MoMA Releases Names for Expanded ‘New Photography’ Show

George Georgiou, Mersin, 2007, pigmented inkjet print, 27 3/4 x 40 15/16 in. (© 2011 George Georgiou)

The Museum’s of Modern Art’s closely watched annual “New Photography” exhibition, which focuses on the work of emerging photographers, is expanding for its 2011 edition, and will include six artists instead of the usual four. This year’s show, set to run from Sept. 7 through Jan. 12, 2012, will feature artists Zhang Dali, Moyra Davey, George Georgiou, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard and Viviane Sassen.

MoMA curatorial fellow Dan Leers is at the helm of the project, which is marking its 26th anniversary this year. Mr. Leers’s picks skew to slightly lesser-known names than last year’s edition, which featured Roe Ethridge, Elad Lassry, Alex Prager and Amanda Ross-Ho, though there will still be a few happy New York dealers, who will be able to point out that one of their artists is showing at MoMA for a third of a year.

The artists differ widely in terms of their career development and background. Two Americans mades the cut, Mr. Rickard (b. 1968), who appropriates imagery from Google Street View and who shows at Chelsea’s Yossi Milo Gallery in New York, and Ms. Lawson (b. 1979), a portrait photographer who appeared in MoMA P.S.1’s “Greater New York” show and who has shown at Colette Blanchard, Artists Space and Jericho Ditch, Isle of Wight, Va.

Ms. Davey (b. 1958), a Canadian who shows at Murray Guy in Chelsea, will present a new series of her mailed photographs, which she makes by printing analog images, folding them and sending them through the mail. Ms. Sassen (b. 1972), a Dutch photographer who spent her youth in Kenya and who shows at Danziger Projects in New York, will exhibit new photographs taken while traveling Africa.

Rounding out the sextet are Mr. Zhang (b. 1963), a Chinese artist who often uses images from Chinese government archives and propaganda and who shows at Eli Klein Fine Art in SoHo, and British photographer Mr. Georgiou (b. 1961), who will show photographs taken throughout Turkey. Mr. Georgiou has representation in Italy, the U.K. and France, but not in New York. That may soon change.


MoMA Releases Names for Expanded ‘New Photography’ Show