Issue #190  3/24/2012
AIPAD Photography Show New York Opens With 75 Top Photo Art Dealers This Week At The Park Avenue Armory

The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) will hold the 32nd edition of the AIPAD Photography Show New York, one of the world's most important annual photography events, March 29-April 1, 2012, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. This is an annual "must" event in the photography collecting world.

Seventy-five of the world's leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media. The AIPAD Photography Show New York is the longest running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography. The Show will open with a Gala Preview on March 28, 2012, to benefit InMotion, which provides free legal services to low-income women. InMotion has helped thousands of women in New York City free themselves from abusive relationships, stay in their homes and win the financial support to which they--and their children--are legally entitled. More information is available at http://www.inmotiononline.org .

Tickets for 5 p.m., which include one four-day Show pass and one copy of the AIPAD Membership Directory and Illustrated Catalogue, are $250 each. Tickets for 7 p.m., which include a one-day Show pass, are $100 each. To order tickets, please go to http://gala.aipad.com .

AIPAD 2012 will present four new member exhibitors: David Zwirner, New York; Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York; Paul Cava Fine Art Photographs, Bala Cynwyd, PA; and 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing.

A wide range of the world's leading fine art photography galleries will exhibit at The AIPAD Photography Show New York. In addition to galleries from New York City and across the country, a number of international galleries will be featured from Germany, Great Britain, Argentina, Japan and China. An exhibitor list is available at http://www.aipad.com/photoshow .

The AIPAD Photography Show New York will offer museum-quality work from established and emerging contemporary artists to modern and 19th-century masters. Among the highlights will be a selection of extraordinary portraits.

AIPAD 2012 Panel Discussions

An ambitious schedule of five panel discussions featuring leading curators, artists, dealers, and collectors will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the Park Avenue Armory Veteran's Room. The panels are as follows:

10 a.m: A Conversation with Rineka Dijkstra

Contemporary women photographers are being feted in a number of solo exhibitions at leading museums across the country this year. This interview with the internationally recognized Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra will offer a rare opportunity to hear about her inspirations and thoughts before her upcoming retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in June 2012.

12 p.m.: Curator's Choice: Emerging Artists in Photography

Two major exhibitions in New York City during the run of The AIPAD Photography Show New York are of note: the Whitney Biennial 2012 at the Whitney Museum and Perspectives 2012 at the International Center for Photography. This panel, moderated by Lindsay Pollock, editor in chief, Art in America, will feature top curators discussing trends in photography and video. Panelists will include: Sarah Meister, curator, department of photography, The Museum of Modern Art; Christopher Phillips, curator, International Center for Photography, New York; and Joshua Chuang, assistant curator, photography, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.

2 p.m.: How to Collect Photographs: What Collectors Need to Know Now

What important artists are being talked about right now? What do collectors need to know? What art fairs should be on your calendar? How has the photography market changed in recent years? Seasoned collectors will offer tips for both first- time and experienced buyers. Speakers will include: Kenneth Montague, director, Wedge Curatorial Projects, Toronto; and Joseph Baio, collector, New York. The moderator will be Steven Kasher, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York.

4 p.m.: A Celebration of Francesca Woodman

To commemorate the traveling retrospective of Francesca Woodman (organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) experts will talk about the importance of this groundbreaking artist and her enduring legacy. Panelists will include: Julia Bryan-Wilson, associate professor, art history, University of California, Berkeley; Sloan Keck, a designer and friend of Francesca Woodman; and artist Elisabeth Subrin, assistant professor, department of film and media arts, Temple University. The moderator will be Robert Klein, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston.

6 p.m.: Italian Contemporary Photography

During the run of The AIPAD Photography Show New York, an important exhibition will be on view at Hunter Art Gallery, New York. "Peripheral Visions: Italian Photography, 1950s-Present" will showcase the work of major Italian photographers who have explored unconventional images of Italy. The moderator will be Sandra Phillips, senior curator of photography at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Speakers will include: Maria Antonella Pelizzari, exhibition curator and professor in the history of photography, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY; Yancey Richardson, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York; Julie Saul, Julie Saul Gallery, New York; and Olivo Barbieri, artist.

Tickets are $10 per person per panel discussion. Tickets are sold separately and are available for purchase at the Show during Show hours (Thursday - Saturday, as available). Tickets will not be sold on-site at Hunter College. Please note: AIPAD Panel Discussions are not sponsored by or affiliated with Hunter College or any Entities of CUNY.

Show Information

The AIPAD Photography Show New York will run from Thursday, March 29 though Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street in New York City. Show hours are as follows:

Thursday, March 29, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, March 30, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 31, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is $25 for one day and $40 for a four-day pass. Student admission is $10 with a valid student ID. No advance purchase is required. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, the public can call AIPAD at 202-367-1158 or visit http://www.aipad.com .

AXA Art Insurance is again the premier corporate partner with AIPAD on this show. For more information, visit http://www.axa-art.com .

Founded in 1979, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) represents more than 120 of the world’s leading galleries and dealers in fine art and historically significant photography. The organization is dedicated to creating and maintaining the highest standards of scholarship and ethical practice in the business of exhibiting, buying, and selling fine art photography.