Irina Rozovsky and Manjari Sharma: Talking Pictures
First Thursday Opening Reception
Thursday, January 3, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, February 2, 3pm
Exhibition Dates: January 3–February 3, 2019
Originally commissioned by curator Mia Fineman for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Talking Pictures is a photographic conversation between Manjari Sharma and Irina Rozovsky. Over a five-month period surrounding the 2017 US election, the two artists exchanged iPhone photos in real time using a call-and-response format. Living different lives in different cities, Sharma and Rozovsky approached the exchange as a form of modern-day letter writing. Their improvisational images reveal personal chronologies that exist within public and private spaces and respond to current political tensions. Most importantly, the dialogue is focused on the creation of new life at such a precarious time, as the artists, both pregnant during this project, conclude the 122 image conversation with the arrival of their newborns.
images © Irina Rozovsky and Manjari Sharma