The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) will hold the 32nd edition of The AIPAD Photography Show New York, one of the world’s most important annual photography events, March 29 – April 1, 2012, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City.
Seventy-five 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. The AIPAD Photography Show New York is the longest running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography. The Show will commence with an opening night gala on March 28, 2012, to benefit inMotion, which provides free legal services to low-income women.
AIPAD 2012 will present four new member exhibitors: David Zwirner, New York; Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York; Paul Cava Fine Art Photographs, Bala Cynwyd, PA; and 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing.
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 France, Germany, Great Britain, Argentina, Japan, and China. An exhibitor list is available at aipad.com/photoshow.
Among the highlights at The AIPAD Photography Show New York will be a solo exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, of new work by Philip-Lorca diCorcia, and a specially curated exhibition of early French photography at James Hyman Photography, London.
A number of extraordinary portraits will be on view. Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, will show Linda McCartney’s photographs of Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. Bert Stern’s prints of Marilyn Monroe from her last sitting in 1962, which she famously crossed off, will be on view at Staley-Wise Gallery, New York. Hans P. Kraus Jr. Inc., New York, will show portraits by the 19th century photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, including one of the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Alex Prager’s photographs of celebrities transformed into Hollywood versions of monsters will be on view at Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York. Flip Schulke’s mural-sized silver gelatin print of Muhammad Ali jumping out of a hotel pool in Miami Beach from 1961 will be exhibited at Keith de Lellis Gallery, New York. The image was first published that year in Life magazine. Portraits of pioneer photographers will be shown at Charles Schwartz Ltd., New York, including a rare self-portrait by Herbert George Ponting from 1912 on the ill-fated expedition of Robert Falcon Scott to Antarctica. Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, will exhibit new portraits of Occupy Wall Street protestors by Accra Scheep, along with work by Weegee and the posthumously discovered Vivian Maier.
Tam Tran is known for self-portraits with provocative titles such as My Call to Arms, Retro Bitch, I Forgot Pants, Strip Tease, and When Are We Leaving? Her photographs were seen at the Whitney Biennal last year; at age 23 she was the youngest artist in the exhibition. Her work is on currently on view in the exhibition Portraiture Now, Asian American Portraits of Encounter at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Her image entitled Youniverse, 2010, will be shown by Gary Edwards Gallery, Washington, DC.
Kelli Connell creates portraits that appear to document a relationship between two women, caught up in everyday moments of pleasure and reflection. Yet upon closer inspection, the viewer will notice that the subjects appear to the twins: in fact, Connell has seamlessly created a photograph with the same model portraying both roles. At the forefront of digital technologies for the past decade, Connell addresses complex issues of identity and visual rhetoric. Her work will be exhibited at Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago.
Unique portraits of dolls by Fausta Facciponte will be on view at Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto. In her series Sleepy Eyes, 2011, Facciponte explores the human qualities of reclaimed dolls from garage sales and online auctions.
Following a long standing tradition in photography, photographers send original prints to each other at holiday time. A collection of personal holiday cards by Lee Friedlander, Jerry Uelsmann, and John Szarkowski among others, will be on view at Scheinbaum Russek Ltd., Santa Fe. The cards are from the collection of Beaumont and Nancy Newhall. Beaumont Newhall was the first director of the photography department at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the director of the George Eastman House.
Karen Knorr’s series, India Song, 2008-2010, depicts tigers and other wild animals lounging in exotic palaces, mansions, and mausoleums. The stunning images reinvent the Panchatantra, an ancient Indian collection of animal fables, for the 21st century, blurring the boundaries between reality and illusion. Knorr was nominated for the 2012 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, one of Europe’s most prestigious awards. Prints from India Song will be on view at Danziger Gallery, New York, along with work by Andy Warhol, Evelyn Hofer, and Hendrik Kerstens. Robert Burge/20th Century Photos, Ltd, New York, will show John Woolf’s new color panoramas of classical theater interiors.
Compelling landscape photography will be on view at AIPAD. Mariana Cook, the last protégé of Ansel Adams, was at her home on Martha’s Vineyard on the day before Thanksgiving in 2002, when 56 cows strayed through a crumbling section of the stone wall she shares with her neighbor. Struck by the beauty of the wall, Cook spent eight years traveling to Peru, Great Britain, Ireland, the Mediterranean, New England, and Kentucky in pursuit of photographing dry stone walls. Her acclaimed book Stone Walls: Personal Boundaries was published last fall, and Lee Marks Fine Art, Shelbyville, IN, will exhibit a number of gelatin silver prints, including Modern Wall in Spring, Froggatt, Derbyshire, England, 2004.
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, will show striking seascapes from Alejandro Chaskielberg’s series The High Tide, 2010. The images were made at night in a small river delta community in Argentina, using moonlight, flashlights, lanterns, and strobes to illuminate the staged scenes. The first picture ever made of the earth from lunar orbit in 1966 will be on view at Charles Isaacs Photographs, New York. Galerie f5,6, Munich, will exhibit cityscapes by Max Regenberg from his series, Come to Where, which documents advertising for Marlboro in the U.S. and Canada in the 1970s. 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing, will show work by artists Song Chao, Wang Shilong, Xiao Zhuang, and Yang Yankang.
