Programming: IFPDA Print Fair 2016

ON-SITE PROGRAMMING

The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Lecture | Nicole Eisenman in Conversation with Faye Hirsch 
Saturday, November 5, 11:00 am

Eisenman, a 2015 MacArthur Fellow, was recently the subject of a mid-career survey Al-ugh-ories, at the New Museum, as well as a retrospective entitled Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013, organized by the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (2014). She will be joined by noted editor and critic Faye Hirsch, who has published widely on contemporary art, including more than 100 articles and reviews in Art in America, where she was a senior editor from 2003 to 2013. Advance reservations are required, download a ticket here.

Established with the generous support of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, this annual program aims to honor and raise public consciousness about the unique ways in which contemporary artists use printmaking in their artistic practice. Sparked by a keen interest in the inventiveness of printmaking and carrying on a family legacy of collecting art, Jordan Schnitzer began collecting prints in 1988. Today, the family’s collection exceeds 9,500 works and its foundation manages an active lending program aimed at making fine art easily available to qualified institutions, especially those in less-served communities. View the Foundation’s current exhibitions and events.

View highlights from last year’s Conversation with renowned international artist Kiki Smith.

Publishing the Contemporary: The State of Printmaking Today
Saturday, November 5, 2:00 pm; Presented in collaboration with the Association of Print Scholars and moderated by Sarah Kirk Hanley

Contemporary publishers discuss their aesthetic perspectives, current market forces, and individual approaches to bringing an artist’s print project to realization. Panelists include: Diana Gaston, Tamarind Institute; Donald Taglialatella, World House Editions; Joni Moisant Weyl, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl and Marina Ancona, 10 Grand Press. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.

The Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize

Funded through the generous support of Champion & Partners,the Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize provides up to $10,000 to support a museum's purchase at the Fair. Now in its fourth year, the Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize has been awarded to the Cincinnati Art Museum (2015), Portland Art Museum (2014), the British Museum (2013), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2012).

In naming the prize, Champion & Partners pays tribute to the artist Richard Hamilton, who inspired their own appreciation of prints, and his profound influence on printmaking. It was conceived to enable museums to acquire significant prints for their collections and to inspire individual collectors by illustrating the profusion of affordable museum quality works on offer at the IFPDA Print Fair.

Each year's selection process is administered by the IFPDA Foundation.

2016 Print week

Explore the lively schedule of lectures, exhibitions, demonstrations, gallery talks, and openings, focused on printmaking and its vitality as an artistic practice. Connect with IFPDA member galleries, museums, and non-profit organizations to discover new projects, enrich your knowledge of fine prints, and expand or begin your own collections.