March 10, 2014
**Media are invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, March 27th, from 6-8 p.m. RSVP required to attend: email@example.com**
The Department of Photography & Imaging at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and The Nathan Cummings Foundation will present Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration, an innovative exhibition curated by Deborah Willis, University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging, and Hank Willis Thomas, Photography & Imaging alumnus, class of 1998. The exhibition, focused on the use of community collaboration and activism in art making, will go on display at The Nathan Cummings Foundation from March 27 through October 2 before moving to the Gulf & Western and 8th Floor Galleries at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts from October 16 to November 29.
The Nathan Cummings Foundation is located at 475 Tenth Avenue (between 36th and 37th Streets), 14th floor. Reservations are required for viewing and can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu or call 212.998.1930.
The multimedia exhibition features artists, collectives and organizations based in New York and around the world. All projects presented in the exhibition share themes of community building and social activism and depend on collaboration to achieve their impact. Through portraiture, documentary photography, audio-visual installations, personal narratives and community initiatives, Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration reflects a wide span of individuals’ pursuits to use art as a platform for greater conversation.
Below is a list of some of the artists and organizations that are highlighted in the exhibit:
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.
The Nathan Cummings Foundation is rooted in the Jewish tradition and committed to democratic values and social justice, including fairness, diversity, and community. We seek to build a socially and economically just society that values nature and protects the ecological balance for future generations; promotes humane health care; and fosters arts and culture that enriches communities.
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