2021 Threshold


IPEP India 2021 Threshold – Catalogue .pdf, 1.7MB


A threshold is a space of transition, a passage from one place into another. To think of a threshold is to think of movement, of leaving something behind and engaging something new. And yet, a threshold is also a space unto itself. To connect here to there, it must have its own structure, whether defined through distance and time, states of mind, or social conditions.

During this period of global tragedy and struggle we exist in and on a threshold. But what is the nature of the threshold, and what lies beyond it? The Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on our families and societies, further complicating reckonings with structural inequities and the resurgence of long-standing regional conflicts. Though challenges surround us, some bonds between us deepen and hope persists. This in-between place may be a kind of confinement and stasis, or it may be the cusp of freedom and progress.

Printmakers have a celebrated history of shining light on the urgencies of each time and place. Each print itself is a kind of threshold, a portal through which new ideas and feelings can be shared and explored. Because it is built on traditions involving the economical production and mass distribution of the multiple, printmaking has profoundly facilitated the wide dissemination of image and text. IPEP India extends this tradition by gathering the work of artists from across the world, and inviting each artist to share the portfolio within their communities. In this way, it is possible for us to stand in the thresholds envisioned by artists from places very different from our own, to recognize what connects and separates us, to revel in beautiful expressions of human experience, and to build compassion as a result.

The 2021 IPEP India exchange portfolio offers this invitation to consider the notion of the threshold in all of its interpretations, so that we may continue the critical work of creatively responding to being where we are and considering where we will go.


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Nicholas Ruth, USA
Artist, Curator, Educator
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WRITER

Miranda Metcalf, Thailand/ USA
Founder and Host
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WRITER

Rahul Kumar, India
Artist, Art Journalist, Curator
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PARTICIPANTS

Colbert Mashile, South Africa
Mohit Mahato, India
Mizin Shin, South Korea
Vijay Bhandare, India
Fahimeh Vahdat, USA
Edie Overturf, USA
Shakil Mazumder, Bangladesh
Brandon Graving, USA
Rosane Viegas, Brasil
Raluca Iancu, USA
Carolina Viñamata, Mexico
Asma Hashmi, UK
Myles Calvert, USA
Jennifer Scheuer, USA
Aaron Bass, USA
Pae Sung Hee, South Korea
Keerti Pooja, India
Shubhika Lal, India
Travis Janssen, USA
Shanthi Kasiviswanathan, India

Jennifer Printz, USA
Teesha Shrestha, Nepal
Blake Sanders, USA
Kelsey Livingston, USA
Bhanu Shrivastava, India
Renhsin Lin, Taiwan
Dery Hélène, Belgique
Brant Schuller, USA
Vinicius Libardoni, Poland
Sigit Ramadhan, Indonesia
Anna Kenar, Poland
Shweta Urane, India
Savi Sawarkar, India
Catherine Chauvin, USA
Seraphina Martin, Australia
Sanjay Kumar, India
Helen Tago, Estonia
Chaivut Ruamrudeekool, Thailand
Reinaldo Gil Zambrano, Venezuela/ USA