Archive for April 4, 2007

April 14th Lectures at the Whitney Museum/NYC

There is an interesting series of lectures entitled “ON PHOTOGRAPHY” to be held on Saturday, April 14th at the Whitney Museum; details and registration information for all lectures are at this link. NOTE: All but the evening lecture are free with museum admission, which is $15.00 for adults, and $10.00 for senior citizens and students with valid ID. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended, as seating is limited. Tickets may be reserved by clicking on this link, or at the Museum Admission Desk. Inquiries: or (212) 570-7715.

Sat., April 14 1pm
On Gordon Matta-Clark’s Photo-Collages: Briony Fer
Art historian Briony Fer (The Infinite Line: Re-making Art After Modernism, 2004) tours the Gordon Matta-Clark exhibition to explore the artist’s photo-collage work. As Matta-Clark himself suggested, “There is collaging and montaging. I like very much the idea of breaking–the same way I cut up buildings. I like the idea that the sacred photo framing process is equally ‘violatable.'”

Sat., April 14 2pm
On Lorna Simpson: Helaine Posner
Exhibition curator Helaine Posner leads this special tour of the Lorna Simpson show, highlighting the ways that the artist “balances the poetic and the political, the ambiguous and the specific.”

Sat., April 14 3pm
On the Photography of Performance: Peggy Phelan
Art historian Peggy Phelan considers the relationship between performance work and its photographic documentation, weighing when and how photographs supercede, overwhelm, or extend the action in time.


On the Documentary Turn: Geoffrey Batchen, Okwui Enwezor, Coco Fusco
Much has been made of the documentary turn in recent art practice, particularly photography. In exhibitions like Thomas Weski’s Click Doubleclick (2006) or Coco Fusco and Brian Wallis’s Only Skin Deep (2003), questions are posed about the photograph’s ability to capture or shape reality. What do we want of photographs–as documents or as fine art–in a time replete with images and their easy manipulation? Join art historian Geoffrey Batchen, critic and curator Okwui Enwezor, and artist and curator Coco Fusco for this conversation on the photograph today. The Whitney’s chief curator Donna De Salvo moderates.

Admission: $8; members, senior citizens and students with valid ID $6. Advanced sales are strongly recommended, as seating is limited.


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MVS & Darius Himes offer Marketing Workshops in Portland, Oregon on April 16

NEWSPACE Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon, is offering two half-day marketing workshops for photographers on Monday, April 16th, immediately following the close of PhotoLucida’s Portfolio Review event. This event will be held at the Benson Hotel in downtown Portland, which is also the location of PhotoLucida.

MORNING SESSION: 9:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mary Virginia Swanson: Presenting Your Work to the Fine Art Community

(Lunch will be available on-site)

Darius Himes on Publishing The Photographic Book

Check the website for registration details.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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27th Annual AIPAD Show in NYC April 12-15th

Don’t miss The Photography Show 07 from April 12-15th at the Park Avenue Armory (Park Avenue and 67th Street, NYC).


Thursday, April 12, 2:00pm-7:00pm
Friday, April 13, 12noon-8:00pm
Saturday, April 14, 12noon- 8:00pm
Sunday, April 15, 12noon- 6:00pm

Ticket Price:
Run of the Show: Four day pass: Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday: $40
Three day: (any three days) $30
One day: (any one of the four days) $20
Ticket price includes 360 page illustrated catalogue

SPECIAL LECTURE, free and open to the public:

When: Saturday, April 14th, 10am-11am

What: “The Passionate Eye: Henry Buhl, Collector, in Conversation with
Jennifer Blessing, Curator of Photography, Guggenheim Museum”

Peter B. Lewis Theater
Guggenheim Museum

CLICK HERE to print PDF form for advance reservations to be faxed to AIPAD.

If you can’t attend this important gallery expo, order the 2007 catalogue from after the show closes.

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