Fotografiska New York, the recently opened destination for photography and culture in the Flatiron District of New York City, presents their February 2020 event programming schedule.
Founded in 2010 in Stockholm, Fotografiska is guided by the principle of inspiring a more conscious world through photography. Fotografiska has built a safe haven of innovation, inclusivity and self expression by combining art, culturally eclectic event programming, exceptional dining experiences, and curated retail into one destination.
Fotografiska New York is the newest global outpost from the internationally renowned, Stockholm-based destination for photography. Located at 281 Park Avenue South, the six-floor, 45,000 sq ft. historic landmark is home to a multi-concept venue, featuring three floors of exhibition space, and the restaurant Verōnika operated by the award-winning Starr Restaurants group and designed by Roman and Williams.
Fotografiska New York’s unique exhibition model features a broad range of rotating photography shows, from easily accessible to hardcore conceptual, shot by grand masters and emerging talent. Fotografiska shows several rotating exhibitions at once, which are developed directly with photographers, galleries, estates and private collectors. Rising stars are displayed next to icons, and styles range across abstract, landscape, portrait, documentary and more. All that matters is the communicative power of the image. The presentation of photography is powerful and unparalleled, and includes over 200 exhibitions to date, such as David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Bettina Rheims, Sally Mann, Sebastião Salgado, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ren Hang, and Zanele Muholi.
Live art, music, conversations, film screenings, readings and more will take place at the new photography museum. The events program is designed to create moments with the community, provide a space for self-expression, and explore themes central to the exhibitions on view.
February Event Schedule includes:
January 29th – February 12th, 2020: 6th Floor Installation & Performance: Joseph Arthur “Inhabiting”
In an installation called Inhabiting, multimedia artist Joseph Arthur will temporarily call Fotografiska New York home as he moves into the sixth floor event space for two weeks to paint and perform live music, poetry, and record his hit podcast Come to Where I’m From. Museum patrons are encouraged to visit Joe and talk about his creative process.
Friday, February 7th, 2020 – 7:00PM: Book Signing & Conversation: Vince Aletti & Amanda Hajjar
Acclaimed photography critic and author Vince Aletti will appear in conversation with Amanda Hajjar, Director of Exhibitions of Fotografiska New York, on the subject of his recent book, Issues: A History of Photography in Fashion Magazines (Phaidon). A showcase of ground-breaking photography of fashion magazines over the last century, the book presents 100 significant issues from Aletti’s own expansive personal archive, revealing images by photographers rarely seen outside their original context.
Saturday, February 8th, 2020 – 7:00PM: Lecture & Book Launch: Mikael Owunna Presents Limitless Africans
Join queer Nigerian-Swedish-American photographer Mikael Owunna to celebrate the launch of his book Limitless Africans, a new photo book which documents the compelling stories of over thirty LGBTQ African immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in ten countries in North America, the Caribbean and Europe. Mikael will also present on pre-colonial African sexuality and gender to contextualize the work, and be joined on-stage by four of the subjects in the book. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Wednesday, February 12th – 7:00PM: Live Performance: Joseph Arthur’s “Inhabiting”
Join us for a live performance as we celebrate Joseph Arthur’s installation “Inhabiting.” The installation will culminate in a performance inclusive of music and dance. Guest artists will visit Joe while he inhabits Fotografiska’s 6th Floor space from January 29th through February 12th.
February 13th – February 25th, 2020: 6th Floor Installation: Jim Marshall
A collection of photographs from the Estate of Jim Marshall will be on display. An outsider with attitude who captured the heights of Rock’N’Roll music, and the seismic changes of an era – Marshall’s wild side, mixed with a compassionate eye, led him to immortalize some of the most iconic moments of the 60s and 70s.
Friday, February 14th & Saturday, February 15th, 2020 – 6:30PM: Film Screening & Discussion: Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall
Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall chronicles the infamous photographer’s life behind the camera. The screening will be followed by a Panel Discussion with: Amelia Davis (Producer and Director of the Jim Marshall Estate), Director Alfred George Bailey, and Michelle Margetts (main narrator of the documentary). Following the panel, there will be a book signing for the companion book published by Chronicle Books, Jim Marshall: Show Me The Picture, and cocktails at the bar. Jeff Rosenheim (the Joyce Frank Menschel Curator in Charge of Metropolitan Museum’s Department of Photographs) will join for a panel discussion on the evening of the 15th only.
Friday, February 21st – 7:00PM: Book Launch: Independent Mysteries by Photographer Michael Magers
Photographer Michael Magers will share images from his first monograph, Independent Mysteries alongside writer Mitch Moxley, who will read a selection from his contribution to the project. In the book, Magers exposes the persistent tension between connection and disconnection – a feeling of “intimate distance” – he grappled with while traveling to places like Japan, Haiti, and Cuba for various assignments and personal projects. Drawing on nearly a decade of work, each image can be viewed as a film-still, with little context other than light brushes of human contact, fleeting intimacy, solitude and vulnerability. He will be joined by other various contributors to the project.
Sunday, February 23rd – 10:00AM: Family Fun Day: Hosted by photographer, author, and teaching artist Alice Proujansky
Enjoy a museum tour, crafting activity, and musical performance that is fun for the whole family! Following a museum tour, children get to complete a crafting project led by photographer, author, and teaching artist Alice Proujansky. Activities from her new book, Go Photo!, will be brought to life. Afterwards, everyone will join together for a fun prog soul concert led by Mazz Swift. Mazz’s music freely expresses the love of classical and jazz music, while secretly nurturing a love of rock, metal, punk, pop and electronica.
Fotografiska New York also offers Mindfulness Fridays, a series of morning meditations inside the exhibitions and sound baths in the Chapel Bar, curated by Yael Shy. Yael is the author of the award-winning book, What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond, and writes about topics involving meditation, religion, and spirituality for a variety of publications, from the Harvard Business Review to the Huffington Post.