SFMoMA Museum of Modern Art

Face of Our Time

31 Jan - 26 Apr 2009

© Leo Rubinfien
Off the Diagonal, Buenos Aires, from the series Wounded Cities
courtesy Robert Mann Gallery

Four Shows — Yto Barrada, Guy Tillim, Judith Joy Ross, Leo Rubinfien

January 31 - April 26, 2009

Face of Our Time presents the work of four artists aligned for their shared interest in making pictures about the current condition of our world. Yto Barrada looks at the transformations occurring in northern Morocco as the area becomes a tourist destination and the local culture is disrupted. Guy Tillim's pictures, which focus on politics and community in a rapidly changing Africa, convey a palpable feeling of restlessness and intensity. Judith Joy Ross makes quiet but powerful portraits of Iraq war protestors in rural Pennsylvania. Leo Rubinfien photographs in cities that have recently experienced terrorist attacks; more than simple documentation, his pictures evoke a sense of what it is to live in an era of terrorism, shedding light on a new vulnerability we all share.

Tags: Yto Barrada, Judith Joy Ross, Guy Tillim