press release

Over the last two decades, the art world has broadened its geographic reach and opened itself to new continents, allowing for a significant cross-pollination between vernacular modes and post-conceptual strategies. Printed materials, both innovative and traditional in form, have played a key role in this exchange of ideas and sources. This exhibition examines the evolution of artistic practices related to the print medium, from the resurgence of ancient printmaking techniques—often used alongside digital technologies—to the worldwide proliferation of self-published artists’ books and ephemera. Bringing together over 200 works drawn substantially from MoMA’s extensive collection of prints and books, with the addition of several important loans, the exhibition will feature major artists and publishing projects.

Print/Out is the third in a series of large print surveys periodically organized by the Museum’s Department of Prints and Illustrated Books in order to assess the evolution of the medium. The last two exhibitions were Printed Art: A View of Two Decades, organized by Riva Castleman in 1980, and Thinking Print: Books to Billboards: 1980–1995, curated by Deborah Wye in 1996.

In the Museum’s Paul J. Sachs Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries on the second floor, a focused section of the exhibition will be co-organized by artist Ellen Gallagher (American, b. 1965) and Sarah Suzuki, The Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. Associate Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books at MoMA. This presentation will be a rumination on the multiple techniques and complex sources and themes in Gallagher’s 60-part print project DeLuxe (2004–05), and will include numerous works selected by Gallagher and Suzuki from MoMA’s collection, as well as loans and archival materials related to the project.

Kurator: Christophe Cherix

Künstler: Marina Abramovic, Ai Weiwei, Chris Burden, Trisha Donnelly, Carroll Dunham, Edition Jacob Samuel, Santa Monica, Ellen Gallagher, General Idea , Liam Gillick, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Damien Hirst, Martin Kippenberger, Guillermo Kuitca, Christian Marclay, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Lucy McKenzie, Julie Mehretu, Aleksandra Mir, Matt Mullican, museum in progress, Wien, Yoshitomo Nara, Thomas Nozkowski, Jorge Pardo, Philippe Parreno, Permanent Food , Robert Rauschenberg, Thomas Schütte, James Siena, Slavs and Tatars , Josh Smith, Superflex  (Bjornstjerne Christiansen/ Jacob Fenger/ Rasmus Nielsen), Rirkrit Tiravanija, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Kara Walker, Kelley Walker, Dan Walsh, Franz West, Pae White, Christopher Wool, Xu Bing, Lisa Yuskavage.