Oct. 11, 2014
SAT. OCT 11: 11am–11pm
11am: Memorial Hall opens for browsing at the FotoFocus Biennial Bookstore and the Aperture Foundation Fotobook Awards exhibit.
PHOTOGRAPHY IN DIALOGUE: Urbanscapes
1 pm: Film: Bill Cunningham New York, 2010 (1:24mins), by Richard Press and Phillip Gefter. Response by Photography Director Ivan Shaw, at Vogue Magazine, New York.
3:30 pm: Forum on street photography: Guests include Curator Steven Matijcio, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Associate Curator of Photography Brian Sholis, Cincinnati Art Museum; and FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator Kevin Moore
5 pm: FotoGram@ArtHub — Forum moderated by Photography Director Ivan Shaw of Vogue. Guests include: Architect José Garcia, Designer of the Art Hub in Washington Park, Architect and Artist G. Haviland Argo and Publisher Nion McEvoy, of Chronicle Books and Co-Curator of the Stills exhibition.
8 pm: Artist, Author and Director John Waters: This Filthy World Performance
Executive Photography Director at Vogue, which he joined in 1994 after having worked at Vanity Fair, Ivan Shaw has also contributed to numerous books and exhibitions, including Extreme Beauty and In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye. Mr. Shaw is now working extensively with The Vogue Archive and has presented lectures about the Archive in both the United States and England. He also instructs regularly in fashion photography at New York’s School of Visual Arts. An avid collector of photographs and photography books, Ivan Shaw's interests have expanded to Instagram, where he is followed by the likes of celebrity portrait artist Joe Pugliese, who, in an interview foraphotoediter noted that “Ivan Shaw at Vogue has a great feed of NYC street scenes.” He has an MA from New York University.
Steven Matijcio has been curator of the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) since March of 2013. Prior to this position, he served as Curator of Contemporary Art at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and he has held positions in such prominent galleries and museums as the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, the Power Plant, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada. When asked by Christopher Hoeting how he would bring his past experiences of working locally and globally to the CAC, Mr. Matijcio responded that he is "drawn to cities on the so-called 'periphery' — outside the metropolis and mainstream," where "there are intrinsic discourses to be tapped in the 'local', which are then enriched through international dialogue." Consequently, he suggests that the blend of local and global perspectives make "a more resonant 'dinner party.'" In the fall of 2012, Mr. Matijcio curated the fourth edition of the Narracje Festival in Gdansk, Poland, and his 2013 essay, “Nothing to See Here” was accepted into the RENEW Conference in Riga, Latvia. In 2010, he was honored with the prestigious Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award. He is a graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.
Associate Curator of Photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Brian Sholis was previously an editor at Aperture Foundation and Artforum. His writing on photography, landscapes and American history has appeared in numerous museum exhibition catalogues, artist monographs and magazines. In 2014, he has organized the exhibitions Eyes on the Street; Big Pictures, Building Pictures: Architectural Photographs by Édouard Baldus; and Portraits of the Artist, all for the Cincinnati Art Museum. Most recently, his writing appeared in the 2014 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize catalogue and the Fall 2014 issue of The Common.
With popularity and acclaim highly visible in his world — eight Tony Awards alone for the musical show adaptation of his film, Hairspray — one might not think John Waters still capable of being "figurehead for a particular type of misfit – angry, subversive, creative and funny," as described by Alex Needham. But John Waters remains all that. Those fortunate enough to see his one-man performance of This Filthy World on Saturday, October 11 (open to Passport Ticket Holders only), will get the chance to experience his brilliance live and first-hand in a 90ish-minute vaudevillian performance that covers topics as divergent as art-world extremism, fashion outrage, true crime, exploitation films, Catholicism, sex, his up-bringing in Baltimore and the joy of reading.
The Chairman & CEO of Chronicle Books, based in San Francisco, California, Nion McEvoy joined the publisher in 1986, and served there as editor-in-chief for the adult trade division. In 2000, he acquired the company through The McEvoy Group, which also includes becker&mayer!, Princeton Architectural Press and Galison/Mudpuppy. Chronicle Books retains its reputation for excellence in design and the strong popular appeal of its titles, including such best-sellers as The Beatles Anthology, Press Here and Plenty. Photo titles include David Maisel’s Library of Dust, Elinor Carucci’s Closer, Jim Marshall’s Proof and Andrew Zuckerman’s Creature. Prior to his career with Chronicle Books, Mr. McEvoy worked in the business affairs departments of the William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills and of Wescom Productions. He is a graduate of Porter College at the University of California, Santa Cruz and UC Hastings College of the Law. He is a commissioner for the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and serves on the boards of SFJAZZ, the UCSF Foundation and SFMOMA. Mr. McEvoy is also on the Photography Accessions Committee at SFMOMA and the overall Accessions Committee at SAAM. Nion McEvoy has two sons and a daughter, and plays drums in two elusive bands, Rough Draft and Thinking in Pictures.
Prior to beginning his own firm in Cincinnati in 2006, José García was first a project architect at Diaz y Lozada in Argentina, and then at Michael Graes Architecture before becoming Director of Design at Al Neyer, Inc. He received his initial degree in architecture from the Universidad Catolica de Cordoba in Argentina before he went on to earn his MS in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University. José García holds professional registrations in several countries in South America and Europe, and he works in partnership with various architecture firms in the United States.
G. Haviland Argo III
G. Haviland Argo III grew up on a farm in rural Kentucky. He holds degrees in architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and the College of Design at the University of Kentucky where he was a Gaines Center for the Humanities Fellow. He has worked on numerous arts and cultural projects in well-known architecture and construction offices around the world and exhibits his artwork infrequently. He recently returned to Kentucky to represent the owners during the construction of 21c Museum Hotels in Cincinnati, Durham and Lexington. He is also a board member for various arts organizations across the country. www.havilandargo.com