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AIPAD Talks Brings Together Leading Voices in Photography

The Photography Show © Julienne Schaer, courtesy AIPAD

The Photography Show 2018

NEW YORK—The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD, has announced a program of 12 AIPAD Talks during the Show, which runs April 4 through April 7, 2019 at Pier 94 in New York City. Prominent curators, collectors, artists, and journalists will discuss thought-provoking ideas, new trends, and unique processes involved in photography. AIPAD Talks speakers will include Vince Aletti, Harry Benson, Dawoud Bey, Chris Boot, Malcolm Daniel, Sarah Greenough, Deana Lawson, Sarah Hermanson Meister, Corey Keller, An-My Lê, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Solomon, Carol Squiers, and Martha Wilson. The 2019 AIPAD Talks are as follows:

The Photography Show © Julienne Schaer, courtesy AIPAD

AIPAD Talks 2018

Thursday, April 4
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

ARTIST TALK: DAWOUD BEY
With Corey Keller, Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Dawoud Bey is an American photographer acclaimed for his powerful portraits of underrepresented or even unseen subjects and landscapes that meditate on African-American experience. The recipient of numerous awards, Bey was honored in 2018 with a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. A major survey exhibition of his work, Dawoud Bey: An American Project, is being co-organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, opening in 2020.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

THE QUEER TRAJECTORY, PHOTOGRAPHY SINCE STONEWALL
Chris Boot, Executive Director, Aperture, with Sophie Hackett, Curator of Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario; Matthew Leifheit, Artist and Editor of MATTE Magazine; and Antwaun Sargent, Writer and Critic

Photography and the evolution of LGBTQ art and identities, 50 years since Stonewall. Three curatorial and editorial influencers, who are contributing to Aperture publishing programs, will present photographic works they are engaged with that speak to this story, followed by a discussion.

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CURATOR TALK: SARAH GREENOUGH
Senior Curator, Head of the Department of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Building a personal collection of photographs can be a thrilling experience. But when Sarah Greenough was given the project of forming a collection for the National Gallery of Art, the mission took on greater proportions. See what made the cut and why.

The Photography Show © Julienne Schaer, courtesy AIPAD

AIPAD Talks 2018

 

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

THESE PEOPLE, THIS PLACE: ART AND REPRESENTATION
Sarah Hermanson Meister, Curator, The Museum of Modern Art, with Artists Deana Lawson, An-My Lê, and Rosalind Solomon

Sarah Hermanson Meister invites three leading artists, whose work engages with questions of representation, voice, and the role of the photographic document, to join her in a conversation, inspired in part by her current projects at MoMA – a book about Frances Benjamin Johnston’s Hampton Album and Dorothea Lange: Words and Pictures, a forthcoming exhibition and catalogue.

Friday, April 5
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

BETWEEN THE LINES: SURVEYING THE ORIGINAL U.S.- MEXICO BORDER
Dr. Rebecca Senf, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, with Artists Marcos Ramírez ERRE and David Taylor

Two artists, one Mexican and one American, set out to reframe the history of the U.S.-Mexico border with a 2,400-mile-long site-specific installation, DeLIMITations. Telling their story through photography, video, and maps, the artists discuss their 2014 collaboration to trace the boundary as it existed in 1821, when Mexico encompassed all of present day California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, as well as portions of four other states.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

CONTEMPORARY IDEAS IN PHOTOGRAPHY’S PAST
Malcolm Daniel, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

A specialist in the early history of the medium, Malcolm Daniel hopes to entice collectors and enthusiasts to a greater exploration and appreciation of 19th -century photography by making connections between the past and the present. Ideas and approaches that are familiar and exciting in contemporary photography – image manipulation, staged photography, materiality and process, acceptance of chance, performance – provide pathways to less familiar aspects of the medium’s rich history.

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ARTIST TALK: MARTHA WILSON
With Jarrett Earnest, Writer and Art Critic

Over the past four decades, the pioneering feminist artist Martha Wilson has created innovative photographic and video work that explores her female subjectivity through transformational self-portraits and “invasions” of other people’s personae. For this AIPAD Talk, she offers a rare opportunity to see her new work in the context of her signature work.

The Photography Show © Julienne Schaer, courtesy AIPAD

AIPAD Talks 2018

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

ARTIST TALK: STEPHEN SHORE
With Lynne Tillman, Novelist, Essayist, and Art Critic

World-renowned photographer Stephen Shore, in conversation with writer Lynne Tillman, discusses the intricacies and nuances of the artistic process. How do artists and writers use raw experiences to build pictures and stories? Is there pressure to communicate in ways less mediated by convention and genre?

Saturday, April 6
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

ARTIST TALK: HARRY BENSON

Harry Benson arrived on the plane with the Beatles in 1964 and never looked back. He has photographed every president from Eisenhower to Trump; marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights movement; was next to Senator Bobby Kennedy when he was assassinated; and recently photographed Queen Elizabeth II for her official portrait for the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. The recipient of three honorary doctorates and the International Center of Photography’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Benson was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for service to photography. No other photographer has the track record of the one and only Harry Benson.  

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

YOU WERE THERE: ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHY THAT BRINGS FILMS TO LIFE
Erik Taros, Filmmaker, Archive Specialist (Ron Howard’s Eight Days a Week) and Multimedia Artist; Amei Wallach, Author, Critic, and Filmmaker (Taking Venice: The Rauschenberg Factor);
Kathy Brew, Guest Curator, Doc Fortnight, The Museum of Modern Art, and Independent Filmmaker (Moderator)

How do documentary films evoke and establish a sense of time and place? Leading filmmakers discuss the role of archival photographs in films about the Beatles, Robert Rauschenberg, and other artists, and how they set the stage for narrative, nuance, and identity.

The Photography Show © Julienne Schaer, courtesy AIPAD

AIPAD Talks 2018

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

PHOTOJOURNALISM IN THE NEW MEDIA AGE
With James Estrin and David Gonzales, Co-editors, The New York Times Lens Column

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Lens, the co-editors will review the last decade of photography and explore the future of the medium.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

AUTHOR TALK: VINCE ALETTI
With Carol Squiers, Writer and Curator

The former Village Voice and New Yorker critic previews his upcoming book, Issues: A History of Photography in Fashion Magazines (Phaidon, April 2019) on 100 of the most important fashion magazine issues from the 1920s to the present.

ABOUT AIPAD
Founded in 1979, The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) represents more than 120 of the world’s leading galleries in fine art photography. AIPAD is dedicated to creating and maintaining the highest standards of scholarship and ethical practice in the business of exhibiting, buying, and selling fine art photography. More information is available at AIPAD.com.

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