On the last day of the 2022 IFPDA Print Fair, artist Derrick Adams and Jennifer Farrell, curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discuss his history of working with print and how print lives in his art practice. Adams first incorporated collaborative print practice into his process in 2012. As his price point rose, collaborating with nonprofits allowed him to create more accessible work. He elaborates on the inspirational process of working with master printers, working alone in his studio versus collaborating with a print studio, and what kind of work he chooses to make into prints. Adams discusses the concepts behind his work, including black leisure as a radical act and diversifying narratives around the black experience. Finally, he talks about the process and concept behind the making of his Style Variations and Eye Candy, both created with Tandem Press. This discussion was offered in conjunction with Derrick Adams’ major site-specific installation on view at IFPDA Print Fair.
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