Posted on January 18, 2017 by Andrea Six
Head over to the Jepson Center on Feb. 16, 2017 at 6 p.m. for the Wundercamera Opening Lecture and Reception.
Join London-based artist and curator Klaus Wehner for an illuminating discussion of Wundercamera: Savannah. Using mediums of photography and video, Wehner’s work has focused on museums for a number of years, exploring our dynamic relationships to art objects and the power of museums to inform our awareness and culture. Under the pseudonym Museum Clausum—which translates to “enclosed” or “sealed” museum, adopted from Sir Thomas Browne’s 17th-century pamphlet Musaeum Clausum, which presented a fictional collection of fantasized objects—Wehner’s exhibitions often reflect on the questionable artificiality of museum exhibits, as well as on the culture of exhibiting, by putting museums themselves on display. Wehner holds a PhD in Art from Goldsmiths, University of London and has exhibited internationally.
The Wundercamera Opening Lecture and Reception is free for members and $5 for non-members. For more information, call the Jepson Center at (912) 790-8800 or go to telfair.org.