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Exhibition: Hiroshi Sugimoto at the Getty

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Since the mid-1970s, Hiroshi Sugimoto has used photography to investigate how visual
representation interprets and distills history. This exhibition brings together three series
by the artist—habitat dioramas, wax portraits, and early photographic negatives—that present
objects of historical and cultural significance from various museum collections.
By photographing subjects that reimagine or replicate moments from the distant past, Sugimoto
critiques the medium's presumed capacity to portray history with accuracy. 

Hiroshi Sugimoto is represented by aipad member, Fraenkel Gallery.

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Exhibition: Michael Snow at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Michael Snow: Photo-Centric
February 1, 2014 - April 27, 2014

Conceived in close collaboration with Michael Snow—one of the most important experimental filmmakers of his generation—this exhibition is a focused survey of the Canadian artist’s photography-based work, which has not been the subject of a solo museum exhibition in the United States since the 1970s. Throughout a career that has also included painting, sculpture, installations, and music, Snow (born 1928) has employed photography in unique and innovative ways. This exhibition presents the best examples of his use of the medium from 1962 to 2003.

Snow’s “photo-centric” work has been key to his investigation of the limits of representation, especially through an exploration of photography and its processes. Poised between two- and three-dimensionality, a number of works in this exhibition engage physically with the gallery space and the viewer, and are representative of his various approaches to the photographic medium and its framing of vision. According to Snow, “To extend the depth of what has been called ‘art’ into photography requires . . . making available to the spectator the amazing transformations the subject undergoes to become the photograph.”

Michael Snow: Photo-Centric also explores the intimate connections that exist between his paintings, sculptures, and films as mediated by and through photography. Home to strong collections of modern and contemporary art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is an ideal context for Snow and his work, which bridges the gap between modern and contemporary practices as well as illuminates concepts critical in the making and appreciation of art. His photo-centric work demands and persistently rewards one’s attention by activating the viewer’s visual intelligence.

More information at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Artist's Talk & Signing: Matthew Pillsbury at Aperture

Posted By Administration, Monday, March 10, 2014

Matthew Pillsbury: Talk and Book Signing

Wednesday, March 12

6:30 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

Join Matthew Pillsbury for a walk-through of his exhibition City Stages, followed by a signing of his monograph of the same name. Over the past decade, Pillsbury has built several extensive bodies of work—Screen Lives, Time Frame, and City Stages—that deal with different facets of contemporary metropolitan life and the passage of time. Working with black-and-white 8-by-10 film and long exposures, Pillsbury captures a range of psychologically charged experiences in the urban environment, from isolation—tuned into the omnipresent screens of our tablets, laptops, televisions, and phones—to crowded museums, parades, cathedrals, and even protests. The City Stages monograph and exhibition gather selections from all three bodies of work for the first time, spanning ten years of the artist’s output.

More information at Aperture.

Matthew Pillsbury is represented by aipad member gallery Jackson Fine Art.

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Discussion: Eyes in the Sky with Aperture Foundation

Posted By Administration, Monday, February 24, 2014

Eyes in the Sky:  The History of the Arial Perspective 

Thursday, March 6
6:30 p.m.

At the New School

Wollman Hall

65 West 11th Street, New York, NY           


Historian Paula Amad, scholar Raphael Dallaporta, and scholar Laura Kurgan discuss the past and present of arial photography, its history, poetics, and challenges to be covered. 

Paula Amad is an associate professor in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa. She is the author of Counter-Archive: Film, the Everyday and Albert Kahn’s Archives de la Planète (2010) and numerous articles, which have appeared in History of PhotographyCinema JournalFilm HistoryCamera Obscura, and Framework, among other journals. She is currently writing a book focused on an alternative history of modern aerial vision across photography and film, for which she has done extensive research in archives across Europe and the United States. Raphaël Dallaporta is a documentary photographer. He is concerned with public issues addressing human rights, as well as more symbolic subjects such as the fragility of life.  Laura Kurgan is an associate professor of architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. She is director of the Visual Studies curriculum and the Spatial Information Design Lab, and is co-director of the Advanced Data Visualization Project. Kurgan is the author of Close Up at a Distance: Mapping, Technology, and Politics (2013). Her work explores digital mapping technologies, ethics and politics of mapping, and the visualization of big and small data.


For more information on this event, please visit Aperture Foundation


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Exhibition: Vivian Maier at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Posted By Blog User, Monday, February 24, 2014
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Newspaper portraits by Vivian Maier
through May 1, 2014
Gone in a day- thats how the newspapaper men used to describe their work.  To Vivian Maier, a woman who was reclusive, the papers themselves were precious; she saved them in stacks.   Her paper piles filled rooms to the point that the floor of one of her apartments needed to be reinforced with a jack.  A solitary person, Maier kept few friends for long.  The papers were in ways her connection to the world, but Maier kept more interesting things than newspapers. She also kept a photo journal that began in 1940 and continued into the early 2000's.   She used the paper image too to connect, record, digest what happened around her.  Over these decades Maier compiled over 100,000 images of everyday life from her time.  Many rolls of film remained undeveloped at her death in 2009 only days before her images were to appear before the world online for the first time.  Mayer's work has continued to grab international attention since it debuted.  It continues to exhibit across the United States and throughout Europe.  Maier's work is graphic and fascinating; playful and structured.  The images in this exhibition feature many street-shots by Maier with newspapers- front pages, top stories, tabloids, and people holding their pages deep in their reading.  While stories continue to come and go, Maier's work reminds us of the eternal temporality of the moment.  In these works especially we want to hold onto the instant and romanticize the physical relics of moment- front pages and snapshots.

For more information on this exhibition, please visit Berkeley school of Journalism

Related Event:
Lecture at UC Berkeley Graduate School with Collector Jeffrey Goldstein, and authors Richard Cahan and Mike Williams
Wednesday, April 2nd.  

Related Exhibition:
Vivian Maier
Out of the Shadows
At Scott Nichols Gallery
Through April 26, 2013
More information on this exhibition at Scott Nichols Gallery

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