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Mugshot Screening and Discussion With Dennis Mohr, Luc Sante and Arne Svenson

Sep 25 | Wed | 7PM |


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This event is co-presented by apexart and UnionDocs for the exhibition, The Criminal Type, on view at apexart from September 7-October 26, 2019. Originally a law enforcement tool, the mugshot has deviated from its fundamental purpose as a tool for criminal identification. It has been sensationalized through celebrity dog, exploited by the leniency of freedom of information, and has captivated the attention of the art world. The film critically compares the United States' cultural and legal approach to mugshots and questions of privacy and criminality with that of Canada, tracing how these images are valued and represented within historical archives, art, and tabloid culture. Bringing together artists, scholars, collectors, publishers and gallery owners from Canada and the United States, MUGSHOTexplores the cultural significance of the mugshot alongside the personal stories of those whose lives have been transformed by these powerful and pervasive photographs. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Dennis Mohr, artist Arne Svenson, and critic Luc Sante.

Venue: Apexart

291 Church St, Map
212-431-5270