School of Art, Media, and Technology

Spring 2010 Photography Lecture Series

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Aperture and the Photography Programs in the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons present the Spring 2010 Photography Lecture Series.

Where: Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York

Free Admission; Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hubertus von Amelunxen, Ph.D.: February 25th (Thursday) 6:30PM
“PHOTOGRAPHY AFTER PHOTOGRAPHY: 15 Years Later” In 1994, Hubertus von Amelunxen curated the seminal exhibition PHOTOGRAPHY AFTER PHOTOGRAPHY and published the accompanying book with the same title in 1995. Both the show and the book were the first to define the impact of new technologies on traditional notions of photographic seeing. 15 years later, the curator/author re-visits the subject and will present a lecture on more recent trends and developments in post-photography and other philosophical readings of contemporary photographic practice in Germany and elsewhere.

Hubertus von Amelunxen is the Walter Benjamin Chair at EGS (European Graduate School), is Founding Director and Professor at the International School for New Media in Luebeck (Germany) and Senior Visiting Curator for Photography and New Media at the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal (Canada). Longtime editor of FOTOGESCHICHTE, a leading journal, Amelunxen is an internationally recognized philosopher of photography in the age of media with cross-disciplinary interests and as innovative curator. Former professor of cultural studies at Muthesius-Hochschule Kiel (Germany), he was visiting professor at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts Antwerp, the University of Dusselforf (Germany), and the University of California at Santa Cruz (History of Consciousness Program). Author of Die aufgehobene Zeit; Allegory and Photography; Photography after Phtography (ed.); Television and Revolution; Theorie der Photographie IV.

Barbara Probst: March 23rd (Tuesday) 6:30PM
In Barbara Probstʼs photographs, the subject of the work becomes the photographic moment of exposure itself. Using a radio-controlled release system, she simultaneously triggers the shutters of several cameras pointed at the same scene from various viewpoints. The resulting sequences of images suspend time and stretch out the split second. The prismatic effect is further heightened when backdrops, often enlarged stills from well-known movies are employed. The apparent narrative is confounded by the multiple locations, which further enhance the sense of artifice. Both illusion and device are always manifest – cameras, studio lights, tripods are all visible. These, as well as the photographer(s) themselves, are both object and viewpoint of a revelatory, photographic exposure. Barbara Probst was born in 1964 in Munich, Germany and studied at the Akademie der Bildende Künste, Munich and the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. She has had numerous gallery exhibitions in Europe and the US. Her work was shown in New Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2006. Solo exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI, Domaine de Kerguehennec, Bignan, France, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, UK and the Oldenburg Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany. She lives and works in Munich and New York.

Spencer Finch: April 20th (Tuesday) 6:30PM
Spencer Finch was born in 1962 and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He studied at Rhode Island School of Design, Hamilton College in New York and Doshisha University in Kyoto and has exhibited internationally. Finch had a major solo exhibition What Time Is It On The Sun? at MASS MoCA, Massachusetts in 2007, which was accompanied by a monograph with essays by Susan Cross and Daniel Birnbaum. His recent solo exhibition As if the sea should part And show a further sea was exhibited at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane Australia in 2009. Finch was included in the Making Worlds exhibition at the 2009 Venice Biennale. There is a Solo Exhibition forthcoming at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in September 2010. His work is held in important museum collections including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Thomas Demand (for Hubertus' talk) "Busstop", C-Print/ Diasec, 240 x 330 cm, 2009.

Barbara Probst "Exposure #69: N.Y.C., 555 8th Avenue", 02.24.09, 6:16 p.m., 2009 3 parts, 66 x 44 inches each

Spencer Finch "Thank You, Fog", 2009 4 3/4” x 4 3/4” (Each), 60 Archival Inkjet Photographs

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