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Memorials of Identity: New Media from the Rubell Family Collection

August 03 – October 01, 2006
Jason Rubell visits the gallery during the opening event for Memorials of Identity. Photo by Duke Photography.
Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Memorial Project Nha Trang, Vietnam: Towards the Complex – for the Courageous, the Curious, and the Cowards (still), 2001. DVD projection with sound. Rubell Family Collection, Miami.
Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Memorial Project Nha Trang, Vietnam: Towards the Complex – for the Courageous, the Curious, and the Cowards (still), 2001. DVD projection with sound. Rubell Family Collection, Miami.

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.

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