The KMA’s Triennial presentation will feature a thought-provoking selection of objects created by a diverse, intergenerational slate of 12 international, national, and local artists Willie Cole, Bessie Harvey, Katie Hargrave & Meredith Laura Lynn, Lonnie Holley, Kahlil Robert Irving, Suzanne Jackson, Mary Laube, Annabeth Marks, Rosemary Mayer, Althea Murphy-Price, Betye Saar, and Faith Wilding. The exhibited works will address a broad range of conceptual concerns ranging from the intersection of the personal and the political, to environmental, cultural, and spiritual. They express a deep interest in material as a means of interpreting and amplifying these concerns. They are touched and pressed, deconstructed, constructed, and made anew. They embody histories that sensitively embrace contradiction and complication, and that challenge diverse audiences to look both forward and backwards towards “new sites of encounters with yet undefined edges, borders and territories” in search of RE-PAIR.
2023 Theme – RE-PAIR
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Consulting Curator: María Magdalena Campos-Pons
A major statewide contemporary art event organized by Tri-Star Arts.
Big Ears Festival, Hunter Museum of American Art, Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Knoxville Museum of Art, Stove Works, Tri-Star Arts at Candoro Marble Building
This project is supported, in whole or in part, by the federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.