Programming series

Programming series

Paris Photo New York

Courtesy Paris Photo New York.

March 5, 2020
Programming series
April 2–5, 2020
Preview: April 1, by invitation only
Pier 94
711 12th Avenue at 55th Street
New York, NY
United States
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Paris Photo, the world’s largest international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium, is pleased to announce the programming schedule for the inaugural edition of Paris Photo New York. Presented with the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), the fair will take place April 2–5, 2020 at Pier 94, featuring a diverse program of daily artist talks, book signings, and conversations with experts in the field.

“Paris Photo is unique in that we have a two-decade history of offering fairgoers a robust program with artists and experts” said Paris Photo Director Florence Bourgeois and Artistic Director Christoph Wiesner. “Every day of the fair we will offer dynamic talks and events that all reflect New York City’s thriving photography community and gives our audience the rare opportunity to meet and engage with the leaders in the field.”

Public programming
Free access for Paris Photo New York ticket-holders. See the day-by-day program details here.

The Conversation series showcases unique perspectives on photography and organized by [RE]Emergence curator Antwaun Sargent, Aperture Foundation creative director Lesley Martin, and AIPAD board member and Edwynn Houk gallery director Julie Castellano. Highlights from the Conversations program include a talk between photographer Tyler Mitchell and curator Antwaun Sargent; a lively discussion with artists Barbara Probst, Kate Steciw, David Benjamin Sherry, and Tabitha Soren hosted by Kevin Moore of CUNY TV broadcast Twilight Talks; a talk with photographers Emmet Gowin, David Maisel, and curator Sarah Kennel about their respective work focusing on landscapes that have undergone severe environmental transformation; and a panel on the topic of Richard Avedon’s early career moderated by Philip Gefter, author of the forthcoming biography of Richard Avedon, with New Yorker photo critic Vince Aletti and Abrams Books editor Eric Himmel. Additional Conversations participants include Senior Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Clément Chéroux, Christie’s International Head of Photographs Darius Himes, Photography Curator at the Museum of Modern Art Sarah Meister, photographers Collier Schorr and Bob Gruen, Alison Janae Hamilton, and more.

Artist Talks
The Artist Talks is a short series of discussions organized by The Eyes Magazine and presented by Sidley LLP, during which experts in the field, invited artists, and publishers share their views and book projects in a set format of 15 minutes. The Artist Talks include discussions led by ICP curator David Campany and New York Times Magazine Director of Photography Kathy Ryan, who will be joined by contemporary artists, such as Elinor Carucci, and John Divola.

Book Signings
The fair’s robust Book Signing program gives attendees the unique opportunity to engage with 150 contemporary artists and their published works throughout the course of the fair, including contemporary photographers Teju Cole, Stephen Shore, Nat Ward, Martin Schoeller, Sofia Valiente, John Divola, Sage Sohier, and Erik Madigan Heck and Paolo Ventura, among others.

Project Space
Paris Photo New York is also excited to introduce the Paris Photo New York Project Space, a dedicated space for emerging photographers to share work and ideas. Paris Photo realizes that many young artists do not have access to platforms or communities that allow their work to be seen at the beginning of their careers, and the project space seeks to eliminate this barrier by hosting a space for young artists to engage in dialogue with each other, curators, and guests attending the fair. Programming includes a rotating exhibition of works, participatory projects and artist interventions by local emerging artists from various New York-based organizations including non-profit art space We Buy Gold; Red hook Labs, a public-benefit corporation dedicated to supporting and furthering the careers of emerging artists; and Baxter St at the Camera Club, one of New York’s oldest artist-run nonprofit spaces fostering the development of emerging lens-based artists. The Project space will close with the Photo Slam, an event that allows artists to share their unique perspectives through short presentations on their work.

“In New York During Paris Photo” agenda
Discover our selection of photography exhibitions and events in this week-long program created in partnership with New York’s leading museums, collections, and art spaces.

Paris Photo thanks its partners
Partners: Balmain, Sidley
Programming Partners: Aperture Foundation, The Eyes Magazine
VIP Partners: Ruinart, La Compagnie, Diptyque
Online Partner: Artsy
Charity Partner: (RED)

About Paris Photo New York
Founded in 1997, Paris Photo is the leading fair for photography, which brings together in two locations annually - Paris and New York - the world’s leading galleries and art book dealers offering more than 70 000 collectors, professionals and enthusiasts the largest panorama of premium quality and photo-driven art artworks available on the market today along-side an innovative public program featuring key figures in the field. The New York edition is presented with the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) forming a collective voice and international reference for the photographic medium.

Press contact
Cultural Counsel, parisphotonewyork [​at​]

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