The holiday season is the perfect time to catch up on current exhibits. The following photography group shows are on view now and bring together diverse and exciting rosters of artists:
photo by Eirik Johnson
The Foster Prize is a biennial award and exhibition presented by the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. From the nine finalists selected this year artist Amie Siegel was recently announced as the 2010 Foster Prize winner. All the finalist’s works are on view at the ICA through January 17th, and feature a selection of challenging conceptually driven pieces in a range of mediums by Boston area artists. On view in the exhibit is an installation by photographer Eirik Johnson whose recent monograph Sawdust Mountain was released by Aperture in spring of 2009. Also featured in the exhibit are works by Robert De Saint Phalle, Fred H. C. Liang, Rebecca Meyers, Matthew Rich, Daniela Rivera, Evelyn Rydz and Stephen Tourlentes.
2010 James and Audrey Foster Prize Finalists
On view through January 17, 2011
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Avenue
photo by Toni Catany
The current exhibition on view in Aperture’s gallery through January 11th provides an expansive look at Spain’s changing photographic history with over sixty five works by fifteen photographers. Presented in collaboration with the Spanish Ministry of Culture and curated by Carmen de la Guerra and Javier Díez from Artendencias, the photographs in Connections and Confrontations by artists Juan Colom, Cristina García Rodero and Carlos Pérez Siquier alongside newer wave photographers such as Joan Fontcuberta, Chema Madoz, and Alberto García Alix, among others picture everything from Bull fighters, to country weddings to contemplations of form and shape, presenting collectively a country’s aesthetic history.
The Spanish National Photography Prize: Connections and Confrontations
On view November 19 – January 11 2011
547 West 27th Street
New York, New York
image by Ishmael Randall Weeks
Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud and Aperture Green Cart artist LaToya Ruby Frazier, Planet of Slums a group show on view at New York City’s Third Streaming gallery. Inspired by Mike Davis’ book Planet of Slums, this exhibit of the same name presents artist’s observing the current urban, economic and social concerns of urban populations. Participating artists include Manuel Acevedo, Erik Benson, Tony Buba, Nanna Debois Buhl, Zachary Fabri, Patrick Hamilton, Takashi Horisaki, Greg Lindquist, Ishmael Randall Weeks, Elisabeth Subrin, Rishi Singhal, Juana Valdes and Lori Waselchuck.
Planet of Slums
On view December 17, 2010 – February 5, 2011
10 Greene Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York