“XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography” Exhibition

The Museum of Modern Art

poster for “XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography” Exhibition

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This exhibition addresses photography’s influential role in contemporary art through a selection of recent major acquisitions, primarily multipart and serial works. Presented at MoMA for the first time, these works by 19 artists are grounded in diverse photographic traditions, suggesting the creative fertility of the medium from 1960 to today. They range from postwar experiments with darkroom processes (such as photograms and photomontages), to 1970s feminist performances conceived for the camera, to political and documentary engagements with labor history and globalization in the 1980s and 1990s, to forms of archival and historical reconstitution made since 2000.

[Image: Lynn Hershman Leeson “Roberta’s Construction Chart #2” (1976) chromogenic color print (printed 2003) 23 x 30 in. The Modern Women’s Fund. © 2013 Lynn Hershman Leeson]


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