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 of printmaking and carrying on a family legacy of collecting art, Jordan Schnitzer began collecting prints in 1988. Today, the family’s collection exceeds 10,000 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. The Foundation also contributes to the field of artistic scholarship through the publication of exhibition brochures, texts, and print catalogue raisonnés.
Nicole Eisenman in Conversation with Faye Hirsch
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.
A Conversation with Kiki Smith
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.
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.