This panel explores the multiple ways in which contemporary artists have utilized projection and installation strategies to display still photographic images, creating immersive and cinema-like experiences in museum and gallery contexts as well as outdoor environments. Departing from the large-scale, tableau treatments of the photographic image printed and framed as wall-based objects, exemplified in works by Jeff Wall, Andreas Gursky, and Gregory Crewdson, in recent years contemporary artists have increasingly employed projection devices––ranging from analogue to digital high-definition––to display photographic images as immaterial light projections, often incorporating temporal and audio-visual elements that evoke experiences recalling cinematic contexts and yet retain distinctly photographic qualities.
The Aperture Foundation, publisher of Aperture magazine, is a not-for-profit institution dedicated to the support and advancement of photography as a fine art. The lecture series has been hosted by The New School since 2001. It is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Presented by the Aperture Foundation in association with the Department of Photography at Parsons The New School for Design and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, with generous support from the Ketterling Family Foundation and the Henry Nias Foundation.
George Baker, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Vice-Chair of UCLA, Department of Art History
Andrea Geyer, artist and Assistant Professor of Fine Art, Parsons The New School for Design
Paul Pfeiffer, artist
Krzysztof Wodiczko, artist and Professor of Visual Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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