On February 16, 2010 curators Roxana Marcoci and Eva Respini co-founded the Forums on Contemporary Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The function of these events has been to engage amongst artists, curators, and cultural theorists in expansive commentaries and productive debates about the perspectives and scope of still and moving images and other forms of picture-making and transmission.
 
Former sessions have ranged from such topics as “Photographic Representations and Colonial Discourses” to “What Makes Contemporary Photography Feminist and Queer?”The upcoming Forum is an open-ended, special anniversary edition.
 
Please join the MoMA to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Forums, which will take place on Thursday, April 2, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, in MoMA’s Founders Room. A group of artists and scholars will discuss some of the leading issues they see happening in photography in the 2020s.
 
 
The featured speakers for this Forum are:
Kate Palmer Albers, Associate Professor of Art History at Whittier College in Los Angeles
Eva Diaz, Associate Professor, History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute
Judy Ditner, the Richard Benson Associate Curator of Photography and Digital Media, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
Nicole Fleetwood, Professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University
Donatien Grau, Head of Contemporary Programs, Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Zoe Leonard, artist
Margot Norton, Curator, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Oluremi C. Onabanjo, Curator and scholar of photography and the arts of Africa
Seth Price, artist
Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Christoph Wiesner, Artistic Director of Paris Photo
Carmen Winant, artist
Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, writer, contributing editor for Bidoun and regular critic for Aperture and Artforum
 
Space is limited, please RSVP here by ?February 28, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Feingold at Megan_Feingold@moma.org or (212) 708-9707.  All Forums are recorded. We appreciate your understanding that by attending the Forum, you are agreeing to permit the Museum to stream, videotape and record your voice and likeness and to save and share these recordings as the Museum sees fit. Please enter the Museum using the administrative offices and film entrance at ?11 West 53 Street (Lauder Building entrance, under the curved silver awning).
 
The Forums on Contemporary Photography are made possible through the generous support of the Joseph M. Cohen Family Collection.