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Francesca Woodman: Portrait of a Reputation

September 20, 2019 - April 5, 2020

1485 Delgany St Denver , CO +

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Francesca Woodman: Portrait of a Reputation

September 20, 2019 - April 5, 2020

This exhibition presents an early episode in the artistic life of American artist Francesca Woodman (1958-81). Featuring over 40 unique, vintage prints, as well as notes, letters, postcards, and other ephemera related to the artist’s burgeoning career, this exhibition details Woodman’s creative coming-of-age primarily during the years 1975-79. Introducing this material for the first time, the exhibition is drawn from the personal collection of George Lange, a long-time friend and classmate of Woodman’s at Rhode Island School of Design.
Francesca Woodman: Portrait of a Reputation details how the artist came into her creative voice and her singular approach to photography at a notably young age. This exhibition demonstrates Woodman’s virtuosity in formation—the creative impulses that yielded a distinctive voice, and also a more nuanced understanding of the context in which she worked and which is featured so prominently in her photographs from this time. Ranging from portraits in her studio/apartment in college to self-portraits in the bucolic Colorado landscape in which she was raised, these works capture Woodman’s hallmark approach to art-making: enigmatic, rigorous, and poignant, all at once. The exhibition will also include select photographs of Woodman made by George Lange during this period. Taken together, Francesca Woodman: Portrait of a Reputation will offer a nuanced and in-depth study of this formative period in the development of this most adept artist.
The exhibition is curated by Nora Burnett Abrams, Ellen Bruss Curator & Director of Planning at MCA Denver. The accompanying publication, co-published with Rizzoli, features essays by Abrams and Drew Sawyer, curator of photographs at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

MCA Denver

1485 Delgany St Denver , CO 80202

303.298.7554

Open Tues-Thur 12-7, Fri 12-9, Sat-Sun 10-5



Janette Beckman, David Corio: BEAT POSITIVE

November 21, 2019 - February 2, 2020

1 Fulton Street, New York, NY, USA +

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Janette Beckman, David Corio: BEAT POSITIVE

November 21, 2019 - February 2, 2020

An exhibition celebrating hip hop photography from 1981-1993, in collaboration with Getty Images Gallery.


10 Corso Como New York

1 Fulton Street, New York, NY, USA

212.265.9500

gallery@10corsocomo.nyc

Open Monday-Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm, Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm



Come As You Are: American Youth

November 20, 2019 - March 8, 2020

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St Andover, MA +

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Come As You Are: American Youth

November 20, 2019 - March 8, 2020

 

​​What does youth mean to you? Whether your mind flashes to sweltering summer days spent playing with neighbors or to the seemingly endless hours spent in the classroom, our childhoods have the ability to connect us all. Featuring photographs of a diverse range of experiences faced by young Americans across generations and across the country, Come As You Are: American Youth seeks to celebrate both our similarities and differences.

Grappling with the themes of play, identity, education, rebellion, and violence, this exhibition shows the joys of childhood, challenges of adolescence, and obstacles encountered by those forced to grow up too soon. Despite the fact that many of the images in this exhibition were taken by adults, the subjects depicted express their agency. Ultimately, they show that young people are not only a product of the times in which they live but also possess the power to redefine their roles in society.

Allow this exhibition to act as a space to explore what childhood means to you and those around you. Come with all your baggage, your memories, your experiences—come as you are.

Come As You Are: American Youth was curated by Phillips Academy students in Art 400, Visual Culture: Discovering the Addison Collection, and is presented in the Museum Learning Center. Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by the Margot Chandler Cook ’00 Life in Art Fund.


Addison Gallery of American Art

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St Andover, MA 01810

978.749.4015

Open Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5

Summer Hours: Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5; closed Mondays, July 4, and the month of August



The Distance of the Moon

November 9, 2019 - March 15, 2020

One South High Akron, OH +

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The Distance of the Moon

November 9, 2019 - March 15, 2020

In 1969, the astronauts aboard Apollo 11 made history by becoming the first people to set foot on the moon. Unbeknownst to them, this year also marked the arrival of the first works of art to the lunar surface—The Moon Museum. Covertly orchestrated by members of the group Experiments in Art and Technology, a miniscule ceramic tile bearing reproductions of artworks by six artists was snuck onto the lander. A rare original tile, featuring work by Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Forrest Myers, David Novros and John Chamberlain, will be on view in The Distance of the Moon.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this exhibition examines the moon through the lens of photography and video. From Georges Méliès early film Le voyage dans la lune (1902) to Robert Longo’s striking study Untitled (Moon in Shadow) (2006), the moon has served as an important touchstone and inspired countless works of art and imagined lunar voyages. Utilizing images from exploratory missions to the moon, Nancy Graves created an immersive filmic meditation on surface textures and sonic space. Over forty years in the making, James Turrell has slowly transformed a dormant volcano into an aperture for observing the moon and other heavenly bodies.

