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Michael Snow: Photo-Centric
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Michael Snow: Photo-Centric
Item Details
Public
Creator
Snow, Michael, 1929-
Curator: Vlas, Adelina
Title
Michael Snow: Photo-Centric
Initial Exhibition Installation View
Date
2014-02-04T12:00:00+00:00
February 1, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Material
experimental films; black-and-white photography; color photography
Description
Conceived in close collaboration with Michael Snow—one of the most important experimental filmmakers of his generation—this exhibition is a focused survey of the Canadian artist’s photography-based work, which has not been the subject of a solo museum exhibition in the United States since the 1970s. Throughout a career that has also included painting, sculpture, installations, and music, Snow (born 1928) has employed photography in unique and innovative ways. This exhibition presents the best examples of his use of the medium from 1962 to 2003. Snow’s “photo-centric” work has been key to his investigation of the limits of representation, especially through an exploration of photography and its processes. Poised between two- and three-dimensionality, a number of works in this exhibition engage physically with the gallery space and the viewer, and are representative of his various approaches to the photographic medium and its framing of vision. According to Snow, “To extend the depth of what has been called ‘art’ into photography requires . . . making available to the spectator the amazing transformations the subject undergoes to become the photograph.” Michael Snow: Photo-Centric also explores the intimate connections that exist between his paintings, sculptures, and films as mediated by and through photography. Home to strong collections of modern and contemporary art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is an ideal context for Snow and his work, which bridges the gap between modern and contemporary practices as well as illuminates concepts critical in the making and appreciation of art. His photo-centric work demands and persistently rewards one’s attention by activating the viewer’s visual intelligence.
Subject
Snow, Michael, 1929-
Source
Photographer: Constance Mensh
Organizer
Organizer: Philadelphia Museum of Art (American repository, Philadelphia, contemporary)
Site:Linked
Philadelphia Museum of Art (American repository, Philadelphia, contemporary)
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