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Tenessee Triennial for Contemporary Art, for its Inaugural Edition, names Curators

Tenessee Triennial of Contemporary Art has named Curators for its Inaugural Edition. Lauren Haynes who is a curator of contemporary art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas and an independent curator named Teka Selman will be the curators for first Tenessee Triennial for Contemporary Art.

Talking more about the Tenessee Triennial, it is an event which will be directed by Andrea Zieher and it is being produced by Tri-Star Arts which is a non-profit organization. This exhibition is expected to be spread across museums, universities, and art spaces in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.

Lauren Haynes has spent nearly 10 years at Studio Museum in Harlem before she joined Crystal Bridges in 2016. Haynes is going to be the curator for Momentary which is a contemporary art space opening in Arkansas in 2020. Lauren has also curated the 2019 Armory Show’s “focus” section which featured solo as well as two-artist presentations.

Lauren has also gained curatorial credits for “The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art” at Crystal Bridges (2018) along with “Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange” at the Studio Museum of Harlem (2015).

Talking on the occasion of being named as the curator of Tenessee Triennial for Contemporary Art, Lauren said that:

“Tennessee is near and dear to my heart and I relish this opportunity to continue learning from and working with artists around the state. I’m very excited to partner with Teka on this project; I’m a huge fan of her curatorial work and the perspective she’ll bring.”

Selman, who is an independent curator, was also excited about being named as the Curator for this exhibition.

“I’m so excited to be a part of this new endeavour and have the opportunity to work with the arts community in Tennessee, as well as bring artists from outside the state to collaborate with us. I hope that the Triennial will spark engagement that is long lasting and generative. It is particularly thrilling to be working with Lauren, whose projects and ideas I have long admired.”

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Source : ArtForum