Opening reception for Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2017
Opening Reception from 5:30-8:00pm
Gerhard Steidl Lecture at 6:00pm
On view: December 8, 2017 - January 5, 2018
Join Houston Center for Photography and Steidl for the opening of an experimental exhibition showing the work of the great Robert Frank on newsprint.
Conceived by Robert Frank and Gerhard Steidl, this exhibition shows Frank’s work in photos, books and films in a direct accessible manner. Frank’s images are printed on sheets of newsprint and hung on the walls or from the ceiling. Frank’s films and videos, which are so often overshadowed by his photographic work are shown on small portable “beamers”, projecting them directly onto the walls. Each exhibition is to be disposed of after display, thus circumventing the normal cycle of speculation and consumption in the art market. When the idea for this pop-up show first reached Frank in his small, crooked house in the Canadian village of Mabou, he said: “Cheap, quick, and dirty, that’s how I like it!”
This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Steve Tisch, the Steve Tisch Family Foundation and the Richard Ehrlich Family Foundation.