Peter Hujar: 60th Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Venice

The Peter Hujar Foundation announces a major exhibition of Peter Hujar’s complete works from the series Portraits in Life and Death, during the 60th Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Venice, 2024.

Venice—The Peter Hujar Foundation, New York, will present the first exhibition in Europe of Peter Hujar’s legendary Portraits in Life and Death. Comprising the complete set of 41 photographs reproduced in the 1976 book, Portraits in Life and Death—the only publication Hujar produced during his lifetime, for which his friend, the critic Susan Sontag, penned the introduction—the exhibition will be curated by Grace Deveney, David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Associate Curator of Photography and Media at the Art Institute of Chicago.


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Lecture – December 13, 2018

Lecture on East Village photographer Peter Hujar: His Life and Art by Anthony Del Aversano

Albert Merola Gallery – Head2Head

Albert Merola Gallery  

424 Commercial Street  

Provincetown, MA 02657      

tel: 508-487-4424

JULY 6-25, 2018

Gallery hours: Daily 11-5 pm. Friday, Saturday: 7-9 pm. 508-487-4424

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Peter Hujar: Speed of Life

Jan 26 , 2018 - May 20 , 2018

The Morgan Library & Museum
Related programs:
An Evening with Fran Lebowitz: On Peter Hujar Thursday, February 8, 6:30 pm
Film Pink Flamingos Friday, March 2, 7 pm
Gallery Talk Peter Hujar: Speed of Life Friday, March 9, 6 pm
Lecture and Discussion Peter Hujar: Life and Times Saturday, April 7, 2 pm
Gallery Talk Peter Hujar: Speed of Life Friday, April 27, 1 pm

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225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016

The Downtown Decade: NYC 1975-1985

RARE is pleased to present The Downtown Decade, a multi-genre overview of the intensely fertile and interconnected creative scene that developed on New York City’s Lower East Side during the late 1970s and early 1980s. At a time when the city was on the brink of fiscal disaster and suffering daily internal chaos, a burgeoning artistic community emerged that would enduringly alter previously held perceptions of art, photography, literature, film, and music. On display will be original items both by and featuring many of the participants, including Rene Ricard, David Armstrong, Nan Goldin, the Lurie Brothers, Jenny Holzer, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, John Cage, Blondie, the Ramones, and more, as well as historical documentary material and a period soundtrack.

Exhibition Dates: Thursday, September 10–Saturday, October 10, 2015  Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 15th, 6–8 pm

17 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

Peter Hujar: Night at Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne

Friday, 4 Sept., 6 pm: Opening on the occasion of DC OPEN

On the occasion of this year’s gallery weekend, Galerie Thomas Zander is pleased to present two artistic positions at the gallery for the first time. While a rich selection of photographs from Peter Hujar’s Night series is exhibited in the Second Floor, the artist Günter Umberg shows paintings from his group of works Territorien in dialogue with works from his current creative period. September 4 – October 30, 2015.

Danh Võ “ydob eht ni mraw si ti” Featuring Works by Peter Hujar at Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Aug 1 , 2015 - Oct 25 , 2015

“What happens when you create a full-scale replica of the

Statue of Liberty, dismantle it into more than 150 pieces, and

scatter them across the globe? This spectacular long-term

project, entitled We The People, is just one example of how

Danh Võ touches on our cultural understanding of ourselves

in a changed and changing world. In his objects, installations,

photographs, and works on paper, the artist, who was born

in Vietnam in 1975 and grew up in Copenhagen, combines

experiences from his childhood with his family’s history,

their flight to Europe, and questions of colonialism, migration,

and cultural identity.

The show, which was conceived by Danh Võ specifically

for the museum, brings together the largest contiguous piece

of We The People to date with additional new works, which

engage in a dialogue with selected works by the US-American

photographer Peter Hujar.”

Hein­rich-Böll-Platz, Cologne, Germany

Beastly/Tierisch at Fotomuseum Winterthur May 30 – October 4, 2015

May 30 , 2015 - Oct 4 , 2015

Peter Hujar will have two prints in this show about the representations of animals at the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. From the press release:

“Since the 1970s, artists, too, have engaged with the animal, rethinking traditional categories of representation to challenge human-animal relations as well as the nature of creative practice. Beastly/Tierisch explores these issues in the work of photographers and video artists…”

Peter Hujar will be represented by two prints:

Face of a Dog [Clarissa Dalrymple’s Dog, Kirsten], 1984

Self Portrait (with a string around neck), 1980


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Gruzenstrasse 44+45 CH-8400 Winterthur

Slip of the Tongue

Apr 12 , 2015 - Mar 31 , 2016

Peter Hujar will have eighteen photographs displayed in the year-long show A Slip of the Tongue, curated by artist Danh Vō  in collaboration with Caroline Bourgeois, at the Punta della Dogana in Venice, opening on April 12, 2015.

Artists in the exhibition:

Leonor Antunes, Julie Ault, Nairy Baghramian, Giovanni Bellini, Constantin Brancusi, Marcel Broodthaers, Giovanni Buonconsiglio, detto il Marescalco, Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys, Hubert Duprat, Elmgreen & Dragset, Luciano Fabro, Fischli & Weiss, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Petrit Halilaj, David Hammons, Roni Horn, Peter Hujar, Tetsumi Kudo, Bertrand Lavier, Zoe Leonard, Francesco Lo Savio, Lee Lozano, Robert Manson, Piero Manzoni, Sadamasa Motonaga, Jean-Luc Moulène, Henrik Olesen, Pablo Picasso, Sigmar Polke, Carol Rama, Charles Ray, Auguste Rodin, Cameron Rowland, Carlo Scarpa, Andres Serrano, Nancy Spero, Sturtevant, Alina Szapocznikow, Paul Thek, Danh Vo, David Wojnarowicz, Martin Wong.


To learn more about Danh Vō and A Slip of the Tongue:

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Dorsoduro, 2 Venice Italy

Peter Hujar exhibition at Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich

Aug 29 , 2014 - Oct 25 , 2014

“The work of Peter Hujar (born 1934 in Trenton, New Jersey; died 1987) has been the subject of many major exhibitions since the 1980s. The first in Switzerland was at Kunsthalle Basel in 1982. In 1994 he had a show at the Fotomuseum Winterthur and at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and in 2007 at the ICA London. In 2011, Mai 36 Galerie included Hujar’s series of images Thek’s Studio 1967 in the exhibition Paul Thek – cityscapes and other ideas.

We are delighted to announce the representation of the Peter Hujar Estate by the Mai 36 Galerie in conjunction with Pace/MacGill Gallery and Fraenkel Gallery.

Like his fellow New Yorkers Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Hujar was originally a fashion photographer. However, his work differs markedly from theirs. Hujar always struggled with the superficiality of fashion photography and was more interested in the portrayal of real life, in its purest form: in all its corporeality and drama, and at times with humour – as in his animal portraits showing the innocence of creatures.”

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Rämistrasse 37, Zurich CH-8001