19 New Acquisitions

This exhibition offers a critical assessment of photography’s influential role in contemporary art through a selection of recent major acquisitions, comprised primarily of multipart and serial works by 19 artists.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA in New York, United States.
From Friday 10 May 2013 to Monday 06 January 2014

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Published by MOMA on Thursday 31 January 2013.
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These works—each of which is being presented at MoMA for the first time—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 themes of labor history and globalization in the 1980s; to post-appropriative forms of archival and historical reconstitution since 2000. The cross-generational group of 19 international artists features Yto Barrada, Phil Collins, Liz Deschenes, Stan Douglas, VALIE EXPORT, Robert Frank, Paul Graham, Leslie Hewitt, Birgit Jürgenssen, Jürgen Klauke, Bela Kolářová, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Dóra Maurer, Oscar Muñoz, Mariah Robertson, Allan Sekula, Stephen Shore, Hank Willis Thomas, and Akram Zaatari.

Galleries 1–4 open May 10; gallery 5 opens August 23