Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of all of us at the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP) - Nathalie Herschdorfer, William Ewing and Corinne Currat in Lausanne, Luke Erickson in Minneapolis and myself in Paris - to bring you up to date on FEP’s recent activities and achievements.
FEP produces photographic exhibitions of high quality, often in collaboration with important museums. We have five shows touring on three continents: Star Power: Edward Steichen in the Condé Nast Studio, recently held at the Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan; Edward Steichen: Glamour, mode et célébrité, recently at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts, Québec; China: Insights recently at the Lowe Art Museum in Miami; and Sacred Legacy: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian recently at the Gyeonggi Arts Center in Suwon, Seoul, South Korea. These shows will continue to travel: Steichen will be shown at Museu Oscar Niemeyer in Curitiba, Brazil, in Summer 2012, and at the Taft Art Museum in Cincinatti in Fall 2012.
We are now producing three new exhibitions. Coming Into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast, features some 80 photographers. This show, drawn from the Condé Nast archives in New York, Paris, Milan and London, will have its debut at C/O Berlin in August 2012 before travelling to 3 more European venues in 2013: the City Art Museum in Edinburgh, the Fondazione FORMA per la Fotografia in Milan, and the Musée Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. Arnold Newman: Masterclass, the first posthumous retrospective of the brilliant portraitist (with a large number of previously unknown pictures), just opened at C/O Berlin. We had our first 2'000 visitors before the evening was over. This show will travel to the Hague Museum of Photography in the Fall before moving on to the US, where it will first be shown at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas, co-producer of the exhibition. Finally, we are completing a mid-career retrospective of Lorna Simpson curated by Joan Simon and co-produced with the Jeu de Paume, Paris. This exhibition will be launched in 2013.
All these shows will be accompanied by prestigious publications: the Arnold Newman book, published by Thames & Hudson, London, will be in all bookshops in March; Coming into Fashion will be available in September in five editions (the English and French editions are published by Thames & Hudson, the German and American by Prestel and the Italian by Contrasto). Lorna Simpson will be published in 2013 by DelMonico Books/Prestel.
Our programme has been made possible through charitable gifts. Without this support, we would never be able to offer such a rich and ambitious slate of exhibitions. These will continue to travel during the next years, and will be joined by other shows still in the planning stages.
Finally we are pleased to launch this month our new website www.fep-photo.org where you will see all details related to our shows, our publications, and our organization.
Todd Brandow, Executive Director Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography
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