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Conversations

The Conversations program offers visitors and galleries the opportunity to engage with an extensive public talks and events program, intended to further explore and celebrate the local and international fine art photography market.  Each event is led by a high-profile panel of experts and encourages debate engaging with a live audience. The 2018 program of Conversations can be viewed below. 

Art As An Investment & How to Protect Your Collection

Explore the photography market and important considerations to keep in mind when building your collection. 
Featuring Maggie Reynolds, Senior Fine Art & Collections Specialist, Chubb Insurance; Rob Suiter, Director, Business Development, West Coast, Winston Art Group; Gawain Weaver, Conservator of Photographs; and William Clements, Principal, Parallel Advisors. 

From 1:00pm To 2:00pm
23 Feb02/23/2018 1:00pm 02/23/2018 1:00pm Art As An Investment & How to Protect Your Collection

Explore the photography market and important considerations to keep in mind when building your collection. 
Featuring Maggie Reynolds, Senior Fine Art & Collections Specialist, Chubb Insurance; Rob Suiter, Director, Business Development, West Coast, Winston Art Group; Gawain Weaver, Conservator of Photographs; and William Clements, Principal, Parallel Advisors. 

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The Institutional Lens: Collecting photography by artists from Latin America

Four international curators will take a close look at photography from Latin American countries and speak to what their institutions are doing to put a spotlight on this part of the world. Featuring Sarah Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, MOMA, New York; Shoair Mavlian, Former Associate Curator of Photography, Tate Modern, London and current Director, Photoworks (UK); Thyago Nogueira, Curator, Instituto Moreira Salles; Idurre Alonso, Associate Curator of Latin American Art, Getty Research Institute and moderated by Alexander Montague-Sparey, Artistic Director, PHOTOFAIRS. 

From 2:30pm To 3:30pm
23 Feb02/23/2018 2:30pm 02/23/2018 2:30pm The Institutional Lens: Collecting photography by artists from Latin America

Four international curators will take a close look at photography from Latin American countries and speak to what their institutions are doing to put a spotlight on this part of the world. Featuring Sarah Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, MOMA, New York; Shoair Mavlian, Former Associate Curator of Photography, Tate Modern, London and current Director, Photoworks (UK); Thyago Nogueira, Curator, Instituto Moreira Salles; Idurre Alonso, Associate Curator of Latin American Art, Getty Research Institute and moderated by Alexander Montague-Sparey, Artistic Director, PHOTOFAIRS. 

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The Channel of Democracy: In Conversation with the Artists

In celebration of the moving image presentation at the fair, Connected, a group of the artists featured in the show will join in conversation. Featuring artists Zeina BarakehMonet ClarkFernanda D'Agostino and Klea McKenna and moderated by Writer, Dorothy Santos.

From 4:30pm To 5:30pm
23 Feb02/23/2018 4:30pm 02/23/2018 4:30pm The Channel of Democracy: In Conversation with the Artists

In celebration of the moving image presentation at the fair, Connected, a group of the artists featured in the show will join in conversation. Featuring artists Zeina BarakehMonet ClarkFernanda D'Agostino and Klea McKenna and moderated by Writer, Dorothy Santos.

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A Public Agenda, Presented by FotoFocus

In the current environment, art has become politicized like everything else. Expectations have risen for artists, collectors, and curators to articulate a perspective on issues ranging from philosophies of governance to the environment, the economy, social issues, and foreign policy. This panel explores the ways discussions around art can attempt to throw light on the problems of the world, and where such efforts often fail. A conversation featuring David Benjamin Sherry, Artist; Nion McEvoy, Collector; and Kevin Moore, Curator. Presented by FotoFocus Cincinnati

From 6:00pm To 7:00pm
23 Feb02/23/2018 6:00pm 02/23/2018 6:00pm A Public Agenda, Presented by FotoFocus

In the current environment, art has become politicized like everything else. Expectations have risen for artists, collectors, and curators to articulate a perspective on issues ranging from philosophies of governance to the environment, the economy, social issues, and foreign policy. This panel explores the ways discussions around art can attempt to throw light on the problems of the world, and where such efforts often fail. A conversation featuring David Benjamin Sherry, Artist; Nion McEvoy, Collector; and Kevin Moore, Curator. Presented by FotoFocus Cincinnati

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A Conversation with Abelardo Morell (exhibited by Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zurich)

