Fatimah Tuggar's artwork: a record player with folk art on the record

Fatimah Tuggar, Fai-Fain Gramophone, 2010

Record player, raffia disks with labels, music by Barmani Choge, entertainment center

53 x 32 1/2 x 24 in. (134.6 x 82.5 x 70 cm)


Gallery Talk: Amanda Gilvin: Fatimah Tuggar

Nov 5, 2019, 4 PM
Davis Museum
Free and open to the public

Join Amanda Gilvin, Sonja Novak Koerner '51 Senior Curator and Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs, in examining Fatimah Tuggar’s work through a discussion of Home’s Horizons, a major solo exhibition that investigates history, technology, and the home. Free and open to the public.

Multimedia artist Fatimah Tuggar (b. 1967, Kaduna, Nigeria) interrogates the systems underlying human interactions with both high-tech gadgets and handmade crafts. Now based in Kansas City, Mo., 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.


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Generously supported by:

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, Kathryn Wasserman Davis '28 Fund for World Cultures and Leadership, Mildred Cooper Glimcher '61 Endowed Fund, E. Franklin Robbins Art Museum Fund, Davis Museum and Cultural Center Endowed Fund, Anonymous '70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund, Judith Blough Wentz '57 Museum Programs Fund, and Constance Rhind Robey '81 Fund for Museum Exhibitions.

Image Credit:

Artwork Credit: Courtesy of Fatimah Tuggar and BintaZarah Studios