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Mexico quiero conocerte: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide and Manuel Alvarez Bravo

From November 21, 2019 to March 15, 2020
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Mexico quiero conocerte: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide and Manuel Alvarez Bravo
1100 & 1001 Kettner Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
The Mexican photographers Graciela Iturbide (b.1942) and Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902 -1992) are two of the most celebrated photographers in Latin America. The images each artist produced of their native Mexico have actively contributed to shaping Mexican visual identity while concurrently offering representations of marginalized populations that existed outside mainstream consciousness. Through the medium of photography, both Iturbide and Álvarez Bravo dynamically examine their own country and the myriad of indigenous cultures within it.

Drawn from MCASD's permanent collection, México quiero conocerte: Photographs by Graciela Iturbide and Manuel Álvarez Bravo explores the intimate connection each photographer had to capturing aspects and ideas of Mexico. Photographing their own homeland, their approaches to picturing the country differed from the dominant Anglo and Eurocentric portrayals of Mexico produced by foreign image-makers. The exhibition's title, borrowed from a well-known photograph by Iturbide, firmly grounds how both photographers grew to learn and explore their national landscape through the lens of their cameras. The works presented in this exhibition make evident the continual dialogue each artist had with the changing landscape of their country, while highlighting their contributions to ideas of myth in Mexico.
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This Changing Planet
Fort Collins, CO
From December 06, 2019 to April 04, 2020
As the earth's climate is changing, so do the conditions of people around the globe. The oceans, forests, ice caps, and climate refugees are an ever-changing unknown. Share your images of people, places, and creatures affected by our changing planet.
Tseng Kwong Chi: East Meets West
New York, NY
From February 13, 2020 to April 04, 2020
Yancey Richardson is pleased to present East Meets West, a selection of photographic self-portraits made between 1979 and 1987 by Tseng Kwong Chi (1950 - 1990). Combining performance and photography, political satire and personal identity, Tseng's pioneering series exemplifies the art of the eighties while anticipating the social, political and philosophical themes of the present day. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver by exiled Chinese nationalists, Tseng studied photography and art in Paris. In 1978, Tseng moved to Manhattan, becoming a fixture of New York's downtown art scene and a close friend of Keith Haring whose work and activities he documented. Soon after arriving, Tseng began the series East Meets West, photographing himself at iconic tourist locales throughout America, wearing a “Mao suit”, dark sunglasses and an enigmatic expression. Pictured at the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and other monumental sites, Tseng's persona suggests that of an austere, visiting dignitary, paying homage to sites signifying American greatness. The series was partly inspired by Richard Nixon's diplomatic trip to the People's Republic of China in 1972, where the visit consisted largely of a series of carefully staged appearances meant to generate the greatest possible visual impact, including the infamous Nixon-Mao handshake. In spite of the immutability of his Mao ensemble, Tseng responds distinctly to each locale, gazing contemplatively at the Grand Canyon, leaping raucously into the air at the Brooklyn Bridge or assuming a stiff, patriotic stance next to a rocket at Cape Canaveral. Describing himself as both an “ambiguous ambassador” and an “inquisitive traveler”, Tseng mischievously and subtly investigated core issues of outsider and identity politics. Deceased at age thirty-nine from aids-related illness, Tseng's work has been widely exhibited and published. His work is in numerous public collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Metropolitan Museum, New York; the Tate Modern, London; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and many others. In 2015, a retrospective Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing For the Camera was held at the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, and the Grey Art Gallery at New York University.
Guanyu Xu: Temporarily Censored Home
New York, NY
From February 13, 2020 to April 04, 2020
Yancey Richardson is pleased to present Temporarily Censored Home, Guanyu Xu's debut exhibition with the gallery. Since 2018, Beijing-born, Chicago-based artist Guanyu Xu has secretly created photographic installations throughout his childhood home in Beijing in order to queer his parents' domestic space, transforming it into a scene of revelation, protest and reclamation. Using collected images from Western film and fashion magazines, photographs from family albums, as well as portraits of himself with other gay men, Xu enacts a deeply intimate and political performance. Xu was raised in a conservative home in a military-housing complex in Beijing, where expressions of overt non-heteronormative behavior were discouraged. With very limited exposure to the LGBTQ community in China, he understood his sexuality through Western culture, particularly film, television and fashion, which were dominated by representations of white, masculine men, under the overarching notion of the American Dream. Now living in the United States, Xu traveled back to Beijing to activate these installations in secret while his parents were away. And through the recontextualization of images and the revisiting of his own personal history, Xu provides a poignant cross-cultural examination into oppressive systems of power. Layered and visually complex, the photographs skew the architecture of the apartment, reconstructing each space into a dense mosaic of revealing and self-referential imagery. There are photographs taped to the ceiling, draped across furniture, covering windows and doorways, curled, layered and protruding at odd angles. Prints of nude men burst from luggage or are seen secreted in a drawer; cartoon decorations celebrating the Year of the Dog mix with images of the American flag and a Pacific sunset. For Xu, the project examines this intersectional experience as a foreign, Asian, gay man in the United States, while redefining his home as a queer space that finally acknowledges him. Guanyu Xu (b. 1993, Beijing) lives and works in Chicago. He earned his MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2019 and is the winner of the Foam Talent, LensCulture Emerging Talent and Kodak Film Photo Awards. In 2020, examples from Temporarily Censored Home will be featured in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the New Orleans Museum of Art; as well as solo exhibitions at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and The College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Wesleyan University. His work has also been featured in a number of publications including The New Yorker and W Magazine.
