Beat StreuliSeptember 20 - November 5, 2006
Swiss-born artist Beat Streuli (b. 1957) has developed a substantial and impressive body of work in photography and video that documents the transient pedestrian activity of urban life. He documents the image of people in urban spaces around the world, in Asia, Europe, the U.S., Africa, and Australia. Streuli's images of people moving through and among each other blur a line between portraying anonymity and individuality. The dramatically slowed video images, which represent an ever-changing sea of pedestrians -- bodies and faces navigating through a given city -- offer a moving social portrait of contemporary society. Streuli's exhibition at the University Museum of Contemporary Art will be the artist's first museum exhibition devoted to his recent video. He has exhibited widely throughout the world since 1990. A few of his many solo exhibitions have occurred at the Palais de Tokyo, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. A special artist's book, along with a limited edition color photograph, will be published in connection with the exhibition, in collaboration with Atopia Projects. Pro Helvetia Foundation, Switzerland, and Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art has provided generous support for this exhibition. Additional support comes from the Swiss Consulate in Boston; Murray Guy Gallery, New York; and Erna Hecey Gallery, Brussels.Generously supported by Pro Helvetia Foundation, Switzerland and Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art. Additional support by the Swiss Consulate in Boston; Murray Guy Gallery, New York; and Erna Hecey Gallery, Brussels.