CONTACT 2006: Imaging a Global Culture May 1 - 31, 2006
CONTACT is an annual month long festival of photography in Toronto in May. On its 10th Anniversary, CONTACT presents "Imaging a Global Culture" as its main theme. A succession of public installations, exhibitions, film programs and public lectures with over 500 local, national and international artists will take place at more than 175 venues in Downtown and the Greater Toronto Area.
Tokyo Blossoms: Deutsche Bank Collection meets Zaha Hadid The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art of Tokyo starts its Spring program with Tokyo Blossoms: Deutsche Bank Collection meets Zaha Hadid. The exhibition features 71 of the most cutting-edge artowrks from the more than 50,000 pieces in the Deutsche Bank Collection. The world-renown architect Zaha Hadid participated by creating a unique installation space that takes into consideration the character of the museum, as well as a large-scale sculptural installation to appear in the courtyard of the Hara Museum. Artists from the Deutsche Collection include Gerhard Richter, Luc Tuymans, Neo Rauch, Kara Walker, Fischli and Weiss and many others.
Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night March 2 to May 28, 2006 The Biennial is curated by Whitneyï¿½s Curator Chrissie Iles and the Chief Curator of the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) Philippe Vergne. The show's title comes from a French movie, Franois Truffaut's 1973 film, La Nuit ame'ricaine (The american Night) which denotes the cinematic technique of shooting night scenes artificially during the day by means of a special filter. This is the first Whitney Biennial to have a title attached to it. The Biennial features more than 250 works by 101 artists and artist groups, filling the Whitney with the work of some of the most creative contemporary artists in the world.
Dia:Beacon - Riggio Galleries
Dia's Andy: Through the Lens of Patronage and others Special Exhibitions through April 2006 Dia:Beacon, Dia Art Foundation's museum in the Hudson Valley, New York State was inaugurated in May 2003. Its expansive Riggio Galleries comprise 240,000 square feet of exhibition space illuminated by natural light. The museum houses works by a focused group of some of the most significant artists of the last half century and presents special, temporary exhibitions and presentations. Mostly through April 2006, the impressive permanent collection is on view along with several special exhibitions: Dia's Andy, Agnes Martin, Louise Lawler and Andy Warhol, Sol Le Witt and Vera Lutter.
Noorderlicht Photofestival 2005: Traces & Omens September 4 to October 9, 2005
In the Netherlands, the twelfth edition of Noorderlicht Photofestival deals with the visualization of time. With the main exhibition Traces & Omens containing over 400 photos, auxiliary exhibitions and a Satellite Program in 70 venues in the city and province of Groningen, the Noorderlicht Photofestival is the largest annual photo-event in the Netherlands and perhaps one of few in the world. ArtZoom presents here works from the main exhibition Traces & Omens.
2005 Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal : Image & Imagination September 8 to October 10, 2005
The 9th edition of Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal brings together the work of some sixty artists from Australia, Canada, France, Haiti, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Exploring the theme of "Image & Imagination", the 29 exhibitions are divided into thee sections: Sightlines into the Imagination; Mirroring Ourselves, Recasting Otherness; and Pictures as a Way of Shutting Our Eyes. A two-day conference is scheduled on September 22 and 23 at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) and the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA).
51st Venice Biennale June 12 - November 6, 2005
The 51st edition of International Art Exhibition in Venice plays host to over 70 participating countries, displaying almost 200 art exhibitions and events. In this online presentation we present the two curated exhibitions "The Experience of Art" curated by Maria de Corral in the Giardini and "Always a little Further" curated by Rosa Martinez in the Arsenale. These two exhibitions alone cover more than ninety international artists' work.
CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival 2005 May 1 - 31, 2005
The 9th annual Toronto photography festival explores the question of "Truth in photography" through exhibitions, films, events and installations. Over 400 Canadian and international artists participated in the festival. In an open call, twenty one shows are selected as the festival's featured exhibitions by a jury. Here we present some images from the featured exhibitions, public events organized by the Festival as well as highlights from other participating galleries.
International Center of Photography (ICP), New York City
Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China June 11 - September 5, 2004
The first comprehensive look at the innovative photo and video art produced since the mid-1990s in China. The exhibition is co-organized by ICP and the Smart Museum in collaboration with the Asia Society, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
It was on view at ICP and the Asia Society throughout summer 2004, and then traveled to the Smart Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (October 2004), the Seattle Art Museum (February, 2005), Victoria and Albert Museum in London (September 2005), the House of World Cultures, Berlin (March, 2006) and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (summer 2006).
George Eastman House
Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison: The Architect's Brother January 19 - April 21, 2002
This first one-person show of Shana & Robert ParkeHarrison was presented by George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in January 2002. The exhibition, which features 42 large-scale images by the photographers, embodies aspects of theater, sculpture, painting, and photography, creating a mythical world that mirrors our world, where nature is domesticated and controlled.
The exhibition has now traveled to Canada, as one of the featured exhibitions presented by The Month of Photography in Montreal, at TOHU - la Cite des arts du cirque. It will run from August 27 to October 2, 2005.