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Photography Program presents

Photography Program Lecture: John Pilson

Monday, September 8, 2014

[Photography Program Lecture: John Pilson]
The Photography Program would like to welcome long-time Bard professor John Pilson back to present a lecture on his work. At Bard since 2000, Pilson graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1991 and earned an MFA from Yale in 1993. He began his career by taking portraits in corporate New York City, and from 1994-2000 photographed while working night shifts for a Manhattan investment bank. These photographs were published in the book Interregna in 2006. Now working mainly in video, his film St. Denis (2003) explores human behavior within the corporate environment of a New York building with many historical stratum: luxury hotel, design shop, Marcel Duchamp’s studio, and now office building. Several of his more recent works reveal lively activities unfolding within architectural spaces that instinctively call for more sober, routine decorum. 

Pilson has had solo exhibitions at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery in New York (2001, 2003, 2005, and 2006), Galleria Raucci/Santamaria in Naples (2001 and 2005), Annet Gelink Gallery in Amsterdam (2002), and Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati (2007), among others. His work has appeared in the group exhibitions around the world, including Time Frame at P.S. 1, and he has received the special prize for young artists at the Venice Biennale (2001), the Penny McCall Foundation Award (2001), and the Bâloise Art Prize at Art 33 Basel (2002). He is currently a critic at Yale University.

For more information, call 845-758-7813, e-mail mmcwalte@bard.edu,
or visit http://photo.bard.edu/news.

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema