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.