Lecture by photographer Martin Adolfsson
June 18, 2013

Millennium Park, Moscow, Russia. © Martin Adolfsson.


We are excited to announce that MAS Context is presenting a lecture by photographer and MAS Context contributor Martin Adolfsson in Chicago on Tuesday, June 18th at Public Works.


Martin Adolfsson will discuss his project Suburbia Gone Wild. For the past six years he has been photographing model homes built for the newly minted upper middle class in emerging economies around the world. The model home works as a 1:1 scale “no assembly required” model for the potential home buyer that is fully decorated up to and including family photos of John Kerry. The work expands across every continent and includes the suburbs of Bangkok, Shanghai, Bangalore, Cairo, Moscow, Johannesburg, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City. Suburbia Gone Wild was featured in the Ownership issue of MAS Context. You can check it here.

The event will include a conversation with Natasha Egan, director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) at Columbia College and graphic designer Larry Mayorga who designed the limited-edition book for the series (and the fantastic cover for our Boundary issue!).

The event will be hosted by Public Works. Founded in 2009 by branding and design studio Someoddpilot, Public Works is a contemporary art gallery presenting work that transcends the ubiquitous art and design dialectic. Located in the heart of Wicker Park, the gallery continues to exhibit both local and international emerging artists. For more information about Public Works, please visit www.publicworksgallery.com.


What: Lecture by Martin Adolfsson
When: Tuesday June 18, 2013 from 6 pm until 8 pm
Where: Public Works – 1539 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (right by the Damen Stop Blue Line)
Cost: Free
Registration: RSVP is not necessary but seating is limited.


Martin Adolfsson is a Swedish photographer based in NYC since 2007. He shoots portraits, travel and architectural work for magazines and advertising agencies around the globe. His personal work focuses on social structures and behaviors.

Natasha Egan is the director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago where she has organized dozens of international and national exhibitions and has contributed essays to numerous publications and magazines. In addition, she has taught in the photography and humanities departments at Columbia College Chicago and juries national and international exhibitions.

Larry Mayorga is a graphic designer and artist born in Colombia based now in NYC working on a variety of media including communications, editorial design, music, product, branding, web and media art for a mix of cultural and commercial clients, and self-initiated projects.

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