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FOTOVISURA PAVILLION, San Juan, Puerto Rico

If you are not familiar with the FotoVisura empire, now is a good time to explore the many options and opportunities they provide for photographers around the globe. FotoVisura is an organization that provides consultations, workshops, grants, and produces one of the most stellar on-line publications in the photo world, Visura Magazine. Their newest offering is a 4 day photography event set in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
FotoVisura Inc. is
delighted to announce The
2012 FotoVisura Pavilion 
in
San Juan, Puerto Rico
 (August 30th-September 2nd, 2012) –
a four-day contemporary photography event celebrating international and local
photography through exhibitions, panel talks, and a portfolio consultation
and review. Sponsored by the Viso Lizardi Family, The 2012 FotoVisura Pavilion
is made possible in Puerto Rico with the support ofThe Sheraton Puerto Rico
Hotel and Casino, El Nuevo Dia and Buena Vibra Group, as well as many
other local and international institutions. This year’s Guest Curator is Whitney
Johnson, Director of Photography at The New Yorker. Co-founded by Adriana
Teresa and Graham Letorney 
FotoVisura Inc. is a
publishing, production, design, and online media company dedicated to
photography. FV Inc. has produced Visura Magazine (2009), The FotoVisura
Pavilion (2009), FotoVisura.com (2010), The FotoVisura Grant (2010), The
FotoVisura Panel Discussions (2010), The FotoVisura Portfolio Consultation
and Review (2011) and The Photo Editing Summer Sessions at the Visura
Lodge (2012) in 
Stowe, Vermont.
A note from the
co-foundersWe welcome you to join us, and truly hope to see you in Puerto
Rico! To anyone who is interested in participating in our events or
coming down for the weekend—do contact us at [email protected] 
We can offer great discount
rates with the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino, as well as with
Delta Airlines.

The Portfolio
Consultation & Review

As part of the 2012
FotoVisura Pavilion, FotoVisura Inc. 


announces the
first FotoVisura Portfolio Consultation and Review at the Sheraton Puerto
Rico Hotel & Casino
 in


San Juan, Puerto Rico on
Saturday, September 1, 2012. A dynamic session in which a
photographer presents  their work in one-on-one sessions with each of
the participating editors. The goal is to assist with the
preparation of a portfolio or projectfor formal presentation. The
editorial team includes the Visura Magazinestaff as well as a
carefully selected group of leading photography editors and
curators. Each editor will meet with participants individually
to review and give consultation on portfolios. Through this process,
each photographer will receive a highly productive 3 hour
intensive workshop with a variety of perspectiveand approaches from
leading professionals.

