DATE: January 20, 2011
The AIPAD Photography Show New York, will be
presented by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers
(AIPAD) from March 17 through 20, 2011.
January, 2011 – One of the most important
international photography events, The AIPAD Photography Show New York,
will be presented by the Association of International Photography Art
Dealers (AIPAD) from March 17 through 20, 2011. More than 70 of the
world's leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range
of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern and 19th century
photographs, as well as photo-based art, video and new media, at the
Park Avenue Armory in New York City. The 31st edition of The AIPAD
Photography Show New York will open with a Gala Preview on March 16 to
benefit the John Szarkowski Fund, an endowment for photography
acquisitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The AIPAD
Photography Show New York is the longest running and foremost exhibition
of fine art photography.
"Photography has been less affected by the recession than other parts of
the art world," said Stephen Bulger, President, AIPAD, and President,
Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto. "As a result, photography remains a
growing market. Now more than ever, AIPAD is a must-do show for
collectors, and clearly is the best show for photography in North
A wide range of the world's leading fine art photography galleries will
exhibit at The AIPAD Photography Show New York. In addition to galleries
from New York City and across the country, a number of international
galleries will be featured. An exhibitor list is available at
Deborah Bell Photographs, New York, will show black-and-white
photographs by Andy Warhol (c. 1981-86). These are photographs that
precede the stitched or sewn photographic composites and are primarily
formal studies taken from street life, providing insight into "Andy's
eye." Gary Edwards Gallery, Washington, DC, will show a portrait of
Chairman Mao from 1963 by an unknown Xinhua Agency photographer. The
portrait is said to have been printed in over 100 million copies. It is
the basis of the gigantic portrait hanging on Tiananmen Gate, facing
Tiananmen Square in Beijing; and Andy Warhol's Mao screenprints of 1972
are based on this photograph, as well.
New work by Abelardo Morell will be on view at Bonni Benrubi Gallery,
New York, including images of a landscape in Florence and a rooftop view
of the Brooklyn Bridge made with a camera obscura. Peter Fetterman
Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, will bring work by Annie Leibovitz, Lillian
Bassman, Sebastiao Salgado, and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Galería Vasari, Buenos Aires, will show the work of photographers, such
as Annemarie Heinrich and Juan Di Sandro, who immigrated to Argentina
between the 1930s and '50s. Originally from Europe, they belonged to a
generation that had been trained at the most refined avant-garde schools
and there is no doubt of their fundamental role in the development of
modern photography in Argentina.
Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, will show work by the vibrant young
Japanese artist Sohei Nishino (born 1982). This will be the first time
his work has been shown in the United States. Nishino's Diorama Map
series is an ongoing project to map the world's great cities using his
unique process of photography and collage. After an intense month of
shooting thousands of photographs on black-and-white film from hundreds
of locations across the city, he spends several months developing,
printing, cutting, pasting and arranging of the re-imagined city into a
huge photographic collage. The final piece is re-shot using a large
format camera to create a single grand photographic print.
Niko Luoma is one of the leading professors at the University of Art and
Design, Helsinki, and is an integral part of the Helsinki School. His
series of abstract C-prints are inspired by nature in flux, every day
events, chaos, chance, and time. Luoma uses a simple mathematical system
in exposing negative space and composing each work based on ideas of
symmetry. The photographs will be on view at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery,
Fiona Pardington's large-scale photographs in her series Ahua: A
Beautiful Hesitation document the sculptures of indigenous peoples
encountered during French explorer Dumont d'Urville's 1837 voyage to the
South Pacific and will be on view at Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale,
The AIPAD Photography Show New York will present an ambitious schedule
of panel discussions on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Veteran's Room
at the Park Avenue Armory.
The panels include PHOTOGRAPHY NOW: HOW ARTISTS ARE THINKING TODAY,
which will discuss the issues contemporary photographers and artists are
dealing with now. Among the panelists are Julie Saul, Julie Saul
Gallery, and artists Sally Mann, Shirin Neshat and Alec Soth.
PICTURES INTO PAGES: PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK PUBLISHING NOW will explore how
now more than ever, beautiful photography books are in demand, coveted
by many, and considered an important part of a collector's repertoire.
Speakers will include Steven Kasher, Steven Kasher Gallery; Eric Himmel,
Vice President, Editor-in-Chief, Abrams; Lesley Martin, Publisher,
Aperture Foundation; Nion McEvoy, Chairman & CEO, Chronicle Books;
Anthony Petrillose, Managing Editor, Rizzoli; and Gerhard Steidl,
NEW CURATORS/NEW DIRECTIONS will focus on the work of a photography
curator at a top museum. Curators will discuss their goals and reflect
on how photography has become more integrated into both exhibitions and
collections over the last 10 years. The speakers will include Rick
Wester, Rick Wester Fine Art, Inc.; Simon Baker, Curator of Photography
and International Art, Tate; Roxana Marcoci, Curator, Department of
Photography, The Museum Of Modern Art; Britt Salvesen, Department Head
and Curator, Photography Department, Prints and Drawings Department, The
Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Brian Wallis, Chief Curator,
International Center of Photography; and Matthew S. Witkovsky, Curator
and Chair, Department of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago.
THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE: BEHIND THE SCENES AT AIPAD GALLERIES will
review how leading AIPAD dealers organize exhibitions and work with
collectors. Speakers will include Jill Arnold, Director of Business
Development, AXA Art Insurance Corporation; Howard Greenberg, Howard
Greenberg Gallery; Peter MacGill, Pace/MacGill Gallery; Yancey
Richardson, Yancey Richardson Gallery; and Martin Weinstein, Weinstein
AIPAD AND THE IPAD: NEW TECHNOLOGY AND PHOTOGRAPHY will look at how all
forms of new media technology are affecting the field of photography –
from bloggers and Facebook to Flickr and YouTube. Speakers will include:
Barbara Pollack, artist and arts journalist; Jen Bekman, Founder + CEO,
20x200 | Jen Bekman Projects; Bill Charles, Bill Charles Represents,
New York, and Scott Dadich, Executive Director, Digital Magazine
Development, Conde Nast.
Tickets are $10 for the panel discussions and are available on a first-come first-served basis.
The AIPAD Photography Show New York will run from Thursday, March 17
though Sunday, March 20, 2010 at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street
in New York City. Show hours are as follows:
Thursday March 17 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday March 18 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday March 19 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday March 20 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The admission is $25 daily and $40 for the run-of-show. Student
admission is $10 with a valid student ID. No advance purchase is
required. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information,
the public can call AIPAD at 202-367-1158 or visit www.aipad.com.
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Founded in 1979, The Association of International Photography Art
Dealers (AIPAD) represents more than 120 of the world's leading
galleries in fine art photography. The organization is dedicated to
creating and maintaining the highest standards of scholarship and
ethical practice in the business of exhibiting, buying and selling fine
art photography. More information is available at www.aipad.com.