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May 21, 2013
The impending arrival of summer (finally!) allows us at FEP to pause for a moment and take stock of our considerable achievements already this year, exhibitions opening at the Setagaya Art Museum in Tokyo, FORMA in Milan, Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, and the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, TX, not to mention openings in Minneapolis and a few smaller communities in our home state of Minnesota. And new commitments are being confirmed presently in such diverse places as London, Melbourne, Mexico City, Wellington, NZ, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York City and Fort Worth, TX.
We are entering an exciting new phase for us at FEP with five exhibitions opening over the next five weeks. Three of these are for shows that have been traveling but two of them are new co-productions being presented for the first time.
Here’s what’s coming up:
Continuing to travel
We are extremely pleased, indeed humbled, to be working with these outstanding artists and/or their heirs and representatives, as well as these world-renowned museums, festivals and archives. For the three shows already on tour, there remains but a few openings for interested museums. For our Lorna Simpson show, we are actively seeking one or two more museums to fill out the tour. For the recently conceived Optic Nerve, we are eager to find first European and then American museums to present this selection of this artist’s 40-year body of self-portraiture.
Finally, this June will also see the second year of The Todi Circle, a retreat we run in a remote corner of Umbria, Italy, at Todi Castle. Here we welcome a dozen highly accomplished curators, collectors, publishers, sponsors, critics, educators, gallery directors, and photographers, who come together for the better part of a week to reflect on the "future(s) of photography". No formal papers are given; emphasis is on unhurried and spontaneous conversation. This is an invitation-only event, and unique in our field. For more information, contact the director of The Todi Circle, William Ewing [firstname.lastname@example.org].
We look forward to seeing some, possibly even many, of you during these next few weeks. We are currently working on seven new exhibitions - two contemporary monographs and one contemporary thematic show, three historic monographs and one historic survey - so we should have many more of these opportunities over the years to come!
Best wishes for a great summer!
Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography