2019 Power : Empower


Power / Empower

April 24- July 7, 2019


Who owns the power or controls it? Who has the power and can it be shifted, negotiated. Nature pitted against Humans is one of the most important power struggles of our time. Wealth against Poverty is another. People against Government. Religions against Each Other. Belief against Non-belief. Humans verses Religion. Past struggling with the Present as in language being lost to shifting history. Race against Race. Nature against Humans who are also part of nature—all timeless struggles. The North Dakota Museum of Art has acquired important works of art that reveal aspects of power and the conflicts over power. These will be in the exhibition along with contemporary work by four other artists timely today. The exhibition will span four decades, from1985 to the present. Rather than singular pieces the artists are represented by seminal bodies of work.




Leading Sponsor

David Opdyke, Public-Private Partnership, ND.
Acrylic on vintage postcard, 2017.




Paul Bowen
Michael Boyd
Peter Dean
Juan Manuel Echavarría
Rena Effendi
Daniel Heyman
Doug Kinsey
David Krueger
Lamar Peterson
Will Maclean
Michael Manzavrakos
David Opdyke
Georgie Papageorge
John Snyder
Federico Solmi
Richard Tsong-Taatarii