This Place explores Israel and the West Bank as both place and metaphor through the work of Frédéric Brenner, Wendy Ewald, Fazal Sheikh, and Stephen Shore at the Wellin. The exhibition is divided into four parts, hosted by the Wellin, the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, University Art Museum at SUNY Albany and the Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University. Artists whose work will be featured at those three museums include Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Gilles Peress, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall, and Nick Waplington.
Between 2009 and 2012, each of the photographers in This Place spent an extended period of time in Israel and the West Bank. They produced wide-ranging work, both in content and approach. Whether rendered as large-format color, black-and-white photographs, or documentary images that span pictorial genres of landscape, architecture, and portraiture, the works speak to the complexities of the region and to the expansiveness of photography itself.
The exhibition is made possible in part through a Teagle Foundation grant focusing on pedagogical collaborations in higher education. This Place was previously exhibited at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; Norton Museum of Art, Florida; and Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York.
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