In Relation to Power: Politically Engaged Works from the Collection
September 09, 2021 – May 08, 2022
The Nasher Museum has launched its newest virtual exhibition, In Relation to Power: Politically Engaged Works from the Collection. Visitors can travel through six interactive gallery spaces—and also take in a 360-degree view of the Great Hall to see a sculpture by Sam Durant, part of the exhibition.
The entrance features four, 24-hour live streaming news channels. These simultaneous broadcasts are intended to help set the tone for the exhibition.
In Relation to Power is loosely organized into three thematic groupings, providing a rough framework through which to view artistic strategies of commentary and critique: Image & Ideology, Text & Subtext and The Body Politic.
Throughout the exhibition, visitors will find videos of artists talking about their work. Curatorial Assistant Adria Gunter and Chief Curator Marshall N. Price Curator give a multimedia introduction of the exhibition they co-organized. Each work in the virtual exhibition features a full wall label and zoomable image, which allows for closer looking. Some works also offer longer written commentaries and interactive 3D models. Visitors can easily move through the galleries by clicking on the green Nasher icons located on the floors.
This virtual exhibition was created in partnership with Duke’s Digital Art History & Visual Culture Research Lab and made possible by Mark Olson, Associate Professor of the Practice of Visual & Media Studies.
Four undergraduate Duke students assisted in the making of this virtual exhibition. Computer science majors Christopher Hall II and Jodi Yeh, interns in the Engagement & Marketing Department, wrote code, prepared image files and enhanced the user experience. Elayna Lei and Amy Wang, undergraduate research fellows in the Digital Art History & Visual Culture Research Lab, assisted with processing the photogrammetry of 3D models. Nasher staff Rachel Goodwin, Graphic Designer and Web Content Manager, and J Caldwell, staff photographer, videographer, social media manager, also assisted in building and designing the virtual exhibition.
VIRTUAL NASHER TEAM
J Caldwell, staff photographer, videographer, social media manager, Nasher Museum
Alan Dippy, preparator, Nasher Museum
Peter Paul Geoffrion, photographer, Nasher Museum
Rachel Goodwin, graphic designer and web content manager, Nasher Museum
Christopher Hall II, Duke Class of 2023, computer science intern, Nasher Museum
Wendy Hower, director of engagement & marketing, Nasher Museum
Brad Johnson, exhibition designer, Nasher Museum
Elayna Lei, Duke Class of 2024, undergraduate research fellow, Digital Art History & Visual Culture Research Lab
Julia McHugh, Trent A. Carmichael Curator of Academic Initiatives, Nasher Museum
Lee Nisbet, associate registrar and visual resources manager, Nasher Museum
Mark Olson, Associate Professor of the Practice of Visual & Media Studies, Duke’s Digital Art History & Visual Culture Research Lab.
Amy Wang, Duke Class of 2024, undergraduate research fellow, Digital Art History & Visual Culture Research Lab
Dani Yan, Duke Class of 2022, marketing intern, Nasher Museum
Jodi Yeh, Duke Class of 2022, computer science intern, Nasher Museum
Aaron Zalonis, assistant registrar and database manager, Nasher Museum
This exhibition was organized by Marshall Price, Chief Curator and Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Adria Gunter, Curatorial Assistant, at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
In Relation to Power: Politically Engaged Works from the Collection is supported by the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Fund for Exhibitions; the Janine and J. Tomilson Hill Family Fund; the E.T. Rollins Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Fund; and the Neely Family Fund.
The Nasher Museum is fully open to the public with ongoing health and safety protocols and free admission for all, including Thursday nights and weekends. We strongly encourage all individuals to be fully vaccinated before visiting the Nasher.