The University Art Museum at the University at Albany is pleased to present ACE: art on sports, promise, and selfhood featuring over a dozen emerging and internationally recognized artists who use sports and athletic culture to explore how youth, gender, race, promise, and identity are intertwined with athleticism. The exhibition looks at sports’ unique ability to shape one’s identity, define broader cultural codes and rituals, and engender community. While there have been several exhibitions that address similar themes, ACE will focus on topics specifically relevant to the university campus.
Widely ranging in identity and beliefs, the artists in ACE reflect the diverse demographic of UAlbany’s student and academic body. Foregrounding non-conforming persons, women, and artists of color, the exhibition sets out to address themes of aspiration, rivalry, commodification, and reach from a multiplicity of perspectives. The participating artists include Kevin Beasley, Petra Cortright, Darío Escobar, Radamés Juni Figueroa, Baseera Khan, Ari Marcopoulos, Catherine Opie, Sondra Perry, Paul Pfeiffer, Howardena Pindell, Cheryl Pope, Ronny Quevedo, Ashley Teamer, Hank Willis Thomas, and Wendy White.
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4 pm. For more information, call (518) 442-4035 or visit our website at www.albany.edu/museum.