Date: September 1, 2012
Location: Sheraton
Hotel & Casino, 200 Convention Blvd., 
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Registration
Fee: $125.00
Capacity: 33
participants
Schedule:
8:00-8:45am-Registration
9:00-12:00am-Session I
1:00-1:45pm-Registration
2:00-5:00pm-Session II
Participating
Editors
Rocio Aranda-Alvarado,
Curator/ El Museo del Barrio
Carrie Levy, Senior Photo
Editor/ Wired Magazine
Christina Cahill, NY
Deputy Editor/ Reportage by
Getty
Images
Elizabeth
Krist, Senior Photo Editor/ National Geographic
James Estrin, Senior
Staff Photographer & co-Editor/ NY Times Lens   Blog
Deborah
Dragon, Deputy Editor/ Rolling Stone
Magazine
Whitney
Johnson, Director of Photography/ The New Yorker
Myles
Little, Associate Photo Editor/ Time Magazine
Larissa Vázquez
Zapata, Editor/ El Nuevo Dia
Lilliana
Ramos-Collado, Curator/ Puerto Rico
Museum of Contemporary Art
Architect Luis
Gutierrez, Collector & Owner/ The
Gutierrez-Bermudez Collection
Graham
Letorney, co-Founder/ FotoVisura Inc., Editor/ Visura Magazine’s Spotlight &
Guest Curator/ 100
Words on NPR Picture Show Blog
Patricia Nagy
Travieso, Executive Editor/ Elle Magazine’s International Edition
Thursday:
Events:
3:00-5:00pm, Walkthrough
at The Gutierrez-Bermúdez Collection, 644 Ave. Fernandez Juncos (SOLD
OUT)
Photo Gallery Nights,
Part I:
Hours: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Sheraton Puerto Rico
Hotel & Casino, 200 Convention Boulevard, San Juan, Puerto
Rico (Cocktail from 6-7pm)
ArtLab 753, 753 Av
Fernández Juncos San Juan, Puerto Rico (Cocktail from 7-10pm)
Roberto Paradise, 610-614
Calle Hipódromo San Juan, Puerto Rico (Cocktail from 7-10pm)
Casa Aboy, 900 Ave. Juan
Ponce de León, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Friday:
Events:
8:00-9:00am: Deborah
Dragon, Deputy Editor for Rolling Stone Magazine will give a talk
at St. John’s High School about being a
Photo Editor.
9:00-11:00am: Walkthrough
Tour at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (SOLD
OUT)
9:30-11:30am: The
FotoVisura Panel Discussion on Photojournalism & The Ethics of
Photojournalism  Today at El Nuevo Dia Central Offices: Moderated by
Whitney Johnson (DP at The New Yorker) with James Estrin (NY Times), Myles
Little (Time Magazine) and Elizabeth Krist (National Geographic)
12:00-2:00pm: Lunch
at The Parrot Club (SOLD
OUT)
2:00-4:00pm: Walkthrough
Tour at Museo de las Américas of the Bienal de Fotografía de Puerto
Rico with The Puerto Rico
Museum of Contemporary Art
 Curator Lilliana Ramos and Executive
Director and Head Curator Marianne Ramírez Aponte (SOLD OUT).
Photo Gallery Nights,
Part II:
Hours: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Private Cocktail /
Invitation Only, at Casa Aboy, 900 Avenida Ponce de León San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lobby at the Sheraton
Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, 200 Convention Boulevard, San Juan Puerto
Rico
ArtLab 753, 753 Av
Fernández Juncos San Juan, Puerto Rico
Roberto Paradise, 610-614
Calle Hipódromo San Juan, Puerto Rico
Saturday:
Events:
7:30-10:00pm: Underground Dining Club / Benefit
Event for CEIP-PR (SOLD OUT)
Galleries/ Exhibitions
Hours: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Lobby at the
Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, 200 Convention Boulevard, San
Juan, Puerto Rico
ArtLab 753, 753 Av Fernández
Juncos San Juan, Puerto Rico
Roberto Paradise, 610-614
Calle Hipódromo San Juan, Puerto Rico
Casa Aboy, 900 Ave. Juan
Ponce de León, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Sunday:
Events:
Walkthrough
Tour at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (1-3pm) (SOLD
OUT)
Galleries/ Exhibitions
Hours: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Lobby at the
Sheraton Puerto RIco Hotel & Casino, 200 Convention Boulevard, San
Juan, Puerto Rico
ArtLab 753, 753 Av
Fernández Juncos San Juan, Puerto Rico
Roberto Paradise, 610-614
Calle Hipódromo San Juan, Puerto Rico
Casa Aboy, 900 Ave. Juan
Ponce de León, San Juan, Puerto Rico

FOTO VISURA PAVILION: San Juan, Puerto Rico

If you are not familiar with the FotoVisura empire, now is a good time to explore the many options and opportunities they provide for photographers around the globe. FotoVisura is an organization that provides consultations, workshops, grants, and produces one of the most stellar on-line publications in the photo world, Visura Magazine. Their newest offering is a 4 day photography event set in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

in San Juan, Puerto Rico (August 30th-September 2nd, 2012)
 a four-day contemporary photography event celebrating international
 and local photography through exhibitions, panel talks, and a portfolio 
 consultation and review. Sponsored by the Viso Lizardi Family, The 2012
 FotoVisura Pavilion is made possible in Puerto Rico with the support of 
 The Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino, El Nuevo Dia and Buena 
Vibra
Group, as well as many other local and international institutions. 
This
year’s Guest Curator is Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography 
at The
New Yorker. Co-founded by Adriana Teresa and Graham Letorney,
 FotoVisura
Inc. is a publishing, production, design, and online media
 company
dedicated to photography. FV Inc. has produced Visura
 Magazine (2009),
The FotoVisura Pavilion (2009), FotoVisura.com
 (2010), The FotoVisura
Grant (2010), The FotoVisura Panel Discussions 
(2010), The FotoVisura
Portfolio Consultation and Review (2011) and 
The Photo Editing Summer
Sessions at the Visura Lodge (2012) in 
Stowe, Vermont.
A note from the co-founders:
We welcome you to join us, and truly hope to see you in Puerto Rico! 
To
anyone who is interested in participating in our events or coming 
down
for the weekend—do contact us at [email protected] 
We can offer great
discount rates with the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel 
and Casino, as well
as with Delta Airlines.


