Issue #265  4/16/2024
AIPAD Returns to Historic Park Ave. Armory, April 25-28, with 77 International Exhibitors
Overview of past AIPAD Show at the Park Avenue Armory.
Overview of past AIPAD Show at the Park Avenue Armory.

AIPAD's Photography Show returns to the historic Park Avenue Armory, April 25-28, with 77 galleries from around the world showing photography from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. The show’s VIP Preview is Thursday, April 25, Noon-8 pm, and the AIPAD Award will be presented to critic, curator, and collector Vince Aletti at 5:30 pm.

The following evening, Friday, April 26, 5 - 8 pm, is the Night of Photography. Presented in collaboration with the International Center of Photography to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Night of Photography welcomes new collectors and connoisseurs for an evening of programming, including in-booth artist talks and presentations, book signings, and an AIPAD Talk featuring a panel of photography experts and collectors. There will be light music and complimentary refreshments.

Regular Show Hours:
Friday, April 26:
12pm Fair Opens
5pm - 8pm Night of Photography

Saturday, April 27:
12pm - 7pm

Sunday, April 28:
12pm - 5pm

Tickets for the run of the show can be purchased here: https://thephotographyshow.artsvp.com/f14789.

The Photobook + Partners Sector this year includes 23 publishers and organizations, from Aperture to Minor Matters, the Penumbra Foundation and the American Photography Archives Group.

AIPAD is also welcoming a number of non-member guest exhibitors to the fair this year, including Candela Gallery from Richmond, VA; ELLEPHANT from Montreal; Magnum Gallery from New York City; Photo Discovery from Paris; and The Third Gallery Aya, from Osaka, Japan, among others.

AIPAD members and guest exhibitors will be bringing a range of top-quality photographs by emerging artists and established masters.

To attend the talks and programs during AIPAD, it is best to sign up and reserve here: https://tinyurl.com/39b84kd7.

A slate of exciting talks and programs throughout the fair includes the following:

--On Friday, March 26, at 1 pm, AIPAD Award winner Vince Aletti will be on a panel along with Jeff Rosenheim, photography curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a previous winner of the AIPAD Award.

--At 2:30 pm, a panel discussion focusing on Deborah Turbeville's Polaroids will be led by Richard Grosbard, the MUUS Collection’s Consulting Director of the Deborah Turbeville Archive, and include curators Nathalie Herschdorfer, Joel Smith, and William Ewing.

--Night of Photography at 4:30 pm, presented with ICP, will feature a panel on collecting photography, with a conversation moderated by Photograph’s editor Jean Dykstra and featuring Cathy Kaplan, curator and partner at SIDLEY Austin, collector David Mahoney and art advisor Todd Levin.

--On Saturday, April 27, 1 pm, curators Gregory Harris and Sarah Kennel and artists Carolyn Drake and RaMell Ross will discuss the exhibition A Long Arc: Photography and the American South since 1845, which opened at the High Museum in September of 2023 and travels to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts this coming October.

--At 2:30 pm, Whitney Museum photography curator Drew Sawyer will be in discussion with photographer Vera Lutter and Heji Shin to discuss their work in the exhibition In the Now: Gender and Nation in Europe, Selections from the Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl Photography Collection, on view through July 7 at the Brooklyn Museum.

--At 4:30 pm, Ivan Shaw, Conde Nast's Corporate Photography Director and Acting Visuals Editor at The World of Interiors, will be in conversation with photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo. Ngo's landscapes, interiors and still lifes have graced the pages of World of Interiors, AD, Vogue and numerous other publications. Ngo has also published five books, with a new book due out later this year from Rizzoli.

--On Sunday, April 28, at noon, photographer Dawoud Bey will be speaking with curator Valerie Cassel Oliver about the exhibition Dawoud Bey: Elegy, organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Dawoud Bey: Elegy showcases three photographic series, each mesmerizing and evocative. This exhibition contemplates the harrowing journeys and human realities of the Virginia slave trail, Louisiana plantations, and Ohio's Underground Railroad.

Limited seating for walk-ins will be available for AIPAD Talks Live Programming at the fair.