12/10/Concept-has-no-geography1.png” alt=”" width=”522″ height=”522″ />NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – The art exhibit, Concept Has No Geography will open to the public, Friday, Oct. 12 from 5 until 9 p.m. at the Jane E. Elliot Building on the campus of Tennessee State University and the Threesquared Gallery in Nashville.
A collaboration between the University and the art gallery, Concept Has No Geography is an exhibition that is the result of artistic journeys, beginning with the travels of Nashville art students to Kassel, Germany and Kassel art students to Nashville. The works are either created here or overseas, and include collaborative and personal projects from both New Media and traditional media (performance, video, sound art, photography, objects, paintings, installations). Artworks may be influenced by the international contemporary art scene, which the students experienced at dOCUMENTA(13) as well as by travel experiences during which students observed foreign places and developed relationships with other artists.
While exploring places like Berlin, Magdeburg, Memphis, Nashville, and Kassel, the artists maintain an ongoing Euro-American road trip. Being far away from home makes each of them experience their own identity in new ways. Geography and history merge. Stories become understandable despite language difficulties. The different roots of the artists are welcome stimuli, and include not only American and German, but also Russian, Thai, African, and Native American.
Two exhibition venues are planned: The Space for New Media at TSU Art Department and Threesquared. Visitors will travel between the two, following the concept of the artists. This exhibition series is part of the International exchange program between the TSU Art Department and Kunsthochschule Kassel (College of Art in Kassel, Germany).
The Nashville artists will also be premiering themselves as the newly founded group Six Elements.
The exhibit runs through November. Gallery hours at TSU are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., and by appointment at the Threesquared Gallery. Threesquared is located at 427 Chestnut Street in Nashville.
For more information, contact Sabine Schlunk, Director of International Artists Exchange Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dane Carter at 615.945.2382.
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