Featuring contemporary artworks from the Tang Teaching Museum collection—sculpture, photography, prints, painting, and fiber arts—this exhibition explores the elusive boundaries between concepts like life and death, seen and unseen, loss and hope, artifice and truth. Through artwork that encourages viewers to confront questions of national, cultural, and self identity, it asks: what is the “other side”?
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
August 12, 2017–January 3, 2018
Publicity & Reviews:
- Wendy Liberatore, “Works from the Tang Museum Collection to Go on Display,” Times-Union (Albany), July 26, 2017
- William Belcher, “Other Side Opens at the Tang,” The Alt (NY Capital Region), August 16, 2017: “Other Side: Art, Object, Self, which is thoughtfully curated by Mellon Collections Curator Rebecca McNamara, represents year one of the three-year initiative funded by Mellon. […] Together, the group of work selected for the show all seem to speak to one another, and the exhibition design is well-balanced. Each piece is given room to breathe, but as a whole, the room is bursting with meaning, symbolism, and allusion – the exhibition offers a thousand points for discussion, reflection, and debate.”
- William Jaeger, “Tang Show Explores Aspects of Social, Racial Identity,” Times-Union (Albany), August 30, 2017: “curator Rebecca McNamara has coaxed works by 17 artists into new conversations.”