Archive for October, 2007

art on paper talks: November 2 & 3 at the E/AB Fair in NYC; all FREE and open to the public

art on paper magazine is sponsoring a series of lectures branded”art on paper talks”

All talks will take place in the lounge of the Editions and Artists’ Book Fair next weekend at the Tunnel, 261 Eleventh Avenue (between 27th& 28th Streets. How great that one can attend both the art fair, and the talks, free! I encourage all you to explore this interesting world of artmaking and collecting.

Talks are held Friday and Saturday afternoon; dach day has a different theme.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Friday, November 2, 2007: The Magazine as a Work of Art

4:00 – 4:30pm: Tod Lippy on Esopus

Tod Lippy is a filmmaker, educator, and the creator of ESOPUS, an experimental, interdisciplinary arts publication. The New York Times has praised ESOPUS as “a thing of lavish, eccentric beauty…”

5:00 – 5:30pm: Greg Foley on Visionaire

Greg Foley is the Creative Director of the quarterly conceptual magazine VISIONAIRE, which the New York Review of Books dubbed the “ultimate un-magazine…a magazine liberated from the limitations of publishing.”

Saturday, November 3, 2007: Social Imprint

12:00 – 12:30pm: Nicola López

Nicola López is a Brooklyn-based artist known for constructing elaborate dystopic installations from her own prints and drawings. Her work was recently included in the exhibition “Since 2000: Printmaking Now” at the Museum of Modern Art.

1:00 – 1:30pm: José Roca on Philagrafika 2010

José Roca is the artistic director of Philagrafika 2010, Philadelphia, a citywide, international, contemporary arts festival devoted to the printed image. He is a jurist for the next Venice Biennale, and co-curated the 2004 San Juan Triennial.

2:00 – 2:30pm: Ann Fensterstock on Collecting Prints:

Getting Started / Staying With It

Ann Fensterstock is a contemporary art collector who chairs the Print Associates at MoMA and for ten years served on the museum’s Acquisitions Committee for Prints and Illustrated Books. She is also a member of the Contemporary Arts Council at MoMA and an avid supporter of the International Print Center of New York.

3:00 – 3:30pm: Judith Brodsky and Joan Snyder on the Femfolio

Judith Brodsky, artist and printmaker, has been an effective champion of feminist issues in the arts for several decades. In addition to founding the Brodsky Center for Print and Paper at Rutgers University, where she taught, she is co-director of the Feminist Art Project and the Institute for Women and Art. Joan Snyder is a widely-regarded artist and 2007 MacArthur Fellow. Her work was the subject of a retrospective at the Jewish Museum in 2005.

4:00 – 4:30pm: John Giorno: It’s not what happens, it’s how you handle it

John Giorno is a world-renown New York-based poet and performance artist who performed extensively with William S. Burroughs and was the subject of Andy Warhol’s film Sleep. In 1965, he founded Giorno Poetry Systems, an artist cooperative, record label, and nonprofit organization responsible, in part, for Dial-A-Poem. He has been making limited edition prints since the 1960s.

5:00 – 5:30pm: Gregory Sholette on Activist Publishing

Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer, activist, and founding member of the artists’ collectives Political Art Documentation/Distribution and REPOhistory. He is the co-editor of the book Collectivism After Modernism and is currently at work on a book that explores the concept of “dark matter” as it pertains to the art world.

6:00 – 6:30pm: Kayrock Screenprinting

Kayrock Screenprinting is an art collective and non-profit silkscreen workshop based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Initially, Kayrock produced posters and t-shirts for bands and artist. Today they are pursuing “more sophisticated and pretentious directions like artist editions” for the likes of Fred Tomaselli, Matthew Brannon, Corey Arcangel, Cecily Brown, and others.

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Pieter Hugo: Aperture West Collaborative Lecture Series in LA/SF/Seattle, November 1/2/3

An Aperture West Program coming to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle:

South African artist, Pieter Hugo has received international acclaim in the last two years. He has been named the Standard Bank Young Artist for 2007, and won first prize in the Portraits section of the 2006 World Press Photo competition. Hugo’s work has been included in the traveling exhibition reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, as well as in Colors and Aperture magazines.

