• MAY 10 to JAN 06
    Group Exhibition
    19 New Acquisitions


    • Group Exhibition
    • Contemporary
    • Emerging Artists

    Dates and Opening hours

    MAY 10, 2013 to JAN 06, 2014

    Galleries open Sat., Sun., Mon., Wed., and Thurs. 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Fri. 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Thurs., July 5–August 30 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Tues., June 26–September 25, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving day and Christmas day

    Event Location

    MoMA - Museum of Modern Art

    New York City
    United States


    • Akram Zaatari.
    • Allan Sekula
    • Bela Kolářová
    • Birgit Jürgenssen
    • Dóra Maurer
    • Hank Willis Thomas
    • Jürgen Klauke
    • Leslie Hewitt
    • Liz Deschenes
    • Lynn Hershman Leeson

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    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. 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 Kolá?ová, 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

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