Moyra Davey Lecture: Ashes to Ashes
Department of Art Fall 2012 Lecture Series
New York City-based photographer Moyra Davey's work is the subject of two recent solo retrospectives, Long Life Cool White at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University (2008) and Speaker Receiver at the Kunsthalle Basel (2010). Her work was featured in the 2012 Whitney Biennial and in the 2011 New Photography exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art as well as in numerous recent group exhibitions including After the Gold Rush at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Mixed Use, Manhattan at the Reina Sofia, Madrid. Davey has produced three narrative videos: Les Goddesses (2011), My Necropolis (2009), and Fifty Minutes (2006). She is the author of Long Life Cool White (Harvard/Yale,2008) and The Problem of Reading (Documents Books 2003), and is the editor of Mother Reader: Essential Writings on Motherhood (Seven Stories Press 2001).