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Good morning FotoFriends,

With this this year’s festival featuring over 100 exhibitions and events going on throughout the week we know managing the FotoWeek landscape can get overwhelming. Every day, we’ll be doing our best to keep you informed and updated – here’s what’s happening today at FotoWeek.

  • Most events are free and open to public but we encourage you to give a donation at FotoWeekCentral locations if you can.
  • All the events are separated into the following categories:


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At FotoWeekCentral

On view at FotoWeekCentral:

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m /// Former Residence of the Ambassador’s of Spain 2801 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009


Meet the Artist: Steven Cummings / Gentrified Wood
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FotoGeorgetown3222 M Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20007
Join us at FotoGeorgetown from 6pm-8pm for a chance to meet Steven Cummings, the artist behind Gentrified Wood. FREE but please RSVP to: Rsvp@cityfirstbank.com

On view at FotoGeorgetown:

10:00 a.m, – 6:00 p.m. /// 3222 M Street NW (in the alley next to Dean & Deluca), DC, 20007 United States


FotoWeek Around Town


Exclusive Curator Preview Tour of ‘The Message’
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Hirshhorn Museum – Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20560
Take advantage of your lunch break and join curator Mark Beasley for an exclusive sneak preview tour of The Message: New Media Works, the Hirshhorn’s newest exhibition featuring the most exciting contemporary video artists working today. PLEASE NOTE: All advance tickets for this tour have been claimed. Don’t worry! We always save a select number of spots for walk-ups, on a first-come, first served basis

Hirshhorn Gallery Guided Photography Tour
The Hirshhorn Museum – Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20560
Learn about modern and contemporary photography with a Gallery Guide-led tour of the Hirshhorn. Explore the museum’s permanent collection in What Absence is Made Of, featuring photographic works by iconic artists like Hiroshi Sugimoto, AA Bronson, Lorna Simpson, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres.
Tour Dates/Times:
Friday, November 17, 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 18, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 19, 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
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Hiroshi Sugimoto, Boden Sea, Uttwil, 1993. Museum Purchase with funds provided by The Glenstone Foundation, Mitchell P. Rales, Founder, 2006. Courtesy Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Photo by Lee Stalsworth

SOLD OUT: Love is the Message: An Evening with Arthur Jafa, in conversation with Steve Coleman
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Hirshhorn Museum – Independence Avenue Southwest Washington, DC United States
On the eve of the opening of The Message, and for the first time in a public forum, Jafa will be joined by renowned jazz musician Steve Coleman to discuss the intersections of their practices over the last 30 years. Coleman is among a selection of musicians participating in Listening Session, an experimental performance series presented in conjunction with Jafa’s current Serpentine Gallery exhibition, A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions.

Susan Meiselas Opening Reception and book signing – “Nicaragua”
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Leica Store – 977 F Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States
Photojournalist, Susan Meiselas joined Magnum Photos in 1976 and has worked as a freelance photographer since then. She is best known for her coverage of the insurrection in Nicaragua and her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America, which were published widely throughout the world.

The Message Preview Party
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Hirshhorn Museum – Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20560
Be among the first to experience the Hirshhorn’s newest film and video exhibition, The Message: New Media Works, before it opens to the public. Guests will enjoy a celebratory evening of art and music with exclusive access to the exhibition and a cash bar. A transformative journey filled with music and humor, The Message moves through five contemporary film and video installations that use music, film and pop culture to reveal profound truths about life in the 21st century. This is the first chance for DC audiences to discover the work of the most exciting video artists working today: Camille Henrot, C.T. Jasper, Joanna Malinowska, France Stark, Hito Steyerl and Arthur Jafa.

C.T. Jasper & Joanna Malinowska, Halka/Haiti. 18°48’05”N 72°23’01”W (still from a multichannel video projection), 2015. Soloists from the Poznan Opera House, musicians from Holy Trinity Philharmonic Orchestra of Port-au-Prince, and dancers and audience from Cazale during the performance. Cazale, Haiti, February 7, 2015. Courtesy of the artists and Zachęta – National Gallery of Art. Cinematography by Barbara Kaja Kaniewska and Mateusz Golis. © C.T. Jasper, Joanna Malinowska. Gift of Joleen and Mitchell R. Julis, 2016

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