The Portfolio Consultation & Review

As part of the 2012 FotoVisura Pavilion, FotoVisura Inc. 
announces the first FotoVisura Portfolio Consultation
 and Review at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in
San Juan, Puerto Rico on Saturday, September 1, 2012.
A dynamic session in which a photographer presents 
their work in
one-on-one sessions with each of the participating editors. 
The goal is
to assist with the preparation of a portfolio or project
for formal
presentation. The editorial team includes the Visura Magazine
staff as
well as a carefully selected group of leading photography 
editors and
curators. Each editor will meet with participants individually to 
review
and give consultation on portfolios. Through this process, each 
 photographer will receive a highly productive 3 hour intensive workshop 
 with a variety of perspective and approaches from leading professionals.
Date: September 1, 2012
Location: Sheraton Hotel & Casino, 200 Convention Blvd., 
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Registration Fee: $125.00
Capacity: 33 participants
Schedule:
8:00-8:45am-Registration
9:00-12:00am-Session I
1:00-1:45pm-Registration
2:00-5:00pm-Session II


Participating Editors

Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Curator/ El Museo del Barrio
Carrie Levy, Senior Photo Editor/ Wired Magazine
Christina Cahill, NY Deputy Editor/ Reportage by Getty Images
Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photo Editor/ National Geographic
James Estrin, Senior Staff Photographer & co-Editor/ NY Times Lens   Blog
Deborah Dragon, Deputy Editor/ Rolling Stone Magazine
Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography/ The New Yorker
Myles Little, Associate Photo Editor/ Time Magazine
Larissa Vázquez Zapata, Editor/ El Nuevo Dia
Lilliana Ramos-Collado, Curator/ Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art
Architect Luis Gutierrez, Collector & Owner/ The Gutierrez-Bermudez Collection
Graham Letorney, co-Founder/ FotoVisura Inc., Editor/ Visura Magazine’s Spotlight & Guest Curator/ 100 Words on NPR Picture Show Blog
Patricia Nagy Travieso, Executive Editor/ Elle Magazine’s International Edition



Thursday:


Events:
3:00-5:00pm, Walkthrough at The Gutierrez-Bermúdez Collection, 644 Ave. Fernandez Juncos (SOLD OUT)
Photo Gallery Nights, Part I:
Hours: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, 200 Convention Boulevard, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Cocktail from 6-7pm)
ArtLab 753, 753 Av Fernández Juncos San Juan, Puerto Rico (Cocktail from 7-10pm)
Roberto Paradise, 610-614 Calle Hipódromo San Juan, Puerto Rico (Cocktail from 7-10pm)
Casa Aboy, 900 Ave. Juan Ponce de León, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Friday:

Events:
8:00-9:00am: Deborah Dragon, Deputy Editor for Rolling Stone Magazine will give a talk at St. John’s High School about being a Photo Editor.
9:00-11:00am: Walkthrough Tour at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (SOLD OUT)
9:30-11:30am: The FotoVisura
Panel Discussion on Photojournalism & The Ethics of Photojournalism
Today at El Nuevo Dia Central Offices: Moderated by Whitney Johnson (DP
at The New Yorker) with James Estrin (NY Times), Myles Little (Time
Magazine) and Elizabeth Krist (National Geographic)

12:00-2:00pm: Lunch at The Parrot Club (SOLD OUT)
2:00-4:00pm: Walkthrough Tour at Museo de las Américas of the Bienal de Fotografía de Puerto Rico with The Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art Curator Lilliana Ramos and Executive Director and Head Curator Marianne Ramírez Aponte (SOLD OUT).

Photo Gallery Nights, Part II:
Hours: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Private Cocktail / Invitation Only, at Casa Aboy, 900 Avenida Ponce de León San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lobby at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, 200 Convention Boulevard, San Juan Puerto Rico
ArtLab 753, 753 Av Fernández Juncos San Juan, Puerto Rico
Roberto Paradise, 610-614 Calle Hipódromo San Juan, Puerto Rico


Saturday:

Events:
8:00-5:00pm: The FotoVisura Portfolio Consultation and Review
7:30-10:00pm: Underground Dining Club / Benefit Event for CEIP-PR (SOLD OUT)

Galleries/ Exhibitions
Hours: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Lobby at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, 200 Convention Boulevard, San Juan, Puerto Rico
ArtLab 753, 753 Av Fernández Juncos San Juan, Puerto Rico
Roberto Paradise, 610-614 Calle Hipódromo San Juan, Puerto Rico
Casa Aboy, 900 Ave. Juan Ponce de León, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Sunday:

Events:
Walkthrough Tour at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (1-3pm) (SOLD OUT)

Galleries/ Exhibitions
Hours: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Lobby at the Sheraton Puerto RIco Hotel & Casino, 200 Convention Boulevard, San Juan, Puerto Rico
ArtLab 753, 753 Av Fernández Juncos San Juan, Puerto Rico
Roberto Paradise, 610-614 Calle Hipódromo San Juan, Puerto Rico
Casa Aboy, 900 Ave. Juan Ponce de León, San Juan, Puerto Rico

AO On Site photoset/news summary – New York: The Dependent Art Fair at the Sheraton Hotel on 26th Street, floors 12 and 14 – March 4, 2011


Zerek Kempf, Weight of Fall (Waltz) (2011) at 2-UP Gallery.
All images Nicolas Linnert for Art Observed.