Moody nocturnes and celebratory renderings are shown alongside early stereographs of the full moon, made possible by the most advanced photographic technology of the day. Combining historic prints with modern images of the lunar surface taken by NASA on a series of exploratory missions, The Distance of the Moon considers the relationship between artistic impulse and scientific discovery, and our collective fascination with this celestial body.

Artists: Nancy Graves, Craig Kalpakjian, Robert Longo, Georges Méliès, and James Turrell, with additional materials from the Archive of Amateur Astronomers Society of Voorhees and NASA


Akron Art Museum

One South High Akron, OH 44308

330.376.9185

Open Wed-Sun 11-5, Thur 11-9


Weather Report

October 6, 2019 - March 29, 2020

258 Main St Ridgefield, CT +

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Weather Report

October 6, 2019 - March 29, 2020

Weather Report will reveal the sky as a site where the aesthetic, the romantic, the political, the social, and the scientific co-exist and inform one another. The depiction of weather phenomena in the visual arts is traditionally linked with either landscape painting or photography, but in the last two decades artists have increasingly turned to other media to explore weather and, by extension, the larger subject of the Earth’s atmosphere. Featuring the work of Bigert & Bergström, Barbara Bloom, Sara Bouchard, Nick Cave, Violet Dennison, Bryan Nash Gill, Andy Goldsworthy, Nancy Graves, Ellen Harvey, Ayumi Ishii, Jitish Kallat, Kim Keever, Byron Kim, Damian Loeb, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Colin McMullan, Hitoshi Nomura, Pat Pickett, Sean Salstrom, and Jennifer Steinkamp, and an installation by researchers Amanda Bunce, Joel Salisbury, and Michael Vertefeuille. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication with an essay by exhibition curator Richard Klein.


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Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

258 Main St Ridgefield, CT 06877

203.438.4519

Open Wed-Mon 12-5, Sat 10-5



Alice Miceli: Alicia Miceli: Projeto Chernobyl

October 9, 2019 - January 25, 2020

680 Park Ave New York, NY +

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Alice Miceli: Alicia Miceli: Projeto Chernobyl

October 9, 2019 - January 25, 2020

Curated by Gabriela Rangel and Diana Flatto

This exhibition presents Alice Miceli’s Projeto Chernobyl(Chernobyl Project), a series of 30 radiographs produced in 2006–2010. Miceli developed a method of image making to document the enduring effects of the Soviet nuclear plant explosion of April 26, 1986. Though gamma radiation continues to be present and to cause health problems and deaths in the area, it is invisible to the naked eye and to traditional methods of photography that have been used to document the region’s ruins. With Projeto Chernobyl, Miceli made this contamination visible via direct contact between the radiation and film, which was exposed in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone for months at a time. Both technically and conceptually complex, Miceli’s work questions our ideas of vision, memory, politics, and environmental issues.

About the artist:

Born in 1980 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Alice Miceli began her education in Paris studying film at the Ecole Supérieure d’Etudes Cinématographiques. She returned to Brazil to study for her graduate degree in art and architecture at Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. In addition to her work in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Miceli has traveled to Angola, Cambodia, Colombia, and Bosnia as a part of her research centered on photographic representation of the space of landmine fields. She has received major awards for her work, including the 2014 PIPA Prize, Rio de Janeiro and the 2015 Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Grants & Commissions Award, Miami. She has also has held residencies at Yaddo, Bogliasco, Macdowell and Dora Maar House, among others. Her works are held in collections such as the PIPA Institute, the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro and the CIFO Collection. Projeto Chernobyl was exhibited for the first time at the 29th Biennale de São Paulo, 2010, and as an ongoing research at the transmediale festival, Berlin, editions 2007, 2008 and 2009, and the Transitio Festival, Mexico City, 2009.


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Americas Society

680 Park Ave New York, NY 10021

212.249.8950

Open Wed-Sat 12-6


Eliot Porter: Eliot Porter’s Birds

January 4 - May 10

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX +

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Eliot Porter: Eliot Porter’s Birds

January 4 - May 10

Eliot Porter (1901–1990) set the model for today’s nature photography. While he is internationally celebrated for his colorful renderings of the natural world, Eliot Porter’s Birds highlights his equal, career-long focus on photographing birds. More than thirty photographs and archival objects are presented alongside excerpts from the artist’s extensive writings about his activities, giving visitors an opportunity to feel a direct connection with the artist.

Porter photographed birds almost every spring for more than fifty years, deeply appreciating their colors, variety, and ability to fly. He sought from the start to set a new artistic model for bird photography that aligned with the great lithographs of the nineteenth-century artist-naturalist John James Audubon. Visitors will be able to experience how Porter pushed the limits of photographic technologies through a display of his personally designed camera outfit. Also on view are his research notes for locating and recording his subjects, and a display showing how he went about making his exquisite prints.


