Sirpa Salenius : « Visualizing History: Bettina Cirone’s photographs of New York City, 1960-1980 »

Publié le 27 mai 2024

The American photographer Bettina Cirone’s pictures of New York City from the 1960s-1980s were exhibited at the Vapaakaupunki Olohuone between the 4th and the 17th of May 2024. Photos of architectural landmarks, street scenes, and celebrities, from Muhammad Ali to Salvador Dalì and Andy Warhol. It was the first exhibition entirely dedicated to Bettina Cirone and her photos of New York City.

Un texte de Sirpa Salenius :

Sirpa Salenius, PhD., is an Associate Researcher at Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones (LARCA) in Paris, France, External Affiliate at University College London Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation (London, UK), and affiliated with the University of Eastern Finland (Joensuu). Her monographs include An Abolitionist Abroad: Sarah Parker Remond in Cosmopolitan Europe (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016). She is presently writing a biography of Bettina Cirone and preparing a book of Cirone’s photographs. The exhibition was curated and organized by Salenius, in collaboration with Nina Öhman and Janne Lahti, Finnish American Studies Association, and SAM-Helsinki.