Apr 28th 2012

Roundtable Discussion: Contemporary Art and Documentary Practices

Natasha Egan, Curator, Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography
David Hartt, artist
Judy Hoffman, documentary filmmaker
Leslie Wilson, art historian

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free

Contemporary Art and Documentary practices have become hopelessly, instructively, and productively intertwined over the past few decades. Based on the work of Barrada and a host of her contemporaries, we have moved on from earlier postmodernism debates about fact versus fiction to more nuanced considerations of the historical trajectory of documentary as photography became more prevalent within artistic practices after the 1960s. Using a host of examples, this panel will articulate a set of working questions for discussion and debate. This event will take place at Swift Hall Room 310.

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