Uriel Orlow: Aide-Mémoire
@ Presented by the Museum of Contemporary Photography at the Hokin Lecture Hall
623 S. Wabash Ave.
Opening Wednesday, April 25th, at 6PM
Weaving together salvaged film clips, artist Uriel Orlow will present his multi-media masterpiece “Aide-Mémoire” at the Museum of Contemporary Photography on April 25 at 6 pm. The show, which blurs the boundary between travelogue, slideshow and obscure history lesson, blends distant places and times to create a pictorial narrative merging the past, present and future.
Known for his modular multi-media installations, Orlow collects evidence from different times, locations and events. In “Aide-Mémoire,” he uses these salvaged materials to create a narrative that speaks of history and memory, and how both can haunt an individual. In his newly reconstructed pictorial landscapes, Orlow references such seemingly disparate sites as Biblical Mount Ararat, a Ghost Town in Northern Armenia on the site of an earthquake, and a Kurdish village in Turkey built out of the rubble of an ancient Armenian monastery.
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