Exhibition Opening: The Sun Rises in the West and Sets in the East
Tuesday, August 30 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Tufts University Art Galleries today opens the exhibition “The Sun Rises in the West and Sets in the East,” which will be on view through December 11. Guest curated by curator and writer Sara Raza, the exhibition explores social and cultural seismic shifts and how the traditional culture and classification of science, philosophy, biology and economics have collapsed in contemporary society. It features 11 contemporary artists who challenge geopolitical narratives, systems and power dynamics, including new and recent works by Lida Abdul, Kader Attia, Yael Bartana, Asli Çavuşoğlu, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Ali Cherri, Anton Ginzburg, Emily Jacir, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Nyugen E. Smith and Nari Ward.
Embracing sculpture, mixed-media installation, film and performance, “The Sun Rises in the West and Sets in the East” captures the importance of art’s role in inspiring dialogue and reassessing political futures and structures. The exhibition borrows its title and main critical inquiry from a mixture of fable and medieval miniatures that depict the “signs of the hour” in the lead up to the “Day of Judgement.”
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