“Flash Forward Festival Boston programming provides opportunities for all photography enthusiasts, offering insight into an evolving image industry while promoting the self-sufficiency of artists. Set within the Boston cityscape, the four-day festival is based out of the Fairmont Battery Wharf, offering an in-depth experience through organized networking events and educational programming that brings internationally respected industry professionals together to share their knowledge. Programming includes curated indoor and outdoor exhibitions, galleries throughout Boston, a Harborwalk exhibition series featuring work from local galleries, along with lectures, panel discussions, and nightly events. This official program guide contains all the information that you will need to plan your itinerary.”
Click here to view a PDF of the festival catalog to see the great line up of lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and more.
“This exhibition addresses photography’s influential role in contemporary art through a selection of recent major acquisitions, primarily multipart and serial works. Presented at MoMA for the first time, these works by 19 artists are grounded in diverse photographic traditions, suggesting the creative fertility of the medium from 1960 to today. They range from postwar experiments with darkroom processes (such as photograms and photomontages), to 1970s feminist performances conceived for the camera, to political and documentary engagements with labor history and globalization in the 1980s and 1990s, to forms of archival and historical reconstitution made since 2000. The international, cross-generational group of artists includes Yto Barrada, Phil Collins,* Liz Deschenes, Stan Douglas,* VALIE EXPORT, Robert Frank, Paul Graham, Leslie Hewitt,* Birgit Jürgenssen, Jürgen Klauke, Běla Kolářová, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Dóra Maurer, Oscar Muñoz, Mariah Robertson, Allan Sekula, Stephen Shore, Taryn Simon,* and Hank Willis Thomas.*
*Works by these artists will be on view beginning August 23, 2013.
Galleries 1–4 open May 10; gallery 5 opens August 23.”
“Sharon Harper’s work jettisons this idea of the photograph as a seamless window to reality and replaces it with a magic mirror, a transformative surface that is capable of making the invisible visible and the intangible tactile. Her photographs, which often involve the sky as a test bed of human perception, have less to do with what we see than what we don’t see or, perhaps more accurately, what we want to see or try to see, but can’t.”
—Stephen Pinson, Curator of Photography at the New York Public Library
Christina Seely is a photographer and educator based in the San Francisco Bay area. She currently teaches at California College of the Arts in the photography, interdisciplinary and graduate programs.
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street (at Jones Street)
San Francisco, California [map]
The Print Center
Conversation with Henry Horenstein & Shannon Thomas Perich
Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
“Henry Horenstein and Shannon Thomas Perich, Curator of the Photographic History Collection at the National Museum of American History, will discuss Horenstein’s three earliest series: Close Relations, Honky Tonk and Speedway, placing the work in both cultural and photo-historical contexts.”
April 17th, Phoenix: “An Introduction to Photographic Print Processes, Their Vulnerabilities and Long-term Preservation”
Phoenix Art Museum
Lecture by Jennifer Jae Gutierrez: An Introduction to Photographic Print Processes, Their Vulnerabilities and Long-term Preservation
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
“Jennifer Jae Gutierrez is currently the Arthur J. Bell Senior Photograph Conservator at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Gutierrez earned a Master of Science degree from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC), specializing in photograph conservation. From 2004 to 2012 she taught undergraduate- and graduate-level courses for the University of Delaware’s Art Conservation Department and beginning in 2010 she served as Associate Director for WUDPAC.
With Debra Hess Norris she edited Issues in the Conservation of Photographs published by the Getty Conservation Institute in 2010, and she has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences about photograph conservation and conservation education. Gutierrez has been actively involved in several photograph conservation training initiatives including the Preservation of Photographic Collections in Historically Black Colleges and Universities project, and the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg Russia: Education and Training in Photograph Conservation Program.
Here is a short interview with Jae in the University of Arizona employee paper: uaatwork.arizona.edu/story/employee-qa-photograph-conservator-jae-gutierrez.”
This lecture is sponsored by INFOCUS.
Phoenix Art Museum, Singer Auditorium (enter through the Administration Building lobby)
NE corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue
April 4th, Milwaukee: “Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows” A Lecture by Richard Cahan & Jeffrey Goldstein
Lecture by Richard Cahan & Jeffrey Goldstein,
Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows
Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public; seating is limited.
