This year marks the 100th anniversary of the landmark 1913 Armory Show. Fast forward to today and the current Armory Show is just one of ten art fairs sprinkled throughout New York City from March 6 to 10. Ranging from the venerable ADAA’s The Art Show to the new Spring/Break Art Show, there is something for everyone. But hold on, there is even more. In celebration of the city’s unparalleled artistic communities, the Armory folks have organized nightly events that highlight a neighborhood or borough’s arts scene… The AIPAD Photography Show New York is at the Park Avenue Armory from April 4 to 7. More than 70 international exhibitors will present a wide range of work including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs, as well as video and new media. Not to be missed are the four panel discussions featuring leading curators, artists, dealers, and collectors held throughout the day on April 6. Among the offerings are The Fine Art Photo Market from Birth to Today; The L.A. Scene; Photographers and Critics; and Color Rush: 75 Years of Color Photography in America… The hugely successful Paris Photo has decided to take the show on the road to Los Angeles. From April 26 to 28, the Paramount Pictures Studios will be the backdrop for displaying how artists have been and are using photography and moving images in their work. A majority of exhibitors will present group shows, situated among three of Paramount Pictures’ legendary soundstages, which will also house special sections: Moving Images, Young Galleries, and Complete Series. Beyond the soundstages, the New York Street Backlot section is dedicated to the presentation of 20 cutting-edge shows. Each gallery will have an exclusive movie set in which to create a solo exhibition. Rounding out the program are artist conversations, screenings of moving-image works, and a raucous set of Pecha Kucha presentations (Japanese for “chit chat”).
Throughout April, Portland Photo Month is celebrating the art, history, and practice of photography. Organized by the Oregon-based not-for-profit organization Photolucida, the event features exhibitions, lectures, portfolio reviews, and a slideshow of historic and contemporary imagery projected in different locations throughout the city… Also in April, theMonth of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) will showcase various aspects of the photography community including commercial, fine art and photojournalism. This years theme is Wide Angle: Exploring New Photography from Los Angeles and Beyond with an emphasis on showing previously unseen work. There are also exhibitions, discussions, projections and a variety of events.
In The Museums
Katherine A. Bussard, associate curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, has been named the Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography at Princeton University Art Museum beginning April 15. Since 1999, she has curated more than 20 exhibitions and is currently working on a major project entitled The City Dynamic: Representing Crisis and Renewal in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles 1960–1980… Dr. Alison Nordström, senior curator at the George Eastman House, will assume the new position of curator-at-large. The emphasis will be on writing and curatorial projects and provide greater opportunities to collaborate with national and international institutions… James Crump, curator of photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum since 2008, has resigned to pursue independent projects.
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