“Bilderzauber”: Magic and Play in Swiss Photo-Based Art
Wednesday, April 16, 6:30 pm
Silver Center, New York University, Room 414 (enter at 31 Washington Place)
Playing with pictures—experimenting, half in jest, half seriously—has always held particular fascination for Swiss artists. Surveying Swiss photo-based art of the past forty years, curator Urs Stahel of the Fotomuseum Winterthur will examine images of mountains that do not exist, accidents with sausages and burning papier-maché, women’s bodies sawed in two, and lost nature and lost truth, among other themes.
No reservations. Seating is limited. Co-sponsored by the Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU; Deutsches Haus, NYU; and the Grey Art Gallery, NYU. For information, call 212/998-1930.