At AIPAD, Check Out Sebastiao Salgado, John Malkovich, and Liz Magic Laser
The annual photography art show is bigger and better than ever.
The 35th edition of the annual AIPAD show (Association of International Photography Art Dealers), opens for previews today at the 67th Regiment Armory on Park Avenue and continues through April 19. As usual the show will feature a vast array of works, ranging from classic vintage prints to cutting-edge contemporary works—including 19th-century photographs, photo-based art, video and new media—from 89 exhibitors hailing from the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America. (See: AIPAD, Still Beautifully Unsettling After All These Years and Will Helmut Newton and Lee Friedlander Smash Records at Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips Photo Sales?
AIPAD president Catherine Edelman called the AIPAD show the “go-to art fair for photography collectors at all levels.” This year the Chicago gallerist is showing new work by environmental photographer Daniel Beltrá, as well as new work by Ysabel LeMay who is currently having a solo exhibition at the gallery. Edelman is also showing black-and-white works from a collaborative series between actor John Malkovich and photographer Sandro Miller, titled “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich—Homage to Photographic Masters.” (See: John Malkovich Impersonates Celebrities for Portrait Show and Artist Behind Viral John Malkovich Photos Wanted to Critique Social Media.)
“Since our move…[to the Park Avenue Armory] 9 years ago,” Kraige Block, executive director of Throckmorton Fine Art and vice president of AIPAD, told artnet News, “AIPAD has continued to grow, improve and develop, and has garnered a reputation as one of the leading art fairs on a global level for fine art photography.” Formerly the fair had long been housed in a midtown Hilton Hotel.
Among the works, Block has chosen for the show this year are several black-and-white prints showing artist Frida Kahlo, as well as prints by Tina Modotti, George Platt Lynes, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Brett Weston, and Flor Garduno.
“[AIPAD] is a very strong indicator as to how the photography market is moving and growing,” Block said. “Exciting new artists are emerging on the scene.” (See: Celebrating The Art of Low Tech Photography With Krappy Kameras and Winners of Krappy Kamera Contest Unveiled in Soho).
Hans P. Kraus Jr., who specializes in old masters of 19th century photography and will be showing work by Captain Linnaeus Tripe, Charles Marville (who had a major show of Paris photos at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2014), and William Henry Fox Talbot, among others.
Chelsea dealer Bryce Wolkowitz will be showing new photo-based LED work by Jim Campbell, works by kinetic sculptor Robert Currie (who creates photo realistic paintings on monofilament), new images from Edward Burtynsky’s “Water” series, and work by by Jimmy Nelson from the series “Before They Pass Away” (a five-year body of work photographing indigenous tribes around the world). Also showing Burtynsky is LA’s Von Lintel Gallery, which will feature as well a selection of unique process-oriented works by Floris Neusüss, Klea McKenna, and Wendy Small.
AIPAD will host a full day of programming on Saturday, April 18, including a selection of short films featuring artists working with photography today such as Liz Magic Laser, Shana Moulton, and Mika Rottenberg. There will also be a showing of From Darkroom to Daylight, a documentary by Harry Wang that explores how the dramatic change from film to digital has affected photographers and their work. It includes interviews with Sally Mann, Jerome Liebling, George Tice, and Ruud van Empel.
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