Members’ Preview: Diana Thater




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A room, lit up bright orange, contains five flat screen monitors and their cables on the floor. Each screen shows a close-up image of a butterfly wing.
Diana Thater, Untitled Videowall (Butterflies), 2008. Six video monitors, one player, six 48-inch fluorescent light fixtures, and Lee filters; overall dimensions variable. Installation view, 1301PE, Los Angeles, 2008. © Diana Thater
Photo © Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy of 1301PE, Los Angeles

Exclusively for Members

Enjoy complimentary snacks and a cash bar while being among the first to view the MCA’s newest exhibition. MCA Members, RSVP before Oct. 21 for you and a guest by contacting 312-397-4040 or Additional guest tickets are available for $20 at the door.

As a member, you play an important role in supporting living artists, new art, and new ideas. Members’ Previews are one of the ways we can show how much we appreciate your support—offering you opportunities to experience the work of cutting-edge artists before our exhibitions open to the public. Members’ Previews also provide a more intimate setting for you to connect with other MCA Members who are just as passionate and curious about contemporary art as you are.

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Exclusively for Circle Donors and Above

Be the very first to view the exhibition while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

5:30–7 pm, Circle Preview
5:45 pm, Welcome remarks

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About the Exhibition

Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination presents a series of immersive film and video installations that pushes the limits of her media to imagine animal experience in natural habitats. The works in the exhibition—which fall somewhere between sculpture and architecture—break out of the video rectangle to imagine fluid worlds within the animal kingdom. Diana Thater (American, b. 1962) pioneers the physical, optical, and conceptual to push the boundaries of how moving images are experienced. This exhibition, the most comprehensive survey of the artist’s work to date, includes early as well as recent works.

This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and cocurated by Lynne Cooke, Senior Curator of Special Projects in Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at LACMA. The Chicago presentation is coordinated by Joey Orr.