Artist Talk :: Binh Danh: Landscape and Memory
Sunday, August 5th
Louisiana State Museum Arsenal, 3rd Floor
600 St Peter St., New Orleans, LA 70116
Free and open to the public, RSVP required
In his presentation, “Landscape and Memory“, Binh Danh will show work from his community-inspired installations and discuss his photographic processes with an emphasis on his daguerrotype printing and work with indigenous botanicals. Danh is currently collaborating with Louisiana Master gardeners, creating new work in preparation for an installation at the Arsenal during PhotoNOLA 2018.
This event is co-hosted by LSM and PhotoNOLA.
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP here.
About Binh Danh:
Binh Danh received his MFA from Stanford University in 2004 and has emerged as an artist of national importance with work that investigates his heritage and our collective memory as Americans—work that, in his own words, deals with “mortality, memory, history, landscape, and spirituality.” His technique incorporates his invention of the chlorophyll printing process, in which photographic images appear embedded in leaves through the action of photosynthesis. His newer body of work focuses on the daguerreotype process.
His work has been included in important exhibitions at museums across the country, and has been collected by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Corcoran Art Gallery, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the M.H. de Young Museum, the Harry Ransom Center, the George Eastman House, and the National Gallery of Art. In 2012, he was a featured artist at the 18th Biennale of Sydney in Australia. He is represented by Haines Gallery in San Francisco, CA and Lisa Sette Gallery in Phoenix, AZ.
The Louisiana State Museum is a statewide network of National Historic Landmarks and architecturally significant structures, including the Presbytere and the Cabildo, that house half a million artifacts that showcase Louisiana’s history and culture. Highlights include major collections of Louisiana paintings and decorative arts from colonial times to the present; costumes and ephemera illustrating the history of Carnival in Louisiana; and a globally recognized collection of musical instruments, recordings, sheet music and photographs illustrating the history of New Orleans jazz and Louisiana music. The Louisiana State Museum operates under the direction of Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.