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Jan 06

A Greater Utah

A Greater Utah

Presented by Utah Museum of Contemporary Art at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

A Greater Utah is an ambitious survey of artists living and working in Utah today, curated by six leading curators, cultural programmers, and artists working in a myriad of diverse Utah counties and regions—from the rural to the desert to the capital city that destabilizes the singular voice of a set curatorial practice. It serves a state-wide audience, exploring the most pressing issues of Utah, and gives authorship and authority to the six curators to select work that best defines the topics and themes affecting their region.

The exhibition’s varied and collective themes explore land use, climate change, identity, Indigenous rights and practices, language, social change, marginalization, geography, and what it means to be a Utahn today. It captures the transformative demographic, environmental, and cultural changes in our state today and seeks to gather and connect our neighbors around the intersection of art, culture, and geography.

The exhibition provides a site for oft-overlooked geographic and artistic centers, expands narratives and definitions of the local, and cultivates and grows a multitude of perspectives by bringing makers together. It also functions as an intimate portrayal of Utah grown from conversations between curators and artists, revealing the under-examined history of artmaking and emerging practices and serving as a snapshot of artmaking today in our ever-changing state.

Ultimately, as the title suggests, Utah is a greater place when these voices, perspectives, and concerns are included to help push conversations forward about the future of our collective state.

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  • January 06, 2024 at 11:00 am (Sat)

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Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
20 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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