The Shaping of New Visions at MoMA

18 April 2012 – 29 April 2013

The Museum of Modern Art draws from its collection to present the exhibition “The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook”. Filling the third-floor Edward Steichen Photography Galleries, this installation presents more than 250 works by approximately 90 artists, with a focus on new acquisitions and groundbreaking projects by Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Germaine Krull, Dziga Vertov, Gerhard Rühm, Helen Levitt, Robert Frank, Daido Moriyama, Robert Heinecken, Edward Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Paul Graham, and The Atlas Group/Walid Raad. The exhibition is organized by Roxana Marcoci, Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art.

Punctuated by key photographic projects, experimental films, and photobooks, “The Shaping of New Visions” offers a critical reassessment of photography’s role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements, and in the development of contemporary artistic practices.

(from the museum’s press materials)


Edward Steichen Photography Galleries
The Museum of Modern Art
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New York, NY 10019

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Recto/Verso #2
by Robert Heinecken
8 5/8″ × 7 7/8″
silver dye bleach print
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Clark Winter Fund
© 2012 The Robert Heinecken Trust