Todi Circle VI
Over five days this past June, 15 participants gathered in Umbria, Italy for this year’s Todi Circle, an intense if informal brainstorming meeting. A diverse group of experts in various fields—curators, dealers, collectors, historians, critics, academics and others—and of course photographers—reflected on a wide range of topics concerning the future of photography, while taking stock of the state of the art.
For more information about the annual event, click here
Polaroid Project listed by artnet News as one of 19 travel-worthy exhibitions around the globe this season.
We appreciate artnet.com for recognizing the importance of our exhibition, Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology, which has just opened at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, in Fort Worth, Texas.
This is the first stop on its international tour to Vienna, Hamburg, Berlin, Singapore, Montreal, etc. The Amon Carter exhibition lasts until September 3, 2017.
For the full ArtNet list of 19 shows visit this link.
Coming into Fashion on CNN
CNN features our Coming into Fashion exhibition at UCCA in Beijing on their website. Take a look!
In addition to this article, we are also receiving a great deal of attention from the international press, with articles in The Sun and the Daily Mail.
Coming into Fashion: opening event at the UCCA
Coming into Fashion opened in Beijing on January 20 at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) with the support of Vogue China. The opening events included a fascinating panel discussion with Angelica Cheung, editor-in-chief Vogue China, FEP director Todd Brandow, and curator Nathalie Herschdorfer, moderated by UCCA director Philip Tinari.
Coming into Fashion in China
After being seen by nearly 65,000 visitors in Taipei, Coming into Fashion is heading to Beijing to be presented at Ullens Center of Contemporary Art in association with Vogue China. It will open to the public on January 20th, 2017, with private viewings on January 18th and 19th.
Vik Muniz at Indiana University Museum
On the heels of a successful Vik Muniz exhibition at Atlanta’s High Museum—where final attendance was 200,335—Sept. 30th saw the exhibition début at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University.
Coming into Fashion In Taiwan
Coming into Fashion continues the Asian segment of its international tour with a venue in the Taiwanese capital. The exhibition was launched this month in Taipei together with the 20th anniversary Vogue Taiwan gala, at the Huashan Creative Park, and will remain on view until November 27, 2016.
Curator of FEP’s Lee Friedlander exhibition to curate and oversee NY Public Library’s Print and Photograph Department
Joshua Chuang, curator of Lee Friedlander Books & Photographs 1969-2015 has recently been named the Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Associate Director for Art, Prints and Photographs, and The Robert B. Menschel Senior Curator of Photography by the New York Public Library. The former chief curator of the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography (CCP) will join the NYPL team in August, 2016.
For the press release, click the following link: https://www.nypl.org/press/press-release/july-14-2016/new-york-public-library-names-joshua-chuang-miriam-ira-d-wallach
For more information about Lee Friedlander Books & Photographs 1969-2015 click here:http://www.fep-photo.org/exhibition/leefriedlanderbooks-and-images/
Todi Circle V
Once more, a small group of specialists in the field of photography met in a secluded part of Umbria, Italy, to discuss burning issues related to the theme, “The Futures of Photography”. All agreed, it was a great success!
For more information, click http://www.fep-photo.org/more/the-todi-circle/
Coming Into Fashion review in TIME Magazine
“While it’s about selling beauty, selling fashion, it’s also about selling dreams;” curator Nathalie Herschdorfer discusses the implications of fashion photography as well as aspects of the creative process behind the travelling exhibition, on view in Japan until May 22nd during KYOTOGRAPHIE.
Read the review in TIME LightBox here: Explore a Century of Fashion Photography at Condé Nast.
Kyotographie review in Le Monde
Buddhist temples, gardens and other historically significant sites serve as a backdrop for the fourth edition of Kyotographie, which features Coming into Fashion at the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Annex. Also included among the exhibitions is Finnish photographer and frequent FEP collaborator Arno Rafael Minkkinen, via YKSI: Mouth of the River, Snake in the Water, Bones of the Earth, at the Ryosokuin (Kenninji Temple).
Article in Le Monde in French (subscribers only) here: A Kyoto, la photo s’invite dans les sanctuaires.
