DATE: March 2, 2011
March 17-20, 2011
PRESENTED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY ART DEALERS (AIPAD)
Gala Preview on March 16 to Benefit the John Szarkowski Fund,
Endowment for Photography Acquisitions at MoMA
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 75 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.
"Now more than ever, photography is a growing market," said Stephen
Bulger, President, AIPAD, and President, Stephen Bulger Gallery,
Toronto. "AIPAD is a must-do show for collectors, and clearly is the
best show for photography in North America."
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 from Canada, the UK, France,
Germany, Argentina, Israel, Japan, and China.
Among the 79 galleries in the Show will be six galleries showing for the
first time at AIPAD. The new AIPAD members showing are: Galerie f5,6,
Munich; VERVE Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe; and Vision Neil Folberg
Gallery, Jerusalem. The new guest exhibitors are June Bateman Fine Art,
New York; Paul Cava Fine Art Photographs, Bala Cynwyd, PA; and James
Hyman Photography, London. A complete exhibitor list is available at
A solo exhibition of Alec Soth's most recent body of work, Broken
Manual, will be on view at Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis. The series
explores the lives and habitats of people who live off the grid and
outside society. A portion of this work was featured in Soth's recent
survey show, From Here to There: Alec Soth's America at the Walker Art
Center in Minneapolis. An accompanying catalog by Steidl was published
A number of important portraits will be on view at The AIPAD Photography
Show New York. 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.
Mariana Cook photographed the artist William Kentridge last July in
South Africa and the portrait will be exhibited at Lee Marks Fine Art,
Shelbyville, IN. Cook is known for her portrait of Barack and Michelle
Obama. Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, will show work from Naomi
Leshem's Sleepers series taken over a period of four years in Israel,
Germany, Switzerland, France, and the United States. Leshem photographs
teenagers in their homes as they sleep. After waiting about an hour
and half, the sleepers enter a period of tossing and turning that Leshem
calls the "dance in the night." During this time, she captures their
portraits as her subjects drift between conscious and subconscious.
A portrait of a doll, Anna, 2010, by Canadian artist Fausta Facciponte
will be on view at Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto. Facciponte examines
the way objects are preserved, decayed, or forgotten as they are passed
along from one owner to the next.
The spare beauty of seascapes and landscapes from Sze Tsung Leong's
ongoing series entitled Horizons will be seen at Yossi Milo Gallery, New
York. Leong was born in Mexico City and now lives and works in New
York. The Berlin-based Jessica Backhaus explores the play of light and
color on the rippling water in Venice and Burano, Italy, at Laurence
Miller Gallery, New York.
New landscapes by Victoria Sambunuris from her recent Border series will
be exhibited at Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York. New work by Alex
Prager will also be on view. Richard Renaldi's Smashed Water Tower,
Electra, Texas, 2005, from his acclaimed series and publication Figure
and Ground (Aperture, 2006), takes an element of the quintessential
American landscape one step further, documenting its sculptural quality
and inherently making a statement about American society today. The
work will be on view at Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg.
Focusing on the urban landscape, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's Nathan's, 2010,
from his Coney Island series, will be shown at Julie Saul Gallery, New
York. Recently, Liao's work was seen in a three person show at the J.
Paul Getty Museum, at the Bronx Museum of the Arts with a commissioned
project on the 100th anniversary of the Grand Concourse, and at the
Queens Museum in an exhibition of his Habitat 7 series. 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.
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 exhibit work from the Diorama Map
series by the Japanese artist Sohei Nishino (born 1982). This will be
the first time his work has been shown in the United States. The series
is an ongoing project to map the world's great cities – to date Tokyo,
Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, New York, London –
using a unique process of photography and collage. An intense month of
shooting thousands of photographs on black-and-white film from hundreds
of locations across the city is followed by several months of
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 chromogenic 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, New York.
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,
John Cleary Gallery, Houston, TX, will show work by Andre Kertesz, and
Ansel Adams, as well as Maggie Taylor's most famous image, Girl with a
Bee Dress, 2004. Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, will
present a one person show of new work by Sebastiao Salgado. HackelBury
Fine Art Ltd., London, will show recent work by Doug and Mark Starn.
Grey Villet was considered a master of the classic "fly on the wall"
style of photojournalism. His gelatin silver print The Little Rock Nine
enter classroom to register after escort from Army's 101st Airborne
Division, September 25, 1957 will be on view at Monroe Gallery of
Photography, Santa Fe, NM.
Charles Schwartz Ltd., New York, will show a collection of more than 100
photographs and ephemera relating to the capture of Jefferson Davis.
Soon after he was apprehended at the end of the Civil War, it was
reported fictitiously that Jefferson Davis had attempted to escape by
disguising himself as a woman in his wife's dress and bonnet. Once this
rumor was released and taken up by the media, it spread like wild fire,
as the country found an easy target for its anger and loathing of
Davis. In addition, the Republicans in the North wanted to degrade the
former President of the Confederacy in any way they could, so they
encouraged this false report with such vigor that it soon became
generally accepted as the truth.
James Hyman Photography, London, will present a curated exhibition
surveying the history of British social photography over the past 150
years. From Talbot to Fox expands upon the genre to highlight a unique
form of photography which has concentrated on themes of class, society,
consumer culture, and the British political landscape.
Deborah Bell Photographs, New York, will exhibit black-and-white
photographs by Andy Warhol (c. 1981-86) taken from street life,
providing insight into "Andy's eye." Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma,
CA, will show John Baldessari's Blue Boy (with yellow boy: one with
Hawaiian tie, one in dark), 1989, a three-color lithograph that is
similar to one shown last year in the Baldessari retrospective at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
A new work by Chris Jordan, Plastic Bags, 2010, from his series Running
The Numbers: An American Self-Portrait will be the highlight at Kopeikin
Gallery, Los Angeles. The photograph depicts Botticelli's The Birth of
Venus using 230,000 plastic bags, the estimated number of plastic bags
used around the world every ten seconds.
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 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. A show catalogue is available for $10. A
run-of-show ticket is $40 and includes a show catalogue. 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.
A Media Preview will be held for The AIPAD Photography Show New York
from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2010. To RSVP,
please contact Margery Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gala Benefit Preview
The AIPAD Photography Show New York will present a Gala Benefit Preview
on Wednesday, March 16 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The evening will benefit
the John Szarkowski Fund, an endowment for photography acquisitions at
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The fund was established to
honor John Szarkowski, one of the most influential curators in
photography and a photographer in his own right. Ticket information is
Benefactor: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ($5,000 4 tickets)
Patron: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ($750, 1 ticket)
Sponsor: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ($250, 1 ticket)
Friend: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ($100, 1 ticket)
For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact The Museum of Modern Art, 212/708-9680 or email@example.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.