NEW ART EXHIBIT – ONLINE and on location in Special Collections at Pickler Memorial Library
“Me Me Me” by artist Chido Johnson is the final piece of the American Race Exhibition on display in the Truman State University Art Gallery – only this piece is not actually in the gallery.
Go to thislandisyourlandthislandismyland.com – or click on the “Me, Me, Me” link to the right
to see the live video display.
From there you can click on “Information” to learn more and submit a comment.
This piece will run beyond the November 20 closing date of the larger exhibition and be online through November 29 (barring technical difficulties).
What’s it all about? Well the “Information” button above the video gives some context. From my point of view this work accomplishes two things. It makes note of our exhibition’s significant sponsorship from the Schwengel endowment which is dedicated to furthering the understanding of Lincoln and his role in history. The video shows the artist’s depiction of himself as a naked non-westerner under the gaze of the benevolent but inevitably patriarchal leader. The depictions of Lincoln are among the many artifacts that make up the Schwengel collection at Truman State University.
Special thanks are due to Elaine Doak, Director of Special Collections, Rusty Nelson, Chair of the Art Department, and Amit Shrestha of Instructional Technology Services.