Tag Archives: Truth

Luis Carlos Tovar – Silla Rimax

I’m in Colombia now,  Medellin to be exact. I figured I should blog about Colombian artists, although truth be told, I discovered Luis Carlos Tovar’s work while I was still in Lima in March.  Tovar’s series Silla Rimax deals with those cheap, ubiquitous white plastic chairs that infest the entire world. His approach is very clever. He gently presses their forms in wet sand on the beach and then photographs the impressions. It almost looks like they excavated a new room at Pompeii and discovered that the Romans too used these cheap plastic chairs.

Luis Carlos Tovar – Silla Rimax

Luis Carlos Tovar – Silla Rimax

These photos are from the French website Photoquai, which looks interesting. They do periodic features on photographers from around the world. The name Silla Rimax, refers to the company in Colombia which makes most of these chairs.

Installing Survival Techniques

With two days until it opens, the MoCP staff is putting the finishing touches on its newest exhibition, Survival Techniques: Narratives of Resistance. The exhibition, which examines the ways individuals and groups endure long-term hardships, opens this Friday.

Take a look at the photos below to catch a sneak peak of the exhibition as it was installed:

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Prior to the exhibition opening, the MoCP will host a screening of Thet Sambath’s Oscar-nominated film, Enemies of the People, which follows Sambath’s quest to uncover the truth behind Pol Pot’s government-sponsored massacre of Cambodian citizens in the late 1970s. The screening will take place Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at 623 S. Wabash Ave.

On Thursday, Survival Techniques curator, Davide Quadrio, will join contributing artists Julika Rudelius and Li Mu at the MoCP as they take visitors on a tour of the exhibition at 4 p.m. An opening reception will follow at 5 p.m.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, check out the Events page on the MoCP’s website.

March Madness and April Fools: Strange but True Photos

April 1—or April Fool’s Day—is traditionally a time for harmless pranks and practical jokes. It is a day when many will be taken in by good-natured mischief, whether tricked by the most elaborate or the simplest of deceptions. In the spirit of tomfoolery and fabrications, LightBox presents a selection images that show some of the more surreal and bizarre realities of the world around us, all photographed during the mad month of March.
From costumed crime fighters to giant paper airplanes and facial-massaging snails, these photos prove that truth can be more astounding than fiction. Happy April Fool’s Day!

Kramer O’Neill

Kramer O’Neill is a Brooklyn-based photographer, animator and editor. But he is also a wonderful street photographer creating work that feels nostalgic, yet modern, truthful, yet mysterious. His first book, Pictures of People and Things 1, was published this summer, and his second, Till Human Voices Wake Us, a series of beach and underwater photographs, will be released in Autumn. He is a founding member of the strange.rs photo collective.

I photograph within the genre of “street photography,” making work about interactions in public places. These photographs are not staged or digitally manipulated, but they are my small attempt to illuminate the mysterious within the everyday, to reach toward a surreal truth.

Going to SXSW?

from Fambul Tok

Check out Fambul Tok, a film by award-winning photographer and Lucie Foundation friend, Sara Terry.  The film’s world premier will be this week at SXSW, as a Spotlight Premier, and documents the coming together of unlikely allies.

“Victims and Perpetrators of Sierra Leone’s brutal war come together for the first time in an unprecedented reconciliation program of grassroots truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies.” – SXSW

Fambul Tok World Premier: Monday, March 14th. Alamo Ritz 1 screen. Funnel Headers . 1:15pm.

Click here for more information on the film.