LOCATIONS FILTERS

Wendy Ewald, Gilles Peress, Stephen Shore, Nick Waplington: This Place

February 3 - April 22

Reception: Sat February 3, 6-7:30pm

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Wendy Ewald, Gilles Peress, Stephen Shore, Nick Waplington: This Place

February 3 - April 22

Reception: Sat February 3, 6-7:30pm

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is leading a four-campus exhibition of This Place, which features more than 600 images by twelve internationally acclaimed photographers who explore the personal and public spaces in Israel and the West Bank.

Opening February 3 through April 22, 2018, the Tang’s presentation will feature work by four of the twelve photographers, who each took different approaches, highlighting how photography can illuminate multiple perspectives on a complex topic: Wendy Ewald, taught and photographed children and adults in fourteen communities in Israel and the West Bank in their homes and villages, collecting tens of thousands of digital images, a selection of which is on display at the Tang Museum; Gilles Peress photographed the Road of Patriarchs from Hebron to Jerusalem and the Palestinian village of Silwan in East Jerusalem, areas he considers to be fault lines in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Stephen Shore used a his 8 x 10 view camera and a digital camera to photograph landscapes and cityscapes, sacred places, street scenes, and community; and Nick Waplington created a photographic survey of Jewish settlements in the West Bank through both family portraits and images of the natural and built environment.

The idea for This Place was conceived in 2005, when French photographer Frédéric Brenner was driven by a desire to create a visual dialogue on the West Bank and Israel that moves beyond the prevailing, often polarized, news media representations. The photographers, all from outside Israel, created their work primarily between 2009 and 2012 and present a diverse portrait of a much-contested land. The goal of the project was to adjust the language and reading of the flood of images from Israel and the West Bank, to find the space between journalism and art, and to use artists to create a “parole poétique” — one that emphasized the essential humanity underlining the thorny conflict.
The Tang Museum has organized public programs that offer audiences the ability to further explore issues raised by This Place, including:
Dunkerley Dialogue with photographer Stephen Shore
Saturday, February 3, 5 pm
A talk with a Terence Diggory, Skidmore College Professor Emeritus of English, and This Place artist Stephen Shore

Early Photography and Palestine: A Talk by Issam Nassar
Tuesday, February 6, 6 pm
A talk with Issam Nassar, a Palestinian historian of photography in Palestine and the Middle East, and professor of History at Illinois State University and a research fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies.

Dunkerley Dialogue with photographer Wendy Ewald
Tuesday, February 27, 6 pm
A talk with a Skidmore faculty member and This Place artist Wendy Ewald

Inhabiting/Excavating/Sustaining: Understanding This Place
Wednesday, March 7, 7 pm
A dialogue with Paul Mendes-Flohr, the Dorothy Grant Maclear Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought at the University of Chicago Divinity School; Jodi Magness, the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at UNC-Chapel Hill; and Michael Ben-Eli, founder of the Sustainability Laboratory. Part of Skidmore College’s Jacob Perlow Event Series.

Staring Back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel, 1970-2012
Wednesday, March 21, 6 pm
Thursday, March 22, 6 pm
A two-night program that traces the development of contemporary video practice in Israel and highlights work by artists who take an incisive, critical perspective towards the cultural and political landscape in Israel and beyond.

Lyd in Exile: Artists’ Talk and Work-in-Progress Screening
Monday, April 2, 6 pm
Screening and talk with documentary co-directors Sarah Friedland and Rami Younis, moderated by Nurcan Atalan-Helicke, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences Program at Skidmore College

The four-campus exhibition of This Place is made possible by a three-year grant from the Teagle Foundation, which is supporting the development of curriculum around the exhibition and the creation of new museum-based teaching and learning. The project will culminate in a national public symposium in which the four participating institutions will share methods and outcomes, and locate lessons within the broader context of museum-based pedagogy and its role in higher education.

