The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) will launch the only New York-dependent triennial centered on pictures, video clip, and other lens-dependent media in 2023, titled New York Now. The inaugural version, slated to open in March upcoming 12 months, will be organized all over the all-encompassing concept of “Home,” and each successive present will go on to “engage themes and concerns of the contemporary town.”
In a short assertion on the theme of the initially installment, the organizers propose that the notion of “home” can evoke a assortment of associations, from actual physical spot to spouse and children and community. They notice that it can be “highly personal” when also acknowledging that “home” often spills into debates above city advancement and community policy.
It is not the very first photography triennial to just take place in New York, although it will be the only just one currently active. The International Center of Photography (ICP), located in Manhattan’s Lower East Aspect, hosted a number of iterations of its possess triennial, with the very last one staged in 2013.
The MCNY is inviting newbie and expert photographers from New York City and past to submit to an open up phone for the triennial. Any operate produced more than the earlier 6 many years — which is a lot more of a common guidepost than a strict necessity — will be thought of, and every single applicant can send in up to eight pictures or just one video clip. The deadline to post is June 17, and people whose get the job done is selected will be notified by September 20.
The organizers are open up-ended in what they are searching for, inquiring only that the images or online video get the job done “creatively files and interprets this modifying cityscape and the disparate responses and encounters of New Yorkers, straddling the stories of the town before, all through, and just after the pandemic.”
Sean Corcoran, curator of prints and images at MCNY, advised Hyperallergic that the museum is also asking a number of other institutions throughout the five boroughs, which include Aperture, the Bronx Documentary Center, and Queens Museum of Artwork, to set forth nominations for the triennial.
Corcoran and Thea Quiray Tagle, an assistant professor of Ethnic Studies and Gender and Sexuality Research at the College of Massachusetts, Boston, will co-curate the 2023 triennial. An advisory crew of completed men and women has also been assembled to crystallize the eyesight for the exhibition, comprised of Worldwide Center for Photography Main Curator Brian Wallis curator and MacArthur Fellow Nicole Fleetwood Monolith Editions founder Kris Graves and curator and Magnum Basis Govt Director Kristen Lubben.