Archive for June 19, 2007

This Week in NYC: Magnum Festival continues, Taryn Simon lecture at the Whitney, and Opening at JEN BEKMAN GALLERY

The Magnum Festival continues! Check the festival website for roster of events/exhibitions honoring the 60th anniversary of the founding of Magnum Photos.

At the Whitney Museum on Friday at 7 p.m.: “Curator’s Close-Up: On Taryn Simon: An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar

Senior curatorial assistant Tina Kukielski is joined by Taryn Simon for an insider’s look at Simon’s process and photos. Exposing scenes that are under the radar or behind closed doors, Simon combines text and image to render transparent that which is often opaque.

This presentation is free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays from 6 to 9pm. Please register by visiting http://www.whitney.org. Inquiries: Email public_programs@whitney.org or call (212) 570-7715.

LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST!

Friday June 22nd, 6-8 p.m.: the opening reception for the exhibition THE NEW AMERICAN PORTRAIT at Jen Bekman Gallery, 6 Spring Street (between Elizabeth and Bowery). Participating artists include Christine Collins, Jen Davis, Ben Donaldson, Amy Elkins, Peter Haakon-Thompson, Todd Hido, Alec Soth, Brian Ulrich and Shen Wei. Read the press release for this show by clicking here.

This outstanding group show will continue through August 3rd.

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