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Exhibition Detail
Focus on Photography: Recent Acquisitions
Curated by: Karen Butler
Skinker & Forsyth Boulevards
St. Louis, MO 63130


May 7th, 2010 - July 26th, 2010
 
Abandoned farmhouse near Molteno, Eastern Cape, David GoldblattDavid Goldblatt,
Abandoned farmhouse near Molteno, Eastern Cape,
25 February 2006
© Courtesy of the artist & Mildred Kemper Lane Art Museum
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The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum has acquired some exceptional new photographs over the last few years through generous gifts and purchases, which we are pleased to celebrate in the upcoming exhibition Focus on Photography: Recent Acquisitions. The exhibition ranges from historical works by photographers who defined the standards of photographic practice to an international array of contemporary practitioners, including Doug Aitken, Sophie Calle, Louise Lawler, and John Stezaker, who examine and expand the conventional parameters of the medium. Focus on Photography features projects as varied as Edward Curtis’s monumental photogravures of disappearing American Indian tribes in the early twentieth century, Andy Warhol’s Polaroids, which became the basis for silkscreen portraits in the 1970s and 1980s, and David Goldblatt’s critical explorations of the political and economic circumstances of life in South Africa after apartheid. This exhibition offers an exciting opportunity to reflect on the status of photography today and how the medium has expanded to include collage, found objects, installation, video, and digital art.


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