Organized by Independent Curators Frédéric Brenner, Matthew Brogan, and Charlotte Cotton; presented at the Wellin Museum of Art in collaboration with the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, the Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University, and the University Art Museum at the University at Albany, SUNY
Exploring innovative academic tie-ins that can be created through synergistic collaboration, This Place will be presented concurrently in four parts at the Wellin Museum of Art, the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, the Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University, and the University Art Museum at the University at Albany, SUNY. The exhibition is part of a Teagle Grant focusing on pedagogical collaborations in higher education. Robert Knight, Associate Professor of Art, is the Hamilton College faculty liaison for the Teagle Grant initiative.
Through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers, This Place explores Israel and the West Bank as both place and metaphor. The highly individualized works in this exhibition combine to create not a single, monolithic vision but rather a diverse and fragmented portrait, alive to all the rifts and paradoxes of this important and much-contested space. Artists whose work will be featured at the Wellin Museum include Frédéric Brenner, Wendy Ewald, Fazal Sheikh, and Stephen Shore. These works will be placed alongside an experimental classroom in the Dietrich Exhibition Gallery to explore new pedagogical approaches and curatorial issues.