research Seminar: history of photography

The Practice of Intimacy

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

18.00, Research Forum South Room

Elinor Carucci bare-breasted with her young son licking her hand
Elinor Carucci, Taste, chromogenic print, 2008. © Courtesy of James Hyman Photography, London

Speaker(s): Elinor Carucci (artist)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Julian Stallabrass (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Ben Burbridge (the Courtauld Institute of Art) and Alexandra Moschovi (University of Sunderland)

Elinor Carucci‘s photographs have consistently explored the types and levels of intimacy, focusing on her own body, her parents, her husband, and more recently, her children. Often photographing in close-range, Carucci relies on bits and pieces, expressions and symbols to communicate joy, pain, and the sometimes-elegiac sentiments that accompany relationships.

Born 1971 in Jerusalem, Elinor Carucci graduated in 1995 from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design with a degree in photography, and moved to New York in the same year. She was awarded the International Center of Photography's Infinity Award for Young Photographers in 2001 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002. Carucci has had solo exhibitions at galleries including Edwynn Houk Gallery, Fifty One Fine Art Gallery and Gagosian Gallery, London. Her photographs are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Houston Museum of Fine Art, among others. She has published two monographs to date, Closer (Chronicle, 2002) and Diary of a Dancer (Steidl, 2005). Carucci is represented by James Hyman Gallery, London.


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