Photo and art events worth checking out
In 1997 the city of Paris offered a unique event dedicated to photography. From then on, Paris Photo has been considered the world’s largest international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium. On November 9-12, 2017, people interested can attend the historic Grand Palais to enjoy the 21st edition of Paris Photo, dedicated this time to Karl Lagerfeld.
Held annually, Paris Photo is the ideal place for collectors, professionals, artists, and enthusiasts who want to get acquainted with the diversity of the artworks that mirror the worldwide trends through exhibitions, awards, book signing sessions, special events, and talks and discussions with artists, curators, critics, and historians.
This year, Paris Photo proposes to visit the fair through the eyes of Karl Lagerfeld, by selecting his personal favorites, “An original way for the public to contemplate the artworks exhibited by the gallerists and curators, while discovering the aesthetic universe of Karl Lagerfeld”, as stated in the press release of the event.
Karl Lagerfeld, fashion designer, publisher and book dealer, began working as a photographer in 1987. Lagerfeld has since received the Cultural Prize from the German Photographic Society and the ICP Trustee Award from the International Centre of Photography.
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Miami Street Photography Festival 2017 (MSPF)
December 7-10, 2017 at HISTORYMIAMI Museum
MSPF is an international photography festival showcasing the best of contemporary street and documentary photography. Organized along with the HistoryMiami Museum, the goal of the Festival is to establish a global platform for learning through exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other events.
“There is no set-up involved, no manipulation of the scene and very little or no post-processing of the image. This realism has provided an accurate and insightful record of street culture throughout the world. With images portraying everything from the ugly, gritty side of life to more humorous situations, they are moments that unless captured, might otherwise go unnoticed”, details its Web page about the event, that reaches its sixth year.
The programming, that includes workshops, exhibits and portfolio reviews, will take place at the HistoryMiami Museum.
Workshops have limited capacity, the interested please review the requirements in order to register. Costa Manos, Harvey Stein, Maggie Steber and Veneet Vohra, are some of the instructors that will be sharing their visions on street photography.
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Art Basel Miami
December 7 – 10, 2017
In year 2000 Art Basel opened in the city of Miami, building bridges for contemporary arts between Europe and America. That first edition featured 160 galleries from 23 countries and attracted 30,000 visitors, also launching Art Basel Conversations, panel discussions with leading members of the art world that provide access to first-hand information on diverse aspects of collecting and exhibiting art.
“This year, over 200 of the world’s leading international Modern and contemporary art galleries display artworks by over 4,000 artists, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, film, video, and digital art. Visitors can find works ranging from edited pieces by young artists to museum-caliber masterpieces”.
For more information on Art Basel Miami visit www.artbasel.com
Hemera Collective: Photo50 Curator 2018
Photography focus day: Jan 19
Photo50 is London Art Fair’s annual exhibition of contemporary photography, providing a critical forum for examining some of the most distinctive elements of current photographic practice.
This year London Art Fair announces the Hemera Collective as the guest curator of the exhibition, the first collective to curate London Art Fair’s annual exhibition of photography.
“Hemera Collective is a curatorial and collaboration led group specialising in photography and lens-based media, producing exhibitions and participatory programmes that draw from multiple disciplines with the aim to encourage new perspectives and facilitate debate”.
From collaboratively produced research projects to artists that draw on the circulation of images, knowledge, and capital; Photo50 2018 examines vital directions in contemporary photographic practice. This year exhibit is entitled Resolution is not the Point.
For more information on the fair visit http://www.londonartfair.co.uk