The individual visual narratives in Time Frames make up our collective human history.
Time may just be an illusion, yet humans have the need to mark time in order to make sense of our lives. In Time Frames: Contemporary East Asian Photography at the Baltimore Museum of Art, works by contemporary East Asian photographers explore time through both subject matter and creative processes, as the artists grapple with their cultural and personal histories.
The exhibition highlights around 40 photographic works by Asian American artists and artists from Vietnam, Korea, Japan, and China that are rarely seen in the US. The photographs represent five ways that the featured artists have engaged with the concept of time: through individual and collective experience, reflection, duration and labor, progress and place, and displacement.