Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance

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Curator of Photography Jennifer Blessing and Associate Curator Nat Trotman discuss Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, an exhibition that presents ways artists since the mid-1960s have used photographic and other recording media to engage the melancholic return of the past. The show underscores how much contemporary work in these mediums seems haunted by the past, confronting present-day viewers with visceral images of a previous moment in time. Artists Sarah Charlesworth, Karl Haendel, Sarah Anne Johnson, and Susan Philipsz discuss their contributions, each of which offers a unique, evocative connection to the past. The curators highlight key works that exemplify each of the exhibition’s four main conceptual threads and share their hope that viewers take away a renewed sense of the power of the photographic image.

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