Wednesday, September 24, 2008

1968; Then & Now - Opening Reception Tomorrow

Entitled, 1968: Then and Now, this multimedia exhibition explores an era when a multitude of social movements climaxed in discontent with political order, particularly of the United States, that was rooted in domestic racial inequality and imperialist foreign policy. It also reflects on the presence of the memory of this time in our hearts and minds for 40 years. In 2008, our world is saturated with iconic images that reflect upon and draw from 1968. This exhibition combines historical and contemporary images that construct diverse stories about the culture of resistance, beauty, power, and the notion of disenfranchisement.

Artists, photographers and writers in the exhibition include: Emma Amos, Tomie Arai, Derrick Addams, William Cordova, Bruce Davidson, Thulani Davis, Tom Drysdale, Ellen Eisenman, Jessica Ingram, Lorie Novak, Norman Parish, Jolene Rickard, Stephen Shames, Margo Machida, Elaine Mayes, Iris Morales, Paul Owen, Jamel Shabazz, Hong-An Truong, Hank Willis Thomas, Fran Wilson, and more.

Curated by Deborah Willis

PLEASE RSVP @ 646-485-1284

A companion exhibit will be on display at Tisch School of the Arts from Sept 2- Nov 20, 2008
Opening Sept 26 6-8
Gulf + Western Gallery

Plenary Symposium
Monday Oct 20 7-9
@ Tisch School of the Arts
Cooper Union Great Hall

Thursday, September 25, 2008
6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
475 Tenth Avenue - 14th Floor
New York, NY

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