Photography and art events around the globe
Fotofest 2018 Biennial: India
March 10th-April 22nd
In 2018 the FotoFest Biennial is hosting INDIA. Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art. It is the first time that FotoFest focuses directly on South Asian photography.
Exhibitions across the city will showcase the works of 47 photographers and artists from India and the indian diaspora who address issues ranging from race, racism, gender, environment, caste and class, among others.
At the occasion FotoFest will host over 120 independent participating spaces across the city of Houston, and its surroundings. As an international platform for photographic arts exhibitions, the FotoFest Biennial has become known as a showcase for the discovery and presentation of important new work and new talent from around the world.
India and its diaspora is not the only theme for the 2018 biennial. FotoFest will also publish an accompanying book, “India: Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art.” The festival also features videos and multimedia pieces by indian artists.
The Photography Show
April 5–8, 2018
New York City
The Photography Show will be held April 5-8, 2018, at Pier 94 in New York City. Celebrating its 38th edition, the Show will feature 96 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries. Presented by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), the fair is the longest running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium in New York City.
The 2018 Photography Show will feature galleries from more than 14 countries and 49 cities from across the U.S. and around the world, including Europe, the U.K., Asia, Canada, and South America. Presenting a range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern, and 19th century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media, the Show will offer work from established and new galleries. In addition, more than 30 book sellers, publishers, and photography organizations will be represented at the Show. Explore the full list of exhibitors.
More than a dozen talks will feature prominent curators, collectors, artists, and journalists. For the first time the Show will present Photography Talking Back, a series of talks with photographers who are using their work to address issues such as immigration, racism, climate change, and gender inequality.
17-20 May 2018
Considered by The Guardian “The UK Photography event of the year” Photo London reaches its 4th edition as a world-class photography fair and a catalyst for London’s dynamic photography community.
Photo London seeks to bring together the world’s leading photographers, curators, exhibitors, dealers and the public in general to celebrate photography, with a great deal of participating galleries and also giving space for emerging talents in a section entitled Discovery.
Its Public Programme brings together special exhibitions, installations, and a Talks Programme curated by William A. Ewing, renowned curator and writer, former Director of the Musée de l’Elysée, and former Director of Exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, New York.
As described in the Web site, Photo London is a place to find both the most innovative emerging artists, new work by established masters and rare vintage pieces.
PHOTOFAIR | Shanghai
September 21-23, 2018
In 2018 the Shanghai Photofair will take place at the historic Shanghai Exhibition Center, to discover modern and contemporary photography, offering galleries a unique platform in the surroundings of Shanghai.
The Fair announced recently through its Instagram account that the 2018 edition of the Insights exhibition will be curated by Victor Wang, a curator and researcher based in Shanghai and London. “For the exhibition, Wang is drawing on the photographic exhibition history of Shanghai and revisiting the 1999 artist-curated photo exhibition `The Same But Also Changed´ © Works by Chen Xiaoyun, installation view of The Same But Also Changed, 1999. Courtesy of XU Zhen and YANG Zhenzhong.
Insights is an initiative which focuses on an important moment in the development of the fine art photography practices. Other sections include talks on different related subjects, under the title of Conversations; Spotlight, that highlights an artist of international importance to the contemporary photography space and market; and Stage, that explores the relationship between photography and other art forms.
The Collectors’ Exhibition Curated by Erin Barnett, shows works from some of China’s most influential collectors “examining the ways in which artists have used image to make us think about the world around us”, as stated in its site.
October 25-28, 2018
The arts program of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce announced the 14th edition of ARTBO, the International Art Fair of Bogota, which will take place between October 25 and 28, 2018, at the Gran Salon of Corferias.
This art fair is considered one of the most important platforms for cultural exchange and research in Latin America, featuring a diversity of activities involving artists, curators, critics, editors and much more.
ARTBO has announced a diversity of activities including Proyectos, solo exhibitions for represented artists and selected by a curator; Sitio, a section for works that transcend the traditional formats of exhibition; Artecamara, the space for emerging Colombian artists with no commercial representation; Libro de Artista, a selection of artist´s books to promote artistic research, creation and experimentation; and Articularte, a space for experimentation and collective production to bring contemporary art practices to the public.