Elisabeth Ajtay: Dialogue
San Francisco, CA
From March 01, 2020 to April 04, 2020
Dialog/Dialogue is a body of work that is a continuation of Elisabeth Ajtay's exploration of the moon alphabet in the context of emotional states. It's also a reflection on migration and the notion of otherness through an examination of the challenges that language poses, expressed through visually abstracted linguistic shapes within the image. With the Moon Alphabet, a work that she drew with the light of the moon in 2013-14, she created photograms using negative and positive imagery of the moon alphabet. The hard edge of each negative contrasts with the movement of the letters on the photographic surface. While the organic shapes suggest motion, the hard-edged geometry juxtaposes the compositions in a series of references to the systemic structure of language that grants us access to our immediate living environment and to culture. The torn, reassembled, sculptural photograms she creates are based on sketches of migrational patterns of humans' movement. The abstracted images examine limiting/inhibiting, as well as connecting/unifying aspects of language within inter-personal/national exchange. Elisabeth Ajtay received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MS from the FH-Dortmund, Germany. Originally from Romania, she long resided in Germany, and is now based in New York City. Her works have been shown extensively in Europe and the US. This is her second solo exhibition with DSCA.
For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw
Indianapolis, IN
From May 18, 2019 to April 05, 2020
A traveling exhibit that features 75 never seen before black-and-white photos taken by Kiowa photographer Horace Poolaw. Poolaw's main subjects were mostly friends and family. He sought to capture the lives of mid-century Native Americans of the Southern Plains through weddings, parades, various gatherings and military recruits in their uniform. Included in the unique and inspiring events he photographed were the first Native American-operated inter-tribal events, the American Indian Exposition (or Indian Fair) held annually in Anadarko, Oklahoma, and the Craterville Indian Fair. Poolaw included the landscape and surroundings in his photos; and it is a realistic and natural depiction of the people and their environment from the 1920s through the 1970s. Unlike the documentation of Native peoples by non-Native photographers, there are no nostalgic attempts to memorialize a forgotten past of the "American Indian."
Empty Vessel: Amir Zaki
Riverside, CA
From January 18, 2020 to April 05, 2020
Empty Vessel - Amir Zaki presents two new bodies of photographs by Amir Zaki featuring either vacant landscapes of California skateparks or still lifes of shards from broken, ceramic containers. The shards are clearly from earthenware pots, but both subjects are "vessels" in that the skateparks are sunken into the clay of the earth. Hung in proximity to one another, sometimes juxtaposed, the images generate a complex conversation around the notion of "emptiness," which includes removing presuppositions from one's mind about what one is about to experience, is experiencing, or has experienced. By disentangling the mind of one's own stories and worries, one can be open to other possibilities presented by perception itself. Thus Zaki's Empty Vessel, as an exhibition, provides a platform for contemplating duality and the more ambiguous third space that exists between linked elements which cannot exist without each other: form and emptiness; function and aesthetics; holding and letting go; containing and emptying.
LOST AND FOUND by Bruce Gilden
New York, NY
From February 07, 2020 to April 05, 2020
In collaboration with Magnum Photos, 10 Corso Como New York presents LOST AND FOUND, an exhibition of Bruce Gilden's early New York street photographs from the mid 70s through 80s as well as his more recent fashion images. The exhibition will be on view in the 10 Corso Como Gallery in Lower Manhattan's Seaport District, February 7- April 5, 2020. LOST AND FOUND is the result of a happy accident: the rediscovery of some 2000-odd rolls of 35mm film from Bruce Gilden's early days photographing New York City, spanning from 1978 to 1984. The film had been relegated to filing cabinets at the time, yet in the summer of 2017, after a house move, Gilden found it again. These pictures are almost all made without the use of flash, which would become his trademark. As Gilden himself explains, "It's Bruce Gilden before he really became the known Bruce Gilden." In many ways, these rediscovered images share much of what defined his early black and white books, like Coney Island and Facing New York: raw, close-up pictures of a long-gone iteration of New York street life, of the ‘characters' that would become central to much of Gilden's work. Gilden believes his recurring subject matters stem from his youth and upbringing: "Being a native New Yorker and having a gangster-type father - you know: big hats, thick grey hair, gold rings - that had a big effect on what I photographed. I never had to think about what I wanted to photograph." These images - all vintage prints - are shown at the 10 Corso Como Gallery for the very first time. The exhibition also includes Gilden's fashion work, shot from 2000 on. Though all produced on assignment for publications including Vogue, Wallpaper and The New York Times, these portraits share the same gusto as his street photography: an intensity that is immediately recognizable, a wit and an immediacy that punch you in the gut.
