From March 12 to May 29, 2016, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is presenting a group exhibition based on the theme of American Photography and Film from the 1950s to 1980s.
Harnessing the descriptive and expressive capacities of photography and film, the artists in this remarkable exhibition, “Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s–1980s”, all participated in changing the image of American life. They had no interest in what was stable, conventional or safe, and deployed their chosen media to reflect a broader, more complex and more diverse view of the world in which they had grown up.
Photographers Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin, Danny Lyon, Garry Winogrand and those who attended Casa Susanna, and filmmakers Kenneth Anger, Shirley Clarke, Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie, and Marie Menken created works that remain as challenging – even troubling – today as they did in their time.
The exhibition “Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s–1980s” (March 12 to May 29, 2016) is part of the AGO Year of Photography, which runs through July 2016, and a key moment arrives in May 2016 as the Gallery becomes one of the official hubs for the 2016 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
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