Art, Object, Self

12 August - 30 December 2017

Other Side: Art, Object, Self examines the ways in which artists use materials—paint, glass, marble, fabric, found objects, and even their own bodies—to explore a critical examination of national, cultural, and self-identity. Through the artist’s craft, and through the focus offered by the museum space, a spool of thread resonates with feelings of connectivity; a model train carries the weight of a broken Constitution; embellished black lawn jockeys become proxies for Yoruba gods.

Featuring artwork from the Tang collection, this exhibition brings together the work of contemporary artists including Willie Cole, Jamal Cyrus, Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, Tim Hawkinson, Michael Joo, Zanele Muholi, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Yinka Shonibare, Lorna Simpson, and others.

Other Side: Art, Object, Self is curated by Mellon Collections Curator Rebecca McNamara and is supported by Accelerate: Access and Inclusion at the Tang Teaching Museum, a project of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery / Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

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Lorna Simpson is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

Image Credit:
Lorna Simpson, Untitled (melancholy dame/carmen jones), 2001,
gelatin silver prints, plexiglass, vinyl, each framed 21 x 18 1/2 inches,
gift of Peter Norton.
Image is courtesy of Artist Lorna Simpson and The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery.

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