Tim Davis will deliver a lecture on American photography's complex relationship with housing and the built environment. He will explore, through a historical survey as well as a presentation of his own work, a sense in which clashes between residential and commercial environments are essential to the ways Americans understand their landscape.
Tim Davis is an artist, writer and musician born in Blantyre, Malawi in 1969. His photographs and videos have been exhibited in public institutions including the Whitney Museum, Tate Modern in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Knoxville Museum. Selected solo exhibitions include White Cube, London, Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, and Greenberg Van Doren, New York, NY. Several monographs of his work have been published including Quinto Quarto, [Punctum, 2013], The New Antiquity [Damiani, 20090 and My Life in Politcs [Aperture, 2006] Permanent Collection [Nazraeli, 2005]. He is the recipient of the 2007-2008 Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize and the 2005 Leopold Godowsky Jr. Color Photography Award. His work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Guggenheim Museum, and The Walker Art Center, among many others. As a writer, he is a regular contributor to periodicals such as Aperture and Cabinet. Davis lives and works in Tivoli, NY and teaches photography at Bard College.
The event is sponsored by the Department of Urban Planning and Design and the Storm the Strife and Everyday Life studio.
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