ICP Public Programs Summer 2018

Join the International Center of Photography for talks, panel discussions, and more.
ICP
May 16, 2018
Join the International Center of Photography for talks, panel discussions, and more.

Most ICP Public Programs are free, but advanced registration is required. Each event’s location is noted below.

ICP Members have access to preferred seating at our public programs, in addition to many other exclusive privileges and benefits. Learn how you can join ICP today and support the power of photography and visual culture.

May

Agnès Sire on Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Agnès Sire, artistic director of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, discusses the legacy of the legendary photographer on the opening day of the ICP Museum exhibition Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment.

ICP Lab: Emergency Readings for Queering the Collection

THURSDAY, MAY 24 | 6:30–8:30 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Held in collaboration with the ICP Library and GenderFail, this evening features readings of work by Allison Parrish, American Artist, Christopher Clary, Morehshin Allahyari, Nora Khan, Shiv Kotecha, Paul Soulellis, Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Vanessa Place, and Williams E. Jones.

ICP Lab: Manufactured Memory, Manufactured History

SUNDAY, MAY 27 | 2:30–5 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Artists, academics, and others come together to explore the intersection of language, technology, and visual media in the construction of our perception of ourselves, each other, and the world.

Barbara Hammer on Multiply, Identify, Her

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Visual artist and experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer and ICP Assistant Curator Marina Chao discuss the intersections of Hammer’s work and the key precepts of Multiply, Identify, Her, including multiple and hybrid selves, feminism, and identity.

June

Nina Berman: An Autobiography of Miss Wish

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Photographer Nina Berman discusses An Autobiography of Miss Wish, a project 25 years in the making that tells the story of a sex trafficking and child pornography survivor through multiple narrative elements, including the protagonist’s vast personal archive. Part of Reimagining the Image.

In Conversation: John Suler

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Professor John Suler discusses his research on Henri Cartier-Bresson and his own theory of photographic psychology, which offers a means for exploring how people create, share, and react to images in the age of cyberspace and digital photography.

Seeing through Difference: Speculating Alternative Futures with Sheila Pree Bright and Danny Wilcox Frazier

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
In conversation with Paul Rogers, ICP’s director of content and public programming, photographers Sheila Pree Bright and Danny Wilcox Frazier explore the role of images in mediating identity politics, promoting or interrogating cross-cultural (mis)understandings, and provoking social change. Part of Reimagining the Image.

Optics: Brand as Visual Culture x Visual Culture as Brand

TUESDAY, JUNE 26 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
This session of Optics: A New Way of Seeing Contemporary Culture, moderated by series host Jillian Steinhauer, examines contemporary branding and its visual output as a form of social, cultural, political, and economic exchange and production.

July

Images on the Run: Contemporary Street Photography

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Inspired by ICP’s exhibition Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment, this panel discussion assembles contemporary street photographers and asks them to relate the moments, subjects, and scenes that define their own “decisive moments.”

Dismantling the Gaze: A Visual Primer

TUESDAY, JULY 17 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
In the inaugural session of ICP’s new series Dismantling the Gaze, art historian and popular culture scholar Maria Elena Buszek presents hundreds of years of visual culture in one brief presentation that concisely illustrates the gendered power structures deeply embedded in cultural production. She then leads a panel discussion with artists and curators that delves into contemporary examples that both demonstrate and subvert traditional gendered hierarchies in visual media.

Dismantling the Gaze: Reading through Multiply, Identify, Her

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 | 6:30–8 PM | ICP MUSEUM
Building on the inaugural session of Dismantling the Gaze, this panel discussion looks at the strategies used by artists to subvert traditional gendered hierarchies, focusing on themes in the ICP Museum’s exhibition Multiply, Identify, Her.

 

Dates, times, and locations are subject to change.

ICP’s Center for Visual Culture and accompanying programs have been made possible through the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support for public programs has been provided by The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.