Kansas Museum Exhibits Unreal Cities

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Spencer Museum Of Art, Kansas will run an exhibition named "Emilio Said - Unreal Cities: Informal Architecture Zone" on view from September 22 to October 25, 2009, displayed at the Electronic Arts Gallery, 3rd floor.

Emilio Said’s unique exploration and dissection of the modern metropolis is the subject of this exhibition Unreal Cities: Informal Architecture Zone, in which the artist breaks down the binary opposition of form versus content through artwork in a wide range of media. The objects include paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photographs.

Through Said’s consideration of open space, the city undergoes a process of formal abstraction that encourages its interpretation as both the container and the contents of collective memory. Unreal Cities refers to the intangible space where the events and concepts that shape our realities are enacted.

The artist’s term Informal Architecture refers to the structure of this cultural and social memory; it therefore stands as a metaphor for subjects such as philosophy, history, fiction, geography and poetry.

Emilio Said has exhibited throughout the Untied States and Europe, as well as in his native Mexico. His work has won acclaim for its adept exegesis of such complex subjects through representation in abstract spaces and forms that are permeated with meaning. -- www.spencerart.ku.edu

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