Becoming: Photographs from the wedge collection
CURATED BY KENNETH MONTAGUE
August 11, 2011 - January 8, 2012
Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University
Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection examines ways in which personal and cultural identity are created, challenged, or affirmed. Through portraiture, these works by artists from Canada, the United States, Africa and throughout the Diaspora, trace the evolving politics of representation. Whether documentation of an era or reflections on family histories, the images provide insights into the changing roles of the artist and subject. This exhibition includes historical and contemporary photography and includes over 100 works by approximately 65 artists from Canada, the United States, Africa and throughout the Diaspora within the last century.
Artists Include Henry Clay Anderson, Michele D. Arthur, James Barnor, Janette Beckman, Dawoud Bey, Deanna Bowen, Vanley Burke, Clement Cooper, Wiliam Cordova, Pete Doherty, Calvin Dondo, Alfredo Ramos Fernández and Katarzyna (Kasia) Badach, Tony Gleaton, Joy Gregory, Fred Herzog, Pieter Hugo, Ayana Jackson, Rashid Johnson, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Seydou Keita, Deana Lawson, Christna Leslie, Oumar Ly, Danny Lyon, Brendan Meadows, Sabelo Mlangeni, Anna Möller, Megan Morgan, Dennis Morris, Zanele Muholi, Keith Ng, Peggy Nolan, Stephanie Noritz, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Horace Ové, Dawit Petros, Charlie Phillips, Annabel Reyes, Milton Rogovin, Athi-Patra Ruga, Wayne Salmon, Vivian Sassen, Jürgen Schadeberg, Jamel Shabazz, Malick Sidibé, Xaviera Simmons, Aaron Siskind, Mikhael Subotzky, Hank Willis Thomas, Mickalene Thomas, James VanDerZee, Camilo José Vergara, Cecil Norman Ward, Ian Watson, Carrie Mae Weems, Kehinde Wiley, and Simon Willms.
Organized and presented by The Nasher Museum of Art and Wedge Curatorial Projects. The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is a leading institution that promotes engagement with the visual arts among a broad community and is dedicated to an innovative approach to embracing and understanding the visual arts.
Originally exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, September - December, 2008.