Public, Private, Secret: The Interaction between Photography and Today’s Internet World

Jun 23, 2016 - Jan 08, 2017ICP Museum, New York

The International Center of Photography announced in April that it will be opening a new museum location on June 23rd, and they’re debuting the new space with a contemporary take on photography.

The exhibition is titled Public, Private, Secret, and it will focus on the idea of privacy in today’s online society. Specifically, the exhibit is meant to make viewers question how much their self-concept is directly linked to their level of visibility in the public eye. ICP Curator-in Residence Charlotte Cotton has said that the exhibit “allows for dialogue between and about the diversity of photographic and visual culture in a wholly unique and unexpected way.”
Public, Private, Secret will include works old and new, featuring artists such as Zach Blas, Martine Syms, Natalie Bookchin, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, and Andy Warhol. Speaking about the importance of creating a new location for ICP, Executive Director Mark Lubell says, “Images are now produced and exchanged by millions of people globally to communicate complex ideas about everything from urban policing to self-identity. The new ICP Museum space was specifically designed to foster shared dialogues about these issues, and the opening exhibition — Public, Private, Secret — is a perfect example of this, addressing one of the most critical conversations in today’s post-Internet society: privacy.”

The new location can be found at 250 Bowery, New York, NY, and the exhibit Public, Private, Secret will be open until January 8th, 2017.

- Melanie Rosenblatt