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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