Essere fotografia

Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Mirror Study (4R2A0857). 2016. 
Pigmented inkjet print, 51 × 34″ (129.5 × 86.4 cm). 
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century. 
© 2018 Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Dal 18 Marzo al 19 Agosto 2018 il Museum of Modern Art di New York presenta una nuova tappa del progetto sulla fotografia "New Photography " iniziato nel 1985, a scadenza biennale, intitolata " Being: New Photography 2018"  coinvolge 17 artisti (tra cui Adelita Husni-Bey) con 80 opere ed è organizzata da Lucy Gallun, Assistant Curator e il  Dipartimento di Fotografia del Museo. 

I fotografi selezionati sono :

Sofia Borges (Brazilian, born 1984)
Matthew Connors (American, born 1976)
Sam Contis (American, born 1982)
Shilpa Gupta (Indian, born 1976)
Adelita Husni-Bey (Italian, born 1985)
Yazan Khalili (Palestinian, born Syria, 1981)
Harold Mendez (American, born 1977)
Aïda Muluneh (Ethiopian, born 1974)
Hương Ngô and Hồng-Ân Trương (American, born Hong Kong, 1979; American, born 1976)
B. Ingrid Olson (American, born 1987)
Joanna Piotrowska (Polish, born 1985)
Em Rooney (American, born 1983)
Paul Mpagi Sepuya (American, born 1982)
Andrzej Steinbach (German, born Poland, 1983)
Stephanie Syjuco (American, born Philippines, 1974)
Carmen Winant (American, born 1983)

Joanna Piotrowska. XXXI, FROWST. 2013-2014. 
Gelatin silver print, 50 13/16 × 62 5/8″ (129.1 × 159.1 cm). 
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Carol and David Appel Family Fund 
© 2018 Joanna Piotrowska

The Museum of Modern Art presents Being: New Photography 2018, the latest presentation in MoMA’s celebrated New Photography exhibition series. Since its inception in 1985, New Photography has introduced more than 100 artists from around the globe, and it is a key component of the Museum’s contemporary program. Every two years, New Photography presents urgent and compelling ideas in recent photography and photo-based art. This year’s edition, Being, asks how photography can capture what it means to be human. On view from March 18 through August 19, 2018, the exhibition includes over 80 new and recent works by 17 artists from eight countries. While at various stages in their careers, all are presenting their work at the Museum for the first time. Being: New Photography 2018 is organized by Lucy Gallun, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography.

At a time when questions about the rights, responsibilities, and dangers inherent in being represented—and in representing others—are being debated around the world, the works featured in Being call attention to assumptions about how individuals are depicted and perceived. Many challenge the conventions of photographic portraiture, or use tactics such as masking, cropping, or fragmenting to disorient the viewer. In others, snapshots or found images are taken from their original context and placed in a new one to reveal hidden stories. While some of the works might be considered straightforward representations of individuals, others do not include images of the human body at all. Together, they explore how personhood is expressed today, and offer timely perspectives on issues of privacy and exposure; the formation of communities; and gender, heritage, and psychology.

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