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Carina Evangelista, Editor of the Chuck Close Catalogue Raisonné, and Ashley Levine, Archivist/Digital Resource Manager at Artifex Press will present the talk “Chronicling Artists' Oeuvres: The Critical Role of Photography in Catalogue Raisonné Research” during the panel titled Traveling and Documenting at PhotoHistory/PhotoFuture, a three-day conference of the archaeology and future of photography hosted by Rochester Institute of Technology. The talk will take place on Saturday, April 21, at 9:45 a.m.

Evangelista and Levine will demonstrate the documentary role and challenges of photography in compiling the digital catalogues raisonnés of Chuck Close, Tim Hawkinson, Robert Irwin, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, and Lucas Samaras, and simultaneously, the use of photography in their oeuvres. Close, afflicted with face blindness, has spent 50 years painting the human face with photography as the bedrock of his practice. Hawkinson, known primarily for sculptures, produced a number of photo collages. Samaras, a photographer himself, created boxes filled with boldly colored and heavily textured objects, many mixed with photographs. LeWitt famously privileged the idea for an artwork over the object, yet used documentary photography of his Wall Drawings as key evidence of these ephemeral works. Martin’s minimal paintings and Irwin’s spectral installations test the threshold of visibility, often defying the camera’s lens.

Other presentations during Traveling and Documenting will be “Hocken Album 052: Creating Photographs with a Difference in Southern New Zealand” by Anna Petersen, Hocken Collections, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand; and “George Eastman Goes to Newfoundland and Labrador” by Edith Cuerrier, The Rooms Provincial Archive of Newfoundland and Labrador/George Eastman Museum. The panel will be moderated by Kari Cameron, RIT, School of Communication.

Find the full program and additional details on the PhotoHistory/PhotoFuture website

Rochester, New York | April 21, 2018 | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Rochester, 1111 Jefferson Rd

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