Exhibitions and Events Skip Navigation

This Place

February 1–May 20, 2018


Solomon 2
Solomon 5

This Place comprises the work of twelve photographers who, between 2009 and 2012, spent extended periods of time in Israel and the West Bank. Frédéric Brenner, Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Gilles Peress, Fazal Sheikh, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall, and Nick Waplington each brought their own expertise and perspective to bear in developing their individual projects. Brought together in This Place, their photographs reveal a portrait of a land and its peoples that is complex, fragmented, and paradoxical.

The Picker Art Gallery will present works by four of the twelve photographers: Josef Koudelka, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Thomas Struth, and Nick Waplington. The exhibition is part of a collaborative project with the Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, the University Art Museum at SUNY Albany, and the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College. Each museum is exhibiting their portion of This Place concurrently. This experimental presentation underlines the intention of the organizers and institutions to offer the exhibition as a space of experimentation, questioning, and dialogue.

Thanks to a grant from the Teagle Foundation, the Picker Art Gallery is working closely with faculty at Colgate to encourage interdisciplinary and cross-campus collaborations and creating new ways of thinking about learning and teaching with museum exhibitions. This Place provides a unique occasion for documenting and assessing the rich pedagogical potential of museum exhibitions.

This Place is organized by Chronicle of a People Foundation, Inc., New York, and the tour is managed by Curatorial Assistance, Pasadena, California. The project was conceived by Frédéric Brenner and curated by Charlotte Cotton. This Place is supported at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, the Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University, the Wellin Museum at Hamilton College and the University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York, by the Teagle Foundation.

Images

Left: Rosalind Fox Solomon, Untitled, from the series THEM, 2011. Archival pigment print.
16.75 x 16.75 in. (42.55 x 42.55 cm). © Rosalind Solomon. Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery.
Right: Rosalind Fox Solomon, Untitled, from the series THEM, 2011. Archival pigment print.
16.75 x 16.75 in. (42.55 x 42.55 cm). © Rosalind Solomon. Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery.

Exhibition Opening Reception

Thursday, February 1, 2018
5:00–7:00 p.m., Picker Art Gallery, Dana Arts Center

Related Events

Monday, February 19, 2018
Gallery talk with Rosalind Fox Solomon
12:30 p.m., Picker Art Gallery, Dana Arts Center

THEM: Artist talk by Rosalind Fox Solomon
4:30 p.m., Golden Auditorium, Little Hall 105

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Whose Jerusalem? Archaeology and Religious Tourism as Rituals of Control 
Neil Silberman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
4:30 pm, Golden Auditorium, 105 Little Hall
Part of the Art and Art History Lecture Series

Thursday, March 29, 2018
In Place, Out of Place, Out of Space: Palestinians and Jews in the West Bank
Ian Lustick, University of Pennsylvania
4:30 pm, Persson Hall Auditorium

Friday, April 13, 2018
Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land, screening and Q&A with director Gilad Baram
5:00 p.m., Hamilton Movie Theater.
A collaboration between the Picker Art Gallery and the Film and Media Studies Program’s Friday Night Film Series. Supported by the Fund for the Study of World Religions.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Walkthrough: Artist talk by Walid Raad
4:30 pm, Golden Auditorium, 105 Little Hall
Part of the Art and Art History Lecture Series