A Conversation with Abelardo Morell, Artist, Erin O'Toole, Associate Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Abelardo Morell is a Boston-based artist represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery (New York). He is well known for creating camera obscura images in destinations around the world. He received the ICP Infinity award in 2001. Morrell has had solo museum shows at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

From 12:00pm To 1:00pm
24 Feb02/24/2018 12:00pm 02/24/2018 12:00pm A Conversation with Abelardo Morell (exhibited by Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zurich)

A Conversation with Abelardo Morell, Artist, Erin O'Toole, Associate Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Abelardo Morell is a Boston-based artist represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery (New York). He is well known for creating camera obscura images in destinations around the world. He received the ICP Infinity award in 2001. Morrell has had solo museum shows at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

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A Conversation with Hai Bo (exhibited by PACE, New York, Palo Alto, London, Paris, Seoul & Beijing)

A conversation with celebrated Chinese artist Hai Bo and Elizabeth Sullivan, President, Pace Palo Alto, moderated by Jessica Zhang (publisher, artnet). Learn about his practice and explore the work on view in the Spotlight section of PHOTOFAIRS. 

Hai Bo is a Chinese artist whose artistic ideals are inspired by how we recreate the past with photography. His photographs act as tableaux exploring the passing of time and life and the various stages of human existence. Celebrated as one of the most interesting Chinese artists working within photography today, his work has been exhibited in Asia and the US. 

From 1:30pm To 2:30pm
24 Feb02/24/2018 1:30pm 02/24/2018 1:30pm A Conversation with Hai Bo (exhibited by PACE, New York, Palo Alto, London, Paris, Seoul & Beijing)

A conversation with celebrated Chinese artist Hai Bo and Elizabeth Sullivan, President, Pace Palo Alto, moderated by Jessica Zhang (publisher, artnet). Learn about his practice and explore the work on view in the Spotlight section of PHOTOFAIRS. 

Hai Bo is a Chinese artist whose artistic ideals are inspired by how we recreate the past with photography. His photographs act as tableaux exploring the passing of time and life and the various stages of human existence. Celebrated as one of the most interesting Chinese artists working within photography today, his work has been exhibited in Asia and the US. 

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Looking At and Through Pictures: Matt Lipps in Conversation with Virginia Heckert (exhibited by Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco)

A conversation with Matt Lipps, Artist, and Virginia Heckert, Curator & Department Head, Getty Museum.

Matt Lipps' main aim as an artist is to explore the relationship between sculpture and photography and the place photography has in relationship to the other fine arts in the 21st century. His 3D photographic constructions are made up of collages of images pulled from publications and magazines no longer in print, which he then re-photographs to bring them back into 2D, using analog processes. 
Works by the artist can be found in the collection of LACMA, SFMOMA and Pier 24 Photography, among others.

From 3:00pm To 4:00pm
24 Feb02/24/2018 3:00pm 02/24/2018 3:00pm Looking At and Through Pictures: Matt Lipps in Conversation with Virginia Heckert (exhibited by Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco)

A conversation with Matt Lipps, Artist, and Virginia Heckert, Curator & Department Head, Getty Museum.

Matt Lipps' main aim as an artist is to explore the relationship between sculpture and photography and the place photography has in relationship to the other fine arts in the 21st century. His 3D photographic constructions are made up of collages of images pulled from publications and magazines no longer in print, which he then re-photographs to bring them back into 2D, using analog processes. 
Works by the artist can be found in the collection of LACMA, SFMOMA and Pier 24 Photography, among others.

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Meet the Artists of Insights

Sarah Shepard, Director of PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco, will introduce the following Insights artists and give them the opportunity to talk about their work: Matt Lipps, Marco Walker, John Chiara, Chris McCaw and Tania Franco Klein.
Select artists will also be signing their latest publications after the remarks.
Following the talk, Alexander Montague-Sparey, curator of Insights, will be in conversation with Erica Deeman.

From 4:00pm To 5:00pm
24 Feb02/24/2018 4:00pm 02/24/2018 4:00pm Meet the Artists of Insights

Sarah Shepard, Director of PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco, will introduce the following Insights artists and give them the opportunity to talk about their work: Matt Lipps, Marco Walker, John Chiara, Chris McCaw and Tania Franco Klein.
Select artists will also be signing their latest publications after the remarks.
Following the talk, Alexander Montague-Sparey, curator of Insights, will be in conversation with Erica Deeman.

