Manhattan View Looking South in Large Room, 1996 By Abelardo Morell[/caption]
Taken with Time Lecture
Friday, September 29 6:00pm
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Please join us for a lecture by internationally renowned camera obscura artist. Morell comes to us from Boston where he is Professor of Photography at Massachusetts College of Art. He will discuss his career and the recent work he has made in conjunction with The Print Center and The Philadelphia Museum of Art. A book signing of his recent book, Abelardo Morell published by Phaidon Press, will immediately follow the lecture. Books will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Abelardo Morell transformed Gallery #171 in the Modern and Contemporary wing of The Philadelphia Museum of Art into a camera obscura. Through a small hole in one of the gallery’s windows the image of the museums East Entrance becomes a piece of art on display along with The Soothsayers Recompense (1913) by Surrealist artist Giorgio de Chirico.
This is Morells third camera obscura image made in a museum, including the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, and is the first one to be photographed in color. The success of this image, with its intensity of color and sense of the museums grandeur, has encouraged Morell to launch a new series of color camera obscura images in large spaces.
Taken with Time: a camera obscura project is on view at The Print Center through November 11.