Posts tagged ‘photography’
October 15, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
New Photography 2012: Zoe Crosher

In the audio slideshow above, photographer Zoe Crosher talks about the wall installation from her ongoing series The Michelle duBois Project, currently on view in MoMA’s New Photography 2012 exhibition. Read more

October 8, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
New Photography 2012: Michele Abeles

Every year MoMA presents the exhibition New Photography, in an attempt to include the most interesting accomplishments of artists working in photography all over the world. Read more

August 9, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Spectacle and Spirit: 1930s Photographs of Olympians

They don’t call it a “photo finish” for nothing! There is something energizing about the most tightly contested races, something captivating in the physical strength and strain of athletes competing at the limits of their ability. I’ll admit I’ve caught Olympics fever. Read more

July 12, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Surface and Light: Liz Deschenes

Liz Deschenes. Moiré #25. 2009. Chromogenic color print, 54 1/16 x 40 1/8″ (137.3 x 101.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century. © 2012 Liz Deschenes

Moiré (from a French textile description) occurs when two patterns (meshes, concentric rings, grids, etc.) are overlaid, creating visual interference at their intersections. Read more

May 25, 2012  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII

In the video interview above, American photographer Taryn Simon talks about her powerful four-year project A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII (2008–11), currently on view at The Museum of Modern Art. Read more

Cindy Sherman and John Waters: A Conversation

Cover of the publication Cindy Sherman by Eva Respini. 2012. The Museum of Modern Art, New York

As an admirer of both Cindy Sherman and John Waters, I was happy to see a conversation between the artists included in Cindy Sherman, the exhibition catalogue accompanying the Museum’s major retrospective of the artist’s work. Read more

A Word with Eugène Atget

Cover of the publication Atget. John Szarkowski. 2000. The Museum of Modern Art, New York

In concert with the current photography exhibition Eugène Atget: “Documents pour artistes”, MoMA has republished Atget, a richly illustrated title first published by the Museum in 2000. Read more

March 5, 2012  |  Artists, Videos
My Favorite Cindy Sherman

Some of Cindy Sherman’s characters bring an immediate context to mind. You gaze at the picture, and there’s the flood of a specific time and place. A scene forms and the figure becomes the protagonist of a narrative. Others are, at first take, more obscure or bizarre. Read more

Installing Cindy Sherman’s New Photographic Mural at MoMA

One of the most exciting features of the Cindy Sherman exhibition is Sherman’s photographic mural, which is making its North American premiere at MoMA. Read more

Eugène Atget: Black Smoke and White Shadows

From left: Eugène Atget. Marchand de paniers en fil de fer. 1899–1900. Albumen silver print, printed 1978 by Chicago Albumen Works. Abbott-Levy Collection. Partial gift of Shirley C. Burden; Eugène Atget. Marchand de paniers en fil de fer. 1899–1900. Gelatin dry plate negative. Abbott-Levy Collection. Partial gift of Shirley C. Burden

Berenice Abbott. Eugène Atget. 1927. Gelatin silver print. Gift of Maria Morris Hambourg

For the first time in more than 25 years, Museum visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a generous selection of work by the extraordinarily prolific and inventive photographer Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927). Read more