Susan Meiselas with Ann Hamilton: In Focus

Wed. May 23, 2018 at 7:00pm EDT
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A conversation between Susan Meiselas, a photographer best known for her documentation of human rights issues in Latin American and a member of Magnum since 1976 and Ann Hamilton, a visual artist noted for the sensory surround of her installation projects. Both have developed practices responsive to the physical and social context and circumstances in which they work. For Meiselas this includes the street in political and wartime conflict, while for Hamilton the work often begins in the labor history and architecture of former industrial buildings. On the surface, their work may appear to be unrelated, but focusing on mutualities in their practices, their conversation will explore ways they have both cultivated responsive processes and how exchange is central to their making.

An evening with Susan Meiselas and Ann Hamilton, an annual LIVE program on photography, is generously underwritten by Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos.

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Soldiers search bus passengers along the Northern Highway, El Salvador, 1980 © Susan Meiselas
Soldiers search bus passengers along the Northern Highway, El Salvador, 1980 © Susan Meiselas

Ann Hamilton, the event of a thread, Park Avenue Armory, New York, New York, 2012.

Ann Hamilton, the event of a thread, Park Avenue Armory, New York, New York, 2012.


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Wachenheim Trustees Room (2nd Floor) The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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