Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

UMBRA is an exhibition consisting of photography and multimedia works by acclaimed fashion photographer Viviane Sassen (Dutch, b. 1972). The work in UMBRA, which means shadow in Latin, emphasizes the play of light and shadow that is characteristic of her work. The artist is also known for her alluring color photographs in which form and content balance on the edge of abstraction. Most recently, Sassen was awarded the Society’s Honorary Fellowship award from The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, UK, (2015), and received the Gold Medal Deutsche Fotobuchpreis for Best Photobook 2016, Stuttgart, Germany (2015). 

 

Image credit: Viviane Sassen, Four shoes, 2005

Upcoming Events

Print Viewing: Found Photography

Print Viewing: Found Photography

Print Viewing: Found Photography

MoCP

MoCP Curatorial Fellow Sophie Haslinger will lead a guided viewing of original works from the MoCP’s permanent collection selected for their incorporation of found imagery. ...

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MoCP Family Day

MoCP Family Day

MoCP Family Day

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Join us for a photo scavenger hunt, take a tour of the exhibition designed specifically for children, and explore other interactive activites. This event is ...

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Print Viewing with Kelli Connell

Print Viewing with Kelli Connell

Print Viewing with Kelli Connell

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Please join exhibiting artist Kelli Connell for a special, one-night print viewing and discussion of select works from the MoCP permanent collection . Connell will ...

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Lectures in Photography: John Divola

Lectures in Photography: John Divola

Lectures in Photography: John Divola

Stage Two

Since the 1970s, John Divola has explored the photograph both as a document and an aesthetic object. His work examines the intersection of art and ...

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Past Events

Opening Reception: re:collection

Opening Reception: re:collection

Opening Reception: re:collection

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Join us for an opening reception of the re:collection exhibition, 5-7 p.m. at MoCP. ...

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Exhibition Tour

Exhibition Tour

Exhibition Tour

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Immediately prior to the opening reception, please join us for a tour of the exhibition by its organizers: Kalin Haydon, Carissa Meier, and Shawn Rowe, ...

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Never Sorry Screening at Low Res Studio

Never Sorry Screening at Low Res Studio

Never Sorry Screening at Low Res Studio

Low Res Studio

Join us at Low Res Studio on Thursday, July 6th from 7:30-10PM for Doc Night! Low Res Studio Suite #203 1821 West Hubbard Street Chicago, IL 60622 We’re teaming up ...

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#AiWeiwei Book Release Party

#AiWeiwei Book Release Party

#AiWeiwei Book Release Party

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Celebrate the book release of #AiWeiwei Enjoy a last look at the exhibition, hear remarks from MoCP executive director Natasha Egan, and purchase the book on ...

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FIRST LOOK: 2017 MoCP Fine Print Party

FIRST LOOK: 2017 MoCP Fine Print Party

FIRST LOOK: 2017 MoCP Fine Print Party

Jazz Showcase

Image credit: Whitten Sabbatini Please join the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) Museum Council, staff, and artists for a public unveiling of four new prints that ...

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