Face to Face with Deconstruction

In conjunction with the exhibition Face to Face: Shiseido and the Manufacture of Beauty, 1900–2000

Seeing His Own Absence: Yasumasa Morimura’s Photographic Self-Portraits

Yasumasa Morimura’s self-portraits put into question the relation of East and West, male and female, photography and self-portraiture; Joonsung Yoon, doctoral candidate, Department of Art and Art Professions, New York University, re-examines this process as a form of deconstruction and a cultural paradigm of the self.

Making-Up Gender, Sexuality, and Self-Presence: Annie Liebovitz’s Women and Helmut Newton’s Immorale

Drawing on photographs by Annie Liebovitz and Helmut Newton among others, Susan Sterling, makeup artist for fashion and art photography represented by FRAME agency, New York, addresses the role of makeup in the representation of gender, sexuality, and individual/ethnic identity.
De-nuding the Face, or, Deconstruction as Art History

Benjamin Binstock, Assistant Professor of Art History and Critical Theory and Head, Critical Studies Area, Department of Art and Art Professions, New York University, relates his colleagues’ discussions back to vicissitudes of the face in the history of art from Rembrandt to Warhol, offering an account of deconstruction as art history.

Cosponsored by the Grey Art Gallery and the Department of Art and Art Professions, School of Education, New York University, in conjunction Derrida Month.

Shinzo and Roso Fukuhara: Photographs by Ginza Modern Boys, 1913–1941
September 16–October 14, 2000, Sepia International, Inc. / The Alkazi Collection of Photography, 148 West 24th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), New York City
Drawn from the Shiseido Corporate Museum collection, this exhibition presents photographs and related objects demonstrating the contributions of Shinzo and Roso Fukuhara—two “modern boys” who were sons of Shiseido’s founder—to the development of modern photography in Japan.

On Friday, September 15, at 5:30 pm, Yoshiharu Fukuhara, Chairman, Shiseido Co., Ltd., and nephew of Shinzo and Roso Fukuhara, will discuss their lives and work with Mr. E. Alkazi, Founder and Chairman of Sepia International, Inc. and The Alkazi Collection of Photography. Followed by an opening reception.

Starts 10/16/00 6:30 pm
Ends 10/16/00 8:00 pm
Location Main Building, New York University, Room 703 (enter at 32 Waverly Place)
Cost Free


Program Types: Related Exhibition