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Private Tour: ICP's Perpetual Revolution with Erin Barnett

  • ICP 250 Bowery New York, NY (map)

Join POWarts for a behind-the-scenes tour of the International Center of Photography's current exhibition, Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change. Erin Barnett, Director of Exhibitions and Collections, will led a behind-the-scenes tour and provide insight into ICP's recent relocation and the institution's plans for the future.

This event, open only to POWarts Members and their guests, will be followed by drinks and conversation at Bonnie Vee



Perpetual Revolution proposes that an ongoing revolution is taking place politically, socially, and technologically, and that new digital methods of image production, display, and distribution are simultaneously reporting and producing social change. The exhibition presents six critical issues transformed by visual culture: #BlackLivesMatter, gender fluidity, climate change, terrorist propaganda, the right-wing fringe and 2016 election, and the refugee crisis.



Erin Barnett is Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the International Center of Photography. She previously worked in ICP’s Exhibitions and Collections department for eleven years, where she organized, curated, and co-curated over thirty exhibitions and publications including The Loving Story: Photographs by Grey Villet; Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945; President in Petticoats! Civil War Propaganda in Photographs; Munkacsi’s Lost Archive; and Amelia Earhart: Image and Icon. Her recent publications include short essays on Ai Weiwei, Liu Bolin, Gregory Crewdson, Lyle Ashton Harris, Peter Hujar, Yasumasa Morimura, and Qiu Zhijie, among others. She has worked in the curatorial departments of the New Museum and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. An alumnae of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program’s curatorial program, Barnett holds an MA in the History of Art from the University of Kansas and a BA in Art History and East Asian Studies (China) from Oberlin College.


Image: Hand in Hand: A Protest Song for Today by Jayanthi Kyle (2014)