The three other museums collaborating on This Place are the Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University, which will exhibit work by Rosalind Fox Solomon, Josef Koudelka, Thomas Struth, and Nick Waplington; the Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, with work by Wendy Ewald, Fazal Sheikh, Frédéric Brenner, and Stephen Shore; and the University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York, with work by Martin Kollar, Jungjin Lee, Thomas Struth, and Jeff Wall.
 

This Place has been exhibited at the DOX Center for Art in Prague, Czech Republic (October 24, 2014 – March 2, 2015), the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Tel Aviv, Israel (May 14 – September 6, 2015), the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach, Florida (October 15, 2015 – January 15, 2016), and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in Brooklyn, New York (February 12 – June 5, 2016). This Place is organized by Chronicle of a People Foundation, Inc., New York, and the tour is managed by Curatorial Assistance, Pasadena, California. The exhibition was curated by Charlotte Cotton and is organized for the Tang Museum by Rachel Seligman, Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs.


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Tang Teaching Museum

815 N Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

518.580.8080

Open Tues-Sun 12-5, Thur 12-9



Stephen Shore: Stephen Shore

January 11 - February 17

555 West 21st Street, New York, NY, +

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Stephen Shore: Stephen Shore

January 11 - February 17

303 Gallery is pleased to present our sixth exhibition of new photographs by Stephen Shore.

303 Gallery

555 West 21st Street, New York, NY, United States

212.255.1121

Open Tues-Sat 10-6



Michael Kenna

November 30, 2017 - January 28, 2018

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA +

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Michael Kenna

November 30, 2017 - January 28, 2018


A Gallery for Fine Photography

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA 70130

504.568.1313

joshuamann@att.net

Open Thur-Mon 10:30-5



Michel Varisco: Below Sea Level

December 9, 2017 - February 25, 2018

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA +

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Michel Varisco: Below Sea Level

December 9, 2017 - February 25, 2018

 

Below Sea Level, the latest body of work from New Orleans artist Michel Varisco, imagines a metaphorical future for citizens after global sea levels have risen to overtake the land. In these magical realist photographs and assemblages, Varisco explores the intimate and complex experience of life in an endangered community, where citizens feel such a powerful connection to their home that they would rather reinvent themselves than abandon it. Unconventionally shot while submerged underwater, Below Sea Level also functions as a performative collaboration; Varisco gets in the water with a diverse group of residents who have been gently coached to surrender to their subaqueous state, with no air tanks or breathing masks to support them. These photographs establish a profound connection between the viewer, the subject, and the artist herself – all of whom float silently together in this strange oceanic world. Below Sea Level embodies a poetic response to the predicted fate of rising waters, as we struggle, adapt, float, and endure to create a new world beneath the water’s surface.

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A Gallery for Fine Photography

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA 70130

504.568.1313

joshuamann@att.net

Open Thur-Mon 10:30-5



sad poems.

November 15, 2017 - March 4, 2018

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St Andover, MA +

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sad poems.

November 15, 2017 - March 4, 2018

​In his introduction to The Americans, poet Jack Kerouac claimed that photographer Robert Frank’s images “sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film.” This exhibition, sad poems., explores the notion of sadness by presenting photographs that focus on American life by artists such as Ansel Adams, Roy DeCarava, and Frank himself, and captures these poetic and tragic qualities. To investigate this relationship between photography, poetry, and sadness, and to acknowledge the universality of this emotion, the images in this show are placed into dialogue with poetry from around the world. Whether the lament of an ancient Japanese poet upon seeing a snow-covered meadow, or the eerie stillness haunting the frame of an American living room, each image and text reveal the power and ubiquity of sadness.​

This exhibition has been curated by Phillips Academy students in the course Art 400: Exploring the Addison, taught by Stephanie Sparling Williams, Assistant Curator and Visiting Scholar at the Addison Gallery.


