The Nasher Museum presents an exhibition of significant global contemporary art drawn from the permanent collection. Sound Vision includes many recent acquisitions, including paintings, works on paper, photography, video, installation and sculpture. The exhibition reflects a collecting strategy that is ambitious for a museum so new, with a focus on artists who may be emerging or undervalued, but have nonetheless created some of the most important work of our time. The work of younger artists, often connected to the museum through exhibitions, is juxtaposed with established artists who have greatly influenced the art of the 21st century. The growing collection, with a special interest in artists of African descent, reflects the museum’s location in Durham, an entrepreneurial community with a rich history and 40-percent African American population. Artists in the exhibition include Njideka Akunyili, Sanford Biggers, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Thomas Hirschhorn, Taiyo Kimura, Christian Marclay, Kerry James Marshall, Zanele Muholi, Dario Robleto, Nari Ward, Andy Warhol, Carrie Mae Weems and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
IMAGE: Njideka Akunyili, “The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born” Might Not Hold True For Much Longer, 2013. Acrylic and transfers on paper, 66 x 84 inches 167.6 x 213.4 cm. Promised Gift of Marjorie and Michael Levine, T’84, P’15.