Conceived as an experimental platform for free-form, critical discussions, these forums are designed to engage in debates about the perspectives and scope of contemporary photography with leading artists, curators, and theorists in the field.
For the upcoming session we have invited artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Anna Ostoya, and Lisa Oppenheim, featured in this year’s New Photography exhibition (on view at MoMA, September 14, 2013–January 6, 2014); and scholars Tom McDonough, Associate Professor and Chair of Art History at Binghamton University, State University of New York; and Andrés Mario Zervigón, Associate Professor of the History of Photography at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, to lead a discussion about the idea of photocollage/montage and the political and aesthetic impact this art form has had in the early decades of the 21st century. This session addresses the ways in which artists making use of photocollage/montage through analogue, photogram, and digital techniques have reevaluated this historic breakthrough from a present-day perspective.
The MoMA Forum on Contemporary Photography is organized by Roxana Marcoci, Curator, and Eva Respini, Associate Curator, The Museum of Modern Art.
The Forum on Contemporary Photography is made possible by MoMA's Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.
This event is invitation only, but we are very pleased to live-stream this forum, which will allow remote friends and colleagues to participate in the conversation.