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

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Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

Museum of Contemporary Photography

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 ...

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Poetry Reading: Maria Barnas and Danielle Rosen

Poetry Reading: Maria Barnas and Danielle Rosen

Poetry Reading: Maria Barnas and Danielle Rosen

MoCP

The poets will be reading in response to the current exhibition on view, Viviane Sassen: UMBRA. Maria Barnas is a Dutch writer, poet and artist whose ...

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Lecture in Photography: Malcolm Daniel

Lecture in Photography: Malcolm Daniel

Lecture in Photography: Malcolm Daniel

600 S. Michigan Ave.

Malcom Daniel, Curator of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston All lectures are free and open to the general public. Lectures in Photography is presented by the ...

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Opening Reception: #AiWeiwei

Opening Reception: #AiWeiwei

Opening Reception: #AiWeiwei

Join us for an opening reception of the #AiWeiwei exhibition. Image credit: Illumination, 2009 ...

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Lecture in Photography: Charlotte Cotton

Lecture in Photography: Charlotte Cotton

Lecture in Photography: Charlotte Cotton

MANA CONTEMPORARY CHICAGO

Charlotte Cotton, Independent Curator All lectures are free and open to the general public. Lectures in Photography is presented by the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the ...

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Past Events

Video Playlist: Tantrum of Textures

Video Playlist: Tantrum of Textures

Video Playlist: Tantrum of Textures

MoCP

Tantrum of Textures is a fever dream of motion picture and photography work from Chicago based artists Amir George, Shelby Stone, Derek Weber, and Morganne ...

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Lecture in Photography: Barbara Tannenbaum | Will Success Spoil Photography?

Lecture in Photography: Barbara Tannenbaum | Will Success Spoil Photography?

Lecture in Photography: Barbara Tannenbaum | Will Success Spoil Photography?

Ferguson Lecture Hall

BARBARA TANNENBAUM Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art Will Success Spoil Photography? Why is an Andreas Gursky photo currently worth fifty times more than an Emmet Gowin ...

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Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

Museum of Contemporary Photography

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 ...

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