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March 2011

Green Hill Center for NC Art in Greensboro, NC, Features Works by Fatimah Tuggar

The Green Hill Center for NC Art in Greensboro, NC, will present the exhibit, Fatimah Tuggar - Dream Team, Works from 1995 - 2011, on view from Feb. 4 through Mar. 27, 2011. An opening reception will be held on Feb. 4, from 5:30 - 7:30pm.

Fatimah Tuggar is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses technology as both a medium and a subject in her work to serve as metaphors for power dynamics. She combines objects, images and sounds from diverse cultures, geographies, and histories. Collage and assemblage figure into all of her creations with a focus often on Western and some West African Cultures. The pieces are a combination of two or more objects from Western Africa and their Western equivalent to talk about electricity, infrastructure, access and the reciprocal influences between technology and cultures.

The exhibition includes objects, images, video and interactive media installations. Green Hill Center will present a retrospective of Tuggar’s large format photographs presenting scenarios created using images taken from contemporary African and American society. An installation of hybrid objects associating elements from traditional cultures and new technology continues the artist’s investigation of how media and technology diversely impact local and global realities.

In addition, the exhibition will include an interactive installation - Transient Transfer Greensboro. This multi-media project is the result of collaboration with Tuggar and local students from The Doris Henderson Newcomer School, Canterbury School, Western High School and Smith High School at Hemphill Branch Library to create collages using the students’ images of the Greensboro community.

Tuggar, born in Nigeria, attended the Black Heath School of Art in London, England. She received a MFA at Yale University and did post graduate independent studies at the Whitney Museum of Art. Tuggar is currently HBCU Faculty Fellow in Residence at the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 336/333-7460 or visit (

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