Celia Munoz, Chispas Quemenme! (Enlightenment 1), 1982–87

Images of Celia Munoz, Chispas Quemenme! (Enlightenment 1)

  • Vertical rectangular canvas painted to resemble a closed, white matchbook
  • A black-and-white photo of Christian figurines appears above black text reading "One day for lack of something to do I ventured into her room. On top of the old trunk sat three bultos that looked to me to be very idle. There they sat doing nothing." Below the text are three unburnt cardboard matchsticks.
Celia Munoz, American, b. 1937
Chispas Quemenme! (Enlightenment 1), 1982–87
Gelatin silver prints and paper
Matchbook, a: 9 1/4 × 13 × 1/2 in. (23.4 × 33 × 1.3 cm); portfolio, b: 9 × 11 × 3/8 in. (22.8 × 27.9 × 1 cm); sheets, c-h: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Lannan Foundation., 1997.46.a-h
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Vertical rectangular canvas painted to resemble a closed, white matchbook
Celia Munoz, American, b. 1937
Chispas Quemenme! (Enlightenment 1), 1982–87
Gelatin silver prints and paper
Matchbook, a: 9 1/4 × 13 × 1/2 in. (23.4 × 33 × 1.3 cm); portfolio, b: 9 × 11 × 3/8 in. (22.8 × 27.9 × 1 cm); sheets, c-h: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Lannan Foundation., 1997.46.a-h
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Celia Munoz, American, b. 1937
Chispas Quemenme! (Enlightenment 1), 1982–87
Gelatin silver prints and paper
Matchbook, a: 9 1/4 × 13 × 1/2 in. (23.4 × 33 × 1.3 cm); portfolio, b: 9 × 11 × 3/8 in. (22.8 × 27.9 × 1 cm); sheets, c-h: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Lannan Foundation., 1997.46.a-h
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Celia Munoz, American, b. 1937
Chispas Quemenme! (Enlightenment 1), 1982–87
Gelatin silver prints and paper
Matchbook, a: 9 1/4 × 13 × 1/2 in. (23.4 × 33 × 1.3 cm); portfolio, b: 9 × 11 × 3/8 in. (22.8 × 27.9 × 1 cm); sheets, c-h: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Lannan Foundation., 1997.46.a-h
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Celia Munoz, American, b. 1937
Chispas Quemenme! (Enlightenment 1), 1982–87
Gelatin silver prints and paper
Matchbook, a: 9 1/4 × 13 × 1/2 in. (23.4 × 33 × 1.3 cm); portfolio, b: 9 × 11 × 3/8 in. (22.8 × 27.9 × 1 cm); sheets, c-h: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Lannan Foundation., 1997.46.a-h
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
A black-and-white photo of Christian figurines appears above black text reading "One day for lack of something to do I ventured into her room. On top of the old trunk sat three bultos that looked to me to be very idle. There they sat doing nothing." Below the text are three unburnt cardboard matchsticks.
Celia Munoz, American, b. 1937
Chispas Quemenme! (Enlightenment 1), 1982–87
Gelatin silver prints and paper
Matchbook, a: 9 1/4 × 13 × 1/2 in. (23.4 × 33 × 1.3 cm); portfolio, b: 9 × 11 × 3/8 in. (22.8 × 27.9 × 1 cm); sheets, c-h: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Lannan Foundation., 1997.46.a-h
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Celia Munoz, American, b. 1937
Chispas Quemenme! (Enlightenment 1), 1982–87
Gelatin silver prints and paper
Matchbook, a: 9 1/4 × 13 × 1/2 in. (23.4 × 33 × 1.3 cm); portfolio, b: 9 × 11 × 3/8 in. (22.8 × 27.9 × 1 cm); sheets, c-h: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Lannan Foundation., 1997.46.a-h
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Celia Munoz, American, b. 1937
Chispas Quemenme! (Enlightenment 1), 1982–87
Gelatin silver prints and paper
Matchbook, a: 9 1/4 × 13 × 1/2 in. (23.4 × 33 × 1.3 cm); portfolio, b: 9 × 11 × 3/8 in. (22.8 × 27.9 × 1 cm); sheets, c-h: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Lannan Foundation., 1997.46.a-h
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Celia Munoz, American, b. 1937
Chispas Quemenme! (Enlightenment 1), 1982–87
Gelatin silver prints and paper
Matchbook, a: 9 1/4 × 13 × 1/2 in. (23.4 × 33 × 1.3 cm); portfolio, b: 9 × 11 × 3/8 in. (22.8 × 27.9 × 1 cm); sheets, c-h: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Lannan Foundation., 1997.46.a-h
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago