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Exhibition preview with Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

California Museum of Photography

October 1, 2015

Gallery Talk

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7pm

On Thursday, October 1 the galleries at UCR ARTSblock are open late as part of the City of Riverside's monthly Arts Walk. Join us this month for a gallery talk by New York-based artist Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, who will talk about her work included in Reproduction, Reproduction. Her project, “Packing,” 2015, was specially created for this exhibition. This new body of work addresses psychological transference. As defined in psychoanalysis, transference is the reproduction of childhood emotions in the present, and their redirection to a different object or person. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, referred to these emotions as “new editions and facsimiles.” The artist uses her personal library as a starting point. Returning to her books after one year of separation, Zuckerman-Hartung revisits her library in an exploration of loss and memory; the collection of printed material, accrued over a lifetime, is a physical manifestation of the artist’s education. “Packing” is a meditation on the copy, gender, pregnancy, pornography, labor, and projection.

Image: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Rifle, 2015 (video still). Courtesy of the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago.

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