Untitled # 3 (Inauguration Portrait), 2009
Thursday 3 June 2021 ore 18:00 - ore 19:30

Auteur conversationsCatherine Opiewith Hou Hanru

MAXXI auditorium

A beautiful visual survey of the work of one of America’s foremost contemporary fine art photographers.

A talk to present Phaidon’s is beautifully printed monograph that presents a compelling visual narrative of Opie’s work since the early 1980s – the most comprehensive book on her work to date. For almost 40 years, Catherine Opie has been documenting with psychological acuity the cultural and geographic identity of contemporary America.

Catherine Opie, created in close collaboration with the artist, surveys her entire career and is organised along three themes that feature prominently in her practice: People, Politics and Place. Within each thematic section, her work is presented non-chronologically, in order to tease out connections between series from across her oeuvre. The result is a dynamic visual narrative that, taken together, forms a full picture of her artistic vision, displaying the breadth and scope of her work.