Counter Histories: Exhibition of Works by Tamara Abdul Hadi, Alan Chin, Naomieh Jovin, and Qiana Mestrich
May 25, 2023 – July 27, 2023
59 East 4th St., 7W
New York, NY
What creative possibilities are offered by the gaps, absences, and silences in archives and historical records? How can photographs reframe histories and propose alternative narratives for the present and future?
These are among the questions explored by Magnum Foundation’s Counter Histories Fellowship, an intergenerational and transnational cohort of twenty photographers whose work intervenes in archives, official histories, and the visual landscape of memory and memorialization.
The first in a series of activations of projects from the 2022 cohort, this exhibition features works in progress by four Fellows whose work investigates personal histories. Using images sourced from family photo albums, books, magazines, and community archives, the artists reassemble layered and open-ended portrayals of place, culture, and community.
Opening Reception: Thursday May 18, 2023 | 7 – 9 PM (RSVP)
Exhibition Open Hours: May 25 – July 27, 2023 | Thursdays, 3 – 6 PM