Candidates for the 2017 ICP-Bard MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies are pleased to present two evening conversations at the ICP Museum. Each evening will begin with presentations by two artists and a moderated discussion, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
These conversations are intended to foster an open dialogue between students, artists, and the general public. The cross-pollination of ideas that result is also meant to inspire a more fluid, interdisciplinary exchange between all aspects of the ICP community.
Evening I: Nicole Eisenman and Lucas Blalock, moderated by Kelly Shindler
Nicole Eisenman and Lucas Blalock approach picture making with an expanded notion of their depictive medium (painting and photography), and their shared histories. By considering the pictorial space between the real and the virtual, representation opens up a conversation where pictures mediate and reflect on the material and emotional fabric of our contemporary experience. How do their respective working methods reveal a concurrent attraction and distrust, perhaps even humor, over the appearances of things?
Evening II: Caitlin Cherry and Abbas Akhavan, moderated by Daniella Rose King
Through their response to the exhibition space as a terrain, where access gets negotiated from the inside and the outside, Caitlin Cherry and Abbas Akhavan’s work address the formation and institution of boundaries. Whether paintings are set up on catapults or the entrance of the gallery is obstructed by sandbags, each artist subverts the functional use of objects to question the history of contested territories and the sites of conflict from which they individually draw.
Tuesday and Wednesday, December 13 and 14, 2016, from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.
ICP Museum, 250 Bowery, New York, NY, 10012. Free and open to the public.
About The ICP-Bard MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies: The ICP-Bard MFA program offers an exploration into the ways in which the photograph operates in society, emphasizing creative vision and openness to examining the many iterations of the image, from photography to digital imaging, installation, and video. By considering how photographs are created, presented, discussed, used, and documented, students gain an intimate knowledge of the ways in which images increasingly structure modern society and consciousness.
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