Monday, August 17, 2009

Photography Exhibition: Whitney Museum of American Art - Photoconceptualism, 1966–1973

Bruce Nauman (b. 1941), Waxing Hot, 1966-67 (printed 1970), from the portfolio Eleven Color Photographs.The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, New York, regularly has very special photographic exhibitions. Photoconceptualism, 1966–1973 follows in that tradition.

This exhibition will run through September 20, 2009
The final installment in a three-part series taking a closer look at photography in the Whitney’s collection, this exhibition focuses on works by conceptual artists of the late 1960s and early 1970s. During that time, photography became a favored medium (along with video) for art that placed more importance on concepts than on aesthetic and material concerns and rejected the necessity of the gallery or museum as a primary site of exhibition. The presentation features work by Mel Bochner, Adrian Piper, Bruce Nauman, Michael Heizer, and others.
If you’re in the New York City area through September 20th, I strongly suggest you take in this terrific exhibition. From it you can tell how extraordinary the Whitney’s collection of photographs is.

As I travel, I love seeing the work of other photographers as I hope you do. If you know of a new photographic exhibition which you think the Blog should publicize, please contact me.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Great exhibit. I've seen it.

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