Crossing paths with Vivian Maier

Pound, Patrick, Cass, Naomi and Neri, Louise 2014, Crossing paths with Vivian Maier, Melbourne, Vic., 3 Oct.-26 Oct. 2014, Melbourne, Vic., Centre for Contemporary Photograph.

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Title Crossing paths with Vivian Maier
Creator(s) Pound, PatrickORCID iD for Pound, Patrick
Cass, Naomi
Neri, Louise
Conference, exhibition or event name Crossing Paths with Vivian Maier (2014 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference, exhibition or event location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference, exhibition or event dates 3 Oct.-26 Oct. 2014
Publication date 2014
Description of resource Curated exhibition; 23 days
Publisher Centre for Contemporary Photograph
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) Pound
vernacular photography
Collection theory
Curatorial studies
Curatorial art works
Collection based art work
Summary An exhibition curated by Naomi Cass, Louise Neri and Karra ReesDuring her lifetime, Vivian Maier (1926—2009) produced more than 100,000 photographic images, which remained largely undiscovered until after her death. CCP celebrates this reluctant artist's timely relevance, juxtaposing her work with contemporary Australian photography, performance and video.Maier's prolific body of work recording both herself and the world around her—predominately with a distinctive medium format Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera—is a precursor to our age of compulsive photographic documentation via smart phones and digital media. The posthumous construction of her identity is almost as compelling as her images and her ability to determine and frame a gripping moment with poignancy and beauty. Time has been Maier's collaborator, where nostalgia plays a significant role in the popularity of her archive. In Crossing Paths with Vivian Maier, Maier's photography—printed well after her death—is presented with contemporary Australian artists working in still, moving and found photography and who also document the street and themselves in an equally obsessive manner.Against the gritty street life captured by her probing lens, Patrick Pound responds with second-hand images gleaned from junk shops and the Internet, while Debra Phillips and David Wadelton make an inventory of the city and its quirky features. Maier's self-portraits reverberate with Australian women artists who turn the camera on themselves in performative ways, in the work of Cherine Fahd, Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano, Clare Rae, Simone Slee and Kellie Wells.
Notes Curated exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Photograph as part of the Melbourne Festival
Language eng
Field of Research 190399 Journalism and Professional Writing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category J2 Minor original creative works
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