“The Voices from the Vault” series is back at 6 p.m. tonight, Sept. 28, at the Ulrich Museum of Art. The event will discuss the art of the 1990s as examined by artist Nancy Davidson. There will also be a live stream of the program.
Davidson is a sculptor, installation artist and photographer who uses inflated weather balloons to challenge the notions of contemporary monumental sculpture while simultaneously repurposing comedic tropes of bodily mass, fleshiness, and beauty. Her piece, Buttress (pictured above), in the Ulrich’s permanent collection, will be temporarily displayed at the museum during the event and shortly thereafter.
Davidson will examine the social and political reverberations of important topics in the 1990s, namely third-wave feminism, which continues to resonate today. Her work has been exhibited at the Krannert Art Museum, Illinois; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
Funding for “Voices from the Vault” is provided by Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit organization that connects communities with history, traditions and ideas to strengthen civic life.