The Print Center Presents Multipart Project of New Work by Carmen Winant

The Print Center (TPC) will present A Brand New End: Survival and Its Pictures, a solo photography-based exhibition of new work by Carmen Winant as part of a four-component project developed by the artist through intensive research — a hallmark of her category-defying practice. The project incorporates historical and contemporary representations of oppression, liberation, and self-expression drawn from the archive of Women In Transition (WIT), the 50-year-old Philadelphia organization providing services to empower people with the knowledge, support, and ability to thrive beyond domestic abuse/intimate partner violence and substance abuse.

Winant’s project highlights the power of print (photography and printmaking) in representing how women view themselves and how photography can serve as a tool in the struggle for individual autonomy and self-representation. Through its expansive consideration of image making, domestic violence, and the larger feminist movement, this project critically explores how women are supported in achieving personal agency with the help of organizations like WIT. On view at TPC from April 14 to July 16, 2022, with a related artist book release in October 2022, the exhibition is organized by Ksenia Nouril, PhD, Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center.

About the Artist
Carmen Winant (born 1983, San Francisco, CA; lives in Columbus, OH) is an internationally recognized photography-based artist raised in Philadelphia who utilizes installation and collage strategies to examine feminist modes of survival and revolt.

Winant’s recent projects have been shown at Patron Gallery, Chicago, IL; Wexner Center of the Arts, Columbus, OH; Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York; as well as Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway. In 2019, Winant mounted 26 of her billboards across Canada as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Current and forthcoming projects and commissions take place at ICA Boston, MA; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA as well as Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City. In 2023, a solo exhibition will take place at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN.

Winant’s recent artist books include My Birth (SPBH Editions and Image Text Ithaca Press, 2018) and Notes on Fundamental Joy (Printed Matter Inc., 2019). Her work is part of the collections of Museum of Contemporary Photography (MOCP), Chicago, IL; Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles; The Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; as well as Henie Onstad Art Center, Høvikodden, Norway.

Winant is a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in photography, a 2020 FCA Grant recipient in Art, and a 2021 American Academy of Arts and Letters Honoree. She holds a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MA and MFA from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. She has been a Resident and Dean at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME. The Print Center received a 2020 Pew Center for Arts & Heritage grant for Winant to realize her project A Brand New End: Survival and Its Pictures.

About The Print Center
Mission
For more than a century, The Print Center has encouraged the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary arts through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. The Print Center has an international voice and a strong sense of local purpose. Free and open to the public, it presents changing exhibitions, which highlight established and emerging, local, national, and international contemporary artists. It mounts one of the oldest art competitions in the country, now in its 96th year and the Gallery Store offers the largest selection of contemporary prints and photographs available for sale in Philadelphia, as well as being available online.

Funders
Support for The Print Center is offered by Bryn Mawr Trust; COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL Fund; Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation; Forman Family Fund; Sheila Fortune Foundation; Fund for Children; Allen Hilles Fund; Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation; Christopher Ludwick Foundation; Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; William Penn Foundation; Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage; Philadelphia Cultural Fund; The Philadelphia Foundation; Rosenlund Family Foundation; Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial; and our Board of Governors, Luminaries, members and friends.

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Carmen Winant. Photo by Jordan Weitzman

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