A number of museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, the International Center of Photography, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, have been rethinking and expanding their collection spaces, interpretative resources, and special exhibition programs dedicated to photography and visual culture. We have invited leading curators from these institutions to discuss changing ideas about the future of image making and to give us a sneak preview of their upcoming projects.
Featured speakers are Corey Keller, Curator of Photography, and Sandra Phillips, Senior Curator of Photography, SFMOMA; Karolina Lewandowska, Curator, Photography Department, Centre Georges Pompidou; Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator in Charge, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Carol Squiers, Curator, International Center of Photography.
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.
Cofounded by curators Roxana Marcoci and Eva Respini on February 16, 2010, and conceived as an experimental platform for free-form critical discussions, MoMA’s forums on contemporary photography are designed to encourage debate about the perspectives and scope of still and moving images and other forms of picture-making among leading artists, curators, and theorists in the field. The creative process of today is not solitary but dynamic, evolving from countless partnerships. These forums offer an intellectual milieu that values the scholarly reassessment of pivotal ideas in art, innovative practices, and complex and competing visions of modern and contemporary art.
Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, Department of Photography, begins each session with an introduction to the topic, providing context for the conversation. Four to seven featured speakers then present for five to 10 minutes each. The presentations are followed by a probing, critical Q&A session and a moderated discussion with all the guests.
Read an article about the Forums from Art in America.
Organized by Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA
Speakers: Quentin Bajac, The Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography, MoMA
Corey Keller, Curator of Photography, SFMOMA
Karolina Lewandowska, Curator, Photography Department, Centre Georges Pompidou
Sandra Phillips, Senior Curator of Photography, SFMOMA
Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator in Charge, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Carol Squiers, Curator, International Center of Photography