Fotografiska New York to Present a Major Exhibition on the Work of Vivian Maier in May, 2024

 

 

 

Vivian Maier Self-Portrait. Photo credit: © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY.

Next spring, the exhibition Vivian Maier (from May 31, 2024 to September 2024) at Fotografiska New York will be the first institution to present the extraordinary work of this invisible artist in the United States. Vivian Maier, born in New York in 1926, spent her early years in the Bronx, and New York was the city where she began to photograph and build her visual language, while she was a nanny as it was her profession. This exhibition focuses on the whole of her work, from the early 1950s to the mid-1980s, through around 200 works, vintage or modern prints, color, black and white, super 8 films and soundtracks, offering a complete vision of the dense, rich and complex architecture of this archive that provides a fascinating testimony to post-war America and the hell of the American dream.

Vivian Maier, Central Park, New York, NY, September 26, 1959. Photo credit: © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY.

Vivian Maier now figures in the history of photography alongside the greatest masters of the twentieth century. The exhibition is organized by diChroma photography and Fotografiska New York, in collaboration with the John Maloof Collection, Chicago, and the Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York. Presented for the first time at Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, from 15 September 2021 to 16 January 2022, the exhibition was co-organized by diChroma photography and the Réunion des musées nationaux Grand Palais. The exhibition is supported by Women In Motion, a Kering program that shines a light on the talent of women in the fields of arts and culture.

Vivian Maier, Grenoble, France, 1959. Photo credit: © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY.

In addition, the exhibition will present treasured, collected artifacts including her recorded Super 8 films.

“The discovery of Vivian Maier’s archive and her extraordinary work is one of those rare stories that captures the public’s imagination,” said Sophie Right, executive director of Fotografiska New York. “We are thrilled to be premiering this beautiful exhibition in her hometown of New York – it’s a testament to her distinct perspective and talent, and an honor for the museum.”

Vivian Maier, Chicago, Il, May 16, 2957. Photo credit: © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY.

The exhibition Vivian Maier will be on view from May 31 to September, 2024 at Fotografiska New York, 281 Park Avenue, NYC.

Take a look back at Vivian Maier: The Color Work at Howard Greenberg Gallery in 2018.