Arts and Theatre

Corcoran Announces David Levinthal Retrospective

MARK A. GRIMSHAW, FIRST CUT, IRAQ, JULY 2004. INKJET PRINT, PRINTED 2012. COURTESY OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER. © MARK GRIMSHAWNext month, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design will open David Levinthal: War Games (May 11–September 1, 2013).

David Levinthal, a central figure in the history of American postmodern photography, has staged uncanny tableaux using toys and miniature dioramas for nearly 40 years. Mounted to celebrate the museum’s acquisition of a major, career-spanning body of work, this exhibition is the first to feature all of the artist’s work on the subject of war.

For nearly forty years, the New York-based photographer has simulated historic war zones with action figures and dioramas, producing work that comments on the representation of conflict in photography, cinema, and other media.

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