The World Tour of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition

| April 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

San Diego’s Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) celebrates its 40 years in Balboa Park and 50 years as a nonprofit organization with an intoxicating spring trio of exhibitions spotlighting methods of portraiture from the 19th Century to contemporary technology. The three exhibitions run overlapping, with a celebratory opening reception for all three on Saturday, May 6th, 2023 at MOPA, located at 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park.

The anniversary exhibitions include work by San Diego-based artist Suda House, pulling back nature’s physical boundaries to explore the strength and power of women; Robert Wilson: Video Portraits combining highly developed theatrical language in conjunction with the startling clarity and precision of HD video; and touring the world directly from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Arresting Beauty: Julia Margaret Cameron, a collection of work by one of the most innovative and influential photographers of all time.

MOPA is pleased to be the first venue in the United States to exhibit this extensive collection by Julia Margaret Cameron, a pioneering portraitist criticized in her own time, but now admired for her innovative and unconventional techniques.

Photographs by Suda House The Water Holds Me reflects forty years of Suda House’s creative output. House’s large-scale photographs combine her journey as a woman, a mother, an artist, and an open-water ocean swimmer, each connected by a care and concern for our planet.

Robert Wilson: Video Portraits Video Portraits blurs time-based cinematography with the frozen moment of still photography. As in the layering nature of Robert Wilson’s creative process, the video portraits infuse references found in painting, sculpture, design, architecture, dance, theater, photography, television, film, and contemporary culture.

MOPA is a pay what you wish, no admission charge venue. This voluntary contribution policy makes MOPA accessible to everyone.

Lady Gaga: Mademoiselle Caroline Riviere. High-definition video 2013 with music by Michael Galasso © Robert Wilson.

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