Princeton University Art Museum Announces Outdoor Projection of Doug Aitken’s Migration (Empire)

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PRINCETON, NJ.- Doug Aitken’s monumental video installation Migration
(Empire) will be on view in front of the Princeton University Art Museum, one of the most visible sites on the historic Princeton campus, from August 28 through November 14. Migration (Empire) was purchased by the Museum for its collections in May 2010, part of an ambitious commitment to collecting, commissioning and exhibiting contemporary art. Its presentation in the plaza in front of the Museum as a highlight of the fall exhibition season signals a renewed focus in placing major works of modern and contemporary art at sites across Princeton’s campus, both indoors and out. Active since the early 1990s, Los Angeles-based Doug Aitken is one of the most prominent video artists working today, and his work is known for its cinematic scale, visual mastery and intriguingly non-linear narratives. Like Migration (Empire), many of Aitken’s videos explore th