Synopsis: This two-day interdisciplinary symposium brings together a panel of art historians, curators, and artists to examine the standard narratives around the reemergence of documentary photography during the tumultuous decade of the 1970s. Free and open to the public.
Start Time: Friday, March 24, 2017 9:30 AM
End Time: Friday, March 24, 2017 5:00 PM
Location: Voorhees Hall / Zimmerli Art Museum
Address: 71 Hamilton Street
Campus: College Avenue
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free
Speaker: See website for list
Sponsor: Zimmerli Art Museum and the Developing Room
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: March Symposium Registration
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-7237
Special Criteria: Registration is Required
Additional Information: “Reinventing Documentary Photography in the 1970s” explores the multiple ways that documentary work was rethought and contested during the decade, in both critical discourse and artistic practice. The program opens Thursday, March 23, at 6p.m., with keynote speaker Jorge Ribalta, who examined the topic in his recent exhibition Not Yet. On the Reinvention of Documentary and the Critique of Modernism at Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofia. The symposium continues Friday, March 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring international art historians, curators, and artists who rarely have had to opportunity to exchange research and ideas on this topic. The symposium aims to propel new scholarship on these artistic practices and the critical discourses it has generated. While art historians and curators from Europe have been rewriting these histories for several years, emerging and established art historians in the United States are just beginning to examine these diverse practices. For further details and registration, please visit the Developing Room website at On March 23, the keynote is followed by a reception. On March 24, coffee and light refreshments are provided in the morning. A list of local dining options (including the café at the museum) will be provided for those attending to have lunch on their own. The symposium concludes with a reception. All programming (except lunch) takes place at the Zimmerli Art Museum.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Robeson Centennial Celebration,  Researchers,  Visitors,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Prospective Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public,  Parents & Families