At the New Museum
June 24–September 20, 2015
Over the course of a thirty-five-year career, conceptual artist and photographer Sarah Charlesworth (1947–2013) investigated pivotal questions about the role of images in our culture. Her influential body of work deconstructed the conventions of photography and illuminated the medium’s importance in mediating our perception of the world. The exhibition at the New Museum will center on the recently completed series “Stills” (1980), a poignant group of fourteen large-scale images, along with other key works that illustrate her trenchant approach to mining the language of photography. This presentation will be the first major museum survey in New York of the artist’s work, encompassing an innovative career that has taken on shifting significance with time as it continues to inspire contemporary artists drawing from our increasingly image-saturated culture. The exhibition is curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director, and Margot Norton, Assistant Curator. The “Stills” series is presented in association with the Art Institute of Chicago.