David Winton Bell Gallery

Upcoming Exhibitions

Llevando la Cultura: Conflicting Narratives in Mexican Art
January 10, 2018 - February 11, 2018

The struggle to define what it means to be Mexican in an era of rapid change and instability profoundly affected Mexican art in the twentieth century. Drawn from the Bell Gallery collection—and including works by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Graciela Iturbide, Salvador Lutteroth, Alfredo Ramos Martinez, Leopoldo Méndez, Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros, Mariana Yampolsky, and Francisco Zúñiga—the exhibition raises questions about who is allowed, capable, or obligated to create culture. Who has the right to speak for Mexico?

Curated by Rica Maestas
Image: Graciela Iturbide, Mujer Ángel (Angel Woman), 1979. Gelatin silver print.

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Student Exhibition 2018
February 24, 2018 - March 11, 2018

The David Winton Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art present the work of student artists in Brown University's 38th annual Student Exhibition.

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33º | Jacob Kirkegaard
March 31, 2018 - May 27, 2018

Danish artist and composer Jacob Kirkegaard presents listening as a means of experiencing the world. His forty-minute soundspace Isfald (Icefall) was recorded in Greenland in June 2013. Ultra deep booms from calving glaciers — recorded twenty meters below the surface — combine with high pitch sounds of melting, cracking ice in an immersive installation. Isfald was commissioned and lent by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk.

Curated by Jo-Ann Conklin
Image: installation view of Isfald at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk 

 

Location Bell Gallery
33º | Camille Seaman
March 31, 2018 - May 27, 2018

For more than a decade Camille Seaman has documented the rapidly changing landscapes of Earth's polar regions. As an expedition photographer aboard small ships in the Arctic,  Antarctic, and Greenland, she has chronicled the accelerating effects of global warming on the jagged face of nearly fifty thousand icebergs. Seaman's unique perspective of the landscape is entwined with her Native American upbringing: she sees no two icebergs as alike; each responds to its environment uniquely, almost as if they were living beings.

Curated by Jo-Ann Conklin
image: Breaching Iceberg, Greenland, August 8, 2008

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33º | Olaf Otto Becker
March 31, 2018 - May 27, 2018

Landscape photographer Olaf Otto Becker’s interests lie in “documenting the visible traces of human overpopulation left behind in nature.” Traveling more than 275 miles on foot over Greenland’s inland ice, Becker photographed rivers of meltwater that are increasingly appearing due to global warming. Invisible throughout are black, crusty deposits—from dust and rust in the air— that together with climate change are accelerate the melting of the ice sheets. 

Curated by Jo-Ann Conklin
Image: River 2, 07/2008, Position 1 69°47’37’’N, 49°33’17’’W, Altitude 931m

Location Bell Gallery