Well/Being: An Exhibition on Healing and Repair features artwork that addresses the complexities of daily life during this pandemic era. Established and emerging artists present multi-disciplinary approaches to pandemic-related issues such as kinship, chronic illness, convalescence, intimacy, the emotional costs of caregiving, and various incarnations of love and community. Responding to the urgent need for social and cultural spaces in which to pause, reflect, and find solace, Well/Being includes new commissions, participatory workshops, performances, and conversations created to provide an environment in which visitors can experience forms of connection, resilience, action, and hope in turbulent times.
The participating artists include Panteha Abareshi, Sanford Biggers, Diedrick Brackens, Jeffrey Gibson, Tanja Hollander, Scott Keightley, Michelle Young Lee, Glendalys Medina, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, Emily Daggett Smith, Odessa Straub, and Carrie Mae Weems.
Friday, November 5, 2021, 5 – 7pm
University Art Museum
Fine Arts Building
Support for the University Art Museum exhibitions and programs is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, The University at Albany Foundation, and the University at Albany Alumni Association.
Additional support for programming is provided by University Auxiliary Services at Albany, the UAlbany Performing Arts Center, the New York State DanceForce, Rose & Kiernan, Inc., and the Jack and Gertrude Horan Memorial Endowment Fund for Student Outreach.
Image credit: Jeffrey Gibson, Nothing is Eternal, 2020, single-channel digital video, sound, 18:14 minutes, image courtesy of the artist