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Vik Muniz, 'Weeping Woman, After Picasso,' 2007 | © Vik Muniz, Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zürich
Vik Muniz, 'Weeping Woman, After Picasso,' 2007 | © Vik Muniz, Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zürich
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The Highlights of the 2018 AIPAD Photography Show

Picture of Christine Lee
Art Writer & Art Advisor
Updated: 17 April 2018
The Photography Show presented by AIPAD held its 38th edition at Pier 94 in New York City earlier this month. This year’s show featured 96 galleries from 14 countries, with 15 panels and special exhibitions showcasing early, modern, and contemporary photography and photo-based works.

Marjan Teeuwen at Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Born in 1953, Amsterdam-based artist Marjan Teeuwen cuts into living structures à la Gordon Matta-Clark, Richard Wilson, and Urs Fisher. Teeuwen is known for carefully dismantling and reconstructing large-scale architectural installations within abandoned buildings, which she photographs prior to demolition. For Destroyed House Piet Mondriaanstraat 1 (2017), Teeuwen removed the walls from apartments, created densely-textured walls of layered partitions, and constructed a monochromatic composition that simultaneously evoked a sense of order and chaos.

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Marjan Teeuwen, ‘Destroyed House Piet Mondriaanstraat 1,’ 2017 | © Marjan Teeuwen, Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York.

Trine Søndergaard at Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Trine Søndergaard’s contemplative and formal works reference traditional Danish portraiture while exploring the perception of reality through photography. In her 16-piece series of works titled Guldnakke #10 (2012), the Copenhagen-based artist photographs women in bonnets facing away from the camera. The austere portraits are simple and bare so the bonnets—once-popular garments among the wives of wealthy Danish farmers—may boldly represent luxury.

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Trine Søndergaard, ‘Guldnakke #10,’ 2012 | © Trine Søndergaard, Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York.

Georges Rousse at Sous les Etoiles Gallery

French artist and photographer Georges Rousse comes from a diverse background of medicine, architecture, photography, and printing. Rousse is known for large-scale graphic photographs of complex optical installations that distort the viewer’s perception. With a team of assistants and specialists, he paints abstract shapes within abandoned or soon-to-be demolished buildings that challenge his audience’s sense of reality within space.

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Georges Rousse, ‘Tuttlingen,’ 2016. Image courtesy the artist and Sous Les Etoiles Gallery.

Stephen Wilkes at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

American photographer Stephen Wilkes is renowned for his snapshots of deteriorating buildings, including a series on Ellis Island that aided in a grant to restore the land. His recent work has focused on striking images that record the passage of time in a single image. For his exploration of time and light for his Day to Night series on avian migration, Wilkes created an ethereal and panoramic landscape by blending two images from two cameras, in which flamingos were photographed during the day and at night.

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Stephen Wilkes, ‘Day to Night, Lake Bogoria, Kenya,’ 2017. Image courtesy the artist and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery.

Cortis & Sonderegger at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

Jojokim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger are an artist and photographer duo based in Adliswil, Switzerland, who started a series of ongoing projects that painstakingly recreate iconic images from photographic history. Making of “The Red Ceiling” (by William Eggleston, 1973), on view at The Photography Show, exhibited an instantaneously identifiable image by the American photographer William Eggleston, including the duo’s process of arranging props and materials to create the artwork.

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Cortis & Sonderegger, ‘Making of “The Red Ceiling” (by William Eggleston, 1973),’ 2016. Photo by Christine Lee.

Michael Eastman at Edwynn Houk Gallery

Missouri-born photographer Michael Eastman utilizes formal elements such as color, surface, and patina to express emotional narratives in his architectural images. In his expansive oeuvre, the artist aims to capture historical interiors and landscapes with a visual language that’s rich in color, architecturally precise, and emotionally evocative.

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Michael Eastman, Piazza, Venice, 2008 | Photo by Christine Lee / © Michael Eastman, St. Louis.

Abelardo Morell at Edwynn Houk Gallery

Cuban-born photographer Abelardo Morell is renowned for his mastery of a centuries-old technique of recording images with a camera obscura to capture urban and landscape scenes on monumental scales. View of Central Park Looking North, Spring, 2010 showcases the artist’s capacity to capture enchanting scenes that bring exterior spaces indoors.

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Abelardo Morell, Camera Obscura: View of Central Park Looking North, Spring, 2010 | © Abelardo Morell, Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zürich.