GEORGE GEORGIOU at MOMA NEW YORK

George Georgiou at Moma New York

“I am delighted to announce that I will be showing at the New Photography exhibition at MoMA in New York. September 28, 2011 – January 16, 2012. Although the exhibition opens on the 28th September, the main opening will be on November 16th. If you happen to be in New York, your presence would be warmly welcomed and appreciated.”

All the best

George

The Museum of Modern Art announces the 26th annual New Photography exhibition. This year, the exhibition expands to feature six artists — Moyra Davey, George Georgiou, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen, and Zhang Dali.

These artists, hailing from Canada, China, England, Holland, and the United States, exemplify the diversity and international scope of contemporary photographic work.

New Photography 2011 is organized by Dan Leers, The Beaumont and Nancy Newhall Curatorial Fellow, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art.

“Whether using analog forms of communication like Moyra Davey, the documentary approach of George Georgiou, conventions of portraiture like Deana Lawson, web-based images like Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen’s self-reflective analysis, or an appropriative practice like Zhang Dali, each of the artists in New Photography 2011 has his or her own individual means of addressing issues relevant to the world today”.

George Georgiou (British, b. 1961) has photographed extensively in Eastern Europe and Turkey over the course of a decade, having lived and worked in Istanbul for the past five years. Georgiou’s series Fault Lines looks at modern-day Turkey as it seeks to hold on to its traditions and landscape amid the oncoming wave of development and Westernization. Following recent contentious elections and the country’s ongoing talks of joining the European Union, Turkey now finds itself at a political and social crossroads. Georgiou follows the path this former imperial empire is forging in its search for a 21st-century identity.

New Photography 2011 – Moyra Davey, George Georgiou, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen, Zhang Dali.

September 28, 2011 -January 16, 2012

The Robert and Joyce Menschel Gallery, third floor

George Georgiou