Opening September 10th in Albuquerque: “Desire for Magic: PATRICK NAGATANI 1978-2009″

From an e-blast from Patrick advising of his forthcoming retrospective exhibition and publication (CONGRATULATIONS PATRICK!!!)

Desire For Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008

On view September 10 to December 19, 2010, University of New Mexico Art Museum

Opening Reception:  September 10, UNM Art Museum, 5-7pm

“The University of New Mexico Art Museum is honored to present the retrospective Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008. This project is the first comprehensive exhibition of the many and varied projects of New Mexico-based photographer Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani who has worked as a photographer and artist since the 1970s. It will include examples from his Nagatani/Tracey Polaroid Collaborations, the Japanese American Concentration Camp portfolio, Nuclear Enchantment, Novellas, Nagatani/Ryoichi Excavations, Chromatherapy series; and the large-scale masking tape works, Tape-estries. This exhibition is the first to bring together these tour-de-force seminal projects.

The book:

Desire for Magic: Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008, edited by Michele M. Penhall, foreword by E. Luanne McKinnon, with essays by Jasmine Alinder, Kirsten Pai Buick, Barbara Hitchcock, Kathleen Stewart Howe, Ruthie Macha, Maria Antonella Pelizzari, and Michele M. Penhall.

The distinctive monograph is the first publication to survey the major photographic campaigns Patrick Nagatani (b. 1945) has completed during his long and still unfolding career. It includes seven critical essays by distinguished scholars each addressing a specific project from a unique perspective, a comprehensive bibliography and exhibition history, and previously unpublished texts significant to particular projects.  With 122 color plates and five gatefolds, the book provides for the reader, an opportunity to see the breadth and range of Nagatani’s color photography, and to see into the elaborately constructed worlds of his imagination.

University of New Mexico Art Museum, 2010, 260 pages, 122 color plates, hardcover 12” X 12”, $75.00 and available through UNM Press or at the Museum Book Shelf.   ISBN: 978-0-944282-32-8

(Available beginning of September-coming in from Malaysia…edition of only 2000)

(for more)

http://unmartmuseum.unm.edu/ http://www.desireformagic.com/

If you have a hard time getting the book…you can contact Patrick directly by e-mail. pnagatani@earthlink.net”

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