Thursday, November 01, 2007
7:00 p.m.

at the Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California
(310) 443-7000

Friday, November 02, 2007
Introductory Presentation by Leon Borenzstein
Leon Borenzstein is an internationally renowned photographer whose work has appeared in Life, Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, and Vogue International. He has had one-person exhibitions at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, the Cleveland Art Museum, Centre Nationale de la Photographie, Paris, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, and others. A project with the Oakland Creative Growth Center produced the book One is Adam, One is Superman in 2004. His photographs can be found in the collections of major museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He received a 2003 California Council for the Humanities grant, and a 1987 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. He lives in Oakland, California.
7:30 p.m.

PhotoAlliance at the San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, California
(415) 781-8111

Saturday, November 03, 2007
5 p.m.

at the Henry Art Gallery
15th Avenue NE and NE 41st Street
Seattle, Washington
(206) 616-8626

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Stephen Shames at MoPA in San Diego: Lecture and Workshop in November

NOTE: MoPA announces reduced hours due to wild fires: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

MoPA is currently accepting monetary donations for fire victims. Contact MoPA for details:, 619.238.7559.

MoPA and The Julia Dean Photo Workshops present…

Photography for Social Change with Stephen Shames

November 8-10, 2007

Lecture: Thursday, November 8, 2007
7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Theater
Cost: $8.00 members, $10.00 students, $12.00 general

Workshop: Friday, November 9 & Saturday, November 10
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at MoPA
Cost: $625 + $40 facility fees

Stephen Shames is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Kodak Crystal Eagle Award for Impact in Photojournalism, World Hunger Year, World Press, Leica (3 times), Luis Valtuña Humanitarian, International Center of Photography (Special Recognition), Robert F. Kennedy Journalism (2nd & 3rd), and New York Art Director’s Club (Gold). Steve is the author of three monographs: Outside the Dream: Child Poverty in America, Pursuing the Dream: What Helps Children and Their Families Succeed and The Black Panthers. He has testified about child poverty to the US Senate and served as featured speaker at Visa Pour L’Image, Perpignan, France; the American Bar Association and Children’s Defense Fund national conferences, and the University of California at Berkeley. Steve has started the Stephen Shames Foundation which locates forgotten children in Africa with innate talents and molds them into leaders. He is represented by the Steven Kasher Gallery, New York (Art) and currently resides in New York City.

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Universal Studios: “Tracking the Art School in a Globalized World” Panel at SVA NYC 10/30

An offering from the series “ART IN THE FIRST PERSON: School of Visual Arts Lectures, Fall 2007:

Universal Studios: Tracking the Art School in a Globalized World

Tuesday, October 30, 7pm

209 East 23 Street, 3rd floor
Free and open to the public

The BFA Fine Arts and Art History Departments present Universal Studios: Tracking the Art School in a Globalized World, a panel discussion examining the practice of visual art today.

From starving artist to artist-as-entrepreneur, from artist-researcher to artist-as-activist, the persona of the artist operates in multiple guises. As artists gain currency within frenzied global art markets and international art fairs, how are art schools being affected by recent patterns of cultural consensus? From million-dollar kitsch to sensorial spectacle, from tell-all biographies to video feats of endurance, have the visual arts become just another contributor to the entertainment industry? How can a critical appreciation of art be addressed now? Distinguished educators, critics and artists will explore different perspectives within the field.


Suzanne Anker is an artist and theorist whose work intersects the visual arts and biological sciences. Forthcoming books include: Visual Culture and the Biosciences (National Academy of Sciences and University of Maryland) and Neuroculture: Picturing the Biology of Mind (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press). She is chair of the BFA Fine Arts Department at SVA.

Michael Archer is an educator, critic, writer and artist. His focus on contemporary art has led him to write Installation Art (Thames & Hudson, 2002) and a survey, Art Since 1960 (Thames & Hudson, 2002). In the 1980s and 1990s he made a number of performances and exhibitions with William Furlong, which featured sound as an intrinsic component of their work. He is Head of School at the University of Oxford’s Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art.

