Media

Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination

Oct 29, 2016–Jan 8, 2017

Images

Diana Thater, knots + surfaces, 2001. Composite of installation photographs at Dia Center for the Arts, New York, 2001. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen
Diana Thater, Life is a Time-Based Medium, 2015. Installation view, Hauser & Wirth, London, 2015. © Diana Thater. Photo: Alex Delfanne, courtesy of Hauser & Wirth
Diana Thater, knots + surfaces, 2001. Composite of installation photographs at Dia Center for the Arts, New York, 2001. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen
Diana Thater, Delphine, 1999. Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2015–16. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen
Blue toned video projections of dolphins stretch across the walls of a red-lit room.
Diana Thater, Delphine, 1999. Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2015–16. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen
Installation shot of projected video and a stack of video monitors inside a large warehouse-like room.
Diana Thater, knots + surfaces, 2001. Installation view, Dia Center for the Arts, New York, 2001. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen
Diana Thater, A Cast of Falcons, 2008. Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2015–16. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen
Diana Thater, Day for Night Two, Day for Night One, and Day for Night Three, all 2013. Installation view, David Zwirner, the Armory Show, New York, 2013. © Diana Thater. Photo courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London
Diana Thater, Chernobyl, 2011. Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2015–16. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen
Diana Thater, Delphine, 1999. Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2015–16. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen
Diana Thater, Shumla (a female Gyr/Prairie falcon, handled by Ashlee Miknuk) (Photo by Fredrick Nilsen for Diana Thater), 2008. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen
Diana Thater, still from Delphine, 1999. © Diana Thater
Diana Thater, Life is a Time-Based Medium, 2015. Installation view, Hauser & Wirth, London, 2015. © Diana Thater. Photo: Alex Delfanne, courtesy of Hauser & Wirth
Diana Thater, installation view, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany, 2004. © Diana Thater. Photo © Roman Mensing/artdoc.de
Diana Thater, Oo Fifi, Five Days in Claude Monet’s Garden, Part 1, 1992. Video projector and player; overall dimensions variable. Installation view, 1301PE, Los Angeles, 2012. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy of 1301PE, Los Angeles
Diana Thater, still from Delphine, 1999. © Diana Thater
Diana Thater, Chernobyl, 2011. Installation view, David Zwirner, New York, 2012. © Diana Thater. Photo courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London
Diana Thater, Life is a Time-Based Medium, 2015. Installation view, Hauser & Wirth, London, 2015. © Diana Thater
Diana Thater, Oo Fifi, Five Days in Claude Monet’s Garden, Part 1, 1992. Installation view, 1301PE, Los Angeles, 2012. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy of 1301PE, Los Angeles
Diana Thater in Prypiat, near Chernobyl, Ukraine, 2010. © Diana Thater. Photo: Volodymyr Palylyk
Diana Thater, A Cast of Falcons, 2008. Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2015–16. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen
© MCA Chicago
Diana Thater, Life is a Time-Based Medium, 2015. Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2015–16. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen
Diana Thater, Oo Fifi, Five Days in Claude Monet’s Garden, Part 1, 1992. Installation view, 1301PE, Los Angeles, 2012. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy of 1301PE, Los Angeles
Diana Thater, Day For Night One, 2013. © Diana Thater. Photo courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London
A bright orange room features six video monitors that lie on the floor as if they were a five-petaled flower. Each monitor features a close-up of a monarch butterfly wing.
Diana Thater, Untitled Videowall (Butterflies), 2008. Installation view, 1301PE, Los Angeles, 2008. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy of 1301PE, Los Angeles
Video projection inside a dark gallery of a three-story orientalist building facade.
Diana Thater, Life is a Time-Based Medium, 2015. Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2015–16. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen
Diana Thater, Delphine, 1999. Installation view, Kulturkirche St. Stephani, Bremen, Germany, 2009. © Diana Thater. Photo © Roman Mensing/artdoc.de
A close-up of a wide-eyed rhesus macaque monkey takes up almost an entire wall of a gallery. Below the image of the monkey is a row of chairs, as if the projection was shown in a movie theater.
Diana Thater, Life is a Time-Based Medium, 2015. Installation view, Hauser & Wirth, London, 2015. © Diana Thater. Photo: Alex Delfanne, courtesy of Hauser & Wirth
Diana Thater, Oo Fifi, Five Days in Claude Monet’s Garden, Part 2, 1992. Installation view, 1301PE, Los Angeles, 2012. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy of 1301PE, Los Angeles
A woman walks through a glowing orange gallery with an installation of six rectangular flat-screen videos and two yellow tube lights on the floor.
Diana Thater, Untitled Videowall (Butterflies), 2008. Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2015–16. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen
Diana Thater, production still from China, 1995. © Diana Thater
Diana Thater, Chernobyl, 2011. Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2015–16. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen
© MCA Chicago
Diana Thater, knots + surfaces, 2001. Installation view, Dia Center for the Arts, New York, 2001. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen
The image of a giant yellow moon is projected on the far wall of a dark room and reflected in the ceiling tiles above, while the image of an owl perched on a stool is projected on a wall to the left.
Diana Thater, A Cast of Falcons, 2008. Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2015–16. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen
A video projection of five large hexagons, each in a different primary color with honey bees flying on and around them, covers the walls and floor of a large warehouse.
Diana Thater, knots + surfaces, 2001. Installation view, Dia Center for the Arts, New York, 2001. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen
Diana Thater, Here is a text about the world …. Installation view, David Zwirner, New York, 2008. © Diana Thater. Photo courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London
© MCA Chicago
Video of a pod of dolphins in cool blue tones is projected across the walls and doorway of a gallery; a luminous red and pink sculptural installation is visible through the doorway.
Diana Thater, Delphine, 1999. Installation view, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany, 2004. © Diana Thater. Photo © Roman Mensing/artdoc.de
Installation shot of a three part video projection inside a dark gallery.
Diana Thater, Chernobyl, 2011. Installation view, Hauser & Wirth, London, 2011. © Diana Thater. Photo: Peter Mallet, courtesy of Hauser & Wirth
Video projections on the walls of a large room depict the interior of a run-down theater where a woman, her back to the viewer, sits among the rubble.
Diana Thater, Chernobyl, 2011. Installation view, David Zwirner, New York, 2012. © Diana Thater. Photo courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London
A full-wall video projection of daffodils with red, green, and blue elements of the image offset.
Diana Thater, Oo Fifi, Five Days in Claude Monet’s Garden, Part 1, 1992. Installation view, 1301PE, Los Angeles, 2012. © Diana Thater. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy of 1301PE, Los Angeles
Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, MCA Chicago. October 29, 2016 – January 8, 2017 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, MCA Chicago. October 29, 2016 – January 8, 2017 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, MCA Chicago. October 29, 2016 – January 8, 2017 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, MCA Chicago. October 29, 2016 – January 8, 2017 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, MCA Chicago. October 29, 2016 – January 8, 2017 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, MCA Chicago. October 29, 2016 – January 8, 2017 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, MCA Chicago. October 29, 2016 – January 8, 2017 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, MCA Chicago. October 29, 2016 – January 8, 2017 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, MCA Chicago. October 29, 2016 – January 8, 2017 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago