Print Studio

Jan 23–Mar 9, 2012


Based in Gowanus, Brooklyn, the Reanimation Library, a collection of discarded books acquired primarily for their visual content, will be temporarily located at Print Studio to serve as a resource for its ongoing workshops and projects. Courtesy Reanimation Library, Brooklyn. Photo: David Lang
  • Education Center The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Print/Out, Print Studio is an interactive space that explores the evolution of artistic practices relating to the medium of print. 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 (based in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn)—a collection of discarded books acquired for their visual content—and a variety of print techniques, participants are invited to experiment with and manipulate images and text. Artist- and educator-led activities highlight the ways in which new digital technologies incorporate traditional printing practices, reimagining the role of print in contemporary visual culture.

Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ten-Minute Talks at Print Studio

Every week a new video will be posted on the Print Studio blog at Join us weekly for a series of short online 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, share their expertise, offer insight on a variety of topics, and provide a behind-the-scenes look at MoMA’s engagement with the medium of print and selected Print Studio projects.

Speakers include librarian Andrew Beccone on the foundation of The Reanimation Library, and its mission and continued evolution; MoMA conservator Karl Buchberg on issues of paper and print conservation; poet Robert Fitterman on his ongoing Collective Task project and its re-imagined version for Print Studio, in conversation with Lanny Jordan Jackson, the current curator of the Collective Task project; MoMA conservator Scott Gerson on materials and processes explored in Ellen Gallagher’s DeLuxe (currently on display in the Printin’ exhibition); Phil Sanders, master printer and director/senior curator at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop; David Senior, bibliographer in the MoMA Library and curator of Millennium Magazines, in conversation with Emily Roysdon, an artist featured in Millennium Magazines; and others.

Print Studio is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.


  • Print/Out: 20 Years in Print Exhibition catalogue, Paperback, 236 pages

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