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Eija-Liisa Ahtila:The Annunciation

Regular Museum Hours, January 27, 2022 | Ulrich Museum of Art-Wichita State University

The exhibition will consist of two large-scale video installations by the Finnish artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila. Since the 1990s, Ahtila has been a pioneer of immersive video installations that expand on the possibilities of cinema as an art form, make multiple perspectives visible at the same time and offer a new mode of meditative viewing of time-based works possible in gallery spaces. This will be the first presentation of work by Ahtila in Kansas and the Great Plains region. “The Annunciation” takes as its starting point one of the best-known Christian stories: the moment when the Archangel Gabriel visits the Virgin Mary to announce that she will give birth to the Son of God. Ahtila creates a moving rumination on the nature of perception and knowledge, the meaning of the miraculous, the ways humans might expand their circle of concern to non-human species, and the power of familiar stories to allow us to perceive the world in profoundly new ways.

Museum Hours
Mondays-Saturdays: 11am-5pm
Sundays, University & Major Holidays: Closed

  • Admission:

    Free

  • Recurrence:

    Recurring daily

  • Days:

    January 27, 2022 - May 7, 2022

  • 2022-01-27 2022-05-07 17:00:00 Eija-Liisa Ahtila:The Annunciation <div>The exhibition will consist of two large-scale video installations by the Finnish artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila. Since the 1990s, Ahtila has been a pioneer of immersive video installations that expand on the possibilities of cinema as an art form, make multiple perspectives visible at the same time and offer a new mode of meditative viewing of time-based works possible in gallery spaces. This will be the first presentation of work by Ahtila in Kansas and the Great Plains region. “The Annunciation” takes as its starting point one of the best-known Christian stories: the moment when the Archangel Gabriel visits the Virgin Mary to announce that she will give birth to the Son of God. Ahtila creates a moving rumination on the nature of perception and knowledge, the meaning of the miraculous, the ways humans might expand their <span>circle of concern to non-human species, and the power of familiar stories to allow us to perceive the world in profoundly new ways.</span></div> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Museum Hours</span><br />Mondays-Saturdays: 11am-5pm<br />Sundays, University &amp; Major Holidays: Closed</p> 1845 N. Fairmount Wichita, KS America/Chicago
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