Photo-Poetics: An Anthology

Moyra Davey
Trust Me, 2011
Sixteen chromogenic prints, tape, postage, and ink, 44.5 x 30.5 cm, each
Collection of Laura Belgray and Steven Eckler
Installation view: Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York,
November 20, 2015– March 23, 2016. Photo: David Heald
05 Jan 2016

With more than 70 works by ten international artists this exhibition  at the Guggenheim focuses on documenting recent developments in contemporary photography.  The artists Claudia Angelmaier, Erica Baum, Anne Collier, Moyra Davey, Leslie Hewitt, Elad Lassry, Lisa Oppenheim, Erin Shirreff, Kathrin Sonntag, and Sara VanDerBeek present a study into the nature, traditions and magic of photography in the context of the digital transformation of the medium.

Drawing on the legacies of Conceptualism, these artists pursue a largely studio-based approach to still-life photography that centers on the representation of objects, often printed matter such as books, magazines, and record covers. They attempt to rematerialize the photograph through meticulous printing, using film and other disappearing photo technologies, and creating artist’s books, installations, and photo-sculptures.

The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue will examine an important new development in contemporary photography, offering an opportunity to define the concerns of a younger generation of artists and contextualize their work within the history of art and visual culture.  You can see Photo Poetics: An Anthology from November 20, 2015 until March 23, 2016.

 

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