Monday, January 10, 2011

Finding Photography at The New Museum

Organized and moderated by Matt Keegan, featuring Tim Barber, Roe Etheridge, Mary Manning, and Laurel Ptak.

This conversation with notable photographers and founders of websites, such as Tiny Vices, I Heart Photograph, and Unchanging Window, explore how the web not only affects the discovery of new photography, but also its distribution, interpretation, and creation. With an emphasis on images and short text publishing encouraged by popular platforms like Tumblr, does photography lose depth? Does the continual circulation and re-presentation of photographs affect the work, itself? Is photography more resilient to change because we live in an image-saturated culture? Panelists present their projects and discuss these questions and more through audience Q&A.

The New Museum
Thursday, 13JAN, 7pm

Also, speaking about The New Museum, recently finished reading A Short Life of Trouble : Forty Years in the New York Art World, a posthumously published memoir by Marcia Tucker, the first woman to be hired as a curator at The Whitney, and founder of The New Museum. It takes you through her personal struggle as an artist, woman, curator, lover, fundraiser, wife, and human being. It shows her commitment to contemporary art and all she endured to pave the way.

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