The Getty Center
Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Past Event

In Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences, Lawrence Weschler writes:

"I ...have increasingly found myself being visited by similarly uncanny moments of convergence, bizarre associations, eerie rhymes, whispered recollections – sometimes in the weirdest places.... The range in tone of these convergences was considerable: some were fanciful, others polemical; some merely silly, others almost transcendental. Some tended to burrow toward some deep-hidden, long submerged causal relation; others veritably reveled in their manifest unlikelihood."

A curator of photographs can have a similar experiences of convergence when building a museum collection, finding visual dialogue between new works and works, often older, already in the collection. Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection juxtaposes contemporary and historical photographs to suggest points of intersection between photographic works. The visual relationships among the works on view may be due to conscious associations made by photographers, to parallels in style or technique, or largely in the eyes of beholders.

This unique program brings together Weschler, who has articulated a theory and vocabulary for discussing visual convergences, a curator who uses Weschler's ideas to inspire an exhibition, and two photographers whose works appears in the exhibition and thus become part of the visual dialogue.

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