LaToya Ruby Frazier: WITNESS
June 21 – October 13, 2013
LaToya Ruby Frazier’s work explores the psychological connections of intergenerational relationships within her family and community through photographs and videos that blur the line between self-portraiture and social documentary. Frazier’s work is informed by late 19th- and early 20th-century modes of representation in documentary practice with an emphasis on postmodern conditions, class, and capitalism. For the past nine years, Frazier has collaborated with family members, including her mother and her now-deceased grandmother, to produce a series of images that deal directly and critically with issues of self-representation, access to health care, and the social, economic and environmental decline of the town of Braddock, a working-class suburb of Pittsburgh where the artist was born and raised. The series of prints Campaign for Braddock Hospital (Save Our Community Hospital) (2011) is a record of the demolition of the Braddock U.P.M.C. Hospital and of the voices of residents left to seek alternatives to the care they received there. This exhibition will feature the stunning and precise black and white photographic images for which the artist is well known, as well as a newer series of video works and prints in which Frazier investigates issues of propaganda, politics, and individual autonomy.
Graphic Design—Now in Production
July 20 – September 29, 2013
This major international exhibition explores how graphic design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed tool. With the rise of user-generated content and new creative software, along with innovations in publishing and distribution systems, people outside the field are mobilizing the techniques and processes of design to create and publish visual media. At the same time, designers are becoming producers: authors, publishers, instigators, and entrepreneurs employing their creative skills as makers of content and shapers of experiences.
Outside the Lines
October 31, 2013 – March 23, 2014
Outside the Lines, with curatorial contributions by Bill Arning, Valerie Cassel Oliver, and Dean Daderko, kicks off CAMH's 65th anniversary season with a nod to the Museum’s past and an eye to what's next. Inspired by the popular CAMH exhibition Abstract Painting, Once Removed (organized by Dana Friis-Hansen, 1998), and the curatorial experimentation of Changing Perspectives (1995), Outside the Lines delivers an evolving series of exhibitions that consider the present and future of abstract painting.
Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane
On View: March 23 – June 30, 2013
Now showing in the Brown Foundation Gallery
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Perspectives 181: Human Nature
On View: March 1 – June 9, 2013
Now showing in the Zilkha Gallery