A study of trees, c. 1910-20, by Maxfield Parrish will be on view at Paul Cava Fine Art Photographs, Bala Cynwyd, PA. Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, will offer the diaristic photography of Elinor Carucci whose work can be found at The Museum of Modern Art and the International Center for Photography, New York. Gitterman Gallery, New York, will show the landscapes of Adam Bartos whose interest in 19th-century travel photography has taken him to Egypt, Kenya, and Mexico with a large format camera. Robert Mann Gallery, New York, will exhibit landscapes and interiors ranging from 1940s work by Ansel Adams and Fred Stein, as well as new work from Julie Blackmon and Jeff Brouws.
In late June of 1964, three civil rights workers in Mississippi went missing, kidnapped by Klu Klux Klansmen. One man was black; the other two were white. Their names were James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. Bill Eppridge arrived shortly after their bodies were pulled from the muck of an earthen dam in Neshoba County on August 4, 1964. His touching portrait entitled Mrs. Chaney and young Ben, James Chaney Funeral, Mississippi, 1964 will be on view at Monroe Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe.
Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Rue Mouffetard, 1948/1956, which depicts a young school boy triumphantly carrying two bottles of wine, will be on view at John Cleary Gallery, Houston. Work by André Kertész will be exhibited by Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, Chalfont, PA.
Etherton Gallery, Tuscon, is bringing an exquisite print of Ansel Adams’s Monolith, The Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California, c.1926. As Adams said, "This photograph represents my first conscious visualization; in my mind's eye I saw (with reasonable completeness) the final image as made with the red filter…The red filter did what I expected it to do."
An opening night gala for The AIPAD Photography Show New York will be held on Wednesday, March 28, at the Park Avenue Armory to benefit inMotion, which provides free legal services to low-income women. Tickets for 5:00 p.m., which include one four-day Show pass and one copy of the AIPAD Membership Directory and Illustrated Catalogue, are $250 each. Tickets for 7:00 p.m., which include a one-day Show pass, are $100 each. To order tickets, please go to gala.aipad.com.
AIPAD 2012 Panel Discussions
Five panel discussions featuring leading curators, artists, dealers, and collectors will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012. The panels are as follows:
10 a.m. | A Conversation with Rineke Dijkstra
Contemporary women photographers are being feted in a number of solo exhibitions at top museums across the country this year. This interview with the internationally recognized Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra will offer a rare opportunity to hear about her inspirations and thoughts before her upcoming retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in June 2012. The interview will be conducted by Jennifer Blessing, curator of photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
12 p.m. | Curator’s Choice: Emerging Artists in Photography
Two major exhibitions in New York City during the run of The AIPAD Photography Show New York are of note -- the Whitney Biennial 2012 at the Whitney Museum and Perspectives 2012 at the International Center for Photography. This panel will feature top curators discussing trends in photography and video. Panelists will include: Sarah Meister, curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art; and Christopher Phillips, curator, International Center for Photography, New York; and Joshua Chuang, assistant curator, photography, Yale University Art Gallery.
2 p.m. | How to Collect Photographs: What Collectors Need to Know Now
What important artists are being talked about right now? What do collectors need to know? What art fairs should be on your calendar? How has the photography market changed in recent years? Seasoned collectors will offer tips for both first time and experienced buyers. Speakers will include Kenneth Montague, director, Wedge Curatorial Projects, Toronto, and Joseph Baio, collector, New York. The moderator will be Steven Kasher, Steven Kasher Gallery.
4 p.m. | A Celebration of Francesca Woodman
To commemorate the traveling retrospective of Francesca Woodman (organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) experts will talk about the importance of this groundbreaking artist and her enduring legacy. Panelists will include Julia Bryan-Wilson, associate professor, art history, University of California, Berkeley; Sloan Keck, a designer and friend of Francesca Woodman; and artist Elisabeth Subrin. The moderator will be Robert Klein, Robert Klein Gallery.
6 p.m. | Italian Contemporary Photography
During the run of The AIPAD Photography Show New York, an important exhibition will be on view at Hunter Art Gallery, New York. Peripheral Visions: Italian Photography, 1950s - Present will showcase the work of major Italian photographers who have explored unconventional images of Italy. The moderator will be Sandra Phillips, Senior Curator of Photography at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Speakers will include Maria Antonella Pelizzari, exhibition curator and Professor in the History of Photography at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY; Yancey Richardson, Yancey Richardson Gallery; Julie Saul, Julie Saul Gallery; and Olivo Barbieri, artist.
Tickets are $10 per person per panel discussion. Tickets are sold separately and are available for purchase at the Show during Show hours (Thursday - Saturday, as available). Seating is limited, and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The AIPAD Photography Show New York will run from Thursday, March 29 though Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street in New York City. Show hours are as follows:
Thursday March 29 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday March 30 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday March 31 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday April 1 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The admission is $25 for one day and $40 for a four-day pass. 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 aipad.com.