Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Lecture

 

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. It has been presented each year at the IFPDA Print Fair since 2014.

Sparked by a keen interest in the inventiveness for printmaking and carrying on a family legacy of collecting art, Jordan Schnitzer began collecting prints in 1998. Today, the collection exceeds 13,000 works and includes many of today’s most important contemporary artists. It has grown to be one of the country’s largest private print collections. He generously lends work from his collection to qualified institutions. The Foundation has organized over 110 exhibitions and has had art exhibited at over 150 museums. The Foundation also contributes to the field of artistic scholarship through the publication of exhibition brochures, texts and print catalogue raisonnés.

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2018

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Christiane Baumgartner in Conversation with Jennifer Farrell
Saturday, October 27
Fine Art Print Fair 
Javits Center, New York

Christiane Baumgartner is best known for her monumental woodcuts based on her own films and photographs, often dealing with themes of war, speed and industry. By making woodcuts of video stills, Baumgartner combines one of the oldest and most recent forms of reproduction. Her work is held in over fourty international public collections including MOMA, New York, MFA Houston and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. She lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.


2017

Leonardo Drew in Conversation with Sarah Suzuki
Sunday, October 29
IFPDA Print Fair 
Javits Center, New York

Best known for his abstract sculptural installations,
Leonardo Drew has exhibited nationally and
internationally. His work is in the permanent
collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and
Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.; the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York;
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles;
Tate, London and the Caldic Collectie in Rotterdam,
The Netherlands, among others. Sarah Suzuki is
Curator of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of
Modern Art. Among her publications is 2012’s 
What is a Print?; she has also contributed to
numerous books, catalogues, and journals.  


2016

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Nicole Eisenman in Conversation with Faye Hirsch
Saturday, November 5
IFPDA Print Fair
Park Avenue Armory, New York

The winner of the 2015 MacArthur Foundation Grant and the 2013 Carnegie Prize, Nicole Eisenman’s work is featured in the permanent collections of major museums worldwide. Faye Hirsch is an editor and critic who has published widely on contemporary art, including more than 100 articles and reviews in Art in America magazine, where she was a senior editor from 2003 to 2013.


2015

A Conversation with Kiki Smith
Moderated by Wendy Weitman
Saturday, November 7
IFPDA Print Fair
Park Avenue Armory, New York

Internationally renowned artist Kiki Smith works in painting, photography, bookmaking, sculpture, drawing, glass, and printmaking to explore the human condition, the body, and nature. Wendy Weitman was the curator of the Museum of Modern Art’s 2003 retrospective, Kiki Smith: Prints, Books, and Things.


2014

Mel Bochner
Saturday, November 8
IFPDA Print Fair
Park Avenue Armory, New York

Mel Bochner is recognized as one of the leading figures in the development of Conceptual art in New York in the 1960s and 1970s. Bochner has consistently probed the conventions of language, the way we construct and understand them, and the way they relate to one another to make us more attentive to the unspoken codes that underpin our engagement with the world.