Instagram Live: Chloe Dewe Matthews
Saturday, May 2
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Join Aperture magazine’s managing editor, Brendan Embser, for a conversation on Instagram Live with artist Chloe Dewe Mathews. In 2018, Aperture and Peabody Museum Press copublished Caspian: The Elements, Dewe Mathews’s record of five years spent roaming the borderlands of the Caspian Sea. In a resource-rich region roiled by contested geopolitics, she found that elemental materials like oil, rock, and uranium are central to the mystical, practical, artistic, religious, and therapeutic aspects of daily life.
In this conversation, Dewe Mathews speaks about her Caspian book; her recent project In Search of Frankenstein (2018), which looks at the Swiss landscape that inspired Mary Shelley’s classic novel—and the subterranean bunkers built there in the 1960s to shelter against nuclear disaster; and her new book to be released this fall, Thames Log, which explores contemporary ritual along England’s famous river.
Chloe Dewe Mathews (born in London, 1982) is an artist based in St. Leonards-on-Sea, England. She is the recipient of the Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography from Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Her work has been published in the Guardian, Financial Times, and the New Yorker, and has been exhibited at the Tate Modern and British Library, London; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden.
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