installation photograph by Michele Alberto Sereni Studio la Città – Verona

Against the Best Possible Sources

Hamon Arts Library’s Hawn Gallery
Southern Methodist University

curated by Olivia Smith

On view September 6–December 20, 2019

Against the Best Possible Sources is part of an Elizabeth Moran’s ongoing project including extensive research of the TIME, Inc. corporate archive and an investigation of the earliest history of the first professional fact-checkers, a position invented by the fledgling company in 1923 and held exclusively by women until 1971. Over time, the primary sources used by the fact-checkers have been retired into storage or eliminated completely. In this exhibition, Moran conflates this loss of primary sources with the untold stories of the early fact-checkers and their contribution to modern journalism.

Currently on view:

The Weight of the Temporary

Curated by Elisa Gutiérrez Eriksen

August 9 - 23, 2019

NARS Foundation
201 46th Street
Brooklyn, NY