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Reconfigured Reality: Contemporary Photography from the Permanent Collection

December 2, 2016 – November 12, 2017

Kenneth Josephson, New York State, 1970, 1970. Gelatin silver print, 10 7/8” x 13 7/8” inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Purchase, through National Endowment for the Arts grant with matching funds from Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Renfert. © Kenneth Josephson, Courtesy of Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago.
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Reconfigured Reality: Contemporary Photography from the Permanent Collection, drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, presents an overview of developments since 1970 that have helped define contemporary photography. From the time it was commercially introduced in 1839, photography has undergone continuous technical and conceptual changes—from the first daguerreotypes to today’s digital prints.

Artwork

Castle. Artist: Cecelia Condit. Date: 2012. Medium: archival inkjet print.

Castle

2012

Cecelia Condit

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Julio Rivera. Queens, New York. “Daniel Doyle, 21 years old, said that after he instigated the attack in the early morning of July 2, 1990, his friends on trial, Erik Brown, 21, and Esat Bici, 19, lured the victim, Julio Rivera, into an isolated corner of a Jackson Heights schoolyard known as a gay cruising area and beat Mr. Rivera with the hammer and a beer bottle before Mr. Doyle stabbed him.”. Artist: Paul Baker Prindle. Date: 2011. Medium: archival pigment print.

Julio Rivera. Queens, New York. “Daniel Doyle, 21 years old, said that after he instigated the attack in the early morning of July 2, 1990, his friends on trial, Erik Brown, 21, and Esat Bici, 19, lured the victim, Julio Rivera, into an isolated corner of a Jackson Heights schoolyard known as a gay cruising area and beat Mr. Rivera with the hammer and a beer bottle before Mr. Doyle stabbed him.”

2011

Paul Baker Prindle

Learn more about Julio Rivera. Queens, New York. “Daniel Doyle, 21 years old, said that after he instigated the attack in the early morning of July 2, 1990, his friends on trial, Erik Brown, 21, and Esat Bici, 19, lured the victim, Julio Rivera, into an isolated corner of a Jackson Heights schoolyard known as a gay cruising area and beat Mr. Rivera with the hammer and a beer bottle before Mr. Doyle stabbed him.”.
2090–At Random, Milwaukee. Artist: Carl Corey. Date: 2008. Medium: Archival pigment print.

2090–At Random, Milwaukee

2008

Carl Corey

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Untitled #2154-A. Artist: Todd Hido. Date: 1998. Medium: chromogenic print.

Untitled #2154-A

1998

Todd Hido

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New York State, 1970. Artist: Kenneth Josephson. Date: 1970. Medium: gelatin silver print.

New York State, 1970

1970

Kenneth Josephson

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Untitled #6 (Bennett’s Farm). Artist: Miranda Lichtenstein. Date: 1999. Medium: dye-coupler print.

Untitled #6 (Bennett’s Farm)

1999

Miranda Lichtenstein

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Cemetery, Nagorno Karabakh. Artist: Narayan Mahon. Date: 2006. Medium: archival pigment print.

Cemetery, Nagorno Karabakh

2006

Narayan Mahon

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Self-Portrait (Ellis Island). Artist: Lorie Novak. Date: 1988. Medium: Cibachrome print.

Self-Portrait (Ellis Island)

1988

Lorie Novak

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Dassel City Council, Dassel, Minnesota (population 1,134), City Council, March 15, 1999 (L to R):  Nancy Nicholson, Ava Flachmeyer (Mayor), Jan Casey, Sherlyn Bjork (Deputy Clerk). Artist: Paul Shambroom. Date: 1999. Medium: archival pigmented inkjet on canvas with varnish.

Dassel City Council, Dassel, Minnesota (population 1,134), City Council, March 15, 1999 (L to R): Nancy Nicholson, Ava Flachmeyer (Mayor), Jan Casey, Sherlyn Bjork (Deputy Clerk)

1999

Paul Shambroom

Learn more about Dassel City Council, Dassel, Minnesota (population 1,134), City Council, March 15, 1999 (L to R): Nancy Nicholson, Ava Flachmeyer (Mayor), Jan Casey, Sherlyn Bjork (Deputy Clerk).
Untitled Film Still #30. Artist: Cindy Sherman. Date: 1979. Medium: gelatin silver print.

Untitled Film Still #30

1979

Cindy Sherman

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Prom Queen Picking Corn. Artist: J. Shimon and  J. Lindemann. Date: 2012. Medium: ambrotype.

Prom Queen Picking Corn

2012

J. Shimon and J. Lindemann

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J.S. Mounting Tractor. Artist: J. Shimon and  J. Lindemann. Date: 2012. Medium: ambrotype.

J.S. Mounting Tractor

2012

J. Shimon and J. Lindemann

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