“Embarrassment of Riches: Picturing Global Wealth, 2000–2010″ presents more than twenty photographs and media works by contemporary artists who examine the historic changes in world wealth over the past decade. The embarrassment they capture is not the pink-cheeked or modest kind. Rather, the works on view explore abundance, excess, exuberance, and the effects of prosperity from Manhattan to Paris to Beijing. Curator David E. Little notes, “These artists have captured the different ways that wealth manifests itself visually, from individuals who demonstrate their money publicly through fashion and social rituals to governments who transform cities through new architecture. But as this exhibition shows, these works do not just document, they also comment on society and engage our own perceptions through compelling imagery and humor.”
Also on view
New Pictures 3: James Welling, GLASS HOUSE
August 19, 2010 – March 7, 2011
“New Pictures 3″ premiers James Welling’s new video, Glass House Cross Dissolve
(2010), and a selection of his photographs of Philip Johnson’s architectural monument, Glass House
. To preview the video, visit the New Pictures Website
Newman Lecture on Contemporary Photography: James Welling
Thursday, October 14, 2010, 6–7 p.m., Pillsbury Auditorium
Generous support for the “New Pictures” series is provided by H.B. Fuller. Additional support courtesy of David Zwirner, New York. Support for Newman Lecture is provided by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation.
Photo courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.