Logan Lecture Series: Cássio Vasconcellos
Wednesday, December 13
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tickets are free for Museum Members, $5 for non-Members
Space is limited
Since the early 1980s, photographer Cássio Vasconcellos has trained his camera on sites around the world, from his native São Paulo to Paris, New York, and Shanghai. His evocative imagery deconstructs traditions of landscape photography, often by turning landmark buildings, skylines, monuments, and overlooked urban spaces, as well as topographical features of the land, into abstract elements. His photographs assume painterly qualities, as he plays with principles of perspective to create compositions that render scale and space ambiguous.
Vasconcellos is the creator of Uma Vista (A Perspective), the monumental Past/Future/Present installation of 70 individual photographs of a gritty urban landscape that come together in synthesis only from a single vantage point. He will speak about the ways he transforms traditions of documentary and landscape photography into dynamic artworks that command active viewers in a lecture not to be missed.
About Logan Lecture Series (see full schedule here)
The Logan Lecture Series brings outstanding Latin American artists to Phoenix to give public lectures on their practice and engage with our community.
Generously sponsored by Kent and Vicki Logan
Image credit: Cássio Vasconcellos, Uma vista (A Perspective), 2002. Lambda print. Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo Collection, Gift of Ursula Erika Marianna Baumgart.