December 8th, 6:30 p.m. at the Guggenheim NYC: “Conversations with Contemporary Photographers” with Gregory Crewdson and Catherine Opie

Conversations with Contemporary Photographers
Participants: Gregory Crewdson and Catherine Opie
Moderator: Jennifer Blessing, Curator of Photography

Monday, December 8, 6:30 p.m.
While one references staged photography and the other documentary, both Gregory Crewdson and Catherine Opie address the construction of a pictorial narrative and the social dynamics of the American suburbs. The artists reflect on the medium’s complex relationship to truth, their individual contexts within its history, and the many possibilities for its future.

Lectures and panel discussions at the Guggenheim take place in the Peter B. Lewis Theater of the Sackler Center for Arts Education. Unless otherwise noted, tickets for public programs are $10 ($7 members, students). Box Office: 212.423.3587

This presentation is held in conjuction with the exhibition “Catherine Opie: American Photographer” on view at the Guggenheim NYC through January 7, 2009.

Don’t miss the the on-line video of Opie talking about of the making of Icehouses and Surfers installation that is a part of this larger mid-career retrospective of her work.

Also available on the exhibition website: a slide show (with full captions/object labels) and samples of the exhibition’s audio tour.


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