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Atlanta celebrates Photography presents: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons

Posted in Photographer Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons at Spelman College by Dom Brady on March 17, 2008

Atlanta Celebrates Photography or ACP is brining another great function and this time it’s to my backyard (sorta) Spelman College! I really enjoyed the last event my wife and I went to which was the William Eggleston documentary held at The Contemporary. There was a nice group gathered and the ACP was kind enough to hold a questions and answer segment at the end. I know I’ll be heading back and forth to A3C festivities all day Saturday, but I will certainly try to make it out for this event. Cuban artists are so intriguing to me right now. I hear the most wonderful things about their work and about PRICING as well. lol. It’s tough being a college student in love with the arts. The only stuff on our walls are things my wife and I have done (mainly my wife). Here is the info as they sent it in their newsletter:

ACP Lecture Series: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons

Maria Magdalena Campos Pons @ Spelman College Museum of Art, March 20th, 7pmWe’re pleased to bring Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons to the Spelman College Museum of Art for ACP’s Lecture Series, this Thursday, March 20th, at 7 p.m. A Cuban-American who works in photography, sculpture and mixed-media, Campos-Pons’ work is currently featured in Spelman’s “Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970 Part II”, which is currently on view.

One of the most significant artists from post-Revolutionary Cuba, Campos-Pons’ work explores the role of history and memory in shaping identity. Her work created since leaving Cuba for North America in 1990 includes large-format Polaroid photographs and new media installations. Campos-Pons reconstructs both representations of individual and shared memories to grasp her imagined displacement from Africa, her actual exile from Cuba, and her experience as a black Cuban woman living in North America. Her personal experiences are used to exceed biography in order to articulate about the account of culture and history at large.

Campos-Pons has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions in the United States, Canada, Japan, Norway, France, Italy, and Cuba. Recently, Campos-Pons exhibited a mid-career survey at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Her work has been featured at the Venice Biennale, Johannesburg Biennale, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; Whitney Museum of American Art; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
ACP Lecture Series
Thursday, March 20th, 7 p.m.
Spelman College, Atlanta


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