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UNSETTLED / TELLS STORIES OF THE GREATER WEST THROUGH A BROAD SELECTION OF ART AND ARTIFACTS MADE ON THE EDGE

Organized by the Nevada Museum of Art and curated in collaboration with Ed Ruscha, Unsettled features 200 artworks in a variety of media spanning two millennia by 80 artists. It opens in Reno August 26, 2017. Unsettled amasses 200 artworks by 80 artists spanning 2,000 years to explore the geography of frontiers characterized by vast expanses of open land, rich natural resources, diverse indigenous peoples, colonialism, and the ongoing conflicts that inevitably arise when these factors coexist. 

Through a broad selection of art and artifacts, the story of the Greater West– a super-region bounded from Alaska to Patagonia, and from Australia to the American West– unfolds through this landmark exhibition. Curated by Nevada Museum of Art Curatorial Director and Curator of Contemporary Art JoAnne Northrup in collaboration with legendary artist Ed Ruscha, Unsettled remains on view through January 21, 2018 at the Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery located in downtown Reno, Nevada. The show will travel to the Anchorage Museum, followed by the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Brian Jungen, 1980, 1970, 1960, 2007, Polyester, metal, painted wood on paper sonotube © Brian Jungen 201

Brian Jungen, 1980, 1970, 1960, 2007, Polyester, metal, painted wood on paper sonotube © Brian Jungen 201

Chris Burden, All the Submarines of the United States of America, 1987, Cardboard, vinyl thread, typeface © Chris Burden. Image courtesy of The Chris Burden Estate and Gagosian. Photo: Benoit Pailley

Chris Burden, All the Submarines of the United States of America, 1987, Cardboard, vinyl thread, typeface © Chris Burden. Image courtesy of The Chris Burden Estate and Gagosian. Photo: Benoit Pailley

Emily Carr, Vanquished, 1930. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr Trust, VAG 42.3.6. Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery

Emily Carr, Vanquished, 1930. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr Trust, VAG 42.3.6. Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery

“The artists selected for Unsettled foretell the world’s future while simultaneously looking back to honor indigenous ancestors who created cultures and made places here millennia before it was declared ‘unsettled.’ The title of the show is intentionally ambiguous and resonates on many levels depending on the chosen meaning of the term,” said Northrup. “The works presented reverberate with one or more meanings of the adjective ‘unsettled,’ including lacking stability; worried and uneasy; liable to change; unpredictable; not yet resolved; not yet paid; and having no settlers or inhabitants.”

Nicholas Galanin, Things Are Looking Native, Native’s Looking Whiter, 2012, Digital photograph.

Nicholas Galanin, Things Are Looking Native, Native’s Looking Whiter, 2012, Digital photograph.

© Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, "Flatsun", 2011. Photo by: Maxime Dufour.

© Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, “Flatsun”, 2011. Photo by: Maxime Dufour.

Ed Ruscha, Lost Empires, Living Tribes, 1984, Oil on canvas, 64 x 64 inches. The Marciano Collection, Los Angeles. © Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha, Lost Empires, Living Tribes, 1984, Oil on canvas, 64 x 64 inches. The Marciano Collection, Los Angeles. © Ed Ruscha

Sonia Falcone, Campo de Color (Color Field), 2012, Installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist © Sonia Falcone Art.

Sonia Falcone, Campo de Color (Color Field), 2012, Installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist © Sonia Falcone Art.

Ana Teresa Fernández, Erasing the Border (Borrando la Frontera), 2013, Oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches. The Bedford Cherubino Collection

Ana Teresa Fernández, Erasing the Border (Borrando la Frontera), 2013, Oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches. The Bedford Cherubino Collection

Minerva Cuevas, Cardinal Points, 2007. Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City. © Minerva Cuevas. Photo: Estudio Michel Zabé

Minerva Cuevas, Cardinal Points, 2007. Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City. © Minerva Cuevas. Photo: Estudio Michel Zabé

Bruce Conner, CROSSROADS, 1976, digitally restored 2013, 35mm, black and white, sound, Duration: 37 minutes (converted to video). Original music composed and performed by Patrick Gleeson and Terry Riley, Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive. Courtesy Conner Family Trust and Kohn Gallery. © Conner Family Trust

Bruce Conner, CROSSROADS, 1976, digitally restored 2013, 35mm, black and white, sound, Duration: 37 minutes (converted to video). Original music composed and performed by Patrick Gleeson and Terry Riley, Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive. Courtesy Conner Family Trust and Kohn Gallery. © Conner Family Trust

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