Embarrassment of Riches: Picturing Global Wealth presented by the MIA!
Where: Harrison Photography Gallery 365 The museum is located one mile south of downtown Minneapolis at the intersection of 3rd Avenue South and East 24th Street. The MIA is readily accessible by
Metro Transit bus. Free parking is available in the ramps south of the Institute on 3rd Avenue as well as the lot northeast of the 24th Street and 3rd Avenue intersection.
Description: The last two decades have witnessed historic flows and fluctuations of wealth on a global scale, and marked the development of a new interdependent world economy. Within these new conditions, money has flooded emerging markets (Russia, Saudi Arabia); economic powers have dramatically risen and fallen (Japan and recently the U.S.); and accelerated growth and once unimaginable political partnerships have emerged (China). The question this exhibition seeks to explore is: How have photographers pictured and examined the new economy? This leads to other provocative questions for audiences to consider, such as, what does wealth look like in different cultural situations and, more generally, in our age? Approximately 20 photographs will be on view in the exhibition. Some of the specific themes that will be addressed include: Imagining the Social: Tina Barney (U.S.), Martin Parr (England), and Cindy Sherman (U.S.); New/Old Cities: Andreas Gursky (Europe) and Sze Tsung Leong (Asia); Objects to Consume: Gursky, Abelardo Morell (Cuba), and Jacqueline Hassink (The Netherlands); Currencies: Morell and Luc Delahaye (France); Spaces: Eve Sussman (U.S.) and Hassink; Ritual, Style and Fashion: Barney, Parr, and Sherman. For more info please visit the
Minneapolis Institute of Arts