Charlotte Cotton will be talking about and signing copies of her book Public, Private, Secret: On Photography and the Configuration of Self at Tate Modern, London on Thursday 25 July 2018, 19.00-20.00.
From Tate's website: ‘Curator Charlotte Cotton discusses her latest book exploring the reconfiguration of social conventions that define our public and private selves. Public, Private, Secret: On Photography and the Configuration of Self is a collection of thirty essays, interviews, and reflections assessing how our image-making and consumption patterns are embedded in online behaviour 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 delineations between public and private expression. The visual creations and online activities multiply and expand the number of potential selves in the contemporary image-centric world. The writings address the various disruptions, resistances, and subversions that artists propose to the limited versions of race, gender, sexuality, and autonomy that populate mainstream popular culture. The work of the artists in Public, Private, Secret anticipate a future for our image-world rich with diversity and alterity, a world that can be shaped and influenced by the agency of self-representation.’
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Natalie Bookchin, My Meds, from the Testament series, 2009; from Public, Private, Secret: On Photography and the Configuration of Self (Aperture/International Center of Photography, 2018).