jueves, diciembre 06, 2007
[AP] Reimagining Risk
American Power: What’s Really at Risk?
Mitch Epstein with Joanna Lehan
Thursday, December 6
20 West 53rd Street
A conversation between photographer Mitch Epstein and Joanna Lehan, Associate Editor, Books at the Aperture Foundation.
Mitch Epstein’s current work, American Power, examines energy usage and the idea of excess in the United States. These pictures were made on forays to energy production sites and their environs. Epstein plays with the definition of American power, probing not just corporate power but the powers of nature, sexuality, consumption, and size.
Environmental risks aside, Epstein has discovered that in the United States, since 9/11, making art freely in public space, and artists themselves, are at risk due to governmental and corporate surveillance and security. Epstein will show images from American Power, and speak about cultural, environmental, and artistic risk.
Mitch Epstein’s photographs are in numerous major museum collections, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His recent books include Mitch Epstein: Work (Steidl, 2007) and Family Business (Steidl, 2003). Epstein is the recipient of the Berlin Prize in Arts and Letters, Spring 2008, from the American Academy in Berlin.
Admission is free for League members; $10 for non-members. League members may make reservations by emailing email@example.com or by calling 212-980-3767. AIA and New York State continuing education credits are available.
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