“The main ingredient for art-making is experiences”—Vik Muniz at the NYPL
Published on occasion of the Vik Muniz exhibition currently touring North America, the accompanying catalog was also the occasion for a recent artist dialogue and book signing at the New York Public Library. The conversation between Vik Muniz and curator Arthur Ollman can be streamed or downloaded at the following link:
Coming into Fashion at KYOTOGRAPHIE
The fourth edition of KYOTOGRAPHIE international photography festival presents Coming Into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast at Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art Annex. The exhibition, which traces the influence of fashion photography on visual culture through the Condé Nast archive, is one of 15 exhibitions viewed through the lens of connectivity, birth, life and death explored by the festival’s theme, The Circle of Life.
For more information, click here.
Arnold Newman: Masterclass in session in Boca Raton
Arnold Newman: Masterclass is now on view at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida. The exhibition includes over 150 vintage black and white photographs which showcase Newman’s talent. It presents his most well-known portraits, in addition to early street photography, architectural studies, and still lifes, as well as sheets with zoom and crop marks, which have never been shown publicly.
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For a review of Masterclass in the Washington Post, click here: ‘I can’t photograph “the soul,” but I can show and tell you something fundamental’: A look at Arnold Newman’s master class.
Coming into Fashion debuts in Tokyo
The opening of Coming Into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast on March 18th, 2016 at Chanel’s Nexus Hall attracted over 200 Tokyoites, including celebrities and the fashion crowd.
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Vik Muniz opened on February 28th in Atlanta
Vik Muniz is on view at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. This retrospective exhibition includes over one hundred photographs which showcase the Brazilian artist’s diverse and innovative talents. Installation photos coming soon…
For more information, click here.
Edward S. Curtis: 100 Masterworks reviewed by the Los Angeles Times
In a recent article on our exhibition “Edward S. Curtis: 100 Masterworks,” currently on view at the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Los Angeles Times lauded the beautiful merging of art and ethnography in the American photographer’s work.
Read the article by clicking here.
The Best Photography Books of 2015
Our “Edward S. Curtis: 100 Masterworks” book among the Best Photography Books of 2015 in the Daily Beast.
‘Coming into Fashion’ in Monterrey, Mexico
The Coming into Fashion show opens today at the MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey. After having been shown at the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City, the exhibition has been installed in a beautiful new space.
Edward Steichen in Moscow
Our In High Fashion, The Condé Nast Years 1923-1937 show opens at the Multimedia Art Museum of Moscow on September 8, 2015. This is the final venue of a very successful tour that began in 2008. The prints will then be returned to their home at the Condé Nast Archive in New York.
Coming into Fashion opening in Mexico
1500 people attended the opening of Coming into Fashion at the Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City. Vanity Fair Mexico organized a VIP event to launch the show.
The Todi Circle convened again for the fourth year at the Todi Castle Estate in Umbria
The Todi Circle convened again for the fourth year running at the Todi Castle Estate in Umbria. Each year the Circle brings together twelve experts in the field of photography for spontaneous conversations on our medium.
Our guests this year included Denise Bethel, David Campany, Joshua Chuang, Philip Gefter, Carlos Gollonet, Katy Grannan, Mishka Henner, Marloes Krijnen, Richard Misrach, Priska Pasquer, Andrew Sanigar, Leo Xu, and Francesco Zanot.
We were joined for our final event by Tobia Bezzola, director of the Folkwang Museum, Essen, the noted collector Thomas Walther from Zurich and curator Francesca Fabiani from MAXXI in Rome. As always, our brainstorming sessions on the “futures” of photography were extremely dynamic and fruitful.
For more information, click here.
Vik Muniz at the High Museum in 2016
FEP and the High Museum of Art will be co-organizing a major exhibition on Vik Muniz which will open at the High Museum on February 28, 2016.
Minkkinen newly named Guggenheim Fellow
Arno Rafael Minkkinen was recently named a 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow.
Over 2000 people at the CIF opening in Moscow
William Ewing talks about Edward Steichen
In High Fashion: Edward Steichen, The Condé Nast Years is currently shown at the WestLicht Schauplatz für Fotografie in Vienna. William Ewing, who curated the exhibition with Todd Brandow and Nathalie Herschdorfer, talks about the exhibition. Click on the link here for a guided tour.
