New Photography 2009

The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA

Wednesday 16 September 2009 to Sunday 10 January 2010
Art Exhibition previously on at The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA in United States. Published by anonymous on Monday 14 September 2009.
A thematic presentation of significant recent work in photography that examines and expands the conventional definitions of the medium. As traditional photographic techniques are being quickly replaced by digital technologies, the artists included here examine the process and structure of making photographs. Walead Beshty, Daniel Gordon, Leslie Hewitt, Carter Mull, Sterling Ruby, Sara VanDerBeek.

Each fall, the exhibition has presented significant bodies of contemporary work of two to four artists. This year, New Photography has expanded to highlight the work of six artists, with some 20 works of photography. It is organized by Eva Respini, Associate Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art.

Since its inception in 1985, the New Photography series has introduced the work of over 68 artists from 15 countries. The series continues to highlight the Museum’s commitment to the work of less familiar artists and seeks to represent the most interesting accomplishments in contemporary photography. New Photography has featured such influential artists as Robin Rhode (2005), Olafur Eliasson (1998), Rineke Dijkstra (1997), Thomas Demand (1996), and Philip-Lorca diCorcia (1986), among many others.

Explains Ms. Respini, “As the photographic medium is rapidly transforming, the artists included in this exhibition question what it means to make a photograph in the twenty-first century. Diverse in their points of view, these artists collectively examine and expand the conventional definitions of the medium of photography.”

Although each artist in the exhibition represents different working methods and pictorial modes ranging from abstract to representational, their pictures all begin in the studio or the darkroom and result from processes involving collection, assembly, and manipulation. Many of the works are made with everyday materials and objects, and use images culled from the Internet, magazines, newspapers, and books. In addition, most of these artists are active in other disciplines, and their photographs relate to drawing, sculpture, video, and installation.

Among the separate bodies of work shown here, relationships and contrasts inevitably suggest themselves. For example, Leslie Hewitt and Sterling Ruby make pictures from other pictures to examine the ways that cultural values and meaning are imbedded in photographs. Daniel Gordon and Sara VanDerBeek build temporary sculptures using found images, which exist only to be photographed. Walead Beshty and Carter Mull experiment with the process of making pictures to reflect on the fundamental characteristics of the medium.

The Robert and Joyce Menschel Photography Gallery, third floor.

SPONSORSHIP:
The New Photography series is made possible by JGS, Inc.

Location

The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA
11 West 53 Street
Midtown Manhattan Precinct
New York
United States
Vibrant colours.
Three Color Curl (CMY: Irvine, California, August 19th 2008, Fuji Crystal Archive Type C).
© All rights reserved Walead Beshty. Image courtesy the artist and Wallspace, New York. 2009 United States
Artist: Walead Beshty. 2008. Color photographic paper, 97 5/8 x 51 1/8” (248 x 129.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century
Vibrant colours.
Three Color Curl (CMY: Irvine, California, August 24th 2008, Fuji Crystal Archive Type C). 2008
© All rights reserved Walead Beshty. Image courtesy the artist and Wallspace, New York 2009 United States
Walead Beshty (American, born England, 1976). Color photographic paper, 50 x 97" (127 x 246.4 cm). Collection of Mara and Javier Mendez, Puerto Rico
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Artaud. 2007
© All rights reserved Sterling Ruby 2009 United States
Sterling Ruby (American, born Germany, 1972). Chromogenic color print, 64 x 48" (162.6 x 121.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century
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Animal. 2009
© All rights reserved Sterling Ruby 2009 United States
Sterling Ruby (American, born Germany, 1972). Chromogenic color print, 72 x 48" (182.9 x 121.9 cm). Private Collection Image courtesy the artist.
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Riffs on Real Time. 2002-05
© All rights reserved Leslie Hewitt 2009 United States
Leslie Hewitt (American, born 1977). Chromogenic color print, 30 x 24" (76.2 x 61 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century
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Untitled (Epiphany of Circumstance). 2006-08
© All rights reserved Leslie Hewitt. Image courtesy the artist and D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York. 2009 United States
Leslie Hewitt. Two chromogenic color prints, each 30 x 40” (76.2 x 101.6 cm). Courtesy the Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Acquisition Committee, 08.22.1a-b
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Los Angeles Times Tuesday, August 5, 2008. 2008-09
© All rights reserved Carter Mull 2009 United States
Carter Mull (American, born 1977). Chromogenic process print, 49 x 37" (124.5 x 94 cm). Courtesy the artist and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles.
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Eleven. 2009
© All rights reserved Carter Mull. Image courtesy the artist and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles. 2009 United States
Carter Mull (American, born 1977). Type-c print on metallic paper and type-r print, 21 x 22 1/8" (53.3 x 56.2 cm) Courtesy the artist and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
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Composition for Detroit (detail). 2009
© All rights reserved Sara VanDerBeek. Courtesy the artist and D'Amelio Terras, New York 2009 United States
Sara VanDerBeek. Chromogenic color prints, left to right, panel 1: 65 x 48" (165.1 x 121.9 cm), panel 2: 65 x 43 1/2" (165.1 x 110.5 cm), panel 3: 65 x 48" (165.1 x 121.9 cm), panel 4: 65 x 47 1/2" (165.1 x 120.7 cm).
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Delaunay. 2008
© All rights reserved Sara VanDerBeek. Image courtesy the artist and D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York. 2009 United States
Sara VanDerBeek (American, born 1976). Chromogenic color print, 40 x 40" (101.6 x 101.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century
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Nude Portrait. 2008
© All rights reserved Daniel Gordon 2009 United States
Daniel Gordon (American, born 1980). Chromogenic color print, 49 x 62 7/8" (124.5 x 159.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century Image courtesy the artist.
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Red Headed Woman. 2008
© All rights reserved Daniel Gordon 2009 United States
Daniel Gordon (American, born 1980). Chromogenic color print, 37 x 5/16 x 29 7/8” (94.8 x 75.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century Image courtesy the artist.