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About the Passport

The Passport offers free access to all 90-plus FotoFocus Biennial 2018 projects during the month of October; an invitation to members-only events; and entry into the FotoFocus Biennial Program (October 4–7, 2018), which features keynote lectures, talks and panel discussions with artists, curators and collaborators, screenings, performances, receptions, and tours.

Many FotoFocus Biennial exhibitions are free and open to the public—a central part of the FotoFocus mission is accessibility. But certain events, due largely to limited seating, are not: invitation-only summer promotional events; access to members-only events at Participating Venues like the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the Taft Museum of Art; and our four-day Biennial Program featuring the likes of Teju Cole and Vijay Iyer, Clément Chéroux, Miranda July, Akram Zaatari, Mamma Andersson, and more. That is, unless you are a Passport holder!

FotoFocus Biennial 2018 Passport
For $25, the FotoFocus Biennial Passport provides access to more than 90 projects, exclusive events, and entry to the October 4–7 FotoFocus Biennial Program.

Highlights include:
  • Access to FotoFocus Biennial Program
  • Keynote Lecture with Clément Chéroux
  • Conversation with Artist Akram Zataari and Eva Respini
  • FotoFocus Daytime Symposium
  • Teju Cole and Vijay Iyer: Blind Spot Performance
  • Conversation with Teju Cole and Drew Klein
  • Conversation with Miranda July and Kelly Gallagher
Invitations to:
  • Passport Launch Event at Rhinegeist Brewing Co.
  • Taft Museum of Art House Party and tour of Ansel Adams: A Photographer’s Evolution
  • Members-only opening receptions of FotoFocus Biennial exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center, Taft Museum of Art, and Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Bus trip to Dayton, Ohio, Participating Venues

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Passport Benefits

Entrance into all 90-plus projects in the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial, plus:

Thurs, Aug 23, 5:30–8pm
FotoFocus Biennial Passport Launch
Buy your passport early and join FotoFocus for a night out highlighting the upcoming 2018 FotoFocus Biennial Program
Rhinegeist Brewing Co. Annex
Thurs, Sept 6, 5–8pm
Taft Museum of Art House Party
Tour Ansel Adams: A Photographer’s Evolution, make art, and socialize with friends while enjoying beverages and bites
Taft Museum of Art
Fri, Sept 21, 5:30pm
Tour of No Two Alike: Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Ruff with Curator Ulrike Meyer Stump, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Independent Curator and Lecturer, Zurich University of the Arts
Contemporary Arts Center
Fri, Sept 21, 6–8pm
Opening Reception for Wide Angle: Photography Out of Bounds and Chris Engman: Prospect and Refuge
Weston Art Gallery
Wed, Oct 3, 6-9pm
Members-only Opening Reception for Life: Gillian Wearing and 7pm Conversation with Artist Gillian Wearing and Nathaniel Stein, Cincinnati Art Museum Associate Curator of Photography
Cincinnati Art Museum
Thurs, Oct 4, 5–7pm
Members-only Opening Reception for Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott
Taft Museum of Art
Thurs, Oct 4, 7pm
Keynote Lecture with Clément Chéroux, Senior Curator of Photography, SFMOMA
Introduction by FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator Kevin Moore
Taft Museum of Art
Fri, Oct 5, 7pm
Conversation with Artist Akram Zataari and Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator of The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Introduction by Steven Matijcio, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Contemporary Arts Center Curator
Contemporary Arts Center
Fri, Oct 5, 8–11pm
Opening Celebration for Mamma Andersson: Memory Banks; Akram Zaatari: The Fold – Space, time and the image and No Two Alike: Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Ruff exhibitions
Contemporary Arts Center
Sat, Oct 6, 9am–4:30pm
FotoFocus Daytime Symposium
Includes a complimentary breakfast reception at 9am, followed by a day of conversations with artists, curators, collectors, and writers. Talks at: 10:30am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 3:30pm
Memorial Hall, Lower Level
Sat, Oct 6, 5pm
Teju Cole and Vijay Iyer: Blind Spot Performance
Vanguard composer and pianist Vijay Iyer and Nigerian-American writer and photographer Teju Cole perform the powerful interdisciplinary collaboration Blind Spot, in which Cole’s striking photography and spoken words are accompanied by a live score performed by Iyer’s adept trio for a musical investigation of humanity’s voluntary blindness to tragedy and injustice throughout history
Memorial Hall, Anderson Theater
Sun, Oct 7, 11am–1:30pm
11am Brunch Reception and 12pm Conversation with Artist Teju Cole and Drew Klein, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Contemporary Arts Center Performing Arts Director
The Mercantile Library
Sun, Oct 7, 5–7:30pm
5pm Cocktail Reception followed by a 6pm Conversation with Artist Miranda July and Kelly Gallagher, Experimental Filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Media Arts at Antioch College, Ohio
Introduction by C. Jacqueline Wood, FotoFocus Guest Curator and The Mini Microcinema Director
The Woodward Theater
Thurs, Oct 18, 8:30am–6:30pm
Passport Day-Trip
Visit FotoFocus Biennial 2018 Participating Venues in Dayton, Ohio
Seating is limited. Reservations required.

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