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Amon Carter Museum of American Art

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX 76107

817.738.1933

Open Tues-Sat 10-5, Thur 10-8, Sun 12-5



Richard Avedon, Dorothea Lange, Laura Gilpin, Morris Engel, Paul Strand: Looking In: Photography from the Outside

December 21, 2019 - May 10, 2020

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX +

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Richard Avedon, Dorothea Lange, Laura Gilpin, Morris Engel, Paul Strand: Looking In: Photography from the Outside

December 21, 2019 - May 10, 2020

Looking In: Photography from the Outside examines the way artists have photographed groups they are not part of. It takes an in-depth look at series by six important twentieth-century artists who navigated their role as “outsider” differently, raising complicated questions about perception, representation, and power.

This exhibition is drawn from the Carter’s collection, featuring works by Richard Avedon, who took portraits of Hutterites although their official stance is against photography, Morris Engel, who photographed members of a Texas dairy family going about their daily lives, Laura Gilpin, who spent decades taking photographs of close Diné (Navajo) friends, Dorothea Lange, who went with Ansel Adams to photograph rural Mormon towns in Utah, Danny Lyon, who joined the Chicago Outlaw bikeriders and published a book of images and interviews, and Paul Strand, who traveled south and captured what he thought was the essential Mexican national identity.


Amon Carter Museum of American Art

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX 76107

817.738.1933

Open Tues-Sat 10-5, Thur 10-8, Sun 12-5



Ans Westra: Urban Drift: Aotearoa / New Zealand

December 5, 2019 - February 22, 2020

143 Ludlow St New York, NY +

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Ans Westra: Urban Drift: Aotearoa / New Zealand

December 5, 2019 - February 22, 2020

 

NEW YORK – Anastasia Photo is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Dutch/New Zealand photographer Ans Westra. Urban Drift: Aotearoa / New Zealand is on view at Anastasia Photo in New York, December 5, 2019 – February 22, 2020. An opening reception will take place at Anastasia Photo on Thursday, December 5th from 6pm – 8pm. This will be Westra’s first solo exhibition in the United States.

 

Ans Westra is responsible for the most comprehensive documentation of Māori culture over a 60 year period of significant political and cultural change in New Zealand. Regarded for their realism and spontaneity, Westra’s images bear witness to the post-war urban drift of historically rural Māori as they moved to urban areas and began living in a very different world, alongside Pākehā (New Zealand Europeans), often for the first time.

Between 1945 and 1986, the proportion of Māori living in New Zealand cities grew from 26% to nearly 80%. This deliberate urban migration fueled by industrialization, employment opportunities, and the allure of a ‘modern’ lifestyle, has been described as the most rapid migratory movement of any population.

 

Westra emigrated from The Netherlands in 1957 and in 1962 began her career as a fulltime freelance documentary photographer, primarily working for the School Publications Branch of the Department of Education and Te Ao Hou, a Māori magazine published by the Department of Internal Affairs. Westra’s work for these two publications led her to travel extensively throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific. Her Humanist style was greatly influenced by Edward Steichen’s landmark international exhibition The Family of Man which Westra saw when it traveled to Amsterdam in 1956.

 

Westra’s historic work has resounding relevance in the current climate of diaspora and cultural pluralism. Central to her pictorial documents lie the tensions Māori faced in “the dual challenge of adapting to the demands of the urban industrial system and successfully transplanting their culture into urban centers.”[1]

 

The enduring and intimate observation of Māori in Westra’s work has, in the words of renown author, Witi Ihimaera, served as “confirmation that the photographer herself has become inextricably involved in the recording of the artistic and political imperatives of our time. In doing so, Ans continues to give us a pictorial whakapapa of our lives, a genealogy which charts the ever-changing destiny of the Māori.”[2]

 

ANS WESTRA

Ans Westra is a pioneer of the New Zealand documentary photography genre and the only woman to be recognized as such in the Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand publication The New Photography: New Zealand’s First Generation Contemporary Photographers (2019).

 

In 1998, Westra was awarded the Companion of the Order of New Zealand Merit (CNZM) for services to photography. In 2007, she received an Arts Foundation Icon Award. She has received several Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council grants, which have been used to fund the publication of further works focusing on New Zealand and its society. Westra was the Pacific regional winner of the Commonwealth Photography Award and travelled to the Philippines, The Netherlands, the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2015, Westra received an honorary doctorate from Massey University in recognition of her longstanding contribution to New Zealand’s visual culture.

 

Westra’s publications include Washday at the Pa (1964), Māori (1967), Whaiora (1988) and The Crescent Moon: The Asian Face of Islam in New Zealand (2009).

 

Born 1936 in Leiden, The Netherlands, Ans Westra lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand.

 

ANASTASIA PHOTO

Anastasia Photo is a gallery that curates exhibitions and public programing around issues of social and environmental importance, specializing in documentary photography and photojournalism. The gallery is located on 143 Ludlow Street in New York City and is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm.

[1] Ranginui Walker, “The Urban Māori,” in He Mātāpuna = A source; some Māori perspectives. (Wellington, New Planning Council, 1979) 33-41.

[2] Witi Ihimaera, “Introduction,” in Whaiora: The Pursuit of Life, Ans Westra (Wellington, Allen & Unwin, 1985) 5-7.


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Anastasia Photo

143 Ludlow St New York, NY 10002

212.677.9725

kaley@anastasia-photo.com

Open Tues-Sat 10-6



Mandy Vahabzadeh: Photographs

January 8 - February 8

15 Greene Street, New York, NY, USA +

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Mandy Vahabzadeh: Photographs

January 8 - February 8

This January, Anita Rogers Gallery will present an exhibition of photographs by Mandy Vahabzadeh. The exhibition will include a selection of images from a period spanning almost thirty years, taken in India, Laos and Vietnam. The work will be on view at 15 Greene Street, Ground Floor in SoHo, New York from January 8 through February 8, 2020.

Mandy Vahabzadeh is a Swiss American photographer of Persian origin residing in New York City. She attended Pratt Institute, Columbia University and Parsons School of Design. Her photographs have been exhibited in New York City, Aspen, Santa Monica and Atlanta. This will be the artist’s debut show with the gallery.


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Anita Rogers Gallery

15 Greene Street, New York, NY, USA

347.6.04..2346

Open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm


Campbell Addy, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Micaiah Carter, Awol Erizku, Nadine Ijewere, Quil Lemons, Namsa Leuba, Renell Medrano, Tyler Mitchell, Jamal Nxedlana, Daniel Obasi, Ruth Ossai, Adrienne Raquel, Dana Scruggs, and Stephen Tayo: The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion, Curated by Antwaun Sargent

October 24, 2019 - January 18, 2020

547 W 27th St, 4th floor, New York, NY +

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Campbell Addy, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Micaiah Carter, Awol Erizku, Nadine Ijewere, Quil Lemons, Namsa Leuba, Renell Medrano, Tyler Mitchell, Jamal Nxedlana, Daniel Obasi, Ruth Ossai, Adrienne Raquel, Dana Scruggs, and Stephen Tayo: The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion, Curated by Antwaun Sargent

October 24, 2019 - January 18, 2020

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion presents fifteen artists, whose vibrant portraits and conceptual images fuse the genres of art and fashion photography in ways that break down long-established boundaries. Their work has been widely consumed in traditional lifestyle magazines, ad campaigns, and museums, as well as on their individual social-media channels, reinfusing the contemporary visual vocabulary around beauty and the body with new vitality and substance. The images open up conversations around the roles of the black body and black lives as subject matter; collectively, they celebrate black creativity and the cross-pollination between art, fashion, and culture in constructing an image. Seeking to challenge the idea that blackness is homogenous, the works serve as a form of visual activism. It’s a perspective often seen from this loose movement of emerging talents, who are creating photography in vastly different contexts—New York and Johannesburg, Lagos and London. The results—often made in collaboration with black stylists and fashion designers—present new perspectives on the medium of photography and the notions of race and beauty, gender and power.

This exhibition includes selected works from groundbreaking contemporary photographers. The framed work sits alongside vitrines of publications, past and present, that contextualize these images and chart the history of inclusion, and exclusion, in the creation of the commercial black image, while simultaneously proposing a brilliantly reenvisioned future.

Antwaun Sargent is an independent writer, curator, and critic, whose work has been published in the New Yorker, New York Times, W, Vogue, VICE, and various museum catalogues, among other publications.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Airbnb Magazine.


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Aperture Gallery & Bookstore

547 W 27th St, 4th floor, New York, NY 10001

212.505.5555

info@aperture.org

Open Wed-Sat 10-5:30


Ervin A. Johnson: #InHonor: Monoliths

October 11, 2019 - February 7, 2020

4600 Cascade Rd SW Atlanta, GA +

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Ervin A. Johnson: #InHonor: Monoliths

October 11, 2019 - February 7, 2020

Arnika Dawkins Gallery is pleased to present #InHonor: Monoliths. Ervin A. Johnson states that blackness is often seen as monolithic, forcing the experiences of many through a bottleneck of racism and systematic oppression until the individual becomes the whole. #InHonor: Monoliths is a literal take on that notion. Portraits are digitally collaged bringing individuals of different and shared experiences together. Forging new identities and bridging gaps, while creating more distance between others.


Arnika Dawkins Gallery

4600 Cascade Rd SW Atlanta, GA 30331

404.333.0312

info@adawkinsgallery.com

Open Wed-Fri 10-4