Goshka Macuga: Time as Fabric, 04 May 2016 — 26 Jun 2016

Goshka Macuga: Time as Fabric

New Museum, 235 Bowery

“Time as Fabric” is the first New York museum exhibition of work by London-based artist Goshka Macuga (b. 1967, Warsaw, Poland).

Macuga’s practice typically applies in-depth historical and archival research to an interest in the evolving relationships among artists, institutions, politics, and communities. Her works investigate how art can be used to voice current concerns, rouse public debate, and inspire social change. Within her images and installations, she unearths associations between different actors (people, objects, and sites) that, in many cases, problematize the ways in which different organizations engage their publics and are shaped by socioeconomic and cultural developments in society. The exhibition brings together a selection of Macuga’s recent projects, including five of her tapestries and a theatrical environment.

Over the past five years, Macuga has created a series of large-scale tapestries that “weave” people together in their reimagining of demonstrations, public assemblies, and meetings of