|Photographer Michael Berman to speak at museum|
Please join us for an opening reception for the current exhibition, The History of the Future, and gallery talk by one of the artists, Michael Berman on Wednesday, June 10, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. The reception will immediately follow the book signing for Brian Paulsen at 7 p.m.
Michael Berman, photographer in the current exhibition, The History of the Future, has been photographing the harsh and often fatal landscapes of the US-Mexico border regions for fifteen years. Berman will speak about his work and how immigration will shape and has shaped the future.
According to Berman, "There is something tricky to my biography ... I work in a cycle ... where I photograph for a few years ... print images ... and then use the photographs in installations and drawings. You will probably catch the cycle of life and death ... of well ... it seems to me to be the big one, and worth attention. What this means is most of my work is ephemeral and has a complexity innate to the work ... but hard to pin down in Biographies and in the art world ... I do engage the art world at times ... so these are the things that get saved. What drives me is a simple question - What is the purpose of the things I make - that is - What is the purpose of art."
The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on the UND campus in Grand Forks. Museum hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 1 to 5 p.m. The Museum shop is open during Museum hours. The Museum Café is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, email@example.com, 777-4195