ARTS & CULTURE
06/30/2010 11:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

'Haunted: Contemporary Photography' At The Guggenheim in NYC

WHAT: 'Haunted: Contemporary Photography, Video, Performance'

WHO: Various artists including Tacita Dean, Marina Abramovic, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol

WHEN: March 26 - September 6, 2010

WHERE: Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10128

WHY: "Much of contemporary photography and video seems haunted by the past, by ghostly apparitions that are reanimated in reproductive media, as well as in live performance and the virtual world. By using dated, passe or quasi-extinct stylistic devices, subject matter, and technologies, this art embodies a melancholic longing for an otherwise irrecuperable past. Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance examines myriad ways photographic imagery is incorporated into recent practice and in the process underscores the unique power of reproductive media while documenting a widespread contemporary obsession, both collective and individual, with accessing the past. The works included in the exhibition range from individual photographs and photographic series, to sculptures and paintings that incorporate photographic elements, and to videos, both on monitors and projected, as well as film, performance, and site-specific installations. Drawn primarily from the Guggenheim Museum collection, Haunted features recent acquisitions, many of which are exhibited by the museum for the first time." (From the Guggenheim Museum's website.)