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March 26th, NYC: Panel Discussion “Robert Heinecken: Art and Pornography”

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Robert Heinecken (American, 1931–2006). Are You Rea #1. 1964–68.

Museum of Modern Art
Panel Discussion: Robert Heinecken: Art and Pornography

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm

“This panel, held in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, explores pornography in art as it pertains to Heinecken’s work and to visual culture in general over the last 40 years. Participants include film director and photographer Larry Clark, Sarah Nicole Prickett, editor of Adult magazine, and artists Marilyn Minter and A. L. Steiner. Moderated by Eva Respini, organizer of the exhibition and curator in MoMA’s Department of Photography.

Tickets ($15; $10 members and Corporate members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.”

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
11 West 53 Street
New York, New York  [directions]
Tel: (212) 708-9400

February 8th, NYC: “A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio” Opens at MoMA

MoMA
A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio

February 8 – October 5, 2014

“Bringing together photographs, films, videos, and works in other mediums, A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio examines the ways in which photographers and artists using photography have worked and experimented within the four walls of the studio space, from photography’s inception to today. Featuring both new acquisitions and works from the Museum’s collection that have not been on view in recent years, A World of Its Own includes approximately 180 works, by approximately 90 artists such as Berenice Abbott, Uta Barth, Zeke Berman, Karl Blossfeldt, Constantin Brancusi, Geta Brătescu, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Jan Groover, Barbara Kasten, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Paul Outerbridge, Irving Penn, Adrian Piper, Edward Steichen, William Wegman, and Edward Weston.

The exhibition considers the various roles played by the photographer’s studio as an autonomous space; depending on the time period, context, and the individual motivations (commercial, artistic, scientific) and sensibilities of the photographer, the studio may be a stage, a laboratory, or a playground.” more»

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019-5497

November 7th, San Francsico: Lecture by Kalup Linzy

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© 2013 Kalup Linzy

Pier 24 | California College of the Arts | San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Lecture by Kalup Linzy

Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. No RSVP – Seating is on a first-come, first-served.

“Brooklyn based Kalup Linzy is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes videos, performances, and music. His satirical narratives – inspired by soap operas, telenovelas and Hollywood melodramas – deal with race, sexuality, gender, class, and the art world. Serving as writer, director, cinematographer, editor, and actor, he performs (often in drag) a series of memorable, defiant characters; he has been described as the heir to artists and performers as diverse as Cindy Sherman, RuPaul and John Waters. Simultaneously salacious and poignant, Linzy’s works fuse dramatic intensity with melodramatic irony and gut-busting comedy. In summer 2010, he appeared on the long running ABC soap opera General Hospital alongside James Franco in a storyline that incorporated performance art. Linzy has released three full length albums and two EPs. His latest project, Romantic Loner (2012/13), includes an album, a feature film, two short films, live performances and an ongoing series of collages.”

California College of the Arts
Timken Lecture Hall
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, California

At MoMA in NYC: “XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography”

Lynn Hershman Leeson. Roberta’s Construction Chart #2. 1976

Museum of Modern Art
XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography
Open Until January 6, 2014

“This exhibition addresses photography’s influential role in contemporary art through a selection of recent major acquisitions, primarily multipart and serial works. Presented at MoMA for the first time, these works by 19 artists are grounded in diverse photographic traditions, suggesting the creative fertility of the medium from 1960 to today. They range from postwar experiments with darkroom processes (such as photograms and photomontages), to 1970s feminist performances conceived for the camera, to political and documentary engagements with labor history and globalization in the 1980s and 1990s, to forms of archival and historical reconstitution made since 2000. The international, cross-generational group of artists includes Yto Barrada, Phil Collins,* Liz Deschenes, Stan Douglas,* VALIE EXPORT, Robert Frank, Paul Graham, Leslie Hewitt,* Birgit Jürgenssen, Jürgen Klauke, Běla Kolářová, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Dóra Maurer, Oscar Muñoz, Mariah Robertson, Allan Sekula, Stephen Shore, Taryn Simon,* and Hank Willis Thomas.*

*Works by these artists will be on view beginning August 23, 2013.
Galleries 1–4 open May 10; gallery 5 opens August 23.”

Talk related to this exhibition will be held on:
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 6, 2013, 11:30 a.m.
Friday, June 14, 2013, 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

MoMA
11 West 53 Street
New York, New York 10019

April 18th, NYC: Upcoming Exhibition at MoMA “The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook”

Museum of Modern Art
The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook
Exhibition Opens: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

“This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography’s role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements—with a special emphasis on the medium’s relation to Dada, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Constructivism, New Objectivity, Conceptual, and Post-Conceptual art—and in the development of contemporary artistic practices.

The shaping of what came to be known as “New Vision” photography bore the obvious influence of “lens-based” and “time-based” works. El Lissitzky best summarized its ethos: “The new world will not need little pictures,” he wrote in The Conquest of Art (1922). “If it needs a mirror, it has the photograph and the cinema.”

Bringing together over 250 works from MoMA’s collection, the exhibition features major projects by Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Germaine Krull, Gerhard Rühm, Helen Levitt, Daido Moriyama, Robert Heinecken, Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, and Walid Raad, among others. Photographic history is presented as a multivalent history of distinct “new visions,” rooted in unconventional and innovative exercises that range from photograms and photomontages to experimental films and photobooks.

Organized by Roxana Marcoci, Curator, Department of Photography.”

February 26th, NYC: Cindy Sherman Exhibition Opens at MoMA

© 2012 Cindy Sherman

Museum of Modern Art
Exhibition: Cindy Sherman
On View February 26 to June 11, 2012

Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954) is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art. Throughout her career, she has presented a sustained, eloquent, and provocative exploration of the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation, drawn from the unlimited supply of images from movies, TV, magazines, the Internet, and art history. Working as her own model for more than 30 years, Sherman has captured herself in a range of guises and personas which are at turns amusing and disturbing, distasteful and affecting.

Bringing together more than 170 photographs, this retrospective survey traces the artist’s career from the mid 1970s to the present. The exhibition will explore dominant themes throughout Sherman’s career, including artifice and fiction; cinema and performance; horror and the grotesque; myth, carnival, and fairy tale; and gender and class identity. Also included are Sherman’s recent photographic murals (2010), which will have their American premiere at MoMA.”

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