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NO ONE will tell me who I am

Dec 14, 2016 to Feb 18, 2017
no one exhibit featuring art hanging on wall

 

The Emerson Contemporary Media Art Gallery launches an exhibition titled NO ONE will tell me who I am that explores the current generation’s desire to construct new and diverse identities that defy the rigidity of social, cultural, and situational uniformity.

NO ONE will tell me who I am is curated by Emerson College undergraduate students as part of the “What Is Contemporary Art?” Visual and Media Arts course. Students in the class conducted studio visits at the graduate studios of Boston University School of Fine Arts, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the School of Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, and selected a group of 11 young artists for the exhibition.

In today’s politically unstable and globalized world, the NO ONE will tell me who I am exhibit follows the current generation in its hunt for ipseity. The 11 featured artists constructed and documented their own unique identities, aiming to uncover where they fit in a diverse and changing society. Some invoke the haziness of memory in order to construct contemporaneous insights on the self throughout time. Others focus on their culture, seeking to take ownership of the mingled heritages and ethnicities of a globalized society. Others still construct identity around the misconceptions of popular stereotypes. Utilizing various mediums, all the artists react to the inflexible social categories, projecting the idea these categories can and should be bent out of shape into something entirely their own.

Artists:

Riley James Allen (School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts)

Isabel Beavers (School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts)

Devki Modi (School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts)

Nedaa Mulla (School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts)

Victoria Nunley (Boston University School of Fine Arts)

Cal Rice (School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts)

Homa Sarabi (Massachusetts College of Art and Design)

Shweta Sengupta (School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts)

William Van Beckum (School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts)

Lennon M. Wolcott (School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts)

Graham Yeager (School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts)

  • Date: Dec 14, 2016 to Feb 18, 2017
  • Location:Media Art Gallery
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