Power Objects and The Rise of Anonymous

Lecture    10 AM     4th Floor Lecture Hall

John Foster will discuss his 30-year search for objects of art that mainstream art museums have largely ignored. From the genres of folk art to self-taught art, to anonymous objects he describes as having "power and mystery," Foster will present images from his collection as well as those of others whose objects he co-curated with Roger Manley in the 2012 exhibition "Art Without Artists," at NC State University. Additionally, he is one of the top collectors of the emerging genre called vernacular photography, or "orphaned anonymous snapshots" that, with Foster's eye, verge on the extraordinary. It was with this particular collection in mind that Art & Antiques magazine included Foster in its list of the “Top One-Hundred Art Collectors in the United States" in 2005.

John Foster, independent curator and collector

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