Public, Private, Secret

June 23rd, 2016 – January 8th, 2017

Press Release

Join us for the grand opening of the new ICP Museum on Thursday, June 23, 10 AM–6 PM. Enjoy free admission.

Public, Private, Secret is the premiere exhibition at the new ICP Museum, located at 250 Bowery. Organized by Curator-in-Residence, Charlotte Cotton, with ICP Associate Curator Pauline Vermare and Assistant Curator Marina Chao, the debut show and events program explore the concept of privacy in today’s society and studies how contemporary self-identity is tied to public visibility.

This thought-provoking exhibition presents a wide range of historical and contemporary works by artists including Zach Blas, Martine Syms, Natalie Bookchin, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, and Andy Warhol. Streams of real-time images and videos from various social media sources — curated with Mark Ghuneim and ICP’s New Media Narratives students — sharpen and heighten attention towards the social implications of our image-centric world.

ICP Curator-in-Residence Charlotte Cotton says, “Public, Private, Secret’s non-hierarchical organization allows for dialogue between and about the diversity of photographic and visual culture in a wholly unique and unexpected way.”

The exhibition creates a physical experience through which to examine photography’s role in breaking and resetting the boundaries of social and personal privacy.

More information here.