Past Exhibitions / Sound Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection

March 6, 2014 - August 3, 2014

The Nasher Museum presents an exhibition of recent acquisitions of contemporary art and other highlights from the collection. Sound Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection  includes paintings, works on paper, photography, video, installation and sculpture. It is on view March 6 through August 8.

“We are thrilled to present an exhibition of some of the most exciting art of our time,” said Sarah Schroth, Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director of the Nasher Museum. “Visitors will enjoy one dazzling work after another, and the conversations between them. A story emerges in this exhibition–of our dedication to our curator’s vision and our sound strategy for building a collection.”

Sound Vision features 37 works by artists including Njideka Akunyili, Radcliffe Bailey, Sanford Biggers, William Cordova, Noah Davis, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Charles Gaines, Deborah Grant, Barkley L. Hendricks, Taiyo Kimura, Christian Marclay, Kerry James Marshall, Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid, Zanele Muholi, Odili Donald Odita, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Robert Pruitt, Dario Robleto, Gary Simmons, Xaviera Simmons, Burk Uzzle, Nari Ward, Andy Warhol, Carrie Mae Weems and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

The exhibition reflects a collecting strategy with a focus on artists who are living and working today, and may be emerging or unexpected. The work of these younger artists, often connected to the museum through exhibitions, is juxtaposed with established artists who have greatly influenced art of the 21st century.

Sound Vision will be complemented by free programs at the Nasher Museum, including a talk by artist Carrie Mae Weems, who will deliver the Barbra and Andrew Rothschild Lecture on Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m. Other related free programs include two Family Day events, a gallery talk, teacher workshops, a talk at Durham Public Library, sketching in the galleries and more.

Sound Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection is supported by Nancy A. Nasher and David S. Haemisegger. Sound Vision was organized by Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum.

TOP IMAGE: Njideka Akunyili, “The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born” Might Not Hold True For Much Longer, 2013. Acrylic and transfers on paper, 64 × 82 7/8 inches (162.6 × 210.5 cm). Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC. Promised gift of Marjorie and Michael Levine (T’84, P’16, P’19, P’19); L.28.2013.1. © Njideka Akunyili. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.