Philip-Lorca diCorcia

  • March 31, 2015 7:00 AM

March 31Philip-Lorca diCorcia, known for creating images poised between documentary and theatrically staged photography, has had a dynamic career with acclaimed international exhibitions, including a major survey of ’his work organized by the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt in 2013 that traveled to the De Pont Museum in Tilburg, Netherlands, and The Hepworth Wakefield in England. DiCorcia employs photography as a fictive medium capable of creating uncanny, complex realities out of seemingly straightforward compositions. As such, his work is based on the dichotomy between fact and fiction and asks the viewer to question the assumed truths that the photographic image offers. Such is certainly the case in the artist’s Hustlers series, 1990–92, of which the Modern has acquired Tim Morgan Jr., 21 years old, Los Angeles, California, $25 / Joe Egure, 18 years old, Los Angeles, California, $25, 1990–92, featured in the museum’s current exhibition Framing Desire: Photography and Video.  

For Tuesday Evenings, diCorcia discusses his photography practice in which everyday occurrences are taken beyond the realm of banality, infusing seemingly insignificant gestures with psychology and emotion.


This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday beginning again in September. Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Museum’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. Free admission tickets (limit two) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The Museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesday evenings during the series.

Café Modern serves cocktails, salads, and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.

Image: Philip-Lorca DiCorcia. Tim Morgan Jr., 21 years old, Los Angeles, California, $25 / Joe Egure, 18 years old, Los Angeles, California, $25, 1990-92. Chromogenic print, Image: 23 3/4 x 36 1/8 in. (60.33 x 91.76 cm), Framed: 31 3/4 x 44 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. (80.65 x 112.08 x 4.13 cm). Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Museum purchase, The Friends of Art Endowment Fund.