Stutters — Conversation with Dominique Hurth and Kari Conte
The Classroom - NYABF
October 15, 2022
Presented as part of The Classroom at the NY Art Book Fair, Dominique Hurth discusses her book Stutters, published by Printed Matter (2021), with contributor and curator Kari Conte. The talk will explore Hurth’s extensive research project into the cyanotypes of Thomas W. Smillie, the first custodian and curator of the Smithsonian Institution’s collection of photography (active 1868 to 1917).
The publication builds on several years of the artist’s research, reworking original images into visual montage as they document a ‘national’ collection in the making. Through photographs of empty display cabinets and staged objects within the Smithsonian’s holdings, the project follows divergent threads of photographic history, exhibitionship and collection-making, as well as developments in various technological apparatuses across the late 19th and early 20th century. Presented by Printed Matter, Inc.