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“Bodies in Question” Photography Exhibitiion at the Tisch School of the Arts to Go on View

July 14, 2010

Bodies in Question, an exhibition featuring works by 14 photographers, considers the ways bodies are placed into question as humans become virtual and under constantly increasing surveillance today.  It will open July 22 and remain on view at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts through August 18, 2010.  The show is curated by Fred Ritchin, associate chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at the Tisch School.

“The exhibition looks at a crucial crossroads in human consciousness and survival, a moment when new forms of media are powerfully emerging as much of the planet struggles to advance,” said Ritchin. The artists and image-makers comprising Bodies in Question—residing in Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Korea and the United States—comment on these transformations in media and society, and on the identities and struggles of people who may be left behind.

A major element of Bodies in Question is the first U.S. exhibition of Marc Garanger’s controversial 1960 portraits of Algerian women, taken under French Army orders for French identity cards given to Algerians during their mid-20th Century War of Independence. The Femme algérienne portraits that he took as a French combat photographer show the women without their veils. Garanger forced the women to show their faces in public, often for the first time, turning an act of cultural imperialism into a raw depiction of beauty and sublime dignity. Garanger returned to Algeria four decades later to foster a discussion within the same communities around these photographs.

Artists in the exhibition are: Benjamin Busch, Robbie Cooper, Luc Courchesne, Raphaël Dallaporta, Tina Enghoff, Marc Garanger, Jessica Ingram, Alexandre Maubert, James Pomerantz, Joseph Rodriguez, Linn Underhill, Deborah Willis, Michael Wolf and Lim Young Kyun.

The show will be installed in the Gulf + Western Gallery (rear lobby) and the 8th Floor Gallery at 721 Broadway (at Waverly Place). Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Photo identification is required for access to the building. For further information, call 212.998.1930 or visit www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu.

 The Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts is a four-year B.F.A. program centered on the making and understanding of images. Students explore photo-based imagery as personal and cultural expression. Situated within New York University, the program offers students both the intensive focus of an arts curriculum and a serious and broad grounding in the liberal arts.

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“Bodies in Question” Photography Exhibitiion at the Tisch School of the Arts to Go on View

Photograph by Marc Garanger


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