Fine Arts Lecture Series: Nancy Davenport (Graduate Faculty & Lecturer), Thursday October 7th, 6pm

Nancy Davenport explores photography via a series of computer-manipulated photographs that challenge the illusion of the real embedded within the photographic document. Her work deftly utilizes digital technology in order to question photographic medium while connecting discourse regarding the document within the manipulated image. Davenport examines the politics of representation by tracing the continuities of historical photographic practices within contemporary digital culture.

Nancy Davenport's work is represented by Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery. Her photography, animations and digital work have been exhibited at a variety of venues including the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle (Suisse), the Liverpool Biennial, DHC/Art Fondation pour l'art Contemporain (Montréal), the Istanbul Biennial, the Bienal de Sao Paulo, the First Triennial of Photography & Video at the International Center of Photography (NY) and the MIT List Arts Center. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Artforum, October, Frieze, the New York Times, Art in America and Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography (Phaidon Press). In 2009, she was the Henry Wolf Chair at Cooper Union NY and also teaches in the MFA programs at Bard, NY, the School of Visual Arts, NY and Yale University.

To see more of Nancy's work, visit www.nancydavenport.com.

Event Date and Time: Thursday October 7th, 6:00pm

The Institute of Contemporary Art
118 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

To discover more about the MFA Fine Arts Lecture Series, visit http://www.design.upenn.edu/fine-arts/visiting-artists

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