Addison Gallery of American Art

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St Andover, MA 01810

978.749.4015

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



Micro/Macro: Views of Earth by Marilyn Bridges and Jeannette Klute

September 2, 2017 - March 11, 2018

One South High Akron, OH +

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Micro/Macro: Views of Earth by Marilyn Bridges and Jeannette Klute

September 2, 2017 - March 11, 2018

Marilyn Bridges and Jeannette Klute both chose Earth’s natural and human-touched terrain as their subject matter. Micro/Macro illustrates how photographs of the Earth on both an intimate and aerial scale can be disorienting as well as familiar, and the inherent compositional parallels between the work of two very different artists.

Bridges photographs sites around the world that show signs of past or present human activities. Looking down from the open door of a small plane flying at an altitude between 300 and 1000 feet, her aerial photographs record a visual experience that is neither like standing on the ground, nor looking out the window of a commercial jet. Her black and white images flatten Earth’s terrain into patterns of light, dark and texture. Exact scale and orientation are not clear except through detailed examination.

Klute is known for her contributions to the technical development and expressive value of color photography in the mid-1900s, when few artistic photographers used color processes. She was hired by Eastman Kodak in 1939, one of few women in the field at the time, and by 1945 was head of the visual research studio in the company’s color technology division. Klute tested a variety of subjects and environments in her research and art, often turning to nature as a source of myriad colors and textures. Her photographs of tide pools emphasize the colors and patterns in these micro environments, with overall compositions that decline to privilege particular objects but rather aim to translate the fascination and wonder she felt towards shore life.

The photographs featured in Micro/Macro: Views of Earth by Marilyn Bridges and Jeannette Klute come from the collection of the Akron Art Museum.

This exhibition is organized by the Akron Art Museum and is supported by the Ohio Arts Council. 


Akron Art Museum

One South High Akron, OH 44308

330.376.9185

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


Shared Space: A New Era

October 1, 2017 - April 22, 2018

258 Main St Ridgefield, CT +

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Shared Space: A New Era

October 1, 2017 - April 22, 2018

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present Shared Space: A New Era, an exhibition of photographs and video from 1987 through 2010 that considers the world’s social, economic, and political climate over the past thirty years and how the growing impact of technology during this time, with radically increased and diversified communication, has introduced a new phase of globalization. This exhibition has been curated by Lillian Lambrechts from the Bank of America Collection and is on loan from its Art in our Communities® program.

Shared Space features contemporary artists from twelve countries: the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland. These artists capture myriad spaces for communication and interaction—urban and rural landscapes, homes and backyards, city streets and plazas, and ports and terminals. The exhibition’s point of departure is 1987, a seminal year that marks the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, and soon thereafter the fall of the Berlin Wall, events marking the end of the Cold War and the beginning of a new age of international exchange.

Sze Tsung Leong’s cityscapes illustrate the impact of a global economy. Thomas Ruff’s and Günther Förg’s photographs show the rapid transformation of the built environment through images of Modernist architecture constructed upon utopian ideals, now derelict and failing to realize its original intention. Photographs by Raghubir Singh, Thomas Struth, and Massimo Vitali depict masses of people gathering in public spaces from Los Angeles to Vietnam, and the Netherlands—expressing an unprecedented universality of access to information. Despite the interconnectivity of this time, a distancing and disconnect remains between individuals and groups, near and afar, as evidenced in Ben Gest’s Jessica & Samantha (2003), family members in close physical proximity who seem deeply psychologically distanced from one another. Shared Space reminds viewers of their place in the world and their role and impact on current global and interpersonal affairs while also provoking them to consider how they will contribute to “shared space” in the future.

“Bank of America is committed to strengthening artistic institutions and in turn, the communities we serve,” said Bill Tommins, Bank of America Southern Connecticut Market President. “Sharing our collection with the public through partners such as The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum not only makes business sense for the bank, but also helps support museums in Connecticut.”

For press inquiries, please contact Emily Devoe at 203.438.4519, extension 140, or edevoe@aldrichart.org

Shared Space: A New Era is generously supported by the Bank of America Art in our Communities® program and Crozier.


