Conceptual Art and Photography: James Welling in Conversation with Jan Dibbets

Monday, October 5, 2009, 6:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

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In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels In Conceptual Art, 1960-1976
Christophe Cherix. Essays by Christophe Cherix, Rini Dippel, Christian Rattemeyer, and Phillip van den Bossche

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Join leading contemporary artists as they discuss their work, the creative process, and issues in contemporary art.

Many artists include photography in their work, but they very often do so using a non-traditional approach. Dutch artist Jan Dibbets does not consider himself a photographer, although he has used the process extensively in his conceptually based work since the 1960s. James Welling, on the contrary, manipulates many of the technical elements of the medium, like light filters, and turns others, such as screens and gelatin, into the subjects of his work. Following an introduction by Anne Rorimer, independent scholar and curator, the artists discuss their varying approaches to conceptual art and photography with Christophe Cherix, Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, The Museum of Modern Art, and organizer of the exhibition In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960–1976.

In conjunction with the exhibition In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960–1976

Tickets ($10; members, corporate members $8; students, seniors, and staff of other museums $5) are available online, at the Information Desk in the main lobby, at the Film Desk after 4:00 p.m., and at the Cullman Desk in the Education and Research Building one hour before the start of the program.

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