Nothing planned in Harlem this weekend? Well, it’s New York Print Week and the 18th Editions / Artists’ Books Fair opens this Thursday, November 3rd, 2016. Harlem fave Derrick Adams, Michael Joo, Nicole Eisenman, and Latoya Ruby Frazier are among the artists unveiling new works at the Fair.
E/AB returns to Chelsea’s Waterfront Tunnel during New York Print Week (November 3-6) for its 18th year. Organized by the Lower East Side Printshop, and curated by artist, gallerist, and curator Joe Amrhein of Periogi, this year’s fair will feature 40 innovative printmakers presenting new works by hundreds of internationally acclaimed artists including Damien Hirst, John Baldessari, Julie Mehretu, Ghada Amer, Linda Bengalis, and MacArthur Genius Award recipient Nicole Eisenman, and rising stars such as Derek Adams, Latoya Ruby Frazier, and Alexa Horochowski.
American artist Philip Taffee has created two benefit prints to support E/AB’s mission to provide free admission and educational programming for the public (details below).
First View: Thursday, November 3 / 6pm-9pm (VIP guests and ticket holders)
General Hours (FREE ADMISSION)
Friday, November 4 11am – 7pm
Saturday, November 5 11am – 7pm
Sunday, November 6 11am – 5pm
PROGRAMS (No Cost):
Friday, November 4th, 3pm
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Artists William Villalongo and Mark Thomas Gibson speak with Noel W. Anderson, Area Head Printmaking, Department of Art and Art Professions, NYU/Steinhardt, New York, NY, about their own work in printmaking and Black Pulp!, a groundbreaking show they co-curated at Yale School of Art, 32 Edgewood Gallery and IPCNY.
Saturday, November 5th, 2pm
Collaborative artistic duo, Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh speak about their work with Brett Littman, Executive Director of New York’s iconic museum The Drawing Center. Together, Amer and Farkhondeh create multi-layered mixed media prints. The two collaborated for their first series of drawings and prints in 2005 and continue to do so under the moniker RFGA.
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