LornaSimpson

Retrospective

This is the first European museum retrospective of this American artist's critically acclaimed work, which questions identity and memory, gender and history, fact and fiction. Spanning a period of thirty years, it reveals a continuity of conceptual and performative exploration. Simpson's photo-text work, together with her film and video installations, incorporate yet simultaneously challenge photographic and moving picture genres.

StarPower

Edward Steichen in the Condé Nast Studio

As chief photographer at Vogue and Vanity Fair between 1923 and 1937 Edward Steichen photographed the most accomplished artists of his time: actors and actresses, architects, poets, novelists, singers and composers. Garbo, Grant, Gershwin, Dietrich, Wright, Yeats, DeMille, Chevalier, and hundreds of other stars sat to be - as on subject put it - "Steichenized!";   This exhibition features one hundred rare vintage prints from the Condé Nast Archive. The vast majority are being exhibited for the first time.

EdwardS.Curtis

One Hundred Masterworks

One Hundred Masterworks is an extraordinary selection of vintage photographs by Edward S. Curtis, which highlights both iconic and previously little known images, the majority printed in Curtis’ most compelling and rare processes. The prints are among the finest examples that exist.

ComingintoFashion

A Century of Photography at Condé Nast

Steichen, Beaton, Newton, Bailey and Penn are famous today for their superb, often audacious, fashion photographs. Coming into Fashion features the work of more than eighty fashion photographers who, over the past 100 years, have risen to prominence at the legendary publisher of Vogue. But how did they first burst onto the scene? This original exhibition answers this intriguing question, focusing on the work they produced at the outset of their careers.

HumanNature

Arno Rafael Minkkinen, 1970-2015

Throughout his nearly fifty-year career, Arno Rafael Minkkinen has created beautiful photographs of the highest order. In every one of these elegiac pictures, the artist himself is featured, most often in elemental natural settings. This richly varied body of work is the result of a solitary, disciplined process that is singular among photographic artists.

ThePolaroidProject

The story of Polaroid is fascinating and instructive on many levels – industrially, technologically, artistically, economically, culturally and socially. In its heyday Polaroid was loved by millions of amateurs and embraced by countless professionals. Families recorded their lives; fashion and portrait photographers made tests with it; scientists used it for notes and records; while artists found it to be an exceptionally malleable and expressive medium.

InHighFashion

Edward Steichen, The Condé Nast Years 1923-1937

Edward Steichen was one of the most prolific, versatile and successful photographers of the 20th century. Among his many achievements were his pioneering efforts in fashion photography and celebrity portraiture. This exhibition features his finest work in these two genres, proving that he had indeed earned his title of "the most famous portrait photographer in the world".

ArnoldNewman
Masterclass

Arnold Newman is arguably the finest portrait photographer of his time, and without a doubt the most prolific. For half a century he photographed accomplished artists, writers, scientists and politicians. Despite many exhibitions during his lifetime, a substantial number of his superb portraits have never been shown. This first posthumous retrospective not only features many of these unknown works, along with his most iconic portraits.

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Minnesota Photographic Artist Initiative is dedicated to exhibiting and supporting photographic artists who live and work in the state of Minnesota.

Latest News

‘Papier glacé’ at Palais Galliera in Paris The ‘Coming into Fashion’ exhibition opened in Paris on March 1st to great success after three evenings of private viewings to special guests. Vogue Paris is a partner of the exhibition presented at Palais Galliera. Curator Nathalie Herschdorfer talks about the show on French TV and radio:

Replay Le Grand Soir 3 and France Inter

And in the newspaper Libération.