Artist Talk: Matjaz TancicVIEW EVENT DETAILS
"Portrayals of North Korea tend to veer into extremes: either sensationalistic demonization on one side, or ungrounded idealization and staging on the other. Both portrayals erase the actual human beings who live there. Instead of this, I wanted to build a project focusing on the group that forms the core of every society—people. People of different ages, statuses, and occupations that anyone, anywhere could identify with.” — Matjaž Tančič
In this presentation complementing the exhibition 3DPRK: North Korean Portraits by Matjaž Tančič, Asia Society Texas Center welcomes Slovenian contemporary artist Matjaž Tančič. Tančič works in 3D, a technique that requires patience and understanding from the subject, who stands motionless while multiple photographs are captured to cover the requisite perspectives. His stereoscopic images provide rare insights into North Korea, a country inaccessible to most.
Admission to 3DPRK is free. The exhibition runs through February 26, and is open Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 am–6:00 pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 am–6:00 pm.
About the Artist
Matjaž Tančič (b.1982) is a Slovenian photographer who is based in Beijing, and is a graduate of the London College of Fashion. Tančič has had numerous solo exhibitions, and his commercial work has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, L’Officiel, and Playboy.
This exhibition is organized by Asia Society Texas Center and made possible through major support from Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Nancy C. Allen, Leslie and Brad Bucher, Nancy and Robert J. Carney, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, The Clayton Fund, Ann Wales, and through contributions from the Friends of Exhibitions, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional visual art to Asia Society Texas Center.