THEME, 2024

Truthful art is the voice of the artist for what is important to them and for their contributions to a better world. For this IPEP 2024 we would like to invite artists to use their print as their voice to reflect on an issue of social justice that is close to their heart and that they would like to see heard and addressed.

Social injustice is broad as it affects every aspect of our life. We would like the theme, however, to be limited to current issues that our society and world are facing at large, and not to personal philosophical and/or existential themes that may well have their own bearing on social justice. Examples of intended themes include, but are not limited to, inequality, discrimination, poverty, violence and war, abuse of human rights (gender, minorities, religious, freedom, etc.), refugees and displaced, environment.

Allowing each participating artist to add their own particular concern and personal perspective about social justice as they experience it will hopefully empower them, and lead to an impactful creative piece of art. It will also contribute to a display of a large array of concerns as faced by our society and by our world, adding at the same time different cultural perspectives to the theme according to each artist’s country of origin.

“Imprinting Justice” has been selected as the title for this Exchange: “Justice” pointing to the focus of the submitted works; and “Imprinting” alluding not only to the specific tool of printmaking being used, but also, and more importantly, to the active role of the artist in using their print for building and instauring a change toward justice.

Saad Ghosn, USA

10th year celebrations continue…

Excitement is just not enough to express our feelings this year! As IPEP India turns 10, our hearts are full of gratitude for contributions and support from our friends around the world. Together we wish to celebrate this long journey in Printmaking.

Watch this space for Printmaking action!

इस वर्ष हमारी भावनाओं को व्यक्त करने के लिए उत्साह ही पर्याप्त नहीं है! आईपीईपी इंडिया की दसवीं सालगिराह के मौक़े पर हमारे दिल दुनिया भर में हमारे दोस्तों के योगदान और समर्थन के लिए कृतज्ञता से भरे हुए हैं। हम साथ मिलकर इस प्रिंटमेकिंग की लंबी यात्रा का उत्सव मनाना चाहते हैं।

प्रिंटमेकिंग कार्यक्रमों के लिए इस स्थान पर नज़र रखें!