Upcoming exhibitions – two thematic (and conceptual) shows on view January 28 through May 2, 2022. Both A Trillion Sunsets: A Century of Image Overload and Actual Size! Photography at Life Scale question basic assumptions about photography.
A Trillion Sunsets explores our fascination with the overwhelming proliferation of images, through 50 works by Nakeya Brown, Robert Capa, Walker Evans, Hannah Höch, Justine Kurland, Louise Lawler, Barbara Morgan, Richard Prince, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Pacifico Silano, Sheida Soleimani, Hank Willis Thomas, Andy Warhol, Carrie Mae Weems, and Guanyu Xu. I look forward to an up-close viewing of Hannah Höch’s photo-collage scrapbooks and all the personalities captured in Walker Evans’ iconic Penny Picture Display.
Actual Size! explores what happens when a photograph is the same size as its subject matter, through 20 works by Ace Lehner, Laura Letinsky, Kija Lucas, Aspen Mays, Tanya Marcuse, Jeff Wall, as well as anonymous posters, magazine spreads, and book covers. I can’t wait to see the 1:1 scale photo of a 36-foot-long Greyhound bus!
About the International Center of Photography
The International Center of Photography is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to champion “concerned photography”—socially and politically minded images that can educate and change the world. Through our exhibitions, education programs, community outreach, and public programs, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image. Since its inception, ICP has presented more 700 exhibitions, provided thousands of classes, and hosted a wide variety of public programs. The International Center of Photography (ICP) launched its new integrated center on Manhattan’s Lower East Side on January 25, 2020. Located at 79 Essex Street, ICP is the cultural anchor of Essex Crossing, one of the most highly anticipated and expansive mixed-use developments in New York City. Visit icp.org to learn more.
ICP opened its new integrated center—housing its museum, school, library, and administrative offices—on January 25, 2020. However, the momentum of this historic moment was abruptly curtailed on March 13, when, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ICP was forced to close its doors and transition its programming to virtual platforms. Following a six-month period of unanticipated closure, ICP recently celebrated the reopening of its galleries on October 1, 2020.
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