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Fred Wilson


October 04, 2005, through December 11, 2005
Fred Wilson, an internationally regarded American artist who represented the United States at the 2003 Venice Biennale, is best known for compelling installations using objects from a museum's permanent collection to critically examine the practice of collecting art and its attendant issue of cultural representation. Wilson draws upon familiar curatorial practices to refashion and rearrange museum objects into unusual displays that might divulge otherwise veiled stories of racism, stereotyping, and marginalization in local or institutional histories. Through SO MUCH TROUBLE IN THE WORLD, Fred Wilson features works from the Hood's permanent collection in a provocative site-specific installation that concludes the museum's yearlong celebration of twenty years in its Charles Moore building.
This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and generously funded in part by a grant from the LEF Foundation and by the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Hall Fund and the George O. Southwick 1957 Memorial Fund.
Curated by Fred Wilson / Barbara Thompson, Curator of African, Oceanic, and Native American Collections / Juliette Bianco, Deputy Director

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