A photography exhibition that explores the rifts and paradoxes of the highly contested spaces of Israel and the West Bank, featuring internationally renowned artists Martin Kollar, Jungjin Lee, Thomas Struth, and Jeff Wall.
This Place, a multi-year project that invited a group of twelve international artists to explore Israel and the West Bank, culminates in this traveling exhibition that asks us to look at one of the world’s most contested regions through the distinctive perspectives of multiple artists. The twelve acclaimed photographers who participated are Frédéric Brenner, Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Gilles Peress, Fazal Sheikh, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall, and Nick Waplington. This presentation of the traveling exhibition is a collaboration among four academic museums: the Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University, the Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, and the University at Albany Art Museum. Each museum is presenting roughly one-fourth of the photographs from the broader exhibition, and these are on view simultaneously during the spring 2018 semester. This presentation is part of a three-year project entitled “Teaching and Learning with Museum Exhibitions: An Inter-Institutional Approach” supported by the Teagle Foundation, in which faculty and students are engaged cross-institutionally with the exhibition over several semesters and will culminate in a national public symposium in 2018.
This Place at the University Art Museum includes a designated space with seating and interactive materials designed to function as a site for dialogue, conversational exchange, and extended classroom learning.
This Place is organized by Chronicle of a People Foundation, Inc., New York; the tour is managed by Curatorial Assistance, Pasadena, California. The exhibition was curated by Charlotte Cotton and is organized for the Tang Teaching Museum by Rachel Seligman, assistant director for curatorial affairs. At all four institutions, the exhibition is supported by the Teagle Foundation.
The University Art Museum presentation is organized by Corinna Ripps Schaming, interim director/curator. The exhibition and public programs are supported by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, The University at Albany Foundation, The Bernard D. Arbit Fund, and University Auxiliary Services.