What We’re Collecting Now: Art/Not Art
From September 1, 2010 through October 24, 2010 at 7:00 pm at George Eastman House
For five consecutive years, George Eastman House has showcased its recent collections with the exhibition What We’re Collecting Now. The exhibition of varying themes is organized by the master’s degree students of the Eastman House/Ryerson University program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management. The latest installment explores the “slipperiness” of photographs as art objects, presenting photographs of various sizes, aesthetics, formats, and processes. Visitors also will see photographs with their original contexts, to demonstrate how presentation and context alter the meaning of photographs and affect perception of them. Featured photographers are Elijah Gowin, Martin Parr, E.J. Bellocq, Binh Danh, Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison, Alex Webb, Ron Haviv, David Seymour (Chim), Simon Roberts, and Joel-Peter Witkin.