Posts tagged ‘printmaking’
February 8, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions, Print/Out
Vocabularies Revitalized: Ellen Gallagher and Rammellzee in Printin’

Ellen Gallagher. DeLuxe. 2004–05. Portfolio of 60 photogravure, etching, aquatint, and drypoints with lithography, screenprint, embossing, tattoo-machine engraving, laser cutting, and chine collé; and additions of plasticine, paper collage, enamel, varnish, gouache, pencil, oil, polymer, watercolor, pomade, velvet, glitter, crystals, foil paper, gold leaf, toy eyeballs, and imitation ice cubes. Acquired through the generosity of The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art and The Speyer Family Foundation, Inc. with additional support from the General Print Fund. © 2012 Ellen Gallagher and Two Palms Press

Over the past six months, my conception of the medium of the print has been reinvigorated and challenged in every respect. I have been working with Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, on the exhibition Printin’ (opening February 15), which she cocurated with the artist Ellen Gallagher.

February 6, 2012  |  Artists, Print Studio
Digital Finger Drawing at Print Studio with Jorge Colombo

Jorge Colombo. Greene and Spring. 2011. Image finger-painted from life, on location, on an iPhone screen. Courtesy of the artist

Typically when drawing, painting, or printmaking an artist uses a few different materials such as paper or canvas, as well as ink, pencils, or paint.… what if all you needed to make your print was your smart phone or another gadget with a creative drawing app installed?

February 6, 2012  |  Print Studio, Print/Out
Ten-Minute Talks at Print Studio

As part of our exciting new interactive space Print Studio, we are offering a weekly 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. During these Ten-Minute Talks, a variety of MoMA staff—from conservators to librarians and archivists—as well as guest artists and educators, share their expertise, offering insight on a variety of topics and a special behind-the-scenes look at MoMA’s engagement with the medium of print and selected Print Studio projects.

Our first Ten-Minute Talk features Karl Buchberg, one of MoMA’s senior conservators, who introduces the Museum’s paper and print conservation lab. Watch the talk and get a tour of the space where he and his MoMA colleagues work each day and see, up close, featured work from the upcoming Print/Out exhibition.

Every week a new video will be posted on the Print Studio blog at

January 30, 2012  |  Print Studio
This Week at Print Studio: IRWIN, NSK Passport Office, New York

NSK Passport, 1993. Photo courtesy of IRWIN

Fancy claiming citizenship of a state in time? Wednesday–Friday, February 1–3, Print Studio will become IRWIN, NSK Passport Office, New York. NSK, which stands for Neue Slowenische Kunst, or “New Slovenian Art” in German, is a Slovenian political-art organization

January 26, 2012  |  Print Studio
Opening Day at Print Studio

This display wall features Print Studio editions made on day one.

Print Studio opened on Monday, January 23—and right away visitors began arriving to make the first prints. Having spent much of last week installing graphics, printing equipment, and furniture into the mezzanine of MoMA’s Education and Research Building

January 17, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Print Studio, Print/Out
Welcome to Print Studio

Kristin Lucas. This is inadmissible. July 2011 Task. Image: Kristin Lucas

Next Monday, January 23 is the opening of Print Studio, an interactive space were MoMA visitors are invited to explore the evolution of artistic practices relating to the medium of print.

What Is a Print? An Interactive Website is Now a Book

Cover of What is a Print? publication

What Is a Print? (2011), by Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, is a publication that grew out of The Museum of Modern Art’s interactive website of the same name.

October 13, 2011  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Closing the Gap: Max Ernst through the Lens of the Lower East Side

A couple of weekends ago I walked around Manhattan’s Lower East Side in silence, holding a postcard with a rectangular hole cut out of it in front of me, seeing the city anew through a cardboard window. I was being led around by two artists on a “silent performative tour” of the area

August 8, 2011  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Sol LeWitt’s Colorful Cubes

Sol LeWitt. Cubes in Color on Color. 2003. Portfolio of 30 linoleum cuts. Publisher: Arte y Naturaleza, Madrid. Printer: Watanabe Studio, Brooklyn, New York. Edition: 50. The Museum of Modern Art. Roxanne H. Frank Fund and General Print Fund

It must be the energy of summer that has thrown me into a general state of elation in which anything with a splash of color elevates my spirits. For instance, a recent trip to Dia:Beacon to see the exhibition Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964–1977 instantly brightened my experience there, in the same way that MoMA’s recently acquired work by Sol LeWitt, Cubes in Color on Color (2003) made my heart race with excitement.

Impressions from South Africa: A Conversation with Justice Albie Sachs

Recently I had the honor of meeting Justice Albie Sachs, one of the first judges appointed to South Africa’s new Constitutional Court by Nelson Mandela in 1994, and taking him through the exhibition Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now at MoMA.