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The Believable Lie: Heinecken, Polke, and Feldmann

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Recital Hall

Explore the beginning of photography’s appreciation as conceptual art during the 1970s in the work of three pioneers—Robert Heinecken, Sigmar Polke and Hans-Peter Feldmann—who synthesized aspects of Dada and surrealism of the 1920s and ‘30s in highly experimental work. Guest curator Lisa Kurzner will examine works from the show, many exhibited for the first time together in a museum context, against the backdrop of the social and political turbulence of the 1960s in America and Europe. She will explore each artist’s understanding of photographic modernism in content and photographic technique, as well as the relevance of each to the most innovative conceptual photographic work being made today. Free.