Artists Talk: Torbjørn Rødland in Conversation with Philip-Lorca diCorcia
On the opening of his new photography and video exhibition, Bible Eye, Norwegian artist Torbjørn Rødland invites American photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia to join him in a virtual conversation.
Co-presented by the Photography + Media Area in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.
About Philip-Lorca diCorcia
American photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia emerged in the 1980s as part of a generation of photographers who sought to explore and challenge the boundaries of the medium. Over the past three decades, he has become known for his meticulously planned and executed photographs involving a variety of individuals, including friends, relatives, anonymous strangers, pole dancers, and street hustlers, among others. Deploying his subjects in preconceived yet seemingly random positions and contexts, diCorcia’s images are far from candid snapshots, but rather explore the tension between the casual and the posed, the accidental and the fated. At once documentary and theatrical, his work operates in the interstices of fact and fiction.
Born in 1951 in Hartford, Connecticut, diCorcia attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and received his MFA from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, in 1979. He is now a Senior Critic at Yale University School of Art. Since 2007, his work has been represented by David Zwirner.
In 2013, a major survey of diCorcia's work was organized by the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. The exhibition traveled internationally in 2014 and marked the most comprehensive presentation of his work in Europe to date.
Works by diCorcia are held in public collections internationally, including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum De Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He lives and works in New York.