April 29th, Philly: Conversation between Peter Barberie and Matthew Palczynski on Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art
A Conversation between Peter Barberie and Staff Lecturer Matthew Palczynski
in conjunction with the exhibition Unsettled: Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art

Friday, April 29, 2011, 5 – 7 pm
Location: Perlman Café
Gallery will remain open from 5 – 7 pm for exhibition viewing
Admission: FREE

Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, and Matthew Palczynski, Staff Lecturer for Western Art, discuss the legacy of the 1980s culture wars and the challenges of exhibiting controversial artworks in a museum.”

The Exhibition
Unsettled: Photography and Politics in Contemporary Art presents work by nine artists–David Wojnarowicz, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Barbara Kruger, Zoe Leonard, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andres Serrano, Lorna Simpson, and Carrie Mae Weems–who used photography to address some of the most controversial political and social issues of the late 1970s through the early 1990s, including feminism, racism, the AIDS crisis, and gay activism.”
The exhibition is located in the Julien Levy Gallery in the Perelman Building.  It be on view April 9th to summer 2011.

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