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Pictures of the Week: October 19 – 26

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From the start of baseball’s World Series and Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean to the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and people dressed as pandas, TIME presents the best images of the week.

Pictures of the Week: August 17 – August 24

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From violent clashes in Lebanon and wildfires in Spain to a disabled beauty pageant in Thailand and a Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House, TIME presents the best images of the week.

Pictures of the Week: April 20 — April 27

From the first round of voting in the French presidential elections and the crisis between Sudan and South Sudan to the continuing eruption of Mt. Etna and a plane crash in Pakistan, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

Photographer #449: Miti Ruangkritya

Miti Ruangkritya, 1981, Thailand, studied Photojournalism at the University of Westminster. His work is mainly documentary based yet he tries not to restrict himself in any way. He is currently working on an ongoing project that consists of a polaroid installation placed on the beach of Nongkhai in Thailand. A dining table displays the polaroids without placeholders, inviting the viewers to pick up the images and be involved. By adding mattresses and swimming rings he wants to create a relaxed atmosphere for the audience to enjoy the work outside of a typical gallery exhibition. In his series On the Edge he took a closer look at Siem Reap, a city he had visited in 1991 when there was only one hotel and one bar. Today the city has massively exploded in size consisting of 5 star hotels, restaurants and bars. Miti viewed the city from a distance “from the vantage point of someone approaching (or perhaps momentarily escaping) the city.” His work has been exhibited in London, Paris and Thailand and his portfolio will be featured in the May 2012 edition of the British Journal of Photography. The following images come from the series Imagining Flood, Northern Route and On the Edge.


Website: www.mi-ti.com

Receiving and Reporting on a New Installation from Thailand

Even with Our Origins in full swing, the MoCP staff is keeping their eyes focused on new and influential works for future exhibitions. Last week, that future included a shipment of new artwork from Thailand.

The work by Thai artist Sutee Kunavichayanont is currently on extended loan to the MoCP from the “FarEastFarWest” collection, based in Hong Kong. Like all artwork received by the MoCP, each piece from this installation needed to go through a rigorous condition report process after being shipped from Bangkok last month.

Take a look at the photos below to watch our process for unpacking and reporting on the condition of one large-scale installation, including multiple photographs, booklets and a lightbox. And stay tuned to learn when you can expect to see this or similar artwork at the MoCP!

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The work arrives at the MoCP storage facility.

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Mike Gamis, Storage Coordinator of ICON Group, and MoCP’s Collections Manager, Kristin Taylor, carefully remove the artwork from its crate.

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Gamis and Taylor unpack and arrange each piece of artwork.

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Finally, each piece is individually photographed and inspected, and documented to ensure each piece arrived to Chicago in the same condition as it left Bangkok.

For more information on future exhibits at the MoCP, check out the Exhibitions page on our website or find us on Facebook.

Receiving and Reporting on a New Installation from Thailand

Even with Our Origins in full swing, the MoCP staff is keeping their eyes focused on new and influential works for future exhibitions. Last week, that future included a shipment of new artwork from Thailand.

The work by Thai artist Sutee Kunavichayanont is currently on extended loan to the MoCP from the “FarEastFarWest” collection, based in Hong Kong. Like all artwork received by the MoCP, each piece from this installation needed to go through a rigorous condition report process after being shipped from Bangkok last month.

Take a look at the photos below to watch our process for unpacking and reporting on the condition of one large-scale installation, including multiple photographs, booklets and a lightbox. And stay tuned to learn when you can expect to see this or similar artwork at the MoCP!

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The work arrives at the MoCP storage facility.

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Mike Gamis, Storage Coordinator of ICON Group, and MoCP’s Collections Manager, Kristin Taylor, carefully remove the artwork from its crate.

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Gamis and Taylor unpack and arrange each piece of artwork.

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Finally, each piece is individually photographed and inspected, and documented to ensure each piece arrived to Chicago in the same condition as it left Bangkok.

For more information on future exhibits at the MoCP, check out the Exhibitions page on our website or find us on Facebook.