Wendy Ewald: Secret Games, Collaborative Works with Children, 1969 - 1999
Mint Museum RANDOLPH
Feb 11 2006-May 7 2006
/ For almost 30 years, Wendy Ewald has taken an unusual artistic path exploring the visual imaginations of children and adults around the world in a sustained and evolving artistic project.
For almost 30 years, Wendy Ewald has taken an unusual artistic path exploring the visual imaginations of children and adults around the world in a sustained and evolving artistic project. Addressing conceptual, formal and narrative concerns, Ewaldís work challenges traditional notions of documentary photography and the role of the artist. Using creative collaboration as the basis for the artistic process, Wendy has traveled throughout the world working in communities in Labrador, Appalacia, Columbia, India, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Holland, Mexico, and Durham, North Carolina. The exhibition will present groups of work made in each of these countries. Approximately 200 photographs (framed individually and in groups), a video installation and wall text comprise this exhibition.
This exhibition has been funded in part by generous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, SAM Sustainability Group (www.sam-group.com) and Volkart Foundation. Additional funds were provided by Warren Coville, MIGROS Cultural Percentage, John Ryan III, the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, and the Boston Foundation.
Curated by Allison Kemmerer, Associate Curator, Addison Gallery, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA and Adam D. Weinberg, Director Whitney Museum of Art and Urs Stahel, Director, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland