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FDN TALKS: Craig Kalpakjian

April 4, 2023 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Foundation Talks: Craig Kalpakjian

April 4, 2023

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Online only – link to zoom registration


Kalpakjian’s work employs illusionistic use of light and color to create imagined spaces, as well using actual light and physical structures to inhabit, activate and/or intrude upon the spaces we occupy. It “sits at the intersection of photography, sculpture, and architecture, and introduces important questions about the larger spatial constructs we inhabit. His work examines the relationship of today’s technological apparatus, its political and phenomenological implications, as well as our basic philosophical assumptions underlying western perspectival space.”

In the talk, via Zoom, Craig will be taking us in real time thru his current exhibit at Kai Matsumiya Gallery in NYC, along with discussion of relevant themes, ideas, texts, and readings.

Biography of Artist:

Craig Kalpakjian has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe. Recent exhibits including his work have been: Weathering, Kai Matsumiya, NY; Oreilles Internaxionales, Basel, Switzerland; The Sun Placed in The Abyss at the Columbus Museum of Art, OH; Distance of the Moon at the Akron Art Museum, OH; Artists’ Choice: An Expanded Field of Photography at Mass MoCA, MA; The Optical Unconscious at The Gebert Institute in Basel, Switzerland; Drone-the Automated Image in Montreal, ON, Canada; After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Entertainment at Greene Naftali Gallery, NY; and The Evryali Score at David Zwirner Gallery, NY.

His work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; the Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; and has been featured in Blind Spot Magazine. He also regularly performs in the band Das Audit.