Photo Credit: Lorie Novak

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Mon, November 26, 2018

18;00 – 19:00

Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italy

A Dialogue with Lorie Novak, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.

How do we come to know the world and ourselves through photographs? In this artist talk, Lorie Novak will discuss her archive-based art practice. Her photographs, installations, and Internet projects use various technologies of representation to explore issues of memory and transmission and shifting meanings of photographs. Novak’s collaborative Web project (1996-present) exploring how family photographs shape our memory, was one of the earliest interactive storytelling sites. Her ongoing Above the Fold project—an installation with towers consisting of actual front sections of the New York Times—analyzes the front-page images since 2000, and continues her exploration of the experience of looking at photographs as a disruptive encounter, while examining the politics of archiving and contemporary trends and biases of American media and culture.

La Pietra Dialogues – Culture


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Lorie Novack


Lorie Novak is an artist and Professor of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch and Associate Faculty of the Hemispheric Institute. Novak’s work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and internationally. Her photographs are included in many museum collections including The Museum of Modern Art; The Jewish Museum; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Art Institute of Chicago; and the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson. She is the recipient of a 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography among many other awards. Novak is also Director and Founder of Tisch Future Imagemakers, a social practice project in Photography & Imaging, offering free digital photography classes to NYC area high school students. For more information, see and follow her on Instagram @lorie.novak and @migraineregister.