Simulcast: Alison Saar at the NCMA – POSTPONED
The NCMA has postponed this program until further notice.
Join us for a simultaneous webcast of Alison Saar’s upcoming artist lecture at the North Carolina Museum of Art!
Employing both found and traditional artistic materials, artist Alison Saar’s sculptures and assemblages meditate on a range of experiences related to the African diaspora and femininity. The daughter of the artist Betye Saar, she continues her mother’s attention to the marginalization of both women and minorities. Often working with female nudes, Saar is among a larger generation of artists who recognize the body as a site of identity formation, acknowledging historical injustices and presenting defiant figures that seem to transcend their pasts. Referencing African and Afro-Caribbean art in her work, she often alludes to mythological narratives or rituals that fuel notions of history and identity.
Saar, who created the sturdy yet delicate bronze sculpture in the NCMA’s collection Tippy Toes, talks about her work; its themes of women, female sexuality, nature, racism, and domesticity; and its context in the fragility of natural and social environments.
Presented in partnership with the North Carolina Museum of Art; sponsored by the NCMA Docent Endowment.