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Luis Jacob (Q&A): Conversations with Contemporary Artists

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Published on Jun 3, 2010

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Elaine Terner Cooper Education Fund: Conversations with Contemporary Artists

By using dated, passé, or quasi-extinct stylistic devices, subject matter, and technologies, much contemporary photography and video embodies a melancholic longing for an otherwise irrrecuperable past. The "Haunted" exhibition documents this obsession, examining myriad ways photographic imagery is incorporated into recent practice, and, in the process, underscores the unique power of reproductive media. On the occasion of the exhibition, select artists featured in "Haunted" discuss the themes of their work. Curators introduce the programs and receptions, including an exhibition viewing, with the artists to follow.

Luis Jacob
Tuesday, April 13, 6:30 pm
Like his predecessors Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and the artists of the Pictures generation, Luis Jacob (b. 1971, Lima, Peru) appropriates the visual material that surrounds us to reflect on individual and social experience. Installations such as "Album IV" (2004-05) memorialize a rapidly disappearing world, in this case printed magazines, a media format struggling in the onslaught of the Internet age.

Support for educational activities including public programs is provided in part by The Edith and Frances Mulhall Achilles Memorial Fund, The Engelberg Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Jane A. Lehman and Alan G. Lehman Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Overbrook Foundation, and the Museum's Education Committee.

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