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State of Emergency

January 16 – February 28, 2014


Curated by Lia Newman, the works of art in State of Emergency depict both real and imagined disasters. The exhibition features 18 contemporary artists working in a variety of media. Artists: Ai Weiwei, Miguel Aragón, Mel Chin, Joelle Dietrick, Eben Goff, Naoya Hatakeyama, Miki Kato-Starr, Tatana Kellner, Matt Kenyon, Kate Kretz, Mario Marzan, Richard Misrach, Jason Mitcham, Matthew Picton, Robert Polidori, elin o’Hara slavick, Katherine Taylor, and Paul Villinski.

The exhibition and publication were generously supported by the Herb Jackson and Laura Grosch Gallery Endowment, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Davidson College Friends of the Arts, and Davidson College Multicultural Affairs.



Opening Reception: January 23, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm, with a discussion at 5:30pm, Belk Visual Arts Center.

Film Screening: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, with post-film discussion with Dr. Fuji Lozada and Dr. Margaret McCarthy. Due to weather, the screening is rescheduled for Wednesday, February 26, 2014. 6:30-8:30pm, Seman Auditorium, Belk Visual Arts Center.  Supported by the Davidson College Multicultural Affairs.

Common Hour Coffee: Discussion with Dr. Suzanne Churchill, Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 11:00am-12:00pm, Van Every Gallery.

Film Screening: State of Emergency in film is a screening of short films related to disaster.  Thursday, February 20, 2014. 7:00-8:30pm, Seman Auditorium, Belk Visual Arts Center.

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