Le Museum of Fine Arts de Boston présente l’exposition “(un)expected families” à partir du 7 décembre prochain : des pointures de la photographie américaine, toutes époques confondues, réunies autour d’un thème unique : “la famille“. 

Ce sont plus de 80 photographies que les visiteurs du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Boston pourront (re)découvrir dès le mois de décembre. La crème de la crème de la photographie américaine du XIXe siècle à nos jours : Nan Goldin, Carrie Mae Weems, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Duane Michals, Harry Callahan, Gordon Parks, Dorothea Lange… La famille américaine définie à travers ces regards si différents : des unions romantiques, des familles “alternatives”, une famille de migrants à l’époque de Dust Bowl (catastrophe écologique des années 30 provoquée par une série de tempêtes et une forte sécheresse), la famille de sang ou encore celle qu’on a choisie…

Selon Karen Haas, conservatrice de l’exposition :

“Leur pouvoir de figer le temps explique peut-être que les photos de famille sont les premiers objets qu’on pense à sauver d’un immeuble en flammes.”

 

Faites défiler le diaporama :

 

  • Yazoo City, Mississippi Nicholas Nixon (American, born in 1947) 1979 Photograph, gelatin silver contact print * Museum purchase with funds donated by the National Endowment 
for the Arts and Richard L. Menschel, Bela T. Kalman, Judge and 
Mrs. Matthew Brown, Mildred S. Lee, and Barbara M. Marshall © Nicholas Nixon, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Yazoo City, Miss., 1979. (Nicholas Nixon/Fraenkel Gallery San Francisco/MFA)

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Plus d’info sur les photographies du diaporama :

1 – Yazoo City, Mississippi Nicholas Nixon (American, born in 1947) 1979 Photograph, gelatin silver contact print * Museum purchase with funds donated by the National Endowment 
for the Arts and Richard L. Menschel, Bela T. Kalman, Judge and 
Mrs. Matthew Brown, Mildred S. Lee, and Barbara M. Marshall © Nicholas Nixon, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2- Ethel Shariff in Chicago Gordon Parks (American, 1912–2006) 1963, printed 2001 Photograph, gelatin silver print * Gift of Gus and Arlette Kayafas in honor of Karen E. Haas * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

3 – Jimmy Paulette and Tabboo! in the bathroom, NYC Nan Goldin (American, born in 1953) 1991 Photograph, Cibachrome print * Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund for Photography © Nan Goldin * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

4 – She is a Tree of Life to Them Consuelo Kanaga (American, 1894–1978) 1950 Photograph, gelatin silver print * Lucy Dalbiac Luard Fund * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

5 – Migrant Family, Texas Dorothea Lange (American, 1895–1965) 1936 Photograph, gelatin silver print * Sophie M. Friedman Fund * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

6 – U.S. Marine Gysgt. Carlos “OJ” Orjuela, age 31, Garmsir, Helmand, 
Afghanistan Louie Palu (Canadian, born in 1968) 2008 Photograph, inkjet print * Museum purchase with funds donated in honor of Linda and Alex 
Beavers * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

7 – Thanksgiving Tina Barney (American, born in 1945) 1992 Photograph, chromogenic print (Ektacolor) * Contemporary Curator’s Fund, including funds donated by Barbara 
and Thomas Lee © Tina Barney * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

8 – Misty Dawn and Alisa, Northern California, 1989 Jock Sturges (American, born in 1947) Photograph, gelatin silver print * Gift of Elizabeth Lea © Jock Sturges * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

9 – Kevin, from the series Class Pictures Dawoud Bey (American, born in 1953) 2005 Photograph, chromogenic print * Museum purchase with funds donated by the Friends of Photography 
and The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection © Dawoud Bey * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

10 – Hutterite Classroom, Gildford, MT Christopher Churchill (American, born in 1977) 2005 Photograph, gelatin silver print * Gift of Elisa Fredrickson * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

11 – Mr. and Mrs. Steve Mills (Burlesque Comedians), Pilgrim Theatre, 1973. (Roswell Angier/Polaroid Foundation Purchase Fund reproduced with permission/Museum of Fine Arts Boston)

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