“Highlights 2012-2019” is the first retrospective of Fanoon Center For Printmedia Research’s growing collection of international and regional artists including Bryan Graf, Bryan Jabs, Chloe Lum and Yannick Desranleau, Diyan Achjadi, Fares Cachoux, Jenny Schmid, John D. Freyer, Katie Vida, Koichi Yamamoto, Las Hermanas Iglesias, Mary Laube, Michael Perrone, Ranjani Shettar, Sean Kuhnke, Shahzia Sikander, Shaurya Kumar, Sonya Clark, Susan Chrysler White and Trenton Doyle Hancock.
Fanoon was launched in 2012 by the Painting and Printmaking Department at VCUarts Qatar, making it the first print publishing program of its kind in the Middle East. The program collaborates with local, regional, and international artists to explore the role of print in contemporary culture. The exhibition aims to expand the possibilities of print in the 21st century by selecting artists who can engage with printmaking from a variety of perspectives, disciplines and approaches. Each artist’s visit takes place within a learning environment where students assist the artists and Fanoon staff in the production of the work, and artists are able to engage with the university community through lectures, class visits, and student critiques.
A panel discussion moderated by co-curator Rhys Himsworth with artists Diyan Achjadi and Bouthayna AI--Muftah will take place at 6pm before the opening reception at 7pm.
The exhibition is curated by Fleming Jeffries, Rhys Himsworth and Zachary Stensen.
Opening hours: Saturday to Thursday - From 9am to 5pm / Friday - Closed
Image credit: Sean Kuhnke, Never-Not-Testing (VCUQ, Doha), 10-color Risograph print on Masa, 29.7 cm x 42.0cm, 2018