Collection

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 small black matchstick with a white match head is taped to a white surface.
  • 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.
  • A black-and-white photo of various religious iconography appears above black text and four burnt matchsticks, each of which has left a flame-like burnt impression upon the white background.
Celia Munoz, American, b. 1937
Chispas Quemenme! (Enlightenment 1), 1982–87
Gelatin silver prints and paper
Matchbook, a: 9 ¼ × 13 × ½ 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 ½ 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 ¼ × 13 × ½ 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 ½ 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 ¼ × 13 × ½ 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 ½ 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 small black matchstick with a white match head is taped to a white surface.
Celia Munoz, American, b. 1937
Chispas Quemenme! (Enlightenment 1), 1982–87
Gelatin silver prints and paper
Matchbook, a: 9 ¼ × 13 × ½ 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 ½ 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 ¼ × 13 × ½ 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 ½ 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 ¼ × 13 × ½ 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 ½ 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 ¼ × 13 × ½ 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 ½ 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 various religious iconography appears above black text and four burnt matchsticks, each of which has left a flame-like burnt impression upon the white background.
Celia Munoz, American, b. 1937
Chispas Quemenme! (Enlightenment 1), 1982–87
Gelatin silver prints and paper
Matchbook, a: 9 ¼ × 13 × ½ 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 ½ 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 ¼ × 13 × ½ 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 ½ 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