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Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) announces Beyond Words. Photography in The New Yorker

The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) presents Beyond Words. Photography in The New Yorker, an exhibition on view 15 April–10 June 2012.

“Beyond Words: Photography in The New Yorker” is an exhibition of more than 100 works by 65 photographers across the globe. Although the material has been gathered from a wide range of sources—including studios, galleries, archives and private collections—and periods (from 1890 to 2010), every image was published in The New Yorker from 1992 to 2010, a formative period in the magazine’s history. The exhibition follows photography’s evolution in this iconic weekly magazine, as the small group of photographers originally commissioned to shoot on a regular basis expanded to a larger group of practitioners, including journalists and contemporary artists. As the source and genres of the magazine’s photography diversified, the role of photography became progressively more idiosyncratic and potent, at once an illustrative medium of support for the articles and an independent medium for art. The co-curators of this exhibition are both known for their work as publication editors: Elisabeth Biondi from journalism as a 15-year veteran of The New Yorker, and Cay Sophie Rabinowitz from art as a founding editor of the photographic quarterly Fantom. The exhibition will be accompanied by a discussion between the curators and mediated by Beijing-based New Yorker correspondent Evan Osnos as part of the smart Artists’ Talk series on April 15.

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu
Beijing, China
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