September 2 – November 22, 2008
**Media are invited to the opening reception on Friday September 26, 6-8 pm**
The Department of Photography & Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts has announced the full list of artists represented in 1968: Then and Now, an exhibition of approximately 75 works by 56 artists. It includes letters, photographs, paintings, prints, video, and installation pieces. The exhibition will open on September 2 and remain on view through November 22. 1968: Then and Now explores an era when a multitude of social movements climaxed in discontent with political order, particularly in the United States, that was rooted in domestic racial inequality and imperialist foreign policy. It also serves as a reflection on the presence of the memory of that period in our hearts and minds 40 years later. Curated by Deborah Willis, university professor and chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging, the exhibition combines historical and contemporary images that construct diverse stories about the culture of resistance, beauty, power, and the notion of disenfranchisement. “Today, our world is saturated with iconic images that reflect upon and draw from 1968,” said Willis. “The work on view will transform the viewers understanding of identity, resistance, war, and peace.”
Artists, filmmakers, and writers in the exhibition are: Michael Abramson, Derrick Adams, Terry Adkins, Emma Amos, Tomie Arai, Anthony Barboza, Kalia Brooks, Máximo Colón, William Cordova, Robert Crawford, Romi Crawford, Bruce Davidson, Thulani Davis, Manthia Diawara, Howard Dodson, Ellen Eisenman, Kianga Ford, Roland Freeman, CocoFusco, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Regie Gibson, Pete Hamill, Heather Hart, Leslie Hewitt, Ptah Hotep, Jessica Ingram, Karen Ishizuka, Miriam Jiménez Román, Otabenga Jones, Melvina Lathan, Marc Lepson, Builder Levy, Arturo Lindsay, Margo Machida, Adál Maldonado, Elaine Mayes, Iris Morales, Tadaki Nakamura, Lorie Novak, Ademola Olugebefola, Paul Owen, Norman Parish, Esther Podemski, Fred Ritchin, Martha Rosler, Juan Sanchez, Charles Schultz, Robert Sengstacke, Jamel Shabazz, Stephen Shames, Clarissa Sligh, Robert Stam, Margaret
Stratton, Florence Tate, Hank Willis Thomas, Hong-An Truong, Deirdre Visser, and Carla Williams.