‘International Print Exchange Programme (IPEP), India is an initiative founded in 2013 as a platform for international printmakers for exchanging thoughts and techniques dedicated to the “artist printmakers” worldwide as a non profit initiative. IPEP enables printmakers to share their work with other printmakers and thus get a chance to have multiple exhibitions worldwide and a collection of prints from all over the world. The sole purpose of IPEP is that of sharing print and creating a network of connections with printmakers from around the world and creating an awareness of printmaking as a form of Art by creating more viewership.
From last four years we are inviting artist printmakers to contribute their work on non profit basis for IPEP and resend them a portfolio with the works of other participants. Each artist then exhibits the portfolio in their respective country and creates discussion around it as well as share the documentation with everyone through various modes of communication. However it is mandatory for each participating artist to exhibit within their own capacity. Each year art-writers are invited to analyse, document and critique the set of works and to provide a context to the process, which includes in our catelogues This year we have invited Mithu Joardar (India) and Robin Lasser (USA) as the art-writers.
For 2017, we address ‘Homeland’, an idea that evokes a feeling of belonging and aiming at an emotional appeal that crosses the ethnic borders and hierarchy of societies. The concept of space that we call as home, bonds with the root that has a collective identity. It shapes our culture strongly yet so subconsciously that we sense the pull of the bond only when distance is created. The emotional connect with the personal to global context will be the key to the endeavour. The artists would be responding to the idea through their individual perspectives to surface varied viewpoints. The topics are chosen to make a universal appeal to the people to connect from all walks of life and link aesthetics with the issues of living. IPEP has organised four programmes in past four years and more than 35 exhibitions worldwide and continues to do so. Chatterjee&Lal gallery and Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai has generously supported the Indian chapters. IPEP would be glad to receive your participation and support for the programme
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