Archive for April 29, 2009

May 2 in Chicago: Barbara Crane lecture, book signing

From the Aperture event webpage:

Private Views, Photographs by Barbara Crane
Talk and Book Signing

Saturday, May 2, 2009
5:00 pm

Art Chicago
Art Spot

The Merchandise Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza,12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois

In the early 1980s, photographer Barbara Crane embarked on a photographic project shot during Chicago’s various summer festivals. Armed with a Super Speed Graphic camera and Polaroid film, Crane waded in close to the revelers and focused on capturing the details of clothing and hairstyles, but most important, gesture. Private Views (Aperture, May 2009) features these mesmerizing and intensely compelling Polaroid snapshots documenting the public expression of euphoria.

Join Crane at Art Chicago for a discussion about this series followed by a signing of this newly released monograph.

This event is held in conjunction with Art Chicago (May 1-4)

Crane’s exhibition “Challenging Vision” is on view at the Amon Carter Museum through May 10

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May 1: Opening, curator’s tour and artist talk at MoCP in Chicago

An exhibition entitled THE EDGE OF INTENT opens May 1st at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP).

A brief statement below from the exhibition’s informative webpage:

“Cities can be tenuous places. As Marco Polo describes the city of Thekla to Kublai Khan:

Those who arrive at Thekla can see little of the city, beyond the plank fences, the sackcloth screens, the scaffoldings, the metal armatures, the wooden catwalks hanging from ropes or supported by sawhorses, the ladders, the trestles. If you ask, “Why is Thekla’s construction taking such a long time?” the inhabitants continue hoisting sacks, lowering leaded strings, moving long brushes up and down, as they answer, “So that its destruction cannot begin.” And if asked whether they fear that, once the scaffoldings are removed, the city may begin to crumble and fall to pieces, they add hastily, in a whisper, “Not only the city.”

— Natasha Egan, Associate Director and Curator

The exhibition includes works by:
Liset Castillo
Dionisio González
Andrew Harrison
Tim Long
David Maisel
Simon Menner
Danielle Roney
Christina Seely
Eric Smith
Joel Sternfeld


From the MoCP event website:

“Join us as Edge of Intent curator and MoCP Associate Director Natasha Egan is joined by exhibiting artists Christina Seely, Tim Long and Andrew Harrison to discuss the work on view.”

Friday, May 1st at 5:00 p.m.

Museum of Contemporary Photography, 200 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Held in conjunction with ART CHICAGO (May 1-4)

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