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      March 24, 2019 - June 30, 2019

       

      UEA
      Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ

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      The Body Observed: Magnum Photos

      The Body Observed, a major new photography exhibition, organised by the Sainsbury Centre and Magnum Photos, will include over 130 works from the 1930s to the present. The exhibition will explore how Magnum photographers have turned their lens to the human body, examining issues such as identity, intimacy, sexuality and ritual, to voyeurism and performance amongst others. The exhibition will include well-known images such as Eve Arnold's portraits of Hollywood icon Joan Crawford, and Philippe Halsman's Dali Atomicus, a work selected for TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential Images of All Time" in 2016. Also included are photographs by Herbert List, whose images featured in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Life, Alec Soth from his series Niagara- an exploration of melancholy love in one of America's best-known honeymoon destinations, photographs from Susan Meiselas' celebrated Carnival Strippers series and Alessandra Sanguinetti's Ophelias, from The Adventures Of Guille And Belinda, inspired by John Everett Millais' classic painting. The body has been a recurrent subject throughout the history of art but the advent of photography offered new opportunities to engage with past modes of representation. Photography had the potential to mimic or subvert existing visual codes and the camera has been used to examine, categorise, scrutinise and objectify the human form, establishing a new visual language. Magnum Photos was founded in 1947 by the photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, George Rodger and David 'Chim' Seymour. A cooperative, Magnum was initially established in New York but offices soon followed in London and Paris. They are now recognised as one of the best-known photo agencies, whose members include many of the world's leading photographers. The exhibition will be curated by Monserrat Pis Marcos, curator at the Sainsbury Centre, in collaboration with Emily Graham, Cultural Commissions & Partnerships at Magnum Photos.

      Cost: £13, concs £12, child/NUS £6.50, mems free

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