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MARK KASUMOVIC
Picture/Perfect

May 1 - June 8, 2013
Part of CONTACT Photography Festival

Reception:  Sat, May 4, 6 - 9pm
In conjunction with Photography in The Junction

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Mark Kasumovic

Mark Kasumovic: Camera Portrait #2, 2011, 40 x 50"

Mark Kasumovic

Mark Kasumovic: Camera Portrait #3, 2011, 8 x 10"

Mark Kasumovic

Mark Kasumovic: Camera Portrait #4, 2011, 8 x 10"

Mark Kasumovic

Mark Kasumovic: Camera Portrait #6, 2011, 8 x 10"

Mark Kasumovic

Mark Kasumovic: Camera Portrait #7, 2011, 40 x 50"

Mark Kasumovic

Mark Kasumovic: Camera Portrait #9, 2011, 40 x 50"

Mark Kasumovic

Mark Kasumovic: Peggy's Cove - Varient #1, 2012, single-channel video, 10:00 min.

Mark Kasumovic

Mark Kasumovic: Peggy's Cove (An Ideal Composition), 2010, 31.5 x 41.75"

Mark Kasumovic

Mark Kasumovic: Peggy's Cove (Reconstructed with 53 Flickr photographs), 2012

Mark Kasumovic

Mark Kasumovic: PICTURE/PERFECT 2012 hardcover book + porfolio of 13 prints (8 x 10")

Mark Kasumovic

Mark Kasumovic: Camera Portrait #8, 2011, 40 x 50"

 

About the exhibition

"PICTURE/PERFECT" examines the precarious relationship between photography, tourism and our new digital landscape.

The series creates an ongoing investigation of the virtualization of our daily lives by taking a critical look at the shifting role of photography in the digital age.  Using the tourist as a backdrop to explore today’s explosion of digital information, Kasumovic creates photographs and video works that traverse the spectacle of the world’s most photographed places and question our relationship to authentic experience.

The exhibition combines the mediums of candid street photography, large format digital collage and video media.  Kasumovic’s flash filled street photographs from most photographed iconic sights in Paris shed light on the intimate bond between the camera and its operator.  His video works re-construct, through the painstaking process called ‘roto-scoping’ (frame-by-frame video manipulation), iconic Canadian tourist sites.

Biography

Mark Kasumovic is a Toronto-based photographer and video artist who recently graduated with an MFA from NSCAD University.  He has received multiple awards and grants, participated in several large‐scale commissions and exhibitions, and has recently been commissioned to install images from "PICTURE/PERFECT"at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto this summer. "PICTURE/PERFECT" was also recently purchased by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Full Curriculum Vitae (pdf)