Archive for April 15, 2008

BOSTON: Tina Barney lecture at BU sponsored by PRC This Thursday, 7 pm

I’m off to Boston in the morning and hope to attend this lecture, brought to you by the PRC:

from the e-blast:

LECTURE
Tina Barney
Thursday, April 17, 7pm
BU’s School of Law, Auditorium, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston (Green Line “B” Train – BU Central Stop)
$10 Members/$15 Non-Members/$5 Full-time Students/Free for Students of Institutional Members

Join Tina Barney for a stimulating discussion of her highly influential and groundbreaking photography. Barney first came into prominence in the early 1980s for her ongoing project documenting the affluent lives of her family and close friends. However, it was her decision to partly construct what would otherwise be purely candid and personal moments that has also proven to be the artist’s legacy and lasting influence. By infusing her work with both a candid and staged aesthetic, Barney is able to emphasize the psychological distance between and gestures of her subjects as seen in her monographs Friends and Relations and Theater of Manners: Tina Barney. The artist has since gone on to other prominent bodies of work such as “The Europeans” and has most recently turned her attention to families and subjects living in China.

Friends in Boston tell me it is anticipated to be a full house; tickets are not available ahead of time so plan to be there early; doors open at 6:30.

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Stephan Ruiz/NYC, April 16, Larry Fink in LA, SF and Seattle: Aperture Lecture Series EAST and WEST

From the Aperture Website:

“As part of the ongoing lecture series hosted by Aperture and presented by the department of photography, Parsons The New School for Design, Stefan Ruiz will discuss the work from his recently published monograph, People (Chris Boot, 2006), which gathers striking portraits of Mexican soap stars, Cuban mental asylum residents, Texan cowgirls, and Rwandan refugees. Ruiz’s subjects reveal themselves and their vulnerability through his raw and edgy vision. While serving as Creative Director for COLORS magazine from 2002 to 2004, Ruiz also taught art at San Quentin State Prison. His work has been exhibited at the Havana Biennale, 2003; PhotoEspaña, Madrid, 2003; and an exhibition of the Televisa Studios series is now traveling around Europe.

APERTURE GALLERY, April 16, 6:30 p.m. 547 W. 27TH STREET, 4TH FLOOR 212-505-5555

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From APERTURE WEST: LARRY FINK ON TOUR

Photographer Larry Fink will be speaking in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle soon:

Larry Fink is a professional photographer of 45 years. The recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships as well as two NEA grants, he has had one man shows at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, amongst others. He has had many books published, including Social Graces (Aperture 1984, PowerHouse Books 2000), Boxing (powerHouse Books 1997), and The Forbidden Pictures (powerhouse Books 2004), a political satire on the Bush regime. He has been teaching for the past 41 years, the last 16 years of which as a professor of photography at Bard College.

SPEAKING TOUR:

LOS ANGELES on Wednesday, April 16 (Hammer Museum at UCLA, 310-443-7000)

SAN FRANCISCO on Friday, April 18 (PhotoAlliance: San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall, 800 Chestnut Street; 415-781-8111.

SEATTLE on Saturday, April 19th (Seattle Art Museum, 3:30)

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