MoMA's Must-See New Photography 2012 Exhibition

Posted by Justin Case — 29 Nov 2012


If you haven't yet seen it, you need to be sure to check out The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and its New Photography 2012 Exhibition, featuring the work of five photographers whose work expands the definition of photography in the 21st Century.

The exhibition opened on October 3, 2012 and runs through February 4, 2013 in The Robert and Joyce Menschel Gallery. 

Associate Curator, Eva Respini, has sought to highlight MoMA's commitment to the work of less familiar artists, representing the variety and vitality of today's contemporary photography - amid the saturation of our current environment.  Her vision extends beyond the work and the artists chosen, to the very installation of the show - with traditional framed photography complemented with other configurations and even lithographic wallpaper.

The exhibition's featured artists include:

Michele Abeles
Michele's studio work combines common objects with nude males to create images that renegotiate the creative process of studio photography.

Birdhead (Ji Weiyu, Chinese, b. 1980; and Song Tao, Chinese, b. 1979)
Ji Weiyu and Song Tao work together, capturing energetic photographs of their hometown, Shanghai.

Anne Collier
Anne juxtaposes conventional still-life with appropriation to create meticulously arranged compositions.

Zoe Crosher
Zoe assembles a variety of tourist and other posed images to inhabit the space between fantasy and documentary.

Shirana Shahbazi
Shirana shoots classical portraiture, still life and landscapes, often translating and repeating images in different media to expand the boundaries of photography.



Every year, MoMA's New Photography penetrates the noise and clutter of the rapidly evolving industry to deliver truly thought provoking work.  If you're in the New York area, be sure to save some time to check this one out!

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