Mel Chin Opening Reception« Back to Events
Join us for an Opening Reception:
This exhibition is a special adaptation of artist Mel Chin’s original work The Funk & Wag from A to Z, reconfigured specifically for installation in the Asheville Art Museum, and shown alongside additional works representing the artist’s ruminations on war, religion and politics.
The Funk & Wag from A to Z is comprised of images from the 1953 edition of Funk & Wagnall’s Encyclopedia, removed from their original context and reinterpreted through collage (originally installed at the Nave Museum in Victoria, TX, and curated by Ann Harithas).
Mel Chin’s investigations explore our natural and social ecology and the ways art can provoke greater social awareness and responsibility. This stunning and thought provoking exhibition will remain on display in the Museum’s East Wing from Friday, July 27 through Sunday, November 25th.