David C. Driskell Center


Moving Visuals

Thursday, September 13th - Friday, November 16th, 2018


Moving Visuals focuses on a handful of contemporary African American artists who frequently and critically explore popular culture, social issues, and history in their works; including, Sanford Biggers, Stephanie Dinkins, Lyle Ashton Harris, Clifford Owens, Jefferson Pinder, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, and Hank Willis Thomas. The exhibition is curated by Dorit Yaron, the Driskell Center’s Deputy Director, and it focuses on artists engaged with time-based media. It is especially curated as a departure point for educating and encouraging students to engage in a dialogue about timely issues of past, present, and future histories. This is the first time the David C. Driskell Center has presented an exhibition focuses exclusively on time-based media.

The exhibition includes nearly a dozen works, all of which were created in the last five years. These highly contemporary works cover a range of issues from immigration to artificial intelligence and more. The exhibition is unified by its engagement with time-based media as a way to challenge and engage audiences to experience art in new ways. Furthermore, some of these artists have never been seen at the Driskell Center before, and the Center’s audience will get to experience contemporary African American artists diverse engagements with time-based media.

The Driskell Center Gallery’s hours are Monday through Friday from 11AM to 4PM with extended hours on Wednesday until 6PM; the gallery will be closed on Friday, October 12th, 2018. The Driskell Center Gallery will additionally be open on the following Saturdays: September 29th, October 20th, and November 10th from 11AM to 4PM.The Driskell Center observes all University of Maryland closings due to inclement weather and holidays. The David C. Driskell Center office is open daily during the weekdays from 9AM through 5PM.