Books Rescued From the Fire, 2013 © Simon Brown/Courtesy of Benrubi Gallery, NYC
EXHIBITION: Simon Brown: The Weight of Knowledge, Benrubi Gallery, 41 E. 57th Street
November 20 – December 30
UK photographer Simon Brown presents The Weight of Knowledge, a stunning series of still lifes depicting books and the metaphorical weight behind them. Opening reception: Thursday, November 20, 6:00-8:00PM
EXHIBITION: Nathan Lyons, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, 535 W. 24th Street
October 30 – December 20
In conjunction with the publication of his fourth book, Return Your Mind to Its Upright Position, Nathan Lyons’ exhibition features a selection of photographic diptychs. Representing all four of Lyon’s books, the exhibition begins with an installation of photographs spanning the years 1962 to 2013.
LECTURE: Justine Kurland, International Center of Photography, 1114 Avenue of the Americas
November 19, 7:00
For the last ten years, Justine Kurland has travelled back and forth across the United States in a photographic exploration of the American dream. This Wednesday, Kurland will speak about her most recent project, Sincere Auto Care, at the International Center of Photography.
Roadrunner © Thomas Allen
LECTURE: Worlds Unfolded: A Conversation with Thomas Allen, Penumbra Foundation, 36 E. 30th Street
November 18, 7:30-9:30PM
Thomas Allen‘s unique tableaus are constructed from figures meticulously cut out from magazines and books, carefully lit and photographed to create new scenes and statements about sexuality, science, and childhood. Penumbra Foundation will host a conversation between Allen and Harper’s Magazine Art Director Stacey D. Clarke about Allen’s work and upcoming exhibition at Foley Gallery.
LECTURE: Philip Gefter in Conversation with Edmund White, School of Visual Arts, 333 West 23rd Street
November 17, 7:00PM
To celebrate the recent publication of Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe, The School of Visual Arts Photography department presents a discussion with the book’s author Philip Gefter and writer Edmund White on Robert Mapplethorpe’s life and work, the collector Sam Wagstaff, and photography’s role in the gay community.
BOOK LAUNCH: Pidgin 18: ETHICS, Printed Matter, 195 Tenth Avenue
November 21, 6:00-8:00PM
Pidgin, the student-run publication of the Princeton School of Architecture, will launch their newest volume at Printed Matter. This issue, full of fascinating architectural photography, explores the ethical concerns related to how architectural spaces are produced and experienced.
EXHIBITION: The Photographer’s Playspace, Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, 547 W 27th Street, 4th Floor
November 19, 7:00PM
Christopher McCall, Director of Pier 24 Photography, curates Aperture Gallery’s new exhibition The Photographer’s Playspace. Twenty photographers will exhibit works made in response to assignments from the Aperture book The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas. This exhibition provides a glimpse into how working with prompts can effect a photographer’s process.
Wheel of Fortune © Victoria Goldman
EXHIBITION: Victoria Goldman: Mythicos Divinare, Robin Rice Gallery, 325 W. 11th Street
November 5 – December 14
Victoria Goldman‘s new series of photographs explores her two-decade fascination with Tarot. Each of the twenty-two photographs is inspired by one of the major Tarot archetypes. Goldman explores and interoperates the mythology and imagery associated with ancient Tarot cards and their place in popular culture.
PANEL DISCUSSION: Photography Unfixed, George Eastman House, 900 East Avenue, Rochester
November 22, 1:00-2:00PM
The George Eastman House, the premier institution for photographic history, will host a panel discussion on how the shift from analog to digital technology has influenced our society’s relationship with photographic media. Moderated by Lisa Hostetler, curator-in-charge, Department of Photography, the panelists include New York Times Lens Blog co-editor James Estrin, electrical engineer and inventor of the digital camera Steven J. Sasson, and photographer and associate professor at the School of Image Arts and Ryerson University Robert Burley.
EXHIBITION: Eugene Atget: A Quiet Calling, Pace/MacGill Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, 9th Floor
November 6 – January 3
Eugene Atget, known for his quiet documentation of French culture, worked in relative obscurity until his death. This exhibition features iconic as well as previously unseen photographs, amassed from one of the most important private collections of his work.