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Imo Nse Imeh
American, born Nigeria (1980-)
Butterfly Girl from the Chibok Girls Series, 2018

Archival pigment ink on Hahnemühle Photo Rag; edition 42/50 23 15/16 in × 24 in
Purchased with Art Acquisition Funds; Photography Stephen Petegorsky
©Imo Nse Imeh   UM 2018.3


Artworks in this section explore how artists creatively visualize social issues to generate awareness, discourse, or action. Showcasing the power of their unique voices and viewpoints, we hope these highlights from the Museum’s collection will open dialogue and invite visitors to discuss the longstanding influence of politics on creative expression.


Artists
Radcliffe Bailey
Miroslaw Balka
Alexis Callender
Hans Haacke
Jenny Holzer
Imo Imeh
Annette Lemieux
Jefferson Pinder
Tim Rollins & K.O.S.
Betye Saar
Andy Warhol
Fred Wilson

Artists' Books
Brendan Fernandes
Jenny Holzer
Francesc Torres
Walid Raad
Kara Walker

Radcliffe Bailey, American (1968- ) 
Untitled, 2012 
Gouache, collage, and ink on sheet music 

Miroslaw Balka, Polish (1958- ) 
B, 2006 
Lithograph printed on 250 g Velin d´Arches paper 

Alex Callender, American (1980- ) 
Time Reminds Us from the series Borderland Where Freedom Grows, 2022 
Ink and acrylic on Stonehenge paper 

Hans Haacke, American, b. Germany (1936-) 
Tiffany Cares, 1978 
Etching on paper 

Jenny Holzer, American (1950- ) 
Abuse of Power Comes as No Surprise: Truisms and Essays, 1983 
United States: New York: New York 

Jenny Holzer, American (1950- ) 
Abuse of Power Comes as No Surprise: Truisms and Essays, 1983 
United States: New York: New York 

Imo Nse Imeh, American, born Nigeria (1980-)
Butterfly Girl from the Chibok Girls Series, 2018

Annette Lemieux, American (1958- ) 
Take Your Country Back Forward, 1990 
Two-color lithogrpah 

Jefferson Pinder, American (1970- ) 
Invisible Man, 2007 
Pigment print on paper 

Tim Rollins; K.O.S. (Kids of Survival), American (1955-2017); Founded in 1982 
Darkwater (after W. E. B. Du Bois), 2013 

Betye Irene Saar, American (1926- ) 
Aries Nymph, 1966 
Lithograph with pencil and ink wash on paper 

Andy Warhol, American (1928-1987) 
Birmingham Race Riot from X + X (Ten Works by Ten Painters), 1964 
Screenprint on paper 

Fred Wilson, American (1954- ) 
X from the Exit Art portfolio Tantra, 2005 
Digital chromogenic print on Duratrans© 

Walid Raad; Franck Bordas, Lebanese (1967- ) 
"Oh God," he said, talking to a tree, 2010 Paris; Éditions 591 
Soft bound book with paper sleeve, cloth case and one digital print on Hahnemulhe paper photo  rag 300g 

Kara Elizabeth Walker, American (1969- ) 
Freedom: A Fable, A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times (with  illustrations), 1997 
Hardcover red leather pop-up artist's book with five laser-cut pop-up silhouettes and offset  lithographs on Classic Crest Cover paper

Kara Elizabeth Walker, American (1969- ) 
Freedom: A Fable, A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times (with  illustrations), 1997 
Hardcover red leather pop-up artist's book with five laser-cut pop-up silhouettes and offset  lithographs on Classic Crest Cover paper

Kara Elizabeth Walker, American (1969- ) 
Freedom: A Fable, A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times (with  illustrations), 1997 
Hardcover red leather pop-up artist's book with five laser-cut pop-up silhouettes and offset  lithographs on Classic Crest Cover paper

Kara Elizabeth Walker, American (1969- ) 
Freedom: A Fable, A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times (with  illustrations), 1997 
Hardcover red leather pop-up artist's book with five laser-cut pop-up silhouettes and offset  lithographs on Classic Crest Cover paper

Francesc Torres, Spanish (1948- ) 
"Atomic Blast Imprint" also known as "The End of Curiosity (and/or Manipulation)", 1980-1982 Charcoal and pastel on paper