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Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

258 Main St Ridgefield, CT 06877

203.438.4519

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


Rania Matar: In Her Image: Photographs by Rania Matar

December 23, 2017 - June 17, 2018

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX +

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Rania Matar: In Her Image: Photographs by Rania Matar

December 23, 2017 - June 17, 2018

This exhibition brings together four bodies of work by the Lebanese-American photographer Rania Matar that trace the development of female identity through portraiture. Depicting transitional moments of life, from young girlhood to middle age, Matar’s works address personal and collective identity through photographs mining female adolescence and womanhood. Photographing girls and women in both the United States and the Middle East, the artist shows how the forces that shape female identity transcend cultural and geographic boundaries.


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



Ellen Carey: Ellen Carey: Dings, Pulls, and Shadows

January 20 - July 22

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX +

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Ellen Carey: Ellen Carey: Dings, Pulls, and Shadows

January 20 - July 22

Since the 1990s, experimental photographer Ellen Carey has been making photographs that defy photographic conventions of depicting identifiable subjects. Instead, her works depict vibrant fields of color that are meditations on the very nature of photography as an image created by the action of light on a light-sensitive surface. The exhibition Ellen Carey: Dings, Pulls, and Shadows features seven key works that explore the artist’s interest in color, light, and the photographic process as the subject of her practice.


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



Paul Bulteel: Waste Not

September 20, 2017 - January 31, 2018

143 Ludlow St New York, NY +

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Paul Bulteel: Waste Not

September 20, 2017 - January 31, 2018

The world is consuming at unprecedented rates. Three and a half million tons of waste is generated globally every day. By 2100, that figure is expected to triple to a daily rate of 11 million. With a directive to mitigate its environmental effects, Bulteel’s home country of Belgium consistently ranks one of the best in the world at recycling, boasting a rate of 62 percent. Comparatively, the US stands at 35 percent.

Waste Not exhibits scenes from the extensive recycling systems working to restore materials for reuse. Since 2013, Bulteel has photographed 50 companies active in collecting, sorting, recycling and reclaiming waste across Western Europe. His work aims to document a variety of waste streams and make viewers aware of the enormous quantities of materials left behind. Waste Not illustrates and encourages efforts to recycle waste on an unprecedented scale.


Anastasia Photo

143 Ludlow St New York, NY 10002

212.677.9725

kaley@anastasia-photo.com

Open Tues-Sun 11-7



Ruthie Abel: Let It Be The Dream It Used To Be

November 30, 2017 - January 24, 2018

143 Ludlow St New York, NY +

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Ruthie Abel: Let It Be The Dream It Used To Be

November 30, 2017 - January 24, 2018

Over 30,000 children currently face complex deportation proceedings without legal counsel. Most come to the United States alone from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, countries with the highest murder rates in the world. These children face deadly violence if deported, and thus have strong legal cases for immigration relief. Let It Be The Dream documents children who, through an extraordinary network of pro bono legal service providers, have won the right to stay in America.


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Anastasia Photo

143 Ludlow St New York, NY 10002

212.677.9725

kaley@anastasia-photo.com

Open Tues-Sun 11-7



Adrian Fernandez, Elliott Erwitt, Hermes Mallea, Leysis Quesada Vera, Luis Gispert, Michael Christopher Brown, Michael Dweck, Raul Canibano, Rene Pena, Tria Giovan: Cuba Is

September 8, 2017 - March 4, 2018

2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA +

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Adrian Fernandez, Elliott Erwitt, Hermes Mallea, Leysis Quesada Vera, Luis Gispert, Michael Christopher Brown, Michael Dweck, Raul Canibano, Rene Pena, Tria Giovan: Cuba Is

September 8, 2017 - March 4, 2018


Annenberg Space For Photography

2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067

213.403.3000

info@annenbergspaceforphotography.org

Open Wed-Sun 11-6