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pov: in my nasher teen era


March 09 – June 30, 2024
LaToya Ruby Frazier, Grandma Ruby and me, 2005 (printed 2013). Gelatin silver print mounted on museum board, edition AP 1/2/Edition of 3 + 2 AP, 20 × 24 inches (50.8 × 61 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with funds provided by Marjorie (P’16, P’19, P’19) and Michael Levine (B.S.’84, P’16, P’19, P’19); 2013.6.2. © LaToya Ruby Frazier. Courtesy of the artist and Michel Rein, Paris / Brussels.
Nasher Teen Council 2023-24
Nasher Teen Council 2023-24 FRONT ROW: Mackenzie Jones, Methila Nasiri, Syma Sheila. MIDDLE ROW: Maira Magwene Muñiz, Samantha Gonzalez. TOP ROW: Riziki Chabeda, Lois Cunningham, Kelly-Preston Davis, Ismael Guzman Garcia. Photo by Cornell Watson.

The Nasher Museum presents pov: in my nasher teen era, an installation of photography and collage works chosen and contextualized by the Nasher Teen Council. The works of art, all from the Nasher Museum collection, explore race, economics, culture, gender, age, and more from their point of view. The selection of artworks is both personal and collaborative, as are the accompanying responses written for each chosen work. Together, the texts form an anthology of reflections on contemporary works from the Nasher Museum’s collection.

The responses to the works of art are directly correlated to the individual and collective experiences of the Nasher Teen Council in Durham, North Carolina. Their identities weave through each response, offering a tapestry of diverse stories to be uncovered. Through the exhibition, they explore their own positions as young creatives from diverse ethnic, racial, and gender backgrounds. The exhibition, pov: in my nasher teen era, amplifies their voices, but also leaves room for those of the artists and the visitors who interact with the exhibition.

Organization & Support

Nasher Teen Council 2023-24
Nasher Teen Council 2023-24 FRONT ROW: Samantha Gonzalez, Jae Hee Shin, Syma Sheila. MIDDLE: Tatiana Molina-Hueda, Riziki Chabeda, Maira Magwene Muñiz, Kelly-Preston Davis, Ismael Guzman Garcia. BACK FAR LEFT: Mackenzie Jones. Photo by Cornell Watson.

This exhibition is organized by the Nasher Teen Council, comprised of 12 high school students from Durham, NC. The student co-curators:

Riziki Chabeda, Lois Cunningham, Kelly-Preston Davis, Samantha Gonzalez, Ismael Guzman Garcia, Mackenzie Jones, Portia Leonard, Maira Magwene Muñiz, Tatiana Molina-Hueda, Methila Nasiri, Jae Hee Shin and Syma Sheila.

The Nasher Teen Council is generously supported by The Sahm Family Foundation and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.

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