Where to Go and What to See

In other cities, the Ed Ruscha photography at The Art Institute of Chicago should be a much-talked about exhibition, since Ruscha is known for his paintings and his photos were long thought only study material, not art in and of themselves. I'd also like to highlight the work of Fiona Aboud at Benham Gallery in Seattle. The photos she's showing came from an on-parade portrait series the native Brazilian did in Rio, and their story is told in the upcoming travel issue of American Photo.

I'm leaving for a two-week trip to Argentina on Wednesday, then going straight into the SPE conference in Denver, so I sadly won't be trouncing around the openings for quite a while. I apologize in advance for all the event invites I'll surely get while I'm out of the office -- and hope that the juicy tidbits I already have in my files will hold you over until I return.

In New York, it's fairly easy to tick off major art events of the next three weeks, although there are tons of great smaller shows going up to that I hope you'll look into (especially JeongMee Yoon, whose Pink and Blue book was one of our picks for the best of 2007).
Week 1: artexpo
Week 2: Whitney Biennial
Week 3: Open Society Institutes' Moving Walls

In other cities, the Ed Ruscha photography at The Art Institute of Chicago should be a much-talked about exhibition, since Ruscha is known for his paintings and his photos were long thought only study material, not art in and of themselves. I'd also like to highlight the work of Fiona Aboud at Benham Gallery in Seattle. The "Queens of Carnival" photos she's showing came from an on-parade portrait series the native Brazilian did in Rio, and their story is told in the upcoming travel issue of American Photo.

Sorry to be brief...I have packing to do! Lots of details after the jump.

~Miki Johnson

(Photo: © Fiona Aboud)

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