Around Photography

April 25 - 28, 2007

Barbara Probst | Exposure #32: N.Y.C., 249 W 34th Street,01.02.05, 5:04p.m, 2005 | 3 parts, 66 x 44 in. ea.

Around Photography is a unique two-day conference organized by UCLA's Department of Art that will bring together a range of prominent artists, filmmakers, critics and curators. Panel discussions will be moderated by UCLA faculty from the Departments of Art, Art History and Comparative Literature, to discuss the issue of "the photographic" from a perspective outside of traditional disciplinary boundaries. Each section will consist of artist presentations, short screenings and critical papers.


Photography's Expanded Field
Moderated by Professor George Baker, UCLA Department of Art History and an Editor of the journal October, artists Barbara Probst, Nancy Davenport and curator Douglas Fogle will introduce the subject of photography's discourse with other media.


The Archive Reconsidered
Moderated by Professor Eleanor Kaufman, Department of Comparative Literature, UCLA artists Professor Catherine Opie, Department of Art, UCLA, Joel Sternfeld, and critic Jan Tumlir will address issues of taxonomy and politics as a means of investigating the photographic dimensions of what theorists have termed "an archival impulse" within contemporary art.

A New Luminism
Moderated by Professor James Welling, Department of Art, UCLA, art historian Professor Jonathan Crary, Department of Art History, Columbia University and artists Uta Barth and Anthony McCall will focus on issues of light, space and perception as a way of broadening conventional notions of the photographic.


HAMMER Museum | Gallery 6
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024


Hammer Lecture | Tacita Dean
7PM Tuesday 24 April 2007
A presentation by the Berlin based artist and filmmaker at the Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater.

"Line Describing a Cone, Cone of Variable Volume, & Conical Solid"
6PM Wednesday 25 April 2007
Screening of three films by Anthony McCall to be held in the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center on the UCLA main campus, Room 1200 Sculpture Gallery.
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Films Around Photography
7PM Thursday 26 April 2007
An evening of film and video curated by James Welling in the Billy Wilder Theater.
Screenings will include works by Morgan Fisher, Mikael Levin, Erika Vogt, An-My Le, Peter Downsbrough, and Sharon Lockhart.
Download program here.

All events are FREE, but seating is limited.
Please call 310-825-9859 with any questions.

Support for these events has been generously provided by the UCLA Arts Forum, UCLA Arts Council, UCLA Department Art, UCLA Department of Art History and UCLA Department of Comparative Literature.