Tradition Interrupted is an international group exhibition that explores the methods used by artists to conflate contemporary ideas with traditional art and craft in a range of media, from rugs and mosaics to metalwork and ceramics. The eleven artists in the exhibition hail from around world. Organized by Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.
Additional Information The artists of Tradition Interrupted are merging age-old media and technique with innovation, and re-visioning culturally historic ideas to create new work that interrupt traditional practice but still collaborates with the past. For generations, traditional craft and art practices held steadfast and often visually defined a culture. Today, artists are unraveling certain traits and facets of these ancient customs to redefine or reclaim them for the contemporary world.
For many of the artists in Tradition Interrupted, everyday objects are sources of powerful agency to recall memories in danger of being forgotten, or to call into question revisionist histories. Many of the artists work in a conceptually “uncomfortable” space with the traditions and theories of their past as they create hybrid artworks that address contemporary concepts and concerns.
Objects Approximately 22 artworks consisting of sculpture, installation and 2-D objects.
Artists Anila Quayyum Agha (Pakistan), Faig Ahmed (Azerbaijan), Camille Eskell (U.S.), Mounir Fatmi (Morocco), Ana Gómez (Mexico), Shirin Hosseinvand (Iran), Dinh Q. Lê (Vietnam), Steven Young Lee (U.S.), Jaydan Moore (U.S.), Ramekon O’Arwisters (U.S.), Jason Seife (U.S.), and Masami Teraoka (Japan)
Venues Juliet Art Museum, Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, WV | Apr. 3, 2021 – Sept. 12, 2021 Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA | Oct. 9, 2021 - Jan. 23, 2022 Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, University City, MI | Feb. 19, 2022 - Jun. 18, 2022 Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY | Jul. 9, 2022 - Sept. 25, 2022 Lamont Gallery at Phillip Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH | Oct. 15, 2022 – Dec. 11, 2022 Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Stillwater, OK | Jan. 17, 2023 - Apr. 11, 2023 Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX | Apr. 29, 2023 - Jul. 23, 2023 Springfield Art Museum, MO | Aug. 18 - Nov. 12, 2023 Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA | Dec. 9 - Mar. 31, 2024 The Baker Museum at Artis—Naples, Naples, FL | Apr. 27 - Jul. 28, 2024 Marion Art Gallery at SUNY, Fredonia, NY | Aug. 27 – Nov. 22, 2024