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August 30, 2022

Fall exhibitions and programs

Tufts University Art Galleries

[1] Lida Abdul, What We Have Overlooked (still), 2011. 16mm film, two-channel video installation, 3:44 min. Courtesy Giorgio Persano Gallery. [2] Sofía Córdova, SIN AGUA ii: subtle suffering, 2017–22. Video, color, original sound composition. Courtesy of the artist.

Aidekman Arts Center, Medford
The Sun Rises in the West and Sets in the East
August 30–December 11, 2022
Reception & performance by Nyugen E. Smith: Thursday, October 6, 6–8pm

SMFA at Tufts, Boston
Sofía Córdova: Backed Up Into Dawn
August 30–October 23, 2022
Reception & performance by XUXA SANTAMARIA: Thursday, September 15, 6–8pm

In Medford, The Sun Rises in the West and Sets in the East, guest curated by Sara Raza, explores social and cultural seismic shifts and how the traditional culture and classifications have collapsed in contemporary society. The exhibition features eleven contemporary artists who challenge geopolitical narratives, systems, and power dynamics, including new and recent works by Lida Abdul, Kader Attia, Yael Bartana, Asli Çavuşoğlu, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, Ali Cherri, Anton Ginzburg, Emily Jacir, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Nyugen E. Smith, and Nari Ward. Embracing sculpture, mixed-media installation, film, and performance, the exhibition captures the importance of art’s role in inspiring dialogue and reassessing political futures and structures.

In Boston at SMFA at Tufts, Sofía Córdova: Backed Up Into Dawn, is the first institutional solo presentation of Puerto Rican-born, Oakland-based conceptual interdisciplinary artist Sofía Córdova, who works with performance, music, video, photography, sculpture and installation. Organized by Abigail Satinsky, the exhibition presents an extensive body of video work and a newly commissioned installation GUILLOTINÆ WannaCry Act Green: Savage, Savauge, Salvaje that highlights Córdova’s engagements with climate capitalism and its entanglement with colonial erasure. XUXA SANTAMARIA is artist Sofía Córdova’s collaborative experimental music project with partner and fellow artist Matthew Gonzalez Kirkland.

For a full listing of programs and events, visit our website.

About Tufts University Art Galleries
As the public center for visual arts at Tufts University, the Art Galleries create a dynamic learning space through a responsive program of contemporary art exhibitions, events, collecting, and scholarship, across our two locations in Medford and Boston. We are driven by our belief in the impact of art and artists on our world and grounded in the values of care, learning, dialogue, and the creative process.

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