Vistas: Visual Essays of Christopher Williams

Sunday, August 17, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

The René d' Harnoncourt Exhibition Galleries, sixth floor

Curator Roxana Marcoci calls Christopher Williams “a creator of visual essays.” These “essays” are photographs whose formal and conceptual rigor confronts broadly diverse histories. They present, in the words of the artist, “different choreographic possibilities” or “vistas” for viewing and perceiving the work. In this session, four of Williams’s “essays” will be read through multiple lenses, with the goal of mining the photographs for experiential and interpretive possibilities. Following a short lecture on each photo, participants will be invited to enter into dialogue with the works by creating their own “visual essays” of the works through brief writing, drawing, and speaking exercises.

In conjunction with the exhibition Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness

Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.