Monday, August 25, 2008

Aperture Foundation Art Crawl!

ARTmostfierce recommends starting the fall season September 4, 2008 by hitting the marathon of events in one night!
Get the cab fare and a pair of comfortable shoes(stilettos) ready !
Alicia in a Golden Dress, Ukraine, 2005Michal Chelbin
Paper: 16" X 20"Image: 11" X 11"C-printEdition of 30 and 5 artist's proofs
Description:First 10: $750, Nos. 11–20: $850, Nos.21–25: $950, Nos.26–30: $1,100 Signed and numbered by the artist.
Please read below press release by Yseult Chehata of Aperture Foundation and also pick up a couple of prints from the Aperture's Limited Edition Prints collection(like the Michal Chelbin shown above) so, you can start fall with a bang and something fierce and valuable on the wall!

As the summer draws to a close, and the art photography community gears up for another busy season, I am pleased to share news of four exhibitions opening on September 4 in New York City featuring Aperture artists. Following are details on what we are referring to collectively as the “Aperture Art Crawl.” Thanks in advance for sharing news of this diverse array of exhibits with your readers.

Aperture Gallery Presents:
Invasion 68 Prague
Photographs by Josef Koudelka

This unprecedented exhibition, co produced with Magnum, and coinciding with the publication of the Aperture book of the same title, presents Josef Koudelka's remarkable body of work taken during the Soviet-led invasion of Prague in 1968 that brought to an end the short-lived political freedom in Czechoslovakia that came to be known as the Prague Spring. The show will feature large-scale prints, including many images that have never been seen before. Opening on the same day from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Pace/Mac Gill Gallery (32 East 57th Street) is a companion show presenting vintage and recent prints of some of Koudelka’s most iconic images from this work.

Opening Reception with the Artist:
Thursday, September 4, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Exhibition on View:
Friday, September 5, 2008 – Thursday, October 30, 2008

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
(between 10th and 11th Avenue)
New York, NY
(212) 505-5555

RFK Funeral Train­ Rediscovered
Photographs by Paul Fusco

As a staff photographer for Look magazine in 1968, Fusco was commissioned to document all the events surrounding the funeral of Robert F. Kennedy. On the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination, and Aperture’s release of Paul Fusco: RFK, the long-awaited follow-up to Paul Fusco’s acclaimed RFK Funeral Train, Danziger Projects is reopening an exhibition of this work. To celebrate the opening, Paul Fusco will be there to sign copies of his new monograph that includes seventy never-before-seen images, many selected from the untapped treasure trove of slides that comprise the Library of Congress’s Look Magazine Photograph Collection.

Danziger Projects
521 West 26th Street
New York, New York
(212) 629-6778

Opening reception and book signing with the Artist:
6:00–8:00 p.m.

Exhibition on view:
September 4–October 4, 2008

Strangely Familiar
Photographs by Michal Chelbin

This marks Michel Chelbin’s debut exhibition at Andrea Meislin Gallery, featuring work from her first, and recently released publication Strangely Familiar: Acrobats, Athletes, and Other Traveling Troupes (Aperture, 2007). One of the art world’s rising stars, Chelbin’s portraits of small town performers in circuses and other traveling troupes from Eastern Europe, Russia, Israel and England, offer a glimpse into worlds that are both strange and familiar. The setting, costumes, and subjects may seem exotic, but Chelbin’s portraits look beyond to capture a transcendent sense of individual character.

Andrea Meislin Gallery
526 West 26th Street, Suite 214
New York, New York
(212) 627-2552

Opening reception and book signing with the Artist:
6:00–8:00 p.m.

Exhibition on view:
September 4–October 18, 2008

Games of Consequence
Photographs by Polixeni Papapetrou

Australian photographer Polixeni Papapetrou’s exhibition, Games of Consequence, is opening at Foley Gallery. Her series, Haunted Country, featured in Aperture magazine (Issue 184, Fall 2006) and in Aperture’s limited-edition prints program, presents staged images of lost children in her country’s bush inspired by her own childhood experience of being lost in the woods on a summer school holiday. In Games of Consequences, Papapetrou continues this trajectory, considering the landscape as a medium in which she can explore ideas about the contemporary social landscape of childhood.

Foley Gallery
547 W 27th Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 244-9081

Opening reception:
6:00–8:00 p.m.

Exhibition on view:
September 4–October 11, 2008

If you have any questions and/or would like to receive images, please do not hesitate to contact me. As always, thank you for supporting Aperture artists.

Yseult Chehata
Communications Coordinator
aperture foundation
547 West 27th Street, Fl. 4
New York, NY 10001
T (212) 946-7108
F (212) 979-7759

1 comment:

ruben said...

Ok folks ...I fell on my own trap. Yes indeed ! I just bought today the Michal Chelbin photo for Aperture Foundation. Such a deal!
The images from the solo show are all from the Strangely Familiar book.Hurry and get yours before they ran out!