Conceived as an experimental platform for free-form critical discussions, the Forums are designed to foster debate about the perspectives and scope of contemporary photography among leading artists, curators, and theorists in the field.
For the upcoming session we have invited artists Lucas Blalock and John Kelsey; Matthew Biro, Professor and Chair, Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan; Alex Klein, The Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE'60) Program Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania; and Carol Squiers, Curator, International Center of Photography to lead a discussion about material and conceptual experimentation in contemporary photographic practices. Taking a cue from the MoMA exhibitions Robert Heinecken: Object Matter and Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010, this session addresses the ways in which expanded ideas about the photographic medium and the circulation of images resonate into the 21st century.
This event is invitation only, but we are very pleased to present a live stream of the forum, which will allow remote friends and colleagues to participate in the conversation.
The MoMA Forums on Contemporary Photography are made possible by MoMA's Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.