Explore prevalent questions in the world today with The Tang Museum’s latest exhibition. Other Side: Art, Object, Self features pieces in which artists use materials, found objects and their bodies to address questions of national, cultural and self-identity. This one-of-a-kind exhibition starts August 12th. Head over to The Tang for this exceptionally unique collection!
Other Side: Art, Object, Self
This inaugural exhibition features art from Willie Cole, Tim Hawkinson, Zanele Muholi and other talented artists. Using material, object, and symbolic references each piece in the collection alludes to issues and questions facing our world. With this strong focus, viewers are encouraged to consider these questions while browsing the museum.
The focus and inspiration of this exhibition is To get to the other side, 2001 by Willie Cole. This profound work is composed of a 16-foot chess board made from salvaged metal and 32 chess pieces created from embellished lawn jockeys; a perfect work of art for Saratoga Springs! This exhibition is the first time the Museum will be showcasing Cole’s complete sculpture. You can see To get to the other side in the flesh and ponder what each lawn jockey represents at The Tang starting August 12th!
Wait, There’s More!
Many other impressive pieces will be on display for the first time during this exhibition, such as Yinka Shonibare’s photographic suite Dorian Gray, 2001. You’ll also be able to catch works by Jamal Cyrus, Flor Garduno, Tim Hawkinson, Michael Joo and Miguel Aragon. Keep an eye out for painted sheet music, and model train cars!
Other Side: Art, Object, Self is curated by Mellon Collections Curator Rebecca McNamara. This exhibition kicks off the three-year initiative Accelerate: Access and Inclusion at The Tang Teaching Museum by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Be the first to experience the other side and ponder current world questions. This exhibition will ring in the New Year, running through Saturday, December 30.