ARTS & COLLECTIBLES

OSCAR MUÑOZ: INVISIBILIA

A new exhibition that introduces southwestern audiences to the work of an artist who is refining and redefining the medium of photography while exploring themes of memory, amnesia, knowledge, history, and time.

JESSICA HALL

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Oscar Muñoz, Cortinas de baño (Shower Curtains), 1985-86. Acrylic on plastic (Acrílico sobre plástico).

Installation view, Oscar Muñoz, Protografías, Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá, Colombia, 2011.

Collection of the artist. Image courtesy of the artist

This September, Phoenix Art Museum will premiere Oscar Muñoz: Invisibilia, the first retrospective of work by renowned Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz presented in the United States. The retrospective will feature a wide selection of approximately 50 works created by the artist over five decades that explore themes of time, memory, history, and knowledge. Beginning with Muñoz’s early charcoal drawings from the 1970s, it will feature hybrid works created over the past five decades that combine photographic processes with drawing, printmaking, installation, video, sculpture, and interactive elements. The exhibition will also showcase new work that has never before been exhibited. Oscar Muñoz: Invisibilia will be on view at Phoenix Art Museum from September 11, 2021 through January 16, 2022, before traveling to the Blanton in Spring 2022.

“We are very excited to collaborate with the Blanton Museum of Art to bring an expansive retrospective of works by Oscar Muñoz to the United States for the first time,” said Tim Rodgers, PhD, the Sybil Harrington Director and CEO of Phoenix Art Museum. “By refining and redefining the medium of photography, Muñoz has become one of the most significant contemporary artists working not only in Latin America but in the world. We hope audiences across the Southwest and the nation take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience his powerful and deeply human artwork.”

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