Counter Histories Exhibition Opening Reception


Sat, Mar 23, 2024    
5:00 pm-7:00 pm


Center for Photography at Woodstock
474 Broadway, Kingston, NY, 12401

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In partnership with Magnum Foundation, CPW presents a group exhibition of five international contemporary photographers. “Counter Histories” includes artists Tamara Abdul Hadi, Alan Chin, Naomieh Jovin, Billy H.C. Kwok, and Qiana Mestrich. These artists confront difficult histories by reconstructing perspectives that have been omitted from previously accepted or official accounts. Their deeply personal visual narratives are reconstructed out of found images derived from family photo albums, books, magazines, or community archives. The works in “Counter Histories” ask probing questions about our construction of the past, such as, What new meanings are suggested by the absences and silences one finds in archives and historical records? How can artists engage with histories that are not photographed? How can these revisionist archives contribute to fuller understandings of the past and future?

The installation, coordinated by CPW curator Marina Chao, will be on view at CPW, 474 Broadway, Kingston, from March 23, 2024 through May 26, 2024.