Thursday, February 16, 6:00 p.m., The Celeste Bartos Theater
Artist Ellen Gallagher in conversation with publishers at Two Palms Press.
Tuesday, February 28, 6:00 p.m., The Celeste Bartos Theater
Artists Marina Abramović in conversation with Los Angeles publisher/printmaker Jacob Samuel of Edition Jacob Samuel.
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