New York - Exhibition

The Hugo Boss Prize 2016: Anicka Yi, Life Is Cheap

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

21 Apr 201705 Jul 2017

Awarded the Hugo Boss Prize, the artist is presenting her installations about human psychology and the workings of society.
For this exhibition Yi worked with a team of molecular biologists and forensic chemists to create an installation in which natural and technological forces appear as surging, unruly forms that are nonetheless clinically contained.
This aroma, titled “Immigrant Caucus”, combines chemical compounds derived from Asian American women and carpenter ants. Yi posits the scent as a drug that manipulates perception, offering humans the potential to experience the installation with a new, hybridized perspective.

  • The Hugo Boss Prize 2016: Anicka Yi, Life Is CheapThe Hugo Boss Prize 2016: Anicka Yi, Life Is Cheap

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Anicka Yi, photo by Sebastian Kim

Anicka Yi

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, fri, sun 10:00 am - 5:45 pm; sat 10:00 am - 7:45 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
thu

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ESTABLISHED:
1937

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Armstrong Richard


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