Jill Frank

08.06.09

Jill Frank
12 x 12
August 8-30, 2009
Opening Friday, August 7th, 6-10 pm
Artist’s talk on August 25th, at 6:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art

Frank chronicles incidents and memories that have escaped the camera’s lens. Her recent work makes use of collaboration and collective memory to enact performances based on events from personal narratives as well as historical and literary sources. For many of these works, Frank collaborates with a group of students from the western suburbs of Chicago, who theatrically interpret stories from the Bible or scenes from the lives of saints. According to the artist, these reenactments, which she photographs using a large-format camera, “speak to the failure and success of photographic representation.”

– via MCA

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