Charlotte Cotton is launching her new book Public, Private, Secret at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles this Thursday.
Public, Private, Secret: On Photography and the Configuration of Self (co-published by Aperture and the International Center of Photography) explores how our image-making and consumption patterns are implicated in a wider matrix of online behavior and social codes, which in turn give images a life of their own. Within this context, our visual creations and online activities blur and remove conventional separations between public and private (and sometimes secret) expression. Public, Private, Secret addresses the disruptions, resistances, and subversions that artists propose to the limited versions of race, gender, sexuality, and autonomy that populate mainstream image culture. They anticipate a future for our image-world rich with diversity and alterity, one that can be shaped and influenced by the agency of self-representation.The book consists of thirty essays, interviews, and personal reflections by artists including Zach Blas, Natalie Bookchin, Kate Cooper, Lyle Ashton Harris, Trevor Paglen, Doug Rickard, and Martine Syms, and media thinkers Dan Bustillo, Mark Ghuneim, Johanna Hedva, Marisa Olson, David Reinfurt, and Sarah Tuck.
Public, Private, Secret launch presented by Aperture
June 7th, 6-8pm
Aperture pop-up bookshop
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012