“Milwaukee, TALK welcomes Richard Cahan, co-author of Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, and art collector Jeffrey Goldstein for its first in a series of visiting artist lectures. Vivian Maier, known as “the nanny photographer,” became an internet sensation after her work was put online soon after her death in 2009. Since then, Maier’s work has been shown throughout Europe and in major cities across the United States. Her story has been featured in major media outlets including NPR and The New York Times. Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, released in October 2012, is the first book that tells her life story in pictures and words.
This book is based on the largely unseen collection of more than 16,000 Maier negatives purchased by Jeffrey Goldstein. Many of the images are from negatives that were only recently processed. Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows presents the first glimpse into the personal story behind the artist whose posthumous photographs went viral.”
Hanson Dodge Creative
220 East Buffalo Street
Tel: (414) 347-1266
“Whether working as a photographer, videographer, or writer, artist Martha Rosler has created startling and incisive commentaries on American culture for more than forty years. The roles of women, wars from Vietnam to Afghanistan, and the values of a consumer-driven society have provided rich grounds for exploration. Her performance in the 1975 video Semiotics of the Kitchen, in which she demonstrates the ABCs of domestic implements, is both hilariously deadpan and filled with rage. A pioneer in the use of found images, Rosler began her Bringing Home the War in the late 1960s after being struck by the juxtaposition of graphic photographs of war with ads for a new couch in a glossy magazine. She revived it during the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. “It wasn’t about contrasting two realities, but two world views: our ideal self and this other thing which was the unacceptable realities of another place,” she says.”
This lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition on display until April 14th at the UK Art Museum and is part of the Robert C. May Endowment Photography Lecture Series.
“Los Jardines de México presents three related bodies of work, La Fosa Común, Akna and El Jardín de Juegos by Janelle Lynch. Images of overlooked or obscure urban and rural landscapes, they explore aspects of the life cycle—loss, death, regeneration—while simultaneously celebrating life and its intricate beauty.”
The exhibition will be on view until April 14, 2013.
“Curator Katherine Ware and photographer Frank Rodick will discuss his current exhibition Selections from the exhibition Labyrinth of Desire.
The MAC is proud to exhibit selections from Labyrinth of Desire, an exhibition of photographs at the Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston in 2010 by Canadian artist Frank Rodick, curated by Katherine Ware. Labyrinth of Desire consists of a series of photographs created from 1991 to the present. Known for creating powerful, evocative, and sometimes controversial pictures, Rodick alters images into sequenced compositions that explore the complex realm of the human psyche. The juxtaposition of images mimics the imprecise and non-linear workings of our private thoughts, memories and desires. The photographs selected from the Labyrinth of Desire for exhibition at The MAC examine five bodies of work: Liquid City (1991-1999), sub rosa (1995-1997), Arena (2002-2005), Faithless Grottoes (2006-2008), and Revisitations (2009-current). Rodick says of his work, “what I’m looking for are images that feel more intimately real than our cursory experience of everyday life, images that give a voice to the worlds that live inside us and which somehow demand witness.”
The exhibition will be on view until May 1, 2013.
McKinney Avenue Contemporary
3120 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, Texas [map]
Look3 Education Week
June 11-15, 2013
“Education Week kicks off on June 11th and runs until the end of the Festival on June 15th:
- Day 1 and 2: Choose 4 of 6 courses on a range of professional and creative topics.
- Day 3: Choose either three 20-minute portfolio review sessions or one 1-hour editing session.
- Registration includes an invitation to the Education Week Keynote and party.
- LOOK3 FESTIVAL PASS IS INCLUDED IN THE EDUCATION WEEK TUITION. The Education Week Festival Pass grants access to all talks, projections, and exhibits from June 13-15: the perfect way to end this intense week of inspiration, collaboration, and creativity.
- The Education Week Festival Package (June 11-15) is $795. Scholarships are available thanks to Canon U.S.A. and Leica Camera.
- Cancellation Policy: A full refund, less a $100.00 processing fee, will be given for refund requests made BEFORE April 30, 2013. From May 1, 2013 on, no refunds will be given.”