Winter Blues, Contemporary Cyanotypes
Carmel, CA
From February 29, 2020 to April 05, 2020
Winter Blues will display the work of 10 diverse and innovative contemporary cyanotype artists, featuring: Diana Bloomfield, J.M. Golding, Brenton Hamilton, Barbara Hazen, Max Kellenberger, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Meghann Riepenhoff, Paula Riff, Leah Sobsey, Brian Taylor
 Francesca Woodman: Portrait of a Reputation
Denver, CO
From September 20, 2020 to April 05, 2020
This exhibition presents an early episode in the artistic life of American artist Francesca Woodman (1958-81). Featuring over 40 unique, vintage prints, as well as notes, letters, postcards, and other ephemera related to the artist's burgeoning career, this exhibition details Woodman's creative coming-of-age primarily during the years 1975-79. Introducing this material for the first time, the exhibition is drawn from the personal collection of George Lange, a long-time friend and classmate of Woodman's at Rhode Island School of Design. Francesca Woodman: Portrait of a Reputation details how the artist came into her creative voice and her singular approach to photography at a notably young age. This exhibition demonstrates Woodman's virtuosity in formation-the creative impulses that yielded a distinctive voice, and also a more nuanced understanding of the context in which she worked and which is featured so prominently in her photographs from this time. Ranging from portraits in her studio/apartment in college to self-portraits in the bucolic Colorado landscape in which she was raised, these works capture Woodman's hallmark approach to art-making: enigmatic, rigorous, and poignant, all at once. The exhibition will also include select photographs of Woodman made by George Lange during this period. Taken together, Francesca Woodman: Portrait of a Reputation will offer a nuanced and in-depth study of this formative period in the development of this most adept artist.
Gail Albert Halaban:  Italian Views
Atlanta, GA
From January 31, 2020 to April 11, 2020
Gail Albert Halaban is a fine art photographer born in 1970 in Washington, DC. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, and Yale University, from which she received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography. Gail Albert Halaban's photography is characterized by large-scale pieces of women and landscapes of inner cities. Her photography has been published in The Huffington Post, The New York Times Magazine, and Le Monde. Gail Albert Halaban's photography has been exhibited extensively in solo and group shows including an upcoming solo 2018 exhibit at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York. She has published two monographs with a third one due out in 2018. Gail Albert Halaban lives in New York City.
Michael Wolf: Life in Cities
San Francisco, CA
From February 06, 2020 to April 11, 2020
The Robert Koch Gallery is proud to present Michael Wolf: Life in Cities, a survey celebrating Michael Wolf's life and work. For over four decades Wolf examined the layered urban landscape, addressing juxtapositions of public and private space, and anonymity and individuality in relation to history and modern development. Michael Wolf’s work on life in cities was always driven by a profound concern for the people living in these environments and for the consequences of massive urbanization on contemporary civilization. This commitment and engagement remained central throughout his career. The Robert Koch Gallery was the first gallery to represent Michael Wolf, and did so exclusively for many years, presenting Wolf's first exhibition of his breakthrough project Architecture of Density in 2005 and later the first gallery exhibition of Transparent City in 2008. Our gallery is honored to have mounted numerous ground-breaking exhibitions of Michael Wolf's work prior to his untimely passing in 2019. Born in Munich, Germany in 1954, Michael Wolf grew up in the United State and Canada. He studied at UC Berkeley before earning a degree from the University of Essen in Germany as a student of Otto Steinert. His photographs are in the permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Brooklyn Museum; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, Kansas City; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; The Hague Museum of Photography; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, among others. His work was included in the Hong Kong Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Biennale for Architecture and has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Deutsches Architektur Museum, Frankfurt, Germany; Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, Germany; Bauhaus Museum, Dessau, Germany; Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy; and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, among others. In 2010 Wolf was shortlisted for the prestigious Prix Pictet award for his Architecture of Density series, and again in 2016 for his Tokyo Compression series. Michael Wolf's first major retrospective Michael Wolf - Life in Cities premiered in 2017 at the prestigious Rencontres de la Photographie festival in Arles, then travelled to The Hague Museum of Photography, the Fondazione Stelline in Milan, and the Deichtorhallen Hamburg. The Josef Albers Museum in Bottrop, Germany, opened an exhibition of Wolf's early work from the Bottrop-Ebel 76 series in February of 2019 prior to the artist passing. There are numerous monographs published of Michael Wolf's work.
30 Years of Women
Atlanta, GA
From February 07, 2020 to April 11, 2020
30 Years of Women, curated by gallery founder Jane Jackson and current owner Anna Walker Skillman, draws from Jackson Fine Art's thirty-year history of showing the most distinguished voices in 20th and 21st century photography. Jackson and Skillman have selected works illustrative of the gallery's evolving vision and the strong relationships that have defined Jackson Fine Art through the years. In the viewing room, Skillman looks forward with a selection of photographs from some of the most important artists of our contemporary moment.
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