The ASU Art Museum is the recipient of a $144,000 Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, in support of the museum’s International Artist Residency Program at Combine Studios.
“Shifting Sands: Recent Videos from the Middle East,” on view through Nov. 29 at the ASU Art Museum, explores zones of conflict, including the Israel-Palestine border and Afghanistan, with a focus on the shifting personal, political and geographical landscapes of the Middle East.
Exhibitions will be the first presentation outside of the East Coast of this new work by world-renowned visual and performance artist Pablo Helguera, whose work weaves together personal and historical narratives in the context of socially engaged art and language.
Eduardo Sarabia, who grew up in Los Angeles and presently lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico, uses his artwork to make reference not just to a physical border, but to a dividing line in the identity of one who feels at once familiar with and distant from his or her cultural heritage.
The relocation will move the center's existing collection, storage, library and gallery space into a newly remodeled space on the ground floor of the Brickyard at Mill, located at 7th Street and Mill Avenue in Tempe.
"Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft," is the first comprehensive museum exhibition to highlight ASU's extensive craft holdings, including new international acquisitions in wood, ceramic and fiber.