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CMP Projects: Marie Bovo

How to Survive Abstraction

California Museum of Photography

December 19, 2015 - April 16, 2016

Winter Reception

Saturday, January 30, 2016, 6pm - 9pm


Thursday, February 4, 2016, 6pm

CMP Projects presents the work of Marie Bovo in the Marseille-based artist’s first American solo museum exhibition. Threaded throughout Bovo’s practice is her interest in the human act of carving out a space for community within inhospitable urban landscapes, and more broadly, within the confinement of law, the logics of nations, and the systems of globalism. She variably employs the abstracting quality of her medium to give us openness or to construct more claustrophobic spaces.

A reception will be held on Saturday, January 30, 6-9pm. The reception is free and open to the public. The artist will discuss her practice with Susan Ossman, Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UCR on Thursday, February 4th, 6pm. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Screening Room at the Culver Center of the Arts. Seats are limited; reserving tickets in advance is recommended.

Marie Bovo: How to Survive Abstraction is organized by the California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock and is curated by Joanna Szupinska-Myers, CMP Curator of Exhibitions. The exhibition is made possible with the generous support of FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Institut Français, and kamel mennour, Paris. Additional support is provided by UCR’s College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) and the City of Riverside.

Image: Marie Bovo, Jours blancs 01H29, 2012 (detail). Courtesy of the artist; kamel mennour, Paris; and OSL Contemporary, Oslo. 

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