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I am I said

‘Empire and Its Discontents’ and more at Tufts; ‘Re-View’ and visiting faculty at Harvard; GASP’s Fourth Anniversary
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 3, 2008
Saira Wasim, Demockery

“Empire and Its Discontents,” "Do-Ho Suh: Paratrooper Ii,” and “Contrapuntal Lines” at Tufts University Art Gallery, 40R Talbot Ave, Medford | September 11–November 23 | 617.627.3518

“Re-View” at Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge | Opens September 13 | 617.495.9400

“Visiting Faculty Show” at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge | September 15–October 23 | 617.495.3251

“The Tongue Of Shadows” at GASP, 362 Boylston St, Brookline | September 12–October 18 | 617.418.4308
This is the 30th anniversary of Edward Said’s influential book Orientalism, in which the post-colonial theorist, literary scholar, and political activist described and criticized persistent Eurocentric prejudice underlying Western attitudes toward the Arab-Islamic world. In commemoration of Said’s work, Tufts University Art Gallery presents “EMPIRE AND ITS DISCONTENTS,” which opens September 15 with work by 11 artists tied to previously colonized regions in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung’s “pop-up” sculptures of the current political landscape offer a satirical look at globalization, capitalism, and democracy; Saira Wasim uses techniques of Mughal miniature painting to depict contemporary world politics, bringing in such recognizable figures as Condoleezza Rice and Ronald McDonald. Also opening September 15 at Tufts: Korean-born Do-Ho Suh explores individual identity in an increasingly global society in the looming installation “DO-HO SUH: PARATROOPER II,” and “CONTRAPUNTAL LINES: RANIA MATAR AND BUTHINA ABU MILHELM” brings together work by a Boston-based Lebanese photographer and an Arab-Israeli sculptor, both looking at ordinary life as lived under extraordinary circumstances.

With Harvard’s Fogg and Busch-Reisinger Museums closed for major renovation (until 2013!), the nearby Arthur M. Sackler Museum steps in to host “RE-VIEW,” which, opening September 13, features works from all three museums shown together for the first time. Aiming to display major and familiar works as well as some surprises, “Re-View” includes European and American art since 1900, Asian and Islamic art from 5000 BC to the present, and work in all media, mainly in the Western tradition, from antiquity to the late 19th century.

Meanwhile, Harvard’s Carpenter Center continues to present changing contemporary exhibitions. Opening September 15, the “VISITING FACULTY SHOW” boasts work by an impressive new crew: Sanford Biggers, Taylor Davis, Greg Halpern, David Lobser, and Catherine Lord.

GASP, the experimental venue on Route 9 that is slowly but surely taking up more and more of its block, celebrates its fourth anniversary with “THE TONGUE OF SHADOWS,” which opens September 12. Curated by Gilles Daigneault, the show includes installation-based work by Quebec artists Catherine Bolduc, Danielle Sauve, and Louise Viger that’s described as sharing an interest in “those strange doubles of life that are shadows.”

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