- SHIFTING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CONTEMPORARY ART
- From January 28, 2017
The Birmingham Museum of Art
2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
As the first major exhibition of contemporary art from the Museum’s own collection, Third Space /shifting conversations about contemporary art, brings together the work of more than 90 international artists to examine elements of a shared cultural experience between the American South and the Global South. Third Space features over 150 works of art in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and video, by artists such as Kerry James Marshall, Ebony Patterson, Mark Bradford, José Bedia, Thornton Dial, and William Christenberry.
Curated by Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary art Wassan Al-Khudhairi, the exhibition borrows Homi Bhaba’s term ‘third space,’ which he defines as a space that “challenges our sense of the historical identity of culture as a homogenizing, unifying force, authenticated by the originary past, kept alive in the national tradition of the People.”
- David Salle