Titles from the Feminism? Project 1.) Feminists People,1:32min 2.) What People Went Through to Get to Where They Are Today, 2:28min. 3.) Not Really, But Kind of a Feminist, 1:23min 4.) Other Things to Do, 1:00min 5.) Women Who Don’t Take No For An Answer: Girls Gone Wild, 3:31min 6.) That’s Deep, 4:23min 7.) Not a Feminist Way of Thinking, Daddy’s Little Girl, 1:28min 8.) That’s Deep: Again, 11:03min 9.) I’ve Never Really Been Into Feminism, 1:43min 10.) Embracing That Part of You That Makes You a Woman, 1:11min “Starting with sorority sisters and ending with her own mother, Amber Hawk Swanson scripts her ten videos from the Feminism? project from edited interviews with a variety of women. Their original responses to the topic of feminism range from naïve surprise to composed discourse, but become flip one-liners and ironic ramblings when voiced by Hawk Swanson in valley-girl intonation and enacted in provocatively sexual contexts.” Kendra Greene, MoCP+ More details
What about museums of photography in a new digital era? Marple&Marple interviewed directors and curators of some of the most important centers of photography and contemporary art in the world, who tell us about the evolution of visual culture in the near future. The interviews were taken during a conference organized for the 10th anniversary of the “Museo Fotografia Contemporanea” (Mufoco) in Cinisello Balsamo, Milan. The title of the symposium: “What kind of museum of photography today?” Special thanks to: Martin Barnes (V&A), Elina Heikka (Finnish Museum of Photography), Karen Irvine (MoCP), Marina Miraglia (Istituto Nazionale per la grafica), Sandra Phillips (SFMOMA), Roberta Valtorta (Mufoco), Bas Vroege (Paradox). Giovanni Dal Monte for his awesome sound design. Anneliese Thies and Elizabeth Crane for translations. "Visually, overall, it is excellent - the use of transparent overlays is a lovely visual device to 'link' old technology of gelatin/film-based media with the contemporary digital delivery, and the ending using the developing tray is very clever and engaging - the philosophical idea of the latent image being made to appear by the alchemy of photography is a good reminder of where we've come from in the craft." John MacPherson Director - Wild Media Foundation www.2020v.org+ More details
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), or North Korea, has been called the Hermit Kingdom, as it is one of the most reclusive states in the world. North Korea’s citizens are not allowed to travel abroad, there is no Internet connection to the outside world, and the flow of information is almost completely controlled by the government. This exhibition will be divided into two main sections: one showing the government’s official version of North Korea, while the other offers the alternative view of the country. Imagery distributed through official channels, such as the country’s press agency KCNA, which is based in Japan, and those photographed by tourists on state-controlled tours will offer an official view. These official images will be juxtaposed with a non-controlled stream of images coming out of the country: photographs produced by international photojournalists from within the nation, and international artists using photography and video to directly address North Korea. North Korean Perspectives is organized by Europe-based independent curator Marc Prüst in collaboration with MoCP’s Executive Director Natasha Egan.+ More details
Christian Patterson discusses his project and book Redheaded Peckerwood in conjunction with the Crime Unseen exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Oct. 27, 2011+ More details
Quentin Bajac, formerly the Chief Curator of Photography at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, came to New York in January 2013 to run the Photography department at MoMA. A native of Paris, he is a graduate of the Institut d’études politiques and the Institut national du Patrimoine. This lecture was presented in conjunction with the Columbia College Chicago Photography Department.+ More details
Susan Bright is a British curator and writer based in NYC. Her curatorial practice operates across exhibitions, writing, public speaking, and teaching. Particular research interests include self portraiture, specializing in the representation of Mothers across fine art and the media. She was formally Assistant Curator at the National Portrait Gallery and Acting Director for the MA Photography program at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London. She was Visiting Artist in the MFA Photography Program at The Arts Institute Boston in the spring of 2014. Recent exhibitions include: Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood (The Photographers' Gallery and Foundling Museum, London), Something Out Of Nothing (Fotogalleriet, Oslo), How We Are: Photographing Britain (co-curated with Val Williams, Tate Britain) and Face of Fashion at the National Portrait Gallery, London. She is author of Art Photography Now (2005 and 2011) and Auto Focus -The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography (2010) both published by Thames and Hudson. http://susanbright.net/+ More details
Carrie Mae Weems has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at major national and international museums including the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum in New York. In 2013 Weems received both the MacArthur “Genius” Grant and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is represented in public and private collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Modern Art, NY and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.+ More details
W.J.T. Mitchell is a scholar and theorist of media, visual art, and literature associated with the emergent fields of visual culture and iconology (the study of images across the media). This lecture argues against the view that digital photography does not have the firm grip on reality that was claimed by traditional photography. On the contrary, as Mitchell explains, digital photography offers a “double entry bookkeeping” of reality that “expands the potential scope of photographic truth-claims along with the potential for lying.” A Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, Mitchell is editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Critical Inquiry, and the author of numerous publications including What Do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images (2005). Video courtesy of Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV)+ More details
Exhibiting artist Guy Tillim and Krista Thompson, PhD, discuss Tillim's work and the clash of ideas and cultures found in the landscape of former colonial states in Africa. Johannesburg-born Tillim has worked as a freelance photographer in South Africa and has exhibited extensively around the globe. Thompson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Northwestern University whose work focuses on African and Caribbean Art, the arts of the African Diaspora, critical race theory, visual cultures of colonialism and postcolonialism, and global histories of photography. This event was co-sponsored by the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago. The exhibition "Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba" is sponsored by the Lannan Foundation. January 13, 2011+ More details
Ken Fandell discusses his video work and process on September 8th, 2011 at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. This event was held in conjunction with the Our Origins exhibition at the MoCP.+ More details
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