Coming into Fashion opened at the Norton Museum of Art
Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast has just opened at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach. The exhibition is on view through February 22, 2015. For more information, click here.
CNN talks about Edward Steichen: In High Fashion
CNN wrote a great article on our exhibition “Edward Steichen: In High Fashion”, currently on view at The Photographer’s Gallery in London.
Read the article on CNN by clicking here.
In High Fashion: Edward Steichen opened on October 31 at The Photographer’s Gallery, London
This is the UK premiere of Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, The Condé Nast Years 1923-1937 which includes over 200 vintage prints, many on public display during this exhibition tour for the first time since the 1930s.
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Arnold Newman: Masterclass opened on October 23 in San Francisco
Arnold Newman: Masterclass is on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. The exhibition includes 200 vintage black and white photographs which showcase Newman’s talent. It presents his most famous portraits, in addition to early street photography, architectural studies, and still lifes, as well as sheets with zoom and crop marks, which have never been shown publicly.
For more information, click here.
Lorna Simpson retrospective opens this week in Andover
Lorna Simpson: A Retrospective opens on September 20 at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover. The exhibition presents more than 30 years of the artist’s work across the mediums of photography, film, video, and drawing.
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Five other exhibitions are opening this fall:
Christ Faust: Revisiting Twain’s Mississippi opened on August 15 at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona
Stuart Klipper : The World in a Few States opened on September 11 at Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan
Arnold Newman: Masterclass opens on October 23 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
In High Fashion: Edward Steichen, The Condé Nast Years 1923-1937 opens on October 31 at The Photographer’s Gallery, London
Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast opens on November 20 at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach
‘Zeitlos schön’ in Zurich for the Summer period
The ‘Coming into Fashion’ exhibition (“Zeitlos schön” in German) has opened in Zurich on July 10. The show is held in a beautiful environment on lake Zurich. The Museum Bellerive is part of the Museum für Gestaltung, Switzerland’s leading design and visual communication museum.
Lorna Simpson retrospective now in England
The Lorna Simpson show is held at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art until June 22. The exhibition presents more than 30 years of the artist’s work across the mediums of photography, film, video, and drawing.
‘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:
And in the newspaper Libération.
Success of the Steichen exhibition in Australia
More than 33,000 visitors so far at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. The Steichen show is held until March 2, 2014.
Congratulations to Lorna Simpson and Arno Rafael Minkkinen
Following a critically acclaimed opening in Paris at the Jeu de Paume in May 2013, the Lorna Simpson exhibition has merited Simpson’s selection as a finalist for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014. And on October 27, 2013, Arno Rafael Minkkinen received the prestigious Lucie Award for lifetime achievement in fine art photography.
Curator Joan Simon talks about the show
Following a critically acclaimed opening in Paris at the Jeu de Paume (May 28-Sept. 1, 2013), the Lorna Simpson exhibition has merited Simpson’s selection as a finalist for the Deutsche Börse Photography prize 2014. The Jeu de Paume show received extensive press coverage in print and blogs as well as radio and television media and was accompanied by prominent posters in the métro featuring images from Simpson’s video installation Chess (2013). With the generous sponsorship of the Terra Foundation, the Jeu de Paume hosted a series of roundtables with scholars, artists, catalogue contributors, and the show’s curator. In October 2013 Lorna Simpson began its tour at Munich’s Haus der Kunst (Oct. 25, 2013-Feb. 2, 2014).
This touring version of the show is larger than the Jeu de Paume installation. It includes all of the works exhibited there while also featuring a new large-scale dual screen projection of Simpson’s video Momentum (2010), twenty five collages created with images published in Ebony magazine amplified with ink drawing by the artist (2013), and the photo/sculpture combine Players (2013), all of which demonstrate Simpson’s use of found images to explore new forms of gestures and re-enactments, the underlying theme and formal strategy of Simpson’s work since the 1980’s.
