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Tufts University Art Galleries

April 2024

Exhibition Closing: Kenneth Tam – Standing in Soft Formation

Sunday, April 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tufts University Art Galleries, Aidekman Arts Center, 40 Talbot Ave.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Today concludes the Kenneth Tam exhibition "Standing in Soft Formation" at Tufts University Art Galleries. Through his choreographed video, photography and sculpture, Tam has long explored the myths and performative culture that uphold conventional American expectations of masculinity and identity. "Standing in Soft Formation" features the artist’s two most recent projects — "Silent Spikes" (2021) and "The Founding of the World" (2023) — in dialogue for the first time. The two installations explore historical and present-day tropes of Anglo-American masculinity…

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Exhibition Closing: Visualizing Collections

Sunday, April 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tufts University Art Galleries, Aidekman Arts Center, 40 Talbot Ave.
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Today is the final day to view the Tufts University Art Galleries (TUAG) exhibition "Visualizing Collections: Data-Driven Approaches to Anti-Bias Curating." For decades, data has been a tool to shed light on the inequities in the visual arts — most famously utilized by the Guerrilla Girls, a masked collective of feminist artists who began using numbers and head-turning graphics in the 1980s to expose gender bias in museum collections. These efforts have since woven into the museum community with organizations…

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Design, A.I., and Afro-nowism

Thursday, April 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Room 304, Tisch Library, Tufts University, 35 Professors Row
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Tufts University Art Galleries presents the program "Design, A.I., and Afro-nowism." In 2020 Stephanie Dinkins coined the term “Afro-now-ism,” which she described as “the spectacular technology of the unencumbered black mind.” A play on Afrofuturism, Afro-nowism acknowledges the urgencies of racial injustice, climate disaster, and their collisions by forsaking speculation in favor of immediate action — today. Artificial Intelligence is rapidly changing the way we write, think, design, and produce. Its potentials for and consequences to design, artistic production, student…

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