Miriam van Rijsingen is an art historian. Her areas of expertise include feminist and gender studies and the boundaries of art history, including aesthetics, semiotics, cultural studies and new media. Having published on the representation of the body in Western art, she is now working on the topic of art and anatomy in contemporary art. She teaches at the University of Amsterdam and is co-director of The Art and Genomics Center at Leiden University.

Shelley Rice is a photo historian, critic and curator. She is the co-curator of the Avon Collection of Contemporary Women’s Photography and the editor of Inverted Odysseys: Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, Cindy Sherman (MIT Press, 1999). She has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency, two NEA grants, and the PEN/Jerard Fund Award for Nonfiction Essay. She is an associate arts professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Raphael Rubinstein is a senior editor at Art in America and faculty member in the MFA Art Criticism and Writing department at SVA. His writing includes a book of poems, The Basement of the Cafe Rilke (1996), Polychrome Profusion: Selected Art Criticism 1990-2002 (2003) and Critical Mess: Art Critics on the State of Their Practice, (2006) all from Hard Press Editions.

I ADVISE YOU ARRIVE EARLY TO ENSURE SEATING; this is a small lecture hall.

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Kenro Izu at the Rubin Museum NYC: Booksigning, Lecture and Exhibition

Two events at the Rubin Museum will celebrate the opening of the exhibition “Bhutanh The Sacred Within” Photographs by Kenro Izu:

Exhibition Opening and Book Signing
Friday, November 2nd 6:30 – 9:00

PhotoTalk: The Sacred Within
Kenro Izu in conversation with neuroscientist Owen Flanagan, introduced by Miles Barth.
Saturday, November 3rd, 4:00 p.m.
$15.00 (includes admission to the exhibition).
Tickets: 212 620 5000 x344

About the exhibition from the RMA website:
“After years of pilgrimage to sacred landscapes and spiritual monuments, the photographer Kenro Izu has turned his masterful lens to the sacred within. Bhutan, the Sacred Within is his final work in a trilogy on this theme, and the second to be premiered at the Rubin Museum of Art. Izu takes the people of Bhutan and their particular blending of an indigenous religion and Buddhist thought as his subject. The meticulously crafted portraits he has made express the purity of those beliefs and their resonance in the larger world of today.”

The exhibition will be on view November 2, 2007 – Spring 2008.

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FotoFest “International Discoveries” Exhibition and related activities begin THURS October 25th

From the FotoFest Press release:

Fotofest International Discoveries: A Selection of Contemporary Artists from Around the World

Each year FotoFest creative directors visit festivals in France, Poland, Bratislava, Brazil, Portland and elsewhere around the world to meet artists and look at work. The International Discoveries exhibition is the product of these travels. Founders Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin, along with Exhibitions Coordinator Jennifer Ward chose nine artists for the exhibition, representing some of the best work they have encountered in their travels to Europe, South America and the United States.

The exhibition artists are Chan-Hyo Bae (South Korea), John Chervinsky (U.S.), Kelly Flynn (U.S.), Roberto Fernández Ibáñez (Uruguay), Jesús Jiménez (Mexico/London), Lydia Panas (U.S.), Przemyslaw Pokrycki (Poland), Diego Ranea (Argentina), and Alessandra Sanguinetti (Argentina).

The exhibition opens Thursday, October 25, 2007, 6-9pm with a reception at FotoFest Headquarters at Vine Street Studios, 1113 Vine St, Houston, Texas 77002. Artists Kelly Flynn, Roberto Fernández Ibáñez, Diego Ranea, and Lydia Panas will be in attendance.

FotoFest Portfolio Review with International Discoveries Artists at Houston Center for Photography
with Kelly Flynn, Roberto Fernández Ibáñez and Diego Ranea.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 7-9pm

Artists Kelly Flynn, Roberto Fernández Ibáñez and Diego Raneawill collectively review each participant’s portfolio. Participants should bring a completed portfolio to HCP for a 15 minute review.

