Emma Chubb is developing a mid-career retrospective for Younès Rahmoun, one of North Africa’s most significant contemporary artists, who is little known in the United States. The exhibition – his first solo show in North America—twill include a residency on the Smith campus for which the artist will create a site-specific piece. The exhibition will include drawing, video, performance and sculpture as well as pieces that employ materials named in the show’s title to engage issues like migration, climate change, decolonization and spirituality. Chubb will bring major scholars, curators, and artists to Smith for a two-day international conference to develop content for a bilingual exhibition catalogue. The publication will be the definitive scholarly work on Rahmoun and a significant contribution to contemporary art history.
The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program was launched in 2007 in celebration of the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary. This unprecedented program donated over 28,500 photographs by Andy Warhol to educational institutions across the United States. More than 180 college and university museums, galleries and art collections throughout the nation participated in the program, each receiving a curated selection of original Polaroid photographs and gelatin silver prints.