PopRally is a program of events at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 that features collaborations with artists and musical acts, performances, film screenings, receptions, and special viewings of exhibitions at moderate prices.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
7:30 P.M.–10:30 p.m.
Join PopRally as we celebrate the exhibition New Photography 2011: Moyra Davey, George Georgiou, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen, Zhang Dali with a conversation centered around issues of privacy and surveillance. Bernhard Seefeld, Product Manager for Google Maps; Sarah Parsons, Associate Professor: Canadian Art History, Department of Visual Arts, York University; Doug Rickard, an artist featured in the exhibition; and Dan Leers, exhibition organizer, participate. An exhibition viewing and a cocktail reception featuring a DJ set by Japanster will follow.
Google's Bernhard Seefeld is charged with advancing technologies for collecting the world's information, and making that information universally accessible and useful. Doug Rickard's photographs, which use Google Streetview to capture the blurred faces of people and crumbling American, explore issues of poverty, race, and privacy. Sarah Parsons is the Associate Professor of Canadian Art History in the Department of Visual Arts at York University. Her current research explores the role of photography in constructing notions of public and private space.
In 2011, MoMA's New Photography series expanded to feature the work of six artists, with the aim of capturing the diversity and international scope of contemporary photographic work. The exhibition closes on January 16, 2012.
Conversation begins promptly at 7:30 p.m., with reception following. Admission includes the conversation, exhibition viewing, and cocktail reception.
Special thanks to Sud de France Wines: Château de Jau. Beer for this event has been provided by Brooklyn Brewery.