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Museum: A Haunted Medium: Paula Pedrosa, Traer Scott, and Andrés Wertheim

  • Organization of American States 1889 F Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20006 United States (map)

ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
AMA | ART MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS
Secretariat for Hemispheric Affairs

LOCATION: AMA F Street Gallery, OAS General Secretariat Building
1889 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

ON VIEW: July 17-August 30
HOURS: By appointment only, please call 202 370 0151

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, July 17, 6-8PM

ADMISSION
Free 

The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas presents Museum: A Haunted Medium, an exhibition of work by photographers Paula Pedrosa (Brazil), Traer Scott (United States), and Andrés Wertheim (Argentina). In these works, natural history and art museums, gallery spaces, and theme parks all become mediums, encouraging interactions. Grand expectations are resolved by the magic of communication that occurs in the dialog between the viewer and the viewed. Scott captures the interaction between the ghostlike human reflection on the glass and the frozen motion of animals as part of ornate wildlife landscapes. Pedrosa depicts staged, cripplingly decorated interior jungle-like and rainforest landscapes painted onto interior surfaces, fantasies creating expectations of life as it may be. Wertheim forges fusions between the audiences in the museum and the portrayed characters in the same spaces’ galleries. Interactions throughout, between the living and the dead, the past and the present, and natural and the artificial, contextualized amid the fleetingness of existence, reveals that it is perhaps we who are more truly ghosts in the museum.

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