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Bettina von Zwehl @ Catherine Edelman Gallery

Bettina von Zwehl, Meditations in an Emergency #1, 2018
From the Meditations in an Emergency series
11½ x 15″ gelatin silver print
Edition of 7 + 2 AP

Bettina von Zwehl: Meditations in an Emergency
January 17 – March 7, 2020

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 17 5:00 – 8:00 pm

“Meditations in an Emergency, Bettina von Zwehl’s latest portrait series inspired by the teenage die-ins that were staged shortly after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Von Zwehl presents seventeen portraits of New York City teenagers (the result of the first artist-in-residence at the New York Historical Society) in classic silhouette profile, describing the photographs as death masks sculpted from life. These seventeen portraits honor the number of victims of the school shooting on Valentine’s Day, 2018, and serve as a testament to the endurance and practice of protest and teen activism. Presented in a small quiet room on the gallery’s lower level, Meditations in an Emergency offers viewers a moment to reflect and think about the power of protest. ”

Catherine Edelman Gallery, 1637 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622


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