Friday evening’s Dependent Art Fair opened its doors for a one-night-only event showcasing the works of various galleries and artist groups. The newest addition to 2011’s growing roster of fairs, the Dependent was held on the 12th and 14th floors of Chelsea’s Sheraton Hotel. Fifteen exhibitors filled their respective hotel rooms with works for sale. Some revealed highly curated installations while others presented a collected showcase of individual works. The fifteen groups were given  60 minutes to install, with the fair beginning its preview hour at 4pm and closing altogether at 9 that evening. What began as a scattered number of curious collectors and onlookers grew quickly to a sizable throng of attendees navigating from room to room through the hotel’s packed hallways.


A sculpture by Barkev Gulesserian at CANADA (bathroom gallery).

More text and images after the jump…


Anicka Yi‘s perfume oil piece at Cleopatra’s.

Cleopatra’s gallery featured, among other works, an intensely color-saturated bedspread by Polly Apfelbaum and a perfume piece by Anicka Yi that filled the room and wafted into the hallway. The glowing aura of the bedspread in tandem with the acute aroma of Yi’s oil gave the installation a distinct sensorial personality.


Polly Apfelbaum’s multicolor bedspread for Cleopatra’s.

2-UP, a collaborative poster project, distributed its collection of double-sided monthly poster editions and offered installations for sale centered on luggage pieces as installation spaces. Zerek Kempf’s crowd-pleasing Weight of Fall (Waltz) projected a moving figure onto a pillowcase surrounded by cloud-like pillow stuffings. When prompted by a collector about pricing, the artist was caught unawares.


2-UP Posters hung from shower rod, 2-UP Gallery.

At Ramiken Crucible, artist Andra Ursata encased in glass a highly detailed diorama that sat on twig stilts. Elevated and lit from a single lamp below it, the scene was a miniature replica of her childhood home in Romania. The artist mulled her own memory to meticulously reconstruct her home and added a ghostlike presence to the center of the room.


Andra Ursata, T. Vladimirescu Nr. 5, An International Psychic Maneuver, (2007-2010) at Ramiken Crucible.


Andra Ursata, T. Vladimirescu… (detail), (2007-2010) at Ramiken Crucible.

CANADA presented their gallery space at Dependent in addition to a booth at The Armory Show’s Pier 94. One bed on their 14th floor gallery was entirely occupied by Quinn Taylor’s foam sculpture of Groucho Marx’s caricature disguise glasses. The exhibitors played with sound mixers to produce whimsical noises and occasionally announce “This is CANADA” with distorted, robotic voices.


Quinn Taylor‘s foam sculpture of the classic Groucho Marx disguise at CANADA.

In an interview with Art Observed, Dependent Director Rose Marcus said the fair’s name could be interpreted as a form of institutional critique but from the beginning “couched in humor.”  Marcus added, “Many of the artists you see are represented in both the Dependent and the Independent.”  One goal of the fair was to present a variety of groups and galleries that possess elements of bricolage but that maintain a very professional practice. “It was curated as a tight snapshot of a group of people who are very intelligent, and very do-it-yourself—and that is reflected in their extensive professionalism,” Marcus said.  The Dependent was also conceived to be an art fair that was from the beginning founded on transparency. The Director explained, “The fair’s structure was determined by its transparent economics. Exhibitors were given an hour to install because of hotel check-in times.” In addition, the rooms’ architecture guided the actions of the exhibitors in a way that promoted site-specificity.

The 15 participating exhibitors included Audio Visual Arts, CANADA, Cleopatra’s, Dispatch, Empty Room, Evil Freaks, KS Art, New York Fine Arts, Paradise, Ramiken Crucible, Recess, Reference, Silvershed, Soloway, Specific Object, and 2-UP.


12th floor gallery entrance from 14th floor stairwell.


Works at Silvershed: Oliver Lenz (foreground bed), Patrick Meagher & Yunhee Min (middleground bed), Kerry Hassler (background on silver bed board)


Alexander Dawson, 99 Cent Reading Glasses (2011), at Silvershed.


A crowd gathers in one of the hallways.


Jonathan Torres, Rikipunky (2010) at Paradise.


CANADA at The Dependent Art Fair.


Works by Bjorn Copeland (foreground) and Tony Cox (background) at CANADA.


Crowds emerge from the elevator at the 14th floor galleries.


Dan Graham, Detumescence (1969) at Specific Object.


Works by Rose Marcus and Andy Meerow at Evil Freaks.


Reference Gallery’s memorabilia tribute to Reid Ramirez.


Entrance queue to the Sheraton Hotel, 25th Street.


Line outside the Sheraton Hotel.

-N. Linnert

Related Links:

The Dependent Art Fair [Main Page]
If You Liked the Independent, You’ll Love the Dependent (Maybe!) [Artinfo]
Free-For-All Spirit Breezes Into A Vast Art Fair [NYTimes]