Exhibition: August 23, 2017 through October 4, 2017
Symposium: Wednesday, August 23 - Friday, August 25
Opening Reception: Friday, August 25, 6-8pm
Light/Matter is an exhibition curated by Tracy Templeton, Associate Professor in Studio Art at Indiana University; Walter Jule, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta and Ingrid Ledent, Professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Antwerp, Belgium. The exhibition will feature up to seventy works by forty-five artists spanning sixteen countries in Europe, North America, South America and Asia.
Beginning in the mid 20th century, the photo print revolution created a new graphic language through the fusion of photographic imagery and analog print techniques that continues to shape global “visual literacy” in the digital age. Light/Matter marks the first time a major museum exhibition has presented groundbreaking works by several generations of artists who have made significant contributions to the photo-print movement. The exhibition will also serve to illustrate the ways in which cultural factors and traditions have influenced the adoption and evolution of new print technologies.
A 72-page catalog will be produced and distributed through the Grunwald Gallery and online containing essays by Professor Emeritus Walter Jule; Alicia Candiani, Director, Proyecto Áce; Hideki Kimura, Professor, Kyoto City University and Associate Professor Tracy Templeton. The catalogue will also include reproductions of exhibited art works and artist biographies. The exhibition and catalogue will provide a panoramic view of one of the most influential and underrated creative movements of the last one hundred years.
Margaret Ashman-United Kingdom
Edward Bernstein-United States
Paul Coldwell-United Kingdom
Deborah Cornell-United States
Jack Damer-United States
John Ford-United States
Leslie Golomb-United States
Eva Liisa Isomaa-Finland
Taida Jasarevic-Bosnia Herzegovina
Vojtech Kovarik-Czech Republic
Tim Mara-United Kingdom
Lothar Osterburg-United States
Burgit Skiold-United Kingdom
Donald Wilkinson-United Kingdom
The exhibition and symposium Light/Matter will provide an opportunity to engage this topic with key presenters at a timely moment in this history while these historical innovators are still accessible and at the height of their careers.
This exhibition and symposium is made possible by the New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities, the College Arts and Humanities Institute and the Center for Integrative Photographic Studies, McKinney Visiting Artist Lecture Series, the IU Student Association and the Print Workshop, all at Indiana University.