Art Opening | FotoFocus Biennial 2018

by Agathe Pinard

America’s Largest Photography biennial FotoFocus Week: October 4 to 7.

FotoFocus is a Cincinnati-based non-profit arts organization that collaborates to present and support photography and lens-based projects that are accessible, enriching, and engaging to a diverse public. Since 2010, the organization has engaged art and educational institutions throughout the region to support and expand the cultural dialogue around the medium that has come to define our time.

FotoFocus Biennial is one of the signature programming of FotoFocus. This year the FotoFocus-curated exhibitions are Mamma Andersson, Akram Zaatari, No Two AlikeParis to New York, Chris Engman, and Wide Angle. 2018 marks the first year the Biennial is taking over every floor of the Contemporary Arts Center.

Here are some highlights from the exhibition:

WESTON ART GALLERY    Chris Engman    Prospect and Refuge    August 31 - November 18, 2018  L.A.-based artist  Chris Engman  creates a new site-specific installation for the Biennial, accompanied by a selection of his mind-bending photographic constructions of landscapes. Curated by  Carissa Barnard , FotoFocus Deputy Director.

WESTON ART GALLERY

Chris Engman
Prospect and Refuge
August 31 - November 18, 2018
L.A.-based artist Chris Engman creates a new site-specific installation for the Biennial, accompanied by a selection of his mind-bending photographic constructions of landscapes. Curated by Carissa Barnard, FotoFocus Deputy Director.

Wide Angle: Photography Out of Bounds    September 21 - November 18, 2018  A group exhibition of nearly 20 artists manipulating the photographic medium including  Jimmy Baker, Kathe Burkhart, Harry Callahan, Tom Friedman, Robert Heinecken, John Houck, Mike Jacobs, Sol Lewitt, Goshka Macuga, Rick Mallette, Christian Marclay, Marilyn Minter, Laurel Nakadate, Seth Price, Robert Rauschenberg, Brett Schieszer, Sheida Soleimani, John Stezaker, Sigrid Viir , and  John Wesley . Curated by  Carissa Barnard , FotoFocus Deputy Director.

Wide Angle: Photography Out of Bounds
September 21 - November 18, 2018

A group exhibition of nearly 20 artists manipulating the photographic medium including Jimmy Baker, Kathe Burkhart, Harry Callahan, Tom Friedman, Robert Heinecken, John Houck, Mike Jacobs, Sol Lewitt, Goshka Macuga, Rick Mallette, Christian Marclay, Marilyn Minter, Laurel Nakadate, Seth Price, Robert Rauschenberg, Brett Schieszer, Sheida Soleimani, John Stezaker, Sigrid Viir, and John Wesley. Curated by Carissa Barnard, FotoFocus Deputy Director.

DAYTON ART INSTITUTE     Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs   and companion exhibition   tête-à-tête    October 20, 2018 - January 13, 2019  A solo presentation of  Mickalene Thomas ’s iconic photographs, alongside an exhibition she has curated of artists that have inspired her. Artists in tête-à-tête include  Renée Cox, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Deana Lawson , and  Carrie May Weems , among others. Organized by Aperture Foundation.

DAYTON ART INSTITUTE

Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and companion exhibition tête-à-tête
October 20, 2018 - January 13, 2019
A solo presentation of Mickalene Thomas’s iconic photographs, alongside an exhibition she has curated of artists that have inspired her. Artists in tête-à-tête include Renée Cox, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Deana Lawson, and Carrie May Weems, among others. Organized by Aperture Foundation.

Find out more about the programming on FotoFocus’ website.


By Agathe Pinard