Marco Breuer & Mark Alice Durant
Friday, OCTOber 20, 2017 7:30pm
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, CA
Lecture: $15.00 general admission
students with/current ID admitted free
Tickets are available online or may be acquired outdide the lecture hall beginning at 7pm.
Lecture starts at 7:30pm.
Marco Breuer is known for his radical approach to the photographic medium. Much of his work is undertaken without the aid of a camera, being instead produced through a combination of applied techniques.
Breuer works in and outside of the darkroom, exposing photographic material to heat, light, and physical abrasion. Drawing implements have included 12-gauge shotguns, the guts of electric frying pans, modified turntables, razor blades, and power sanders.
His photographic explorations range from recent works on chromogenic paper to early black-and-white photograms, gum bichromate prints, silkscreens, artist books and unlimited newsprint editions.
He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and teaches photography at The School of Visual Arts in NY and at Bard College.
MARK ALICE DURANT
Mark Alice Durant is an artist and writer living in Baltimore.
His essays have appeared in numerous journals such as Art in America, Aperture, Dear Dave, and Afterimage, and many catalogs, monographs and anthologies, including Vik Muniz: Seeing is Believing, Jimmie Durham, Marco Breuer: Early Recordings, Richard Learoyd: Portraits and Figures, and The Passionate Camera: Photography and Bodies of Desire.
He is author of 27 Contexts: An Anecdotal History in Photography, Robert Heinecken: A Material History and McDermott and McGough: A History of Photography. With Jane D. Marsching, he was co-curator and co-author of Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology and the Paranormal.
He was co-curator and co-author of the traveling exhibition Some Assembly Required: Collage Culture in Post War America and curator of Celestial at the Camera Club of New York and Notes on Monumentality at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
He has served on the faculties of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, UCLA, and Syracuse University. He is a professor in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Maryland.
In 2011 he started the website Saint-Lucy.com which is devoted to writing about photography and contemporary art. In 2017 Durant founded Saint Lucy Books.