Candidates for the 2017 ICP-Bard MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies are pleased to present two evening conversations at the ICP Museum. Each evening will begin with presentations by two artists and a moderated discussion, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
These conversations are intended to foster an open dialogue between students, artists, and the general public. The cross-pollination of ideas that result is also meant to inspire a more fluid, interdisciplinary exchange between all aspects of the ICP community.
Evening I: Nicole Eisenman and Lucas Blalock, moderated by Kelly Shindler
Nicole Eisenman and Lucas Blalock approach picture making with an expanded notion of their depictive medium (painting and photography), and their shared histories. By considering the pictorial space between the real and the virtual, representation opens up a conversation where pictures mediate and reflect on the material and emotional fabric of our contemporary experience. How do their respective working methods reveal a concurrent attraction and distrust—perhaps even humor—over the appearances of things?