From the Curator’s Perspective: Duality
Duality portrays one of the many steps Nissenbaum endured in order to make parts of his identity, whole. The subject is frozen by his own confusion and insecurities of the truth surrounding his sexuality. What if he does not want to believe the truth? Or, what if he does not want the public to know? Nissenbaum writes, “I began to question the necessity of resigning my life to a lie or taking control of it.” These emotions and questions caused him to accept his homosexuality. Nissenbaum has triumphed over his divided self and can live a life anew.
For more information about this work, visit the artist’s submission. Visit this blogpost to learn how A Life, Still was curated by twelve college students in collaboration with the North Carolina Museum of Art.
About this Curator
Anna Hajjar is a North Carolina Teaching Fellows at East Carolina University. She will be graduating with a BFA in Art Education with a concentration in Metal Design. Anna’s mission in the education field is to encourage her students to become active members of society who will live their lives encouraging others as well.