Upcoming at MCA Chicago: 7/28 Curator’s tour of “Elements of Photography” and August 25th Artist Talk: Jill Frank

CURATOR’S TOUR, “Elements of Photography” Exhibition

On Tuesday, July 28th at noon, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago:

“MCA Curatorial Assistant Michael Green talks about his process in organizing this collection-based exhibition and helps visitors consider the works on view in relation to contemporary issues in photography.”

About the exhibition, which continues through October 4th:

“Elements of Photography presents photographic and video works from the MCA Collection with a focus on elemental materials of nature: light and water. Also the fundamental elements of traditional photography, the works included in the exhibition foreground the inherent relationship between the photographic process and the natural world.

With these elements, artists like Hiroshi Sugimoto, Luisa Lambri, Walead Beshty, and Adam Ekberg create ephemeral works that explore the foundation of the photographic image: the play of light through half opened shutters; haunting seascapes reduced to a gradation of elemental material; and luminous circles of light formed by the interplay of sunlight and the camera’s lens. Bringing the natural world to near or complete abstraction, these photographs emphasize their own material composition. At the same time, they invite the viewer to reflect on themes inherent to photographic medium, such as the passage of time and the nature of perception.

The exhibition is organized by MCA Curatorial Assistant Michael Green.”

Make a return visit after August 8th to see this exhibition:

JILL FRANK (August 8-30, in the UBS 12 x 12 Exhibition Series)

Frank chronicles incidents and memories that have escaped the camera’s lens. Her recent work makes use of collaboration and collective memory to enact performances based on events from personal narratives as well as historical and literary sources. For many of these works, Frank collaborates with a group of students from the western suburbs of Chicago, who theatrically interpret stories from the Bible or scenes from the lives of saints. According to the artist, these reenactments, which she photographs using a large-format camera, “speak to the failure and success of photographic representation.”

UBS 12 x 12 Artist Talk on TUESDAY, AUGUST 25th, 6:30 p.m.

“Artist Jill Frank discusses her work and ideas during this informal gallery talk. Frank chronicles incidents and memories that have escaped the camera’s lens. Her recent work makes use of collaboration and collective memory to enact performances based on events from personal narratives as well as historical and literary sources. For many of these works, Frank collaborates with a group of students from the western suburbs of Chicago, who theatrically interpret stories from the Bible or scenes from the lives of saints. According to the artist, these reenactments, which she photographs using a large-format camera, “speak to the failure and success of photographic representation.”

MCA Chicago

220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL  60611

312 – 280 – 2660

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