May 2-3: “In Black and White: Photography, Race, and the Modern Impulse in Brazil at Midcentury” Conference

This conference investigates Brazilian modernist photography, its relationship to race, and its place within a dynamic international network of images and ideas.  Click here for more details.


Tuesday, May 2, 6–8pm: Keynote Panel

The Celeste Bartos Theater, The Museum of Modern Art (4 West 54 Street)

Roberto Conduru (Rio de Janeiro State University); Helouise Costa (Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Universidade de São Paulo); Heloísa Espada (Instituto Moreira Salles, São Paulo); Sarah Hermanson Meister (The Museum of Modern Art)

Moderator: Edward Sullivan (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU)

Admission is free but pre-registration is required. Please click here to confirm your attendance.

Wednesday, May 3, 9:30am–6:00pm

Martin E. Segal Theater, The Graduate Center, CUNY (365 Fifth Avenue)

9:30am–9:45am Opening Remarks

9:45am–11:45pm International Photographic Networks in Brazil and Beyond

Lucas Menezes (Université Paris 1—Panthéon Sorbonne); Marly Porto (Universidade de São Paulo); Marcio Siwi (New York University); Alise Tifentale (The Graduate Center, CUNY); Moderator: Claudia Calirman (John Jay College, CUNY)

1:00pm–2:30pm Reversing Spheres of Influence: The Artists of Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante

Ana Cândida de Avelar (University of Brasília); Adrian Anagnost (Tulane University); Paula V. Kupfer (Independent Scholar); Moderator: Harper Montgomery (Hunter College, CUNY)

3:00–4:30pm Race and Circulation in the Urban Sphere

Monica Bravo (Yale University); Danielle Stewart (The Graduate Center, CUNY); Abigail Lapin Dardashti (The Graduate Center, CUNY); Moderator: Anna Indych-López (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

4:30–6:00pm Reception

The conference is organized by Abigail Lapin Dardashti, Museum Research Consortium Fellow, MoMA and Ph.D. Candidate, CUNY, and Sarah Hermanson Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA.

Co-sponsored by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art ; and at The Graduate Center: the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC); Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC); the Rewald Endowment of the Ph.D. Program in Art History; Dominican Studies Group; the Feminist Studies Group; and the Postcolonial Studies Group.

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