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FotoFocus Biennial Daytime Program
October 8, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pmFree with Passport
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati is pleased to host a daytime program in conjunction with the FotoFocus Biennial 2016. The event will begin with a welcome lecture on 21c Cincinnati’s newest exhibition, Shifting Coordinates, by 21c Museum Director and Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites and New York-based artist Sebastiaan Bremer. Event is free with FotoFocus Passport ($25).
The FotoFocus Biennial 2016, Photography, the Undocument is a month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art held throughout Cincinnati and the surrounding region. Featuring over 60 exhibitions and over 100 events at Participating Venues, the 2016 Biennial is anchored by eight major exhibitions curated by FotoFocus Artistic Director, Kevin Moore, questioning the documentary nature of photography, including solo exhibitions of Roe Ethridge, Zanele Muholi, and Jackie Nickerson. The Biennial Program includes four days of events and programming, featuring artist and curator talks, keynote lectures, tours, screenings, and performances to be held October 6–9, 2016. The Biennial brings together the community to celebrate October as the Month of Photography.
The Participating Venues take diverse approaches to the theme: Photography, the Undocument, which seeks to break apart assumptions about photography’s documentary character by emphasizing the medium’s natural tendency to distort and reshape the visible world.
Schedule of events:
8am Breakfast Reception
9am Welcome: Shifting Coordinates
Alice Gray Stites, Museum Director and Chief Curator, 21c Museum Hotels, Louisville, with Sebastiaan Bremer, Artist, New York
9:30am Panel: After Industry
Moderated by Chris Balaschak, Associate Professor of Art History, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL, with panelists: John Divola, Artist and Professor of Art, University of California, Riverside; Gregory Gooding, Collector, New York; and Mark Ruwedel, Artist and Professor, California State University, Long Beach
10:30am Lecture: “Rejected Images of the Farm Security Administration” William E. Jones, Artist, Los Angeles
11am Panel: The Sun Placed in the Abyss
Moderated by Drew Sawyer, William and Sarah Ross Soter Associate Curator of Photography, Columbus Museum of Art, with panelists: John Divola, Artist and Professor of Art, University of California, Riverside; David Horvitz, Artist, Los Angeles; and Mary Lucier, Video Artist, New York
12pm Short Break
12:30pm Conversation: Jackie Nickerson: August
Moderated by Paul Moakley, Deputy Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise, TIME, with Jackie Nickerson, Artist, United Kingdom, and Susan Meiselas, Photographer, New York
1:30pm Conversation: “American Civil Rights Then and Now”
Julian Cox, Chief Curator, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, with Sheila Pree Bright, Photographer, Atlanta