Memorials of Identity: New Media from the Rubell Family Collection
The museum showed nine new media works on loan from the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, one of the leading collections of contemporary art in the world. Since 1993, the Rubell family has presented exhibitions in a 45,000-square-foot former D.E.A. confiscated-goods warehouse, now a permanent museum of the extensive collection dating from the 1960s to the present. The collection began soon after Don and Mera Rubell were married in 1964, and their son, Jason and their daughter, Jennifer, joined their parents in expanding the collection. Jason Rubell graduated from Duke in 1991; he is a founding member of the museum’s National Board of Advisors. Video artists in the exhibition: William Kentridge of South Africa; Sigalit Landau of Israel; Japanese-born Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba; Norwegian Sven Pahlsson; Albania-born Anri Sala; Fiona Tan of Indonesia; and Artur Zmijewski of Poland.