Bethany Collins. America: A Hymnal, 2017. Artist book with 100 laser-cut leaves. 6 × 9 × 1 inches. Edition of 25. Published by PATRON Gallery, Chicago. © Bethany Collins. Image courtesy of the artist and PATRON Gallery, Chicago. Photo by Evan Jenkins.

International Print Center New York (IPCNY), New York’s flagship non-profit arts institution dedicated to advancing print as a primary artistic, cultural, and social medium, will be renamed Print Center New York upon the opening of its new home this October. As part of a strategic plan created for Print Center New York’s 20th anniversary in 2021, the naming, along with a forthcoming visual identity, reflects the vision of this new chapter for the celebrated art space. Milestones include building the Board of Trustees and staff, deepening support for artists with new professional development opportunities, expanding the exhibition calendar to incorporate monographic shows, and exploring the role of prints within a broader and more diverse artistic and cultural framework.

Print Center New York will inaugurate the new, ground floor space at 535 West 24th Street with Visual Record: The Materiality of Sound in Print, an exhibition investigating how artists since the 1970s have employed print-based processes to examine the relationship between sound and its visual representation. Organized by guest curator Elleree Erdos, who has since been appointed Director, Prints and Multiples at David Zwirner, the presentation includes works by 15 artists, including Terry Adkins, John Cage, Bethany Collins, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, Dario Robleto, and Audra Wolowiec, among others. Visual Record will be on view through January 2023.

Rooted in the traditions of both sound and print, the works in Visual Record reflect an increasing interest in how prints relate to and inform broader, multimedia practices on both technical and conceptual levels. Visual Record will highlight artists whose work translates between sound and print using distinctly physical means. Across a wide range of subject matter—from the rhythms of jazz and American nostalgia to the sound of silence and the encoding of race in aural matter—the works demonstrate how the idea of the “record” is bolstered by innovative technical and conceptual approaches to printmaking.

An accompanying publication features essays by Elleree Erdos, Jennifer L. Roberts, and David Toop, and will be available for purchase this fall.

Public programs related to Visual Record as well as information on future exhibitions will be announced soon.

Print Center New York is the leading non-profit exhibition space in New York dedicated to exploring the dynamic and accessible medium of print within broader artistic and cultural discourses. Print Center New York engages audiences in a welcoming environment, both onsite and online, through interdisciplinary exhibitions, innovative scholarship, educational programming, and digital resources. A 501(c)(3) institution, Print Center New York depends on foundation, government, individual support, and members’ contributions to fund its programs. Opening in early October 2022, a new, ground floor space at 535 West 24th Street designed by architect Markus Dochantschi of studioMDA will house Print Center New York’s exhibition galleries and offices, significantly expanding public access and programming capacity.