Silverstein Annual

September 6 - October 11, 2008
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Press Release

Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to announce this year’s curatorial nominees and their corresponding selection of photographers for the Silverstein Photography Annual (SPA), Silverstein Photography’s second annual invitational exhibition.

As part of the gallery’s ongoing effort to provide exposure to emerging artists whose work incorporates the medium of photography, Silverstein Photography with the guidance of curatorial advisor Nathan Lyons, annually invites ten prominent curators to nominate one artist whom they feel deserves the opportunity for further exposure within New York’s cultural milieu. This year, particular emphasis has been placed upon the inclusion of curators from international institutions, reinforcing the gallery’s commitment to providing an avenue for those artists working outside of the United States. We are pleased to announce this year’s curators and their selected artists:

Bodo von Dewitz, Museum Ludwig - Oliver Sieber

Noriko Fuku & John Jacob, Kyoto University of Art and Design & Inge Morath Foundation - Olivia Arthur

Frits Giertsberg, Netherlands Fotomuseum - Rob Hornstra

François Hebel, Les Rencontres d’Arles - Raphael Dallaporta

Daniel Palmer, Monash University - Darren Sylvester

Nissan Perez, Israel Museum - Gaston Zvi Ickowicz

Agnès Sire, Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson - Guillaume Herbaut

Charles Stainback, Norton Museum of Art - Rick McKee Hock

Elisabeth Sussman, Whitney Museum - Orrie King

Ann Thomas, National Gallery of Canada  - Isabelle Hayeur


Alongside the artists’ works, SPA will display statements from each of the curators describing the context of their selection within the arena of contemporary photography today. In continuation of the gallery’s commitment to the sustained appreciation and furthering of the medium of photography, the Silverstein Photography Annual provides a platform for new voices in photography as well for the efforts and foresight of respected curators from around the world.