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Getty: A Shared Past in an Unfolding Present

April 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The photographs of An-My Lê play with assumptions about photographic truth and narrative, questioning how we process mediated information. Whether by capturing confederate monuments removed from their pedestals, war re-enactments, or American soldiers training in 29 Palms, California, Lê reframes American history and its myriad legacies. She chooses viewpoints that, in her words, “speak to experiences of a shared past in an unfolding present.” In this live conversation, Lê speaks with Getty Museum assistant curator Mazie Harris about her experience traveling across the United States to make photographs. Lê’s work is included in the upcoming Museum exhibition In Focus: Protest.
Free | Advance sign-up required
Image: Portrait of the artist. Courtesy of MacArthur Foundation. Photo: Matt Carr