Betye Saar Still Tickin’ Retropsective
Museum Het Domein De Domijnen, The Netherlands
June 28 – November 15, 2015
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
January 30 – May 1, 2016

Betye Saar’s first European institutional solo exhibition, Still Tickin’ brings together work covering six decades examining three central themes: nostalgia and memory; mysticism and ritual; the political and racial. In surveying both historical and contemporary work alike, including multimedia collages, assemblages, sculpture, works on paper, and installations specifically re-conceived for Museum Het Domein De Domijnen, the museum is committed to continuing the discourse of Saar’s unwavering charge to create works of strong social and political content. Betye Saar (Los Angeles, 1926) is one of the most important artists of her generation. As one of the artists who ushered in the development of Assemblage art, Saar’s practice since the 1960s reflects on African-American identity, spirituality and the connectedness between different cultures. Drawing from influences ranging from artists such as Joseph Cornell paired with her own physical and emotional experiences, Saar pioneered an art form along side her male colleagues and kindred spirits including David Hammons, John Outterbridge and George Herms. Betye Saar: Still Tickin’ is curated by Roel Arkesteijn, curator of contemporary art at Museum Het Domein De Domijnen in Sittard, the Netherlands in partnership with the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. A publication will be printed in conjunction with the exhibition. For additional information, please visit the following link