Among the most famous museums of New York City, the Guggenheim Museum is renowned for its incredible collection of paintings and sculptures acquired throughout his life by the founder, Solomon R. Guggenheim and his wife, the artist Hilla Rebay. What is less known is that the New York museum is also interested in photography. Year after year, the foundation also continues to acquire works of art by contemporary photographers.
Until March 23, 2016, the Guggenheim Museum showcases a new exhibition entirely devoted to this discipline. The exhibition, entitled “Photo-Poetics: An Anthology”, brings together more than 70 photographs of contemporary American photographers.
The legacies of Conceptualism
The conducting wire ? “The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue will examine an important new development in contemporary photography” says the curators, “Drawing on the legacies of Conceptualism, these artists pursue a largely studio-based approach to still-life photography that centers on the representation of objects, often printed matter such as books, magazines, and record covers. The result is an image imbued with poetic and evocative personal significance, a sort of displaced self-portraiture, that resonates with larger cultural and historical meanings”.
Another common feature of these photographers: they abandon the digital to return to the silver. Among the works you will also see videos like this film shot in 2010 in front of the UN building. New York is never far 😉