Museum of Modern Art’s 28th annual New Photography exhibition, held from
September 14, 2013, through January 6, 2014, features 62 recent works
by eight international artists who are redefining photography as a
medium of experimentation and intellectual inquiry. Their porous
practices—grounded in photographic books, mass media, photomontage,
music, film, and science—mark a shift in the understanding of “what a
picture could be.” The artists selected for this year’s exhibition are
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Brendan Fowler, Annette Kelm, Lisa
Oppenheim, Anna Ostoya, Josephine Pryde, and Eileen Quinlan. In its
expanded discursive field, photography’s relationship to other artistic
disciplines is yet unmapped. This expanded understanding of photography
leads to images that document, invent, interpret, and invite sustained
transformations of their subject. The exhibition is organized by Roxana
Marcoci, Curator; with Katerina Stathopoulou, Curatorial Assistant,
Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art.
“Underscoring the idea that there has never been just one type of
photography,” Roxana Marcoci says, “the artists in this exhibition
explore reversals between abstraction and representation, documentary
and conceptual processes, the uniquely handmade and the mechanically
reproducible, analogue and digital techniques. They turn pictures back
into questions, creatively reassessing the meaning of image-making
My pictures explore the strange anthropology of cities. The unusual and overlooked in the human landscape.
I am asking the viewer to question the idea that photographs as documents are complete representations of subject.
I'm interested in the universality of life and the idea of parallel lives - when one thing is happening here, something else is happening over there. The democracy of non-places fascinates me, in the knowledge that inevitably nothing is as it seems.
I work and live between Auckland and Paris.