News Recap: April 6, 2018

A weekly update of art world news.

 AIPAD 2018

AIPAD 2018

AIPAD 2018 Gets Political
The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) fair has returned to New York at Pier 94 through April 8. While there is no standing theme for the event, Richard Moore, President of AIPAD, sees strong political messages in its 38th year, saying, “There’s certainly more politics, and more social-political points of view, coming out in the work that people are bringing this year. I attribute it to the first year of the Trump administration. It’s the reaction to what both creators and gallerists are feeling.”
Read the full story (The Art Newspaper)

Winners of First Annual Wet Plate Competition Announced
Modern Collodion, a wet plate supply company, has held its first ever competition with success. With over 200 entries from 75 applicants in 19 countries, a grand prize winner and four finalists were selected to represent the contest. The winning image, entitled Aristolochia Pods, was made by Paul Barden. Barden’s photo won him a years supply of collodion plates from Modern Collodion, an Intrepid 4x5 camera, and a large bottle of UVP-4 Collodion and Varnish from UV Photographics.
Read the full story (PetaPixel)

2018 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellows Announced
About 175 creatives and academics have been named this year’s John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellows. The 2018 recipients include photographers like Hank Willis Thomas, Rania Matar, writers like Teju Cole, artists like Amy Feldman, and many, many more. Fellows receive undisclosed amounts of grant money to further excellence in their chosen field.
Read the full story (Artnews)