Aperture Foundation at The New School presents Confounding Expectations - Photography in Context: The Projected Photograph

7:00 p.m.

 The Aperture Foundation, the Photography Department at Parsons The New School for Design, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics present a new season of panel discussions focusing on photography. Speakers including George Baker, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Vice-Chair of UCLA, Department of Art History; Andrea Geyer, artist and Assistant Professor of Fine Art, Parsons The New School for Design; and artists Paul Pfeiffer and Krzysztof Wodiczko, discuss projection and installation strategies many contemporary artists have used to create immersive and cinema-like experiences in their works and exhibitions. Contemporary artists have started departing from the large, tableau vivant treatments of the photograph, as seen in works by Jeff Wall, Andreas Gursky, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, and Gregory Crewdson. In recent years, they have employed a variety of projection devices to incorporate their photographs into temporal, audio-visual experiences, which recall cinematic contexts yet retain distinctly photographic qualities. On the surface, these works seem to meld experimental and structuralist filmmaking lineages and large-scale photographic practices prevalent in the past two decades. At the same time, the new practitioners of the projected photograph are expanding the definition of photography itself. The lecture series is presented with generous support from the Kettering Family Foundation and the Henry Nias Foundation. The program is made possible in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. 

Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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