Being Human: William Wegman
Guest curator William A. Ewing

Sat 8 Dec 18, 2pm–3pm

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NGV International

Education Theatre
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When referring to William Wegman’s first muse, his dog Man Ray, critic Laurence Wieder asked ‘does Man Ray understand his place in art?’

Guest curator William A. Ewing playfully explores Wegman’s work and shares how the artist’s photographs of his Weimaraner reveal a passionate interest in art history and the foibles of human nature. In laughing at Wegman’s dogs, we realise we are laughing at ourselves.


William A. Ewing is an author, lecturer and curator of photography. Director of the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne from 1996 to 2010, his many publications on photography include The Body, Arnold Newman: Masterclass, Landmark and Lois Greenfield: Moving Still.

This is an Auslan interpreted program.

Talks and discussions International Photography William Wegman NGV International