Archive for November 18, 2008

PAUL FUSCO Talk/Booksigning November 21 at National Arts Club, NYC

From the Aperture e-blast:
PAUL FUSCO
TALK AND BOOK SIGNING
Coinciding with the release of PAUL FUSCO: RFK

Join Magnum photographer Paul Fusco for a discussion on his illustrious career coinciding with the release of Paul Fusco: RFK (Aperture, September 2008), published on the fortieth anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination in Los Angeles, while campaigning for the presidential nomination. This long-awaited follow-up to Fusco’s acclaimed RFK Funeral Train, a body of work heralded as a contemporary classic, features over seventy never-before-seen images, many selected from the untapped treasure trove of slides that comprise the Library of Congress’s Look Magazine Photograph Collection.

Paul Fusco will discuss the spirit behind these powerful images capturing the thousands of Americans from every section of society—black, white, rich, poor—who stood by the railroad tracks to pay their final respects to Bobby Kennedy. Fusco also photographed the mourners gathered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, and the dramatic night burial in Arlington National Cemetery with members of the Kennedy family. Paul Fusco: RFK helps solidify the status of this classic body of work as one of the great efforts in photographic reportage and an incomparable document of this pivotal moment in U.S. history.

Paul Fusco (born in Leominster, Massachusetts, 1930), a member of Magnum Photos since 1974, began his career photographing for the U.S. Signal Core during the Korean War. He studied photojournalism at Ohio University and his work has been widely published and exhibited, including exhibitions at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, and the International Festival of Photojournalism, Perpignan, France.

WHEN AND WHERE:

Friday, November 21
8:00 p.m.

National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY
(212) 475-5555

Free

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John Balessari Lecture at the Whitney Museum, November 20th, 7 p.m.

From the WHITNEY MUSEUM’s Educational Programs web page:

The Walter Annenberg Annual Lecture
John Baldessari
Thursday, November 20, 7 pm

In honor of the late Walter H. Annenberg, philanthropist, patron of the arts, and former ambassador, the Whitney Museum of American Art established the Walter Annenberg Annual Lecture to advance this country’s understanding of its art and culture. In this fourth Annenberg Lecture, John Baldessari will speak about his work in conversation with Adam D. Weinberg, the Whitney’s Alice Pratt Brown Director. For more than fifty years, Baldessari has masterfully juxtaposed painting, photography, sculpture, and other media to probe how meaning is created through images, objects, and text.

Tickets are no longer available online. You may be able to pick up tickets at the Museum Admissions Desk on the night of the event.

This lecture is made possible in part by generous gifts from the friends and family of Walter H. Annenberg.

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