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An Exhibition of New Photographs at MoMA Captures What It Means To Be Human

Posted by on March 21, 2018 | Student Photography

Every two years since 1985, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York presents New Photography, an exhibition series that encapsulates current trends in the medium of photography.

This year’s exhibition, “Being: New Photography 2018,” captures what it means to be human. Featuring the work of 17 artists under the age of 45 from 10 countries, the exhibition calls into question the assumptions made about people from the way they are represented in photographs.

The 80 works shown “explore how personhood is presented today,” and “offer timely perspectives on issues of privacy and exposure; the formation of communities; and gender, heritage, and psychology.”

Curated by Lucy Gallun, the assistant curator in the Department of Photography at MoMA, the exhibition is open through August 19, 2018.

For more information, visit the museum’s website.

Below is a selection of photographs from the show.

 

Matthew Connors. Mask in Reverse. 2016. Pigmented inkjet print, 44 × 33″ (111.8 × 83.8 cm). Courtesy the artist © 2018 Matthew Connors

Andrzej Steinbach. Untitled from the series Gesellschaft beginnt mit drei. 2017. Inkjet print, 35 7/16 × 23 5/8″ (90 × 60 cm). Courtesy the artist and Galerie Conradi, Hamburg and Brussels. © 2018 Andrzej Steinbach

Shilpa Gupta. Untitled. 2014. Pigmented inkjet prints in split frames, 18 × 103″ (45.7 × 261.6 cm). Courtesy the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, and Habana. © 2018 Shilpa Gupta

Adelita Husni-Bey. The Council. 2018. Chromogenic color print, 72 × 108″ (182.9 × 274.3 cm). Courtesy the artist. Courtesy the artist and Laveronica arte contemporanea, Modica, Italy © 2018 Adelita Husni-Bey

Harold Mendez. Consent not to be a single being. 2017-18. Pigmented inkjet print, 36 × 27″ (91.4 × 68.6 cm). Courtesy the artist and Patron Gallery, Chicago. © 2018 Harold Mendez

Joanna Piotrowska. XXXI, FROWST. 2013-2014. Gelatin silver print, 50 13/16 × 62 5/8″ (129.1 × 159.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Carol and David Appel Family Fund © 2018 Joanna Piotrowska

Em Rooney. After the March. 2017. Gelatin silver print, notebook paper, steel, 19 × 13″ (48.3 × 33 cm). Courtesy the artist and Bodega, New York. © Em Rooney 2018

Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Mirror Study (4R2A0857). 2016. Pigmented inkjet print, 51 × 34″ (129.5 × 86.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century. © 2018 Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Sofia Borges. Yellow Chalk. 2017. Pigmented inkjet print, 90 9/16 × 59 1/16″ (230 × 150 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century. © 2018 Sofia Borges

B. Ingrid Olson. Felt Angle, box for standing. 2017. UV printed MDF, PVA size, Plexiglas, screws, 31 1/2 × 18 1/2 × 6″ (80 × 47 × 15.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century © 2018 B. Ingrid Olson

Aïda Muluneh. All in One. 2016. Pigmented inkjet print, 31 1/2 × 31 1/2″ (80 × 80 cm). Courtesy the artist and David Krut Projects. © 2018 Aïda Muluneh

Sam Contis. Denim Dress. 2014. Pigmented inkjet print, 31 5/8 × 41 11/16″ (80.3 × 105.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Thomas and Susan Dunn © 2018 Sam Contis

Stephanie Syjuco. Cargo Cults: Head Bundle. 2013-16. Pigmented inkjet print, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm). Courtesy the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco and Ryan Lee Gallery, New York. © 2018 Stephanie Syjuco

Carmen Winant. My Birth (detail). 2018. Site-specific installation of found images, tape. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Kurt Heumiller. © 2018 Carmen Winant

Yazan Khalili. Hiding our faces like a dancing wind. 2016 (still). Video (color, no sound), 7 min., 30 sec.. Courtesy the artist and Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai. © 2018 Yazan Khalili

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