Carmen Winant A Brand New End: Survival and its Pictures

Exhibition NOTES

Carmen Winant A Brand New End: Survival and its Pictures

Artist Carmen Winant’s large-scale collages and installations illuminate the often-invisible experiences of women, as well as feminist strategies for survival, revolt, and self-determination. She explores these themes through objects drawn from and inspired by the archives of Women in Transition (WIT) and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). This exhibition includes depictions and descriptions of domestic violence.

“I am a photographer who no longer makes her own images. My work revisits and recontextualizes the feminist histories that preceded my own, reaching backward as an attempt to understand the space between our lived experiences, and the larger, if nuanced and sometimes contradictory, aims of women’s liberation. As such the found photographs that run throughout my work – integrated into books, installations, billboards, or discrete objects – are not evidence of a history, but in fact its very living residue. These projects, all of which work to unravel foreclosed histories, often take the form of ad hoc archives and pay particular interest to women’s power, pleasure, labor, and self-actualization. Lately, I’ve turned towards imagination, optimism, and joy as shared, necessary tools of the artist and the revolutionary.”
-Carmen Winant (December 2020)

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk with Carmen Winant | Friday, January 26, 5:30-7:30pm
Clothesline Project with YWCA Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley | January 26-April 14
Second Sunday Docent Tour | Sunday, February 11, 2-3pm
Second Sunday Art Activity | Sunday, February 11, 1-4pm
An Afternoon to Honor Voices of Courage | Sunday, February 18, 1-4pm
Second Sunday Docent Tour | Sunday, March 10, 2-3pm
Second Sunday Art Activity | Sunday, March 10, 1-4pm
Family Day | Saturday, March 16, 11am-3pm
Dine & Discover with Bobbie Crews | Thursday, April 11, 12-1pm
Second Sunday Docent Tour | Sunday, April 14, 2-3pm
Second Sunday Art Activity | Sunday, April 14, 1-4pm

A Brand New End: Survival and Its Pictures has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Organized by The Print Center, Philadelphia and curated by Ksenia Nouril.



Carmen Winant is an artist whose work utilizes installation and collage strategies to examine feminist modes of survival and revolt. Her work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN, and Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Sandvika, Norway. Winant is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography (2019) and the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award (2018). Winant holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.F.A. and M.A. from California College of the Arts. She is the Roy Lichtenstein Chair of Studio Art at The Ohio State University.


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 and the Gallery Store offers the largest selection of contemporary prints and photographs available for sale in Philadelphia, as well as being available online.


Founded in 1971, Philadelphia-based WIT’s mission is to empower people to move forward in their lives free of domestic violence and substance abuse.


Founded in 7978, Denver-based NCADV’s mission is to lead, mobilize, and raise their voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism. They are dedicated to supporting survivors and holding offenders accountable and supporting advocates.


This project is supported in part by federal award number 21.027 awarded to Knox County by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance, and by the federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

IMAGE HEADER: Carmen Winant (Born 1983, San Franciso, California, lives and works in Columbus, Ohio), Women’s blueprint for survival 2, 2022, sun-bleached construction paper, painter’s tape, inkjet prints, 47 1/2″ x 36.” Courtesy of the Artist and The Print Center, commissioned by The Print Center.