Monday, May 10, 7pm
333 West 23 Street
New York, NY
Free and open to the public
In time for the opening of his latest exhibition in New York, the School of Visual Arts (SVA) welcomes photographer Thomas Struth, who will speak about his body of work with photography writer Gil Blank on May 10 at the SVA Theatre. Struth, who first came to prominence in the 70s with his black-and-white cityscapes, has since focused his work on the contemporary confluence of nature, technology and architecture. An exhibition of his newest photographs will open on May 5th at Marian Goodman Gallery.
Struth, who received great acclaim for his Museum series, was the subject of a mid-career survey which traveled to the Dallas Museum of Art; The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago. In June 2010 a retrospective of his work will open at the Kunsthaus Zurich and travel throughout Europe.
Critic and photographer Gil Blank writes on the social, political and historical contexts of current photographic practices. Blank has served as contributing editor for Issue and Whitewall and was a founding editor of Influence, an independently published magazine devoted to contemporary image-making. His photos have most recently been exhibited at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and at White Columns, New York.
Struth and Blank have maintained a dialogue over the years which is reflected in their work; this will be their first extended public conversation.
click HERE for a 2007 conversation between Struth and Blank.