March 6th, Albuquerque: Artist Talk by Joel Peter-Witkin

University of New Mexico Art Museum
Artist Talk by Joel Peter-Witkin, Matter Into Spirit

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public (suggested donation of $5).

Joel Peter-Witkin (American, b. 1939) remains one of the most innovative and controversial living photographers who is best known for his provocative tableaux that are highly symbolic amalgamations and contemporary versions of the medieval tradition of the momento mori; that is, images that serve to remind the viewer of her/his own mortality. Witkin‚Äôs oeuvre is distinguished, perhaps like no other in the international pantheon of vanguard photography, through his constructed versions of heaven and hell, suffering and deliverance, morbidity and beauty laced with Christian iconography and pagan myth. The aura of the photographs are enhanced by deliberate manipulation of the surface to make them appear aged, an act that comments on the nature of the photographic image by calling into question its permanency.”

The Art Museum is located in the Center for the Arts, UNM Main Campus [map].
Paid parking available in Structure accessed at Central and Stanford.


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