Invited speakers: Quentin Bajac, Chief Curator of Photography, Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou; Philip-Lorca diCorcia, artist; Leah Dickerman, Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art; Josephine Meckseper, artist; Elisabeth Sussman, Sondra Gillman Curator of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art; Carrie Mae Weems, artist.
Discussion about the three time periods and models that have informed recent developments in photographic practices: the advent of photography in the 19th century, New Vision photography in the 1920s, and Conceptual and documentary photography in the 1960s and 1970s.
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.