The Department of Art and Art History recently announced the First Annual Arlington Camera Lecture Series sponsored by Arlington Camera.
The series launches at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in room 148 of the Fine Arts Building, 502 Cooper St. The event features Alec Soth, a Minneapolis-based photographer, who will discuss his newest project, “Gathered Leaves,” in conversation with his friend and colleague Anne Wilkes Tucker.
Soth’s photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials. Soth’s first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi, was published by Steidl in 2004 to critical acclaim. Since then Soth has published NIAGARA (2006), Fashion Magazine (2007), Dog Days, Bogotá (2007), The Last Days of W (2008), and Broken Manual (2010). In 2008, a large survey exhibition of Soth’s work was exhibited at Jeu de Paume in Paris and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. The Walker Art Center produced a large survey exhibition of Soth’s work entitled From Here To There in 2010 and since that time Soth has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013).
Tucker recently retired from the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston where she served as founding curator of the photography department. It was for her work there that Tucker was named America’s Best Curator by TIME magazine in 2001. Over the course of her career at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Tucker organized or co-organized more than 40 exhibitions, including landmark presentations that helped define scholarship of underexplored areas of the medium. These include Czech Modernism: 1900–1945 (1989), The History of Japanese Photography (2003), and the currently touring WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath (2012), an unprecedented exploration of war through the eyes of photographers. She has also authored dozens of publications, including the WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition catalogue, which received the prestigious 2013 Kraszna-Krausz Book Award for best photography book.
There will be a reception for the speakers in The Gallery at UTA beginning at 6 p.m., with the artist’s lecture following. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the Art & Art History website or call 817-272-2891.