Wednesday, March 10, 2010

MARCO BREUER | 'new pictures 2' @ MIA

 MIA  Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Presented each fall and spring, "New Pictures" highlights the vital experimentations in photography and new media undertaken by artists who grapple with making images that address today's culture. 

Breuer's works invite close inspection of their complex and delicate surfaces, colors, and forms. At the same time, they challenge our assumptions by raising the question "What is a photograph?" Breuer omits the two elements most commonly associated with photographs: the camera and a representational picture of the world. By sanding, scraping, burning, embossing, and cutting the light-sensitive surface of the photographic paper, he emphasizes the medium's fundamental elements: light-sensitive photographic paper, and light. In the end, Breuer's images are not just pictures, they are physical marks of the material world.

Lecture: Abstract Photography

Saturday, March 13, 2010
2 – 3 p.m.
Pillsbury Auditorium
Hear Marco Breuer, the artist featured in the MIA's New Pictures series of international photography, discuss his work with David E. Little, the series curator.

Breuer Wall Drawing 

Since Monday, Marco Breuer's abstract photographs have been removed from the Perlman Gallery walls and the space has been painted chalkboard black. Tomorrow Marco will begin the process of drawing on the walls in chalk and engaging the photographs. The site-specific drawing should be done on Friday and on Saturday you can hear Marco discuss the work at 2:00 p.m. in Pillsbury auditorium. 

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