Invited speakers: Jennifer Blessing, Curator of Photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Saskia Bos, Dean of the School of Art, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; Paul Graham, artist; Katy Siegel, Professor of Art History, Hunter College; Sara VanDerBeek, artist; Matthew S. Witkovsky; Curator and Chair, Department of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago.
Discussion about what photography is in the 21st century: curatorial methodologies, artists’ perspectives, changes in technology, and critical theories.
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.
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Organized by Roxana Marcoci, Curator, and Eva Respini, Associate Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art