National Portrait Gallery’s Black Out exhibition travels to Mississippi Museum of Art

April 27 - August 26, 2019

 

Camille’s interactive installation Precarious is on view at the Mississippi Museum of Art as part of a travelling group exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now organized by the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington DC.

Mississippi Museum of Art Exhibition webpage

The exhibition catalog published by the Princeton University Press is available here.

From the MMoA exhibition announcements page:

Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now fuses the history of silhouette portraiture and its interpretation in contemporary art in beautiful and thought-provoking ways. The silhouettes were a widely accessible medium to produce a portrait before the age of photography. Professional artists such as Auguste Edouart worked in Natchez to create silhouettes of local elites. But the silhouette was also employed to produce the image of people who were enslaved or had escaped slavery. Black Out is an important contribution toward examining the legacy of the cut paper profile through a dialogue with contemporary art. Three well-known contemporary artists, Kara Walker, Camille Utterback, and Kumi Yamashita, reexamine and reimagine the silhouette to broaden our understanding of its power in the past and in the present.