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Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015

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Positive Ambiguity (beard, lectern, teleprompter, wind machine, confidence), 2015 © Commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art
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Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015, November 7, 2015–March 20, 2016 Installation View At Mo Ma, New York © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Thomas Griesel
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Shifting Degrees of Certainty (detail), 2014 Installation View, Herzliya Museum Of Contemporary Art. Pigmented Inkjet Prints Individually Framed, 8' 3" × 29' 7" (251.5 × 901.7 Cm) Overall. Courtesy The Artist, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, And Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv © 2015 Ilit Azoulay
Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015

11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
November 7th, 2015 - March 20th, 2016
Opening: November 7th, 2015 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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DESCRIPTION

New Photography, MoMA’s longstanding exhibition series of recent work in photography, returns this fall in an expanded, biannual format. On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, New Photography is expanding to 19 artists and artist collectives from 14 countries, and includes works made specifically for this exhibition.

Probing the effects of an image-based post-Internet reality, Ocean of Images examines various ways of experiencing the world: through images that are born digitally, made with scanners or lenses in the studio or the real world, presented as still or moving pictures, distributed as zines, morphed into three-dimensional objects, or remixed online. The exhibition’s title refers to the Internet as a vortex of images, a site of piracy, and a system of networks. Ocean of Images presents bodies of work that critically redefine photography as a field of experimentation and intellectual inquiry, where digital and analog, virtual and real dimensions cross over. These artists explore contemporary photo-based culture, specifically focusing on connectivity, the circulation of images, information networks, and communication models.

Coinciding with the opening of the exhibition, MoMA will also launch an online platform featuring selections from the archive of the New Photography series, including documents and images from the series' 30-year history.

The artists included are:
Ilit Azoulay (Israeli, b. 1972)
Zbyněk Baladrán (Czech, b. 1973)
Lucas Blalock (American, b. 1978)
Edson Chagas (Angolan, b. 1977)
Natalie Czech (German, b. 1976)
DIS (Collective, founded U.S., 2010)
Katharina Gaenssler (German, b. 1974)
David Hartt (Canadian, b. 1967)
Mishka Henner (Belgian, b. 1976)
David Horvitz (American, b. 1982)
John Houck (American, b. 1977)
Yuki Kimura (Japanese, b. 1971)
Anouk Kruithof (Dutch, b. 1981)
Basim Magdy (Egyptian, b. 1977)
Katja Novitskova (Estonian, b. 1984)
Marina Pinsky (Russian, b. 1986)
Lele Saveri (Italian, b. 1980)
Indrė Šerpytytė (Lithuanian, b. 1983)
Lieko Shiga (Japanese, b. 1980)


Organized by Quentin Bajac, The Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography, Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, and Lucy Gallun, Assistant Curator, Department of Photography.

Major support for the exhibition is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

Generous funding is provided by the Annenberg Foundation, David Dechman and Michel Mercure, and Courtney Finch Taylor.

Education programs for this exhibition are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.