Exhibition explores the connection between writing and photography

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Exhibition explores the connection between writing and photography
Marcia Resnick, In class, one day, she was bitten by a mosquito and became unruly. Her teacher made her stay late after school. about 1976-1977. Gelatin silver print. Image: 30 × 44 cm (11 13/16 × 17 5/16 in.) Sheet: 40.3 × 50.5 cm (15 7/8 × 19 7/8 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles 2009.87.2.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- Photography—a word derived from the Greek terms phos (light) and graphe (writing or drawing)—is, by definition, a means of “writing with light.” The medium’s inherent relationship with writing manifests in various ways, from the use of captions and inscriptions to the appearance of words within pictures, signifying its expansive narrative potential.

In Focus: Writing for the Camera, on view February 22 through May 29, 2002, presents ten artists who explore the profound connection between writing and photography. Featuring works made since the 1970s, this exhibition showcases imaginative, conceptual approaches to the practice of combining written words and photographic images during the last fifty years.

“Modern and contemporary artists have often employed a variety of media to create their work, and many incorporated photography into their practices,” says Timothy Potts, Maria Hummer-Tuttle and Robert Tuttle Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum. “This exhibition celebrates the fruitful conversations that such different media can spark when brought together.”

Drawn primarily from the Museum’s permanent collection, and supplemented with key loans, the exhibition will include photographs by Sophie Calle, Eileen Cowin, Anthony Lepore, Marcia Resnick, Carrie Mae Weems, and William Wegman. Recently acquired works by Laura Aguilar, Hal Fischer, Shirin Neshat, and Allan Sekula will also be displayed at the Getty for the first time.

Many of the works selected for the exhibition depict the makers themselves, while some allude to their presence through textual traces that include handwriting and correspondence. These forms of authorship underscore the role of performance—which can involve theatrical concepts such as staging, posing, and acting—in the interplay between photographic images and text.

“In an interview with the Paris Review, Joan Didion likened the impulse of becoming a writer to working as an actor because, she deduced, both careers constituted performances,” says Amanda Maddox, associate curator in the Department of Photographs and curator of the exhibition. “I think the same is true of photography. It demands the performance of practitioners behind the camera who, in the case of this exhibition, also perform in front of the camera, so to speak, by inscribing or writing their own words as part of their work.”

Artists featured in the exhibition—or representatives of their estates—were invited to write short texts for the labels that accompany their work. Their illuminating remarks reinforce the fundamental role that text can play in the interpretation of photographic images.

Today's News

February 22, 2022

Artemis Gallery to offer cultural art collection of Oscar-winning actor Anthony Quinn in Feb. 27 online auction

Murillo's prodigal son series travels to the U.S. for the first time for Meadows exhibition

Hermann Historica announces results of online-only auction week

John B. Henry, longtime arts leader in the U.S., announces plans to retire in 2022

Museo Picasso Málaga opens "Face to Face: Picasso and the Old Masters"

U.S. museums see rise in unions even as labor movement slumps

Roland Auctions NY ushers out winter with multiple estates February 26th auction

Japan wants to showcase gold mines' history. Just not all of it.

Hauser & Wirth debuts new paintings, wall drawings, and sculpture by Gary Simmons

Doyle to auction Color & Light: The Collection of Dr. Thomas Chua on March 2

Outland: A new platform for digital art, NFTs and the contemporary art world

François Ghebaly opens an exhibition of works by Sayre Gomez

Phillips announces highlights from the London Spring Sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art

Exhibition explores the connection between writing and photography

At Rothko Chapel, a composer is haunted by a hero

Goodbye, Hades. Hello, Scotland. Amber Gray parts with Persephone.

Exhibition presents works by Ragnar Kjartansson in dialogue with 19th and 20th-century American works

Shapero Rare Books opens an exhibition of works by the artist Jolyon Fenwick

Scrappy and invaluable, a unique music ensemble returns

Rehab Eldalil wins the 2022 FotoEvidence W Award

Chrysler Museum of Art opens exhibition that uncovers the untold history of YWCA South Hampton Roads

20th/21st century London day and online sales now online for browsing

Von Bartha opens solo exhibitions of works by Christian Andersson and Terry Haggerty

Wallace Chan showcases 10 of his large-scale titanium and iron sculptures at One Canada Square

Benefits Of Playing The Online Football Betting

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Writer: Ofelia Zurbia Betancourt

Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful