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Presented by MFA Photography, Video and Related Media

Investigations of Lens and Screen Arts: The Future Through the Past (and Vice Versa)

7:00 - 8:30 pm
A book cover with a grid of 12 sepia images of open mouths. The book title and author, "The Critical Eye: Fifteen Pictures to Understand Photography, Lyle Rexer" are written in white. Event details are next to the book cover

MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media invites you to a discussion lead by writer and SVA faculty member Lyle Rexer with fellow faculty members and special guest panelists: filmmaker and writer Robert Bowen, photographer Yasi Alipour (BFA 2015 Photography) and photographer Keren Moscovitch (MFA 2005 Photography, Video and Related Media). This discussion, entitled "The Future Through the Past (and Vice Versa)," is part of a series called “Investigations of Lens and Screen Arts” and celebrates the release of The Critical Eye: Fifteen Pictures to Understand Photography by Lyle Rexer, published by the School of Visual Arts, Intellect Press and the J.M. Kaplan Fund. Join on Zoom (Meeting ID: 819 3646 2011; passcode: 453053).


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Lyle Rexer is a critic, curator and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of Columbia University (BA, MA) and a Rhodes Scholar at Merton College, Oxford University, he is the author of several books, including The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography (2009); How to Look at Outsider Art (2005); Photography’s Antiquarian Avant-Garde: The New Wave in Old Processes (2002); and Jonathan Lerman: The Drawings of an Artist with Autism (2002). He has published many catalogue essays on contemporary artists and collections and contributes articles on art, architecture, photography and culture to a variety of publications, including Aperture, Modern Painters, Eikon, DAMn, Parkett, Raw Vision, and Tate, Etc. Rexer is also a columnist for Photograph magazine.


About Investigations of Lens and Screen Arts: A Publication Series from SVA

The media environment comprehends a variety of image-making approaches, strategies, technologies and objectives. These involve audiences in new and complex ways, as viewers, interlocutors and co-respondents in the fashioning of significance. The publication series from the School of Visual Arts and Intellect Press, under the auspices of the MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media, seeks to bring creative imagination and critical acuity to the understanding of these relations. How has the past shaped current visual experiences? What are the roles of technology and power in the visual economy? What will be the implications of the emerging image-world for individuals and societies? Texts in the series seek to illuminate these questions. 


Series executive editor: Charles Traub, chair, MFA Photography, Video and Related Media

Series editor: Lyle Rexer, faculty member, School of Visual Arts


Board of Advisors (in formation)

David Campany, director, International Center of Photography

Dragan Espenschied, digital artist, composer, head of digital preservation, Rhizome 

Jose Luis Falconi, lecturer in fine arts, Brandeis University

Yasi Alipour, visual artist, faculty member, School of Visual Arts

Tom Huhn, chair, Art History, and chair, Visual and Critical Studies, School of Visual Arts

Bo Wang, filmmaker

Joanna Zylinska, professor of new media, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Free and open to the public