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Since the 1851 Crystal Palace International Exposition in London, world’s fairs demonstrated to the public the latest triumphs in (often Western-based) industry, culture, technology, architecture, and design. While these fairs arguably have suffered a decline in significance and attendance since the mid-20th century, these grand events have left in their wake an unwieldy offering of giant towers, bucolic landscaping, and futuristic pavilion buildings in the cities which hosted the fairs at a certain point in time.

Since 2007, photographer Jade Doskow has been retracing where these fairs took place in her project Lost Utopias, and photographing the remaining architecture, art, and landscaping, offering a prismatic backward/forward view into how these initially temporary constructions have permanently affected and transformed the urban sites upon which they were built. Doskow, an architectural and landscape photographer is known for her rigorously composed and eerily poetic images that examine the intersection of people, architecture, nature, and time. In Doskow’s photographs we witness the challenges of urban planning and preservation; what the future may have looked like, in design and architecture, to previous thinkers and designers; and how to plan for mega-events of the future. Join us Tuesday, June 2nd at noon as Doskow shows us her photography from Lost Utopias in a visual virtual talk.

Jade Doskow Lost Utopias photographyPhoto by Jade Doskow

Based in New York, Doskow holds a BA from New York University and an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts. Doskow’s work includes Lost Utopias—a decade-long photography project on the remaining architecture, art, and landscaping of international world’s fairs, as well as long-term projects examining the waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn; the architecture of activist buildings such as ABC No Rio in New York; numerous private commissions of some of NYC’s greatest skyscrapers; and most recently, the 25-year transformation of Freshkills into a great city park.

Jade Doskow Lost Utopias photographyPhoto by Jade Doskow

A monograph of Lost Utopias was published by Black Dog London in December 2016, and listed by American Photo as one of the top 50 photo books of the year. Doskow was one of 50 women artists featured in the 2018 October book publication 50 Contemporary Women Artists: Groundbreaking Art from 1960 to the Present. Her photographs haven been featured and reviewed internationally, including Photograph, Elle Décor Italia, Architect, Wired, Musée Mag, Smithsonian, Slate, and Newsweek Japan. Doskow is represented by Front Room Gallery in New York and Tracey Morgan Gallery in Asheville. She is on the photography faculty of the City University of New York and the International Center of Photography. Doskow is currently an Artistic Partner in Photography of Freshkills Park in collaboration with the New York City Parks and Sanitation departments.

Jade Doskow Lost Utopias photographyPhoto by Jade Doskow

This live talk is organized for Untapped New York Insiders — get two months free with code STAYHOME. A video of the talk will also be made available to all our Insiders afterwards in the Virtual Content section of our website.

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