Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons, a major solo exhibition that investigates history, technology, and the home. A multimedia artist born in Nigeria in 1967 and currently based in Kansas City, Mo., Tuggar has taught and exhibited around the world. Curated by Amanda Gilvin, Sonja Novak Koerner ’51 Senior Curator and Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Davis, this exhibition features works from 1995 to 2019—in sculpture, photomontage, video, and augmented reality (AR)—and highlights Tuggar’s interrogation of the systems underlying human interactions with both high-tech gadgets and handmade crafts. It also features Deep Blue Wells, a new interactive, multimedia installation commissioned by the Davis that engages with the indigo dye wells of Kano, Nigeria, and pushes at the limits of current digital technologies while honoring expert artisanal work. The installation was developed in collaboration with the software development firm BrickSimple LLC.
Tuggar is renowned for her work that layers binary code with artisanry; her sculptures, photomontages, videos, and interactive works challenge romanticized notions of ancient traditions and recent inventions. She seeks to promote social justice by implicating everyone in these systems, while playfully proposing new ways of seeing and making.
Please note: Tickets are required for entry to this special exhibition. General admission, $12; Wellesley College alumnae, $6. Free entry for all students with I.D., Wellesley College faculty and staff, Friends of Art members, and Durant Society members. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit thedavis.org.
the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with additional support from BrickSimple LLC. Generous support for the exhibition and publication was provided by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis, the Kathryn Wasserman Davis ’28 Fund for World Cultures and Leadership, the Mildred Cooper Glimcher ’61 Endowed Fund, the E. Franklin Robbins Art Museum Fund, the Davis Museum and Cultural Center Endowed Fund, the Anonymous ’70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund, the Judith Blough Wentz ’57 Museum Programs Fund, and the Constance Rhind Robey ’81 Fund for Museum Exhibitions.
Courtesy of Fatimah Tuggar and BintaZarah Studios
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