Building on her practice of recuperating vintage photographs purchased on eBay – such as inexpensive photo booth shots (presented in bronze frames, like the related drawings of details of Gather, 2008, and Please remind me of who I am, 2009) as well as an album of staged images of an anonymous woman and man taken in Los Angeles in 1957 for her epic 1957-2009 (2009) (constituted of 298 photographs and in which Simpson performs in her work for the first time to re-enact both female and male poses seen in poses of the original images that are also part of the work) – Simpson continues to collect vintage photographs and to use them in new ways.
The source images for Players (2013) came from a Baltimore newspaper archive. Simpson purchased many 8 x 10 glossies, photographs that bore crop marks and scale indications and, at times, handwriting of additional instructions for the analog process of newspaper publishing that existed from the 1940’s to the early 1980’s. Simpson reproduced the original images of these “found” photographs of basketball players by slightly enlarging the images via a digital archival pigment process. The digital prints were further enhanced with Simpson’s hand-painted details to replicate the surface of marks that appear on the originals, where china marker and gouache were used to indicate crop marks and silhouettes. This alteration by the artist mimics the contrast between hand-painted indications and the surface of the originals’ photographic paper.
Simpson’s installation pairs each of her newly made aluminum-framed photographs with a sculptural aluminum form that isolates and abstracts the basketball (or basketballs) seen in each photograph. The specific three-dimensional orb is translated to a concave shape positioned within the overall gray field of each aluminum box. The photographs are presented right-side up, upside-down, and horizontally, oftentimes contrary to the way they were published, as are their corresponding aluminum boxes.
First-rate installations and enthusiastic public response
During two whirlwind weeks in October, which took us to Australia and Germany, we launched Edward Steichen: In High Fashion at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, and our Lorna Simpson retrospective at the Haus der Kunst in Munich. We were delighted with the first-rate installations at both institutions, as well as the enthusiastic public response.
Success for Lorna Simpson at the Jeu de Paume, Paris
42’000 visitors came to discover the exhibition !
Five openings in five weeks!
Coming into Fashion opens on June 14 at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh.
Lorna Simpson has opened on May 27 at the Jeu de Paume, Paris.
Arnold Newman: Masterclass opens on June 26 at the San Diego Museum of Art.
Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast Years, 1923-1937 opens on June 27 at FOAM, Amsterdam.
Optic Nerve: the Continuing Saga of Arno Rafael Minkkinen opens on July 1 at Les Rencontres d’Arles.
The EDWARD STEICHEN book published in Japanese
Newman at the Harry Ransom Center and Steichen at the Reynolda House
In February 2013, we have opened two new shows in the US :
the Arnold Newman retrospective at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas
the Edward Steichen work made for Vogue and Vanity Fair at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Two FEP shows open in January 2013
In January, FEP opens Coming into Fashion at Fondazione FORMA per la Fotografia, in Milan, and Steichen: In High Fashion at the Setagaya ArtMuseum in Tokyo.
Coming into Fashion at Art Basel Miami Beach
Arnold Newman show in the Hague
Edward Steichen’s Glamour Photography
Today opens the Edward Steichen show at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati. An opportunity to discover the glamourous images made in the 1920s-1930s when Steichen was Chief Photographer at Vogue and Vanity Fair.
Great opening of Coming into Fashion
4500 visitors attended the opening at the C/O Berlin on August 17th.
Launching of Coming into Fashion in Berlin
The Polaroid Project.
FEP, in connection with MIT in Cambridge and Thames & Hudson in London, is pleased to announce the debut of a major project on Polaroid photography, to open at MIT in 2015/16 and then travel internationally. FEP has received a Land Fund grant to begin curatorial research. The show will cover all aspects of art, science and technology as relates to Polaroid. Curators are William A. Ewing, Barbara Hitchcock [art], Deborah Douglas and Gary Van Zante [science & technology].
Click here to read more in The Art Newspaper
Guided tours of “Arnold Newman : Masterclass”
William A. Ewing will give two public “lessons” at the C/O Berlin on Saturday March 24 and on Sunday March 25 at 4 pm.
“Arnold Newman: Masterclass” was launched in Berlin
More than 2’000 visitors attended the opening at C/O Berlin on March 2nd.
Edward Steichen in Milan last days
The Star Power show, held at Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, ends on the 12th of February.