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A Conversation with Mishka Henner (exhibited by Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York)

Henner is among a new generation of artists redefining the role of photography in the internet age. Much of his work navigates through this vast digital terrain to focus on key subjects of cultural and geo-political interest. In this lecture, Mishka will present and reflect on his own strategies of appropriation and aggregation as ways to engage with the above.  

From 4:30pm To 5:30pm
24 Feb02/24/2018 4:30pm 02/24/2018 4:30pm A Conversation with Mishka Henner (exhibited by Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York)

Henner is among a new generation of artists redefining the role of photography in the internet age. Much of his work navigates through this vast digital terrain to focus on key subjects of cultural and geo-political interest. In this lecture, Mishka will present and reflect on his own strategies of appropriation and aggregation as ways to engage with the above.  

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The Poetry of Silence: Elegance, meditation and photography

This year’s Insights exhibition explores photography’s characteristic innate ability at being quiet, calming and self-reflective. In conversation will be exhibiting artist, Erica Deeman and Alexander Montague-Sparey, Artistic Director, PHOTOFAIRS, and Curator, of Insights 2018. 

From 6:00pm To 7:00pm
24 Feb02/24/2018 6:00pm 02/24/2018 6:00pm The Poetry of Silence: Elegance, meditation and photography

This year’s Insights exhibition explores photography’s characteristic innate ability at being quiet, calming and self-reflective. In conversation will be exhibiting artist, Erica Deeman and Alexander Montague-Sparey, Artistic Director, PHOTOFAIRS, and Curator, of Insights 2018. 

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New Approaches to Photography

A Conversation About New Approaches to Photography with Farrah Karapetian, Artist, and Heather Snider, Executive Director, SF Camerawork.

Farrah Karapetian is an American artist based in California, working principally in camera-less photography. She incorporates multiple mediums into her process such as sculpture, theatre design, drawing, nonfiction and social practice. Her work often explores the body and its relationship to notions of freedom and authority. 
Institutions which own works by the artist include: The Getty Center, Los Angeles, LACMA & SFMOMA. 

From 11:30am To 12:30pm
25 Feb02/25/2018 11:30am 02/25/2018 11:30am New Approaches to Photography

A Conversation About New Approaches to Photography with Farrah Karapetian, Artist, and Heather Snider, Executive Director, SF Camerawork.

Farrah Karapetian is an American artist based in California, working principally in camera-less photography. She incorporates multiple mediums into her process such as sculpture, theatre design, drawing, nonfiction and social practice. Her work often explores the body and its relationship to notions of freedom and authority. 
Institutions which own works by the artist include: The Getty Center, Los Angeles, LACMA & SFMOMA. 

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Landscape Photography in a Time of Social Change

During a time when we are facing important social issues such as climate change, pollution and the imprint we as humans make, landscape photography is playing a part in this conversation. Join artists David MaiselChristina Seely and moderator Julian Cox, Deputy Director & Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Ontario, for a panel discussion. 

From 1:00pm To 2:00pm
25 Feb02/25/2018 1:00pm 02/25/2018 1:00pm Landscape Photography in a Time of Social Change

During a time when we are facing important social issues such as climate change, pollution and the imprint we as humans make, landscape photography is playing a part in this conversation. Join artists David MaiselChristina Seely and moderator Julian Cox, Deputy Director & Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Ontario, for a panel discussion. 

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A Conversation with Mandy Barker

Artist Mandy Barker creates work which focuses on important issues such as the plastic and commercial waste which infiltrates our oceans. During her time in San Francisco this year she has conduced a workshop with local youth mentoring program, First Exposures. Join Mandy and Youth Advisory Board Members Jacob Weber and Carrie Ramirez from First Exposures for a dialogue during the family programming day at the fair. 

From 2:30pm To 3:30pm
25 Feb02/25/2018 2:30pm 02/25/2018 2:30pm A Conversation with Mandy Barker

Artist Mandy Barker creates work which focuses on important issues such as the plastic and commercial waste which infiltrates our oceans. During her time in San Francisco this year she has conduced a workshop with local youth mentoring program, First Exposures. Join Mandy and Youth Advisory Board Members Jacob Weber and Carrie Ramirez from First Exposures for a dialogue during the family programming day at the fair. 

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