Teka Selman, assistant director of Duke’s Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts, is a guest curator for a new exhibition, here., that examines the role of “place” in American art.
Through December 31
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
here. considers how place is not simply the geographic locality where an artist lives and works but also the juice of lived experience—the subject matter, material, concepts, and freedoms that this space provides and that inform the artist in diverse and complicated ways. The exhibition challenges the notion that regional identity is increasingly irrelevant, highlighting instead the fact that in a globalized world many communities have begun to place even greater importance on how history and place define them.
The show features a diverse range of work from twenty-four artists who live in regions of the country that, while peripheral to the dominant art markets of New York and Los Angeles, have vibrant art scenes of their own: Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Phoenix/Scottsdale, Detroit, Kansas City, and North Carolina’s Triangle area. The artists were selected by PAFA’s Curator of Contemporary Art, Julien Robson, and five guest curators, with each curator responsible for one region. Selman’s contribution represents the four North Carolina–based artists in the show: Elsewhere Collaborative (Greensboro), Harrison Haynes (Durham), Stacy Lynn Waddell (Chapel Hill) and Glenda Wharton (Winston-Salem).
here. will be documented in a full-color catalog with essays by the curators and artists.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.pafa.org/Museum/Exhibitions/Upcoming-Exhibitions/HERE/1027/