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Stuart Klipper - Artist Reception and Gallery Talk

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Artist Reception - Rescheduled for Wednesday, February 6, 6- 8 p.m.

The reception originally scheduled on January 30 was cancelled due to severe weather.

Join ASI in welcoming Stuart Klipper to celebrate the new exhibition of his photographs - Witness: Stuart Klipper.

Klipper, an internationally known fine art photographer based in Minneapolis, will speak about his work and the photographs on display in his ASI exhibition Witness.

Light refreshments will be available. FIKA is open until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, serving the full menu and wine, beer, cocktails.

Following the Chernobyl disaster of 1986, Klipper returned to an area of northern Sweden that he had previously fallen in love with – the Sápmi region, the indigenous homeland of the Sami people. Klipper found and photographed the landscapes.

Klipper commented, "...one could not see anything different about the hundreds of places I stopped to look at and photograph. I traveled with the radiation distribution maps produced by the Swedish and Norwegian governments. Each time I made a photo I noted the kBqs detected there after the isotopes were deposited. Those numbers were indexed on every print. I felt that was a way to indicate that things were not the same, were not as they seemed."

The images were created with support from the McKnight Foundation and were originally exhibited at the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Klipper has spent decades traveling the planet capturing photographs that crystallize the defining characteristics of many countries and regions including the Sinai, Central and South America, Svalbard, Sri Lanka and Alaska. He has also worked frequently in Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland and other areas of the Nordic region.

More Information on Stuart Klipper

Cost: 
No advanced registration required. Included in Museum Admission.

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