“Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015” will be on view from November 7, 2015, to March 20, 2016, throughout the entirety of MoMA’s Edward Steichen Photography Galleries, as well as The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby and the Museum’s Bauhaus Staircase.
Anouk Kruithof (1981) is a Dutch artist based in New York. Her multilayered, interdisciplinary approach takes the form of photographs, sculptures, artist-books, installations, texts, printed take away ephemera, video and performance. Her work explores and questions the philosophy and physicality of photography. Her installation Subconscious Travelling will be included in MoMA’s New Photography exhibition Ocean of Images opening November 7th 2015.
About the Exhibition
The exhibition “New Photography” is a longstanding exhibition series of recent work in photography and a vital manifestation of the Museum’s contemporary program. It returns this fall in an expanded, biannual format. On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, “New Photography” is expanding to 19 artists and artist collectives from 14 countries, and includes works made specifically for this exhibition. Since its inception in 1985, the New Photography series has introduced the work of nearly 100 artists from around the globe early in their careers, including Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Rineke Dijkstra, Rachel Harrison, and Wolfgang Tillmans. This year’s edition explores contemporary photo-based culture, specifically focusing on connectivity, the circulation of images, information networks, and communication models.
“Ocean of Images” examines various ways of experiencing the world: through images that are born digitally, made with scanners or lenses in the studio or the real world, presented as still or moving pictures, distributed as zines, morphed into three-dimensional objects, or remixed online. The exhibition’s title refers to the Internet as a vortex of images, a site of piracy, and a system of networks, which is reflected in the work of the 19 included artists and collectives. Ocean of Images presents new and recent bodies of work that critically redefine photography as a field of experimentation and intellectual inquiry, where digital and analog, virtual and real dimensions cross over. Coinciding with the opening of the exhibition, MoMA will also launch an online platform housing the live archive of the New Photography series, featuring documents and images from its history.