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Time and Face: Daguerreotypes to Digital Prints
Dec 04 - Mar 12 2022 - 46 days left
Time and Face: Daguerreotypes to Digital Prints is drawn exclusively from the Collection of Art Properties at Columbia University and includes photographs produced using most photomechanical processes. Arranged in four thematic sections—time and technology, face, innocence, and fame—the exhibition presents formal portraits alongside figurative subjects in photojournalism and documentary photography, with over 100 examples of works dating from the origins of photography in the 1840s to today.
Object Relations: Indigenous Belongings
Dec 04 - Mar 12 2022 - 46 days left
Object Relations: Indigenous Belongings showcases a selection of Native American art and cultural heritage objects held in the Collection of Art Properties at Columbia University. These include children-related cultural materials from daily life—wedding moccasins, a cradleboard, a woven child’s blanket, as well as a suite of drawings—by unknown makers from four tribal nations—Apsáalooke (Crow), Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Mohawk), Diné (Navajo), and Inupiaq.
What is the Use of Buddhist Art?
Dec 04 - Mar 12 2022 - 46 days left
What is the Use of Buddhist Art? presents objects primarily drawn from the Collection of Art Properties housed at Columbia University’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. With a focus on the histories and contexts of use, it includes sculptures, stelae, paintings, texts, and ritual implements from India, Tibet, Nepal, Thailand, China, and Japan.
Chris Ofili : The Othello Prints
Jan 12 - Mar 12 2022 - 46 days left
Chris Ofili's twelve Othello prints are presented in conjunction with Such Sweet Thunder—Columbia’s year-long festival of concerts, dramatic presentations, and lectures centering on Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s Shakespeare-inspired jazz suite. In these etchings, Ofili represents one of Shakespeare’s most complexly moving figures while challenging viewers to see in Othello: The Moor of Venice aspects of the profound tragedies, racial and otherwise, that plague the world today.
Living With Ghosts
Mar 26 - Apr 09 2022
Living With Ghosts initiates an exploration into the ways the unresolved traumas of Africa’s colonial past and its unfulfilled project of decolonisation continue to haunt its present. The exhibition concerns itself with the ghosts, spirits, and phantoms that abound in the modern calamities of African postcolonial history. Curator: Kojo Abudu.
A.K. Burns’ Negative Space: Prepositions of the Future
Mar 26 - Apr 09 2022
Science fiction as a story-telling genre, allows us to imagine worlds where our wildest hopes for the future may really be close to reality. The power in science fiction is that it insists upon its own real-ness through building new structures of logic. This is one objective found within the work of A.K. Burns, an American contemporary artist and educator who explores the body as a site and space of political tension and radical possibility. Curator: Emily Small.