Future Tense: Marked Existence in the Contemporary Landscape

Thursday, August 25, 6pm
at 516 ARTS | Free

Co-curators Traci Quinn and Stefan Batista will lead an informal conversation about the social, political and psychological undercurrents that exist in the photographs of Future Tense. Recognizing the complex nature of the human / global condition, this talk asks visitors to explore photographs as moments, journeys and thought provoking metaphors that implicate our Present Tense; a time marked by a great shift in a world that has grown urgently interconnected yet increasingly divergent. The evident existence of humans in the contemporary landscape will be explored at the intersections of visuality and aesthetics in photography.

tqHeadshot900Traci Quinn is the Curator of Education & Public Programs at the University of New Mexico Art Museum. She received her BFA in Photography from New Mexico State University, a BA in Art History and Criticism from Metro-politan State University of Denver, and an MA in Art & Visual Culture Education from the University of Arizona. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona earning her degree in Art History and Education, with a focus in museum education.

StefanHEADSHOT 900Stefan Batista is an artist, MFA cand-idate and instructor in photography at UNM. He received his BFA from the Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida.



David Schalliol, Isolated Building Study 288, 2008, digital chromogenic print
18.85 x 29 inches