Only 4 spaces are left. (Purchase tickets here)
HCP Member Price: $15.00/person
Non-Member Price: $20.00/person

Houston Center for Photography
1441 West Alabama
Houston, Texas

with Roberto Fernández Ibáñez and Diego Ranea
Saturday, October 27, 2007, 2pm

International Discoveries artist Roberto Fernández Ibáñez and Diego Ranea will speak about their work in the exhibition as well as other projects they are working on. FotoFest’s Saturday Matinee Artist Talks are always free and open to the public. The talks begin around 2pm and the public is invited to join the artists for questions and refreshments afterwards.
FotoFest Headquarters
1113 Vine Street
Houston, Texas

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The Print Center’s 82nd Annual International Competition: PHOTOGRAPHY

From the Print Center:

Click here to download the prospectus for the 82nd Annual International Competition: Photography.

Postmarked Deadline: November 15, 2007

Juror: Joel M. Smith, Curator of Photography, Princeton University Art Museum. Smith has written several books including Edward Steichen: The Early Years, Yale University Press, and has written a wide range of articles, reviews and exhibition publications including Steiglitz et New York (2004) and Roll Over: The Snapshot’s Museum Afterlife (2001). He received his PhD from Princeton University in 2001, and has held the Jackson Brothers Research Fellowship, Beinecke Library, Yale University, The Chester Dale Fellowship and the Jane & Morgan Whitney Fellowship, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Exhibition will be on view from May 24 – August 2, 2008.

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PRINT CENTER in Philadelphia: Reserve now for upcoming lecture on Doug + Mike Starn

From the Print Center in Philadelphia:

Wednesday, November 14, 6:00pm
LECTURE: Andrew Solomon on Doug + Mike Starn

In conjunction with the exhibition “Black Pulse 2000-2007: Doug + Mike Starn,” we are pleased to host this renowned contributor to The New York Times, The New Yorker and Artforum and author of The Irony Tower: Soviet Artists in a Time of Glasnost, A Stone Boat and The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression. Solomon’s talk will explore the interconnection of art and science in the work of the Starns.

FREE and open to the public, due to space limitations, please call to reserve. 215 735.6090

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BLIND SPOT: “Collapsing Images” Forum at New York Public Library on November 3rd

BLIND SPOT: Collapsing Images

Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 7:00 PM
Celeste Bartos Forum, Humanities and Social Sciences Library
5th Avenue and 42nd Street

Blind Spot is the international source book of photography-based fine art for artists, collectors, creative directors, designers, curators and art lovers. Blind Spot publishes new works by the renowned artists and discovers vital new work by up-and-coming artists. Thirteen years old, Blind Spot has gained an international reputation for being a visual magazine that does not talk about imagery—the content is imagery.

Collapsing Images Photography Forum

As a counterpoint to the visual conversation provided by Blind Spot magazine, the Collapsing Images forum gives a voice to the issues surrounding photography and explores the role of photography in the media and popular culture. Collapsing Images presents three vital discussions led by leading photographers, filmmakers, critics, and thinkers.

A Conversation between Jack Pierson & Jerry Schatzberg

Money, Money, Money, Money — Moderated by Glenn O’Brien
Panelists: Vince Aletti, Philip Lorca di Corcia, Dennis Freedman, Doug Lloyd, Glen Luchford, Andy Spade, Olivier Zahm

Truth and Authenticity in Photography
Panelists: Mitch Epstein, Paul Graham, Katy Grannan, Danny Lyon, Taryn Simon

I encourage you to book tickets ahead for this interesting event.

Click HERE to order tickets directly from the NYPL.
Click HERE to download the complete press release.

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Beate Gutschow Talk and Book Signing at Aperture NYC, October 30th 6:30 p.m.

From the Aperture Events website:
“Beate Gütschow
Talk and Book Signing

Tuesday, October 30, 2007
6:30 p.m.

Free Admission

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

Beate Gütschow
will discuss her painstakingly orchestrated photographs, which compel the viewer to think about humankind’s celebration of nature and our ceaseless desire to control it. The luscious, digitally produced landscapes featured in the artist’s first monograph, Beate Gütschow: LS/S (Aperture, October 2007), draw on the work and traditions of Romantic-era painters as well as photo legends such as Lewis Baltz and Bernd and Hilla Becher.”

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