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Unsettled

October 27th, 2018 – April 30th, 2019
Palm Springs Art Museum, Annenberg Wing and Clayes III Wing
 
Unsettled is a sweeping presentation of contemporary art by more than 75 artists living or working in the Greater West. The exhibition’s fertile terrain is a “super region” that runs from the top of Alaska, through the North American West, and all the way down to Central America, and the work created here explores the geography of vast frontiers, rich natural resources, diverse indigenous peoples, and the inevitable conflicts that arise when these factors coexist.

 

This provocative exhibition looks to the future while also honoring the past and those who created cultures and places millennia before it was declared ‘unsettled.’

Organized by the Nevada Museum of Art and curated by JoAnne Northrup, its Curatorial Director and Curator of Contemporary Art, in collaboration with legendary artist Ed Ruscha, The Palm Springs presentation is organized by Brooke Hodge, director of architecture and design. Unsettled includes work that ranges from painting and sculpture to photography, performance, Twitter poems, and site-specific installations, spanning millennia, place, gender, and race, that through the eyes of artists tells the compelling, and evolving, story of the Greater West.

In addition to Ruscha, Unsettled features works by Gerard Murillo, Sonia Falcone, Ana Teresa Fernández, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Edgar Arceneaux, Andrea Zittel, Nicholas Galanin, Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, and many other artists.

Image:  Nicholas Galanin, Things Are Looking Native, Native’s Looking Whiter, 2012, Digital photograph, 30 x 40 inches. Anchorage Museum Collection, Museum Purchase, Rasmuson Foundation Art Acquisition Fund, 2012.21.3