Current student Farah Mohammad in 'Give Me Space: New Prints 2020/Summer' Exhibition
BY Audrey Deng, July 30, 2020
Current student Farah Mohammad has artwork in the show Give Me Space: New Prints 2020/Summer, hosted by the International Print Center New York (IPCNY). The exhibition takes its title from Mohammad’s painting.
Mohammad’s work in the show, a print titled Give Me Space, shows the side of a yellow building with one blacked-out window; in the background is what appears to be an intricately constructed, more modern building. The print is available for purchase for $400.00.
New Prints 2020/Summer will be the 62nd presentation of IPCNY's New Prints Program. IPCNY writes: “Established in 2000, the New Prints Program is a biannual, juried open call for prints and print-based work created in the preceding twelve months.” Artists selected for the exhibition have the opportunity to apply for IPCNY's New Prints Artist Development Program, which consists of an artist residency, an artist mentorship program, and sponsored coursework.
This year, the show’s juror was alumna Chitra Ganesh ’02, a Brooklyn-based artist whose practice brings to light narrative representations of femininity, sexuality, and power typically absent from canons of literature, history, and art.
For the show, Ganesh selected fifty-four works from submissions by over a thousand artists. In her juror’s statement, she writes, “This jurying process was...informed by our COVID-19 context—in which for the first time, IPCNY's New Prints exhibition, due to current social distancing guidelines, will only ever be viewed online...The result is a selection of works whose formal qualities I hope could be translated, preserved, or opened up further for inquiry as best as possible in a digital realm.”
On July 14, Mohammad joined a panel of two other artists as part of IPCNY’s Artists Talks. There, they discussed their printmaking practices, inspiration, and works on view.
The works in the show are arranged in a digital exhibition space on IPCNY’s website. The show will run for the rest of the summer.