Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons


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The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons, a major solo exhibition that investigates history, technology, and the home. A multimedia artist born in Nigeria in 1967 and currently based in Kansas City, Missouri, Tuggar has taught and exhibited around the world. Curated by Amanda Gilvin, Sonja Novak Koerner Senior Curator and Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs, the exhibition features works from 1995 to 2019—in sculpture, photo-montage, video, and augmented reality (AR)—and highlights Tuggar’s interrogation of the systems underlying human interactions with both high-tech gadgets and handmade crafts. She seeks to promote social justice by implicating everyone in these systems, while playfully proposing new ways of seeing and making. After graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1992, Tuggar completed her MFA in sculpture at Yale University in 1995. She has exhibited internationally since the 1990s, with previous solo exhibitions in New York, New York; Lisbon, Portugal; Geneva, Switzerland; Durham, North Carolina, and Newark, Delaware. An accomplished educator, Tuggar has taught numerous students who have gone on to successful careers in art, technology, and education in the United States and Canada. A 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, her many other awards include the Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Award, an Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship, a Prix Special du Jury at the Rencontres de Bamako photography biennial, and a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship in Umbria, Italy. The Davis has commissioned the new installation Deep Blue Wells, an interactive multimedia work combining textiles, sculptures, video, and AR. Engaging with the indigo dye wells of Kano, Nigeria, the artwork pushes at the limits of current digital technologies while honoring expert artisanal work. The installation has been developed in collaboration with the cutting-edge software development firm BrickSimple LLC. The first monographic catalogue on Tuggar’s work accompanies this exhibition on one of the most original, incisive conceptual artists of the digital age. Published and distributed by Hirmer Verlag and designed by the award-winning Stoltze Design, the volume includes a foreword by Ruth Gordon Shapiro '37 Director Lisa Fischman, an introductory essay by exhibition curator Amanda Gilvin, an interview with the artist, and essays by Delinda Collier, Associate Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Nicole Fleetwood, Associate Professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University, and Jennifer Bajorek, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Hampshire College. The essays address Tuggar’s oeuvre within the confluent histories of conceptual, tech, feminist, and African art. Major funding for the exhibition’s development and realization was provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with additional support from BrickSimple LLC. Generous support for the exhibition and publication was provided by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis, Kathryn Wasserman Davis '28 Fund for World Cultures and Leadership, Mildred Cooper Glimcher '61 Endowed Fund, E. Franklin Robbins Art Museum Fund, Davis Museum and Cultural Center Endowed Fund, Anonymous '70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund, Judith Blough Wentz '57 Museum Programs Fund, and Constance Rhind Robey '81 Fund for Museum Exhibitions. Please note: Tickets are required for entry to this special exhibition. General admission, $12; Wellesley College alumnae, $6. Free entry for all students with I.D., Wellesley College faculty and staff, Friends of Art members, and Durant Society members. Curated by Amanda Gilvin, Sonja Novak Koerner '51 Senior Curator and Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs, the exhibition and catalogue are realized with major funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with additional support from BrickSimple LLC. Generous support for the exhibition and publication was provided by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis, Kathryn Wasserman Davis '28 Fund for World Cultures and Leadership, Mildred Cooper Glimcher '61 Endowed Fund, E. Franklin Robbins Art Museum Fund, Davis Museum and Cultural Center Endowed Fund, Anonymous '70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund, Judith Blough Wentz '57 Museum Programs Fund, and Constance Rhind Robey '81 Fund for Museum Exhibitions.

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Fri September 13, 2019 11:00 am To Sun - December 15, 2019
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Davis Museum

106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481
Wellesley, MA 02481
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