The argument that photography isn’t a fine art is put to rest as MoMa’s acquirement of a prime selection of contemporary art photographs shows the evolution of the medium and its influential role in the art world.
For the first time ever, these works by 19 artists showcase the diversity and experimentation of photography from 1960 to today. From postwar experiments with darkroom processes to feminist performances caught on camera in the 1970s, MoMa’s XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography show is sure to change the minds of those who consider photography a fine art ‘technicality’, rather than an actual art form.
The exhibition crosses borders and generations as it includes works from Valie Export, Robert Frank, Oscar Munoz and Allan Sekula. Organized by Roxana Marcoci and curated by Sarah Meister and Eva Respini, XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography, made up of multi-art and serial works, is a major landmark in the public display of photography as viable contemporary art worthy of historic reverence and undoubtable appreciation.
The show is located on the third floor (The Edward Steichen Photography Gallery) and will be up until January 6, 2014.
The Museum of Modern Art
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