January 17 - April 1, 2023
Tradition Interrupted is an international group exhibition that explores the methods used by artists to conflate contemporary ideas with traditional art and craft in a range of media, from rugs and mosaics to metalwork and ceramics. The artists merge age-old media and techniques with innovation, and re-vision culturally historic ideas to create new work that interrupt traditional practice but still collaborates with the past. For generations, traditional craft and art practices held steadfast and often visually defined a culture. Today, artists are unraveling certain traits and facets of these ancient customs to redefine or reclaim them for the contemporary world. For many of the artists in this exhibition, everyday objects are sources of powerful agency to recall memories in danger of being forgotten, or to call into question revisionist histories.
Tradition Interrupted was organized by Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.
Anila Quayyum Agha (Pakistan), Faig Ahmed (Azerbaijan), Camille Eskell (U.S.), Mounir Fatmi (Morocco), Ana Gómez (Mexico), Shirin Hosseinvand (Iran), Dinh Q. Lê (Vietnam), Steven Young Lee (U.S.), Jaydan Moore (U.S.), Ramekon O’Arwisters (U.S.), and Masami Teraoka (Japan).
- Reception | January 19, 2023 | 5 p.m.
- Second Saturday | February 11, 2023 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Second Saturday | March 11, 2023 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Press & Publications
OKState News | Press Release
O'Colly | "'Tradition Interrupted' now showing at OSU Museum of Art," by Mak Vandruff, 24 Jan., 2023
Top Image: Mounir Fatmi, Maximum Sensation, 2016, skateboards, prayer rugs, approximately 90" H x 192" L x 12" D