Friday, Sep 13, 2019 11:00a -
Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 5:00p
Davis Museum Camilla Chandler and Dorothy Buffum Chandler Gallery | Marjorie and Gerald Bronfman Gallery
106 Central St
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481
Multimedia artist Fatimah Tuggar (b. 1967, Kaduna, Nigeria) interrogates the systems underlying human interactions with both high-tech gadgets and handmade crafts. Now based in Kansas City, Tuggar is renowned for her work that layers binary code with artisanry, and her sculptures, photomontages, videos, and interactive works challenge romanticized notions of ancient traditions and recent inventions. This major solo exhibition includes work from 1995 to 2019—including photomontage, sculpture, video, and augmented reality (AR)—and investigates history, technology, and the home. It also features Deep Blue Wells, a new interactive, multimedia commissioned installation that engages with the indigo dye wells of Kano, Nigeria.
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.