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A Handful of Dust features a selection of modern and contemporary images from the last 100 years, focusing on the visual representation of dust in photography, both as an element of the everyday and as poetic allegory. Demonstrating photography’s ability to highlight quotidian details of life through the unlikeliest imagery, the exhibition touches on a wide range of subjects, including aerial reconnaissance, the American dustbowl, Mussolini’s final car journey, and the wars in Iraq. A Handful of Dust showcases photographic works by renowned artists Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Sophie Ristelhueber, Xavier Ribas, Jeff Wall, and many others, alongside anonymous press photographs, postcards, magazine spreads, and films.

 

Image: Scott McFarland, Lens Cleaning Rodenstock Apo-Sironar 5.6/135mm, James Perse Medallion Crewneck T-Shirt, 2017, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist, Monte Clark Gallery and Division Gallery.

 

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Events:

Winter Exhibitions Opening Party
Wednesday, January 22
6–8 pm

Curators in Conversation: David Campany with Sara Knelman
Wednesday, January 29
7 pm
Location TBA (check website for details)

Special Exhibition Tour of A Handful of Dust
Wednesday, March 18
6 pm
With Paul Roth

Tanenbaum Lecture: Sophie Ristelhueber in conversation with Marc Mayer
Wednesday, March 25
7 pm
Location TBA (check website for details)

Exhibition Tours
Daily 2:30 pm