The International Fine Print Dealers Association’s (IFPDA) Fine Art Print Fair warmly welcomed Jordan Schnitzer, featured artist Christiane Baumgartner, who was joined in conversation by Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jennifer Farrell, for the 2018 Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Lecture on October 27, 2018.
Free and open to the public through the generous support of the Jordan Schnitzer, the artist in conversation series aims to honor and raise public awareness about the unique ways in which contemporary artists use printmaking. This series is a cornerstone of the Fine Art Print Fair’s programming and provides an opportunity to hear from artists in their own words about the importance of prints in their artistic practice.
“We look forward to this conversation between artist and curator about the artist’s practice and the role that printmaking plays in it,” comments International Fine Print Dealers Association President, David Tunick.
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 forty international public collections including MOMA, New York, MFA Houston and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. She lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.