Around Photography at the Hammer Museum, Gallery 6 and the Billy Wilder Theater

Around Photography at the Hammer Museum, Gallery 6 and the Billy Wilder Theater

University of California, Los Angeles

April 18, 2007
Around Photography at the Hammer Museum, Gallery 6 and the Billy Wilder Theater
Around PhotographyAbout the Conference

Around Photography is a unique event organized by UCLA’s Department of Art that will bring together a range of prominent artists, filmmakers, critics and curators in panel discussions chaired by 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. The two-day conference will consist of artist presentations, short screenings and critical papers.

In addition, the conference will be preceded by a series of events, notably a presentation by Berlin-based artist and filmmaker Tacita Dean on Tuesday April 24 in the Billy Wilder Theater, a screening of three Anthony McCall films in the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center, UCLA on Wednesday April 25 and Films by Photographers curated by James Welling in the Billy Wilder Theater on Thursday April 26.

Friday, April 27:

7pm, Panel I – 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.

Saturday, April 28:

11am, Panel II – 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.

2pm, Panel III – 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.

Location & Parking

Hammer Museum, Gallery 6 and the Billy Wilder Theater

10899 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Parking available in the garage under the museum.

All events are free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Please call 310-825-9859 with any questions.

Related Events

Tuesday, April 24:

7pm – Tacita Dean

A presentation by the Berlin-based artist and filmmaker, Billy Wilder Theater.

Wednesday, April 25:

6pm – 9pm – Anthony McCall’s Line Describing a Cone

A screening of Anthony McCall’s films Line Describing a Cone, Cone of Variable Volume and Conical Solid. The White Room | Sculpture Gallery, # 1200, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center, UCLA, 240 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

Thursday, April 26:

7pm – Films Around Photography

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 Lê, Peter Downsbrough and Sharon Lockhart.

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

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