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Revive | احیا

January 27 through June 4, 2023
Vanderbilt Art Gallery, Cohen Memorial Hall

Revive | احیا Open House, January 28, 1:00-5:00pm

Revive | احیا asked seven women connected to Middle Eastern culture to select a ceramic object in the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery collection and write a description. These essays were then given to seven Middle Eastern artists who created new works of art, based solely on the essay given to them, never seeing the object itself. This collaboration highlights how explicative language can evoke meaningful expression to render a more legitimate historical perspective and chart a course for a more inclusive future.

This exhibition is part of the Tennessee Triennial, which is centered around the concept of RE-PAIR, an intellectual and creative investigation of how objects, memories, cultures and identities can be fractured and reconstituted. Revive | احیا was curated by Raheleh Filsoofi, assistant professor in ceramics. The exhibition runs from January 27 through June 4 at the Vanderbilt University Art Gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall.

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