Event Details

Date
Mar 22, 2019
Time
9:00am - 4:30pm
Place
Wing lecture room

"Images Objects Archives: The Multiple Lives of Photographs" will feature artists, archivists, and curators actively involved with photographic archives discussing important issues regarding the selection, use, contextualization, and interpretation of photographs. They will address how specific photographs acquire added meaning in the company of others, how photographic archives serve a variety of users and audiences, why the photographic archive as an idea has become central to the practices of contemporary art, and how the collection and presentation of traditional archives differs from that of today’s digital image recording. The presentations will be live streamed on live.alumni.cornell.edu.

This symposium was organized by Andy Grundberg '69 and Kate Addleman-Frankel, the Gary and Ellen Davis Curator of Photography at Cornell, and generously supported by the Melissa ’85 and Matthew Rubel Family Fund for Photography, Education, and Engagement. It is held in conjunction with “Crossing the Photographic Divide: Mining and Making Meaning,” a collaborative initiative between the Johnson and Cornell University Library, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Registration is free but required; contact Elizabeth Saggese at eas8@cornell.edu or 607-254-4642 by March 15. Preferred seating is available for current Johnson Museum Members upon request.

SCHEDULE

9:00 AM
Welcome and introductions

MORNING SESSION: Art and Archives

9:30–10:45 AM
Mike Mandel and Chantal Zakari

Response, followed by Q&A
Andrew Moisey
Assistant Professor and Director of Visual Studies, Cornell

11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Julia Van Haaften
Curator, author, and founding curator of the New York Public Library’s photography collection

Response, followed by Q&A
Kate Addleman-Frankel
The Gary and Ellen Davis Curator of Photography, Cornell

AFTERNOON SESSION 1: Curating Photo Archives 

1:00–1:45 PM
Dominque Luster
The Teenie Harris Archivist, Carnegie Museum of Art

1:45–2:30 PM
Pauline Vermare
Cultural Director of Magnum Photos

2:30–3:00 PM
Response panel
Moderated by Katherine Reagan,
Assistant Director for Collections & Ernest L. Stern Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts, Cornell Library

AFTERNOON SESSION 2: Archival Subjects

3:15–3:45 PM
In conversation
Photographer Larry Clark and collector Johan Kugelberg

3:45–4:15 PM
Photographers Anthony Barboza and Joe Conzo, Jr.
Moderated by Bill Gaskins,
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Art, Cornell

4:15–4:30 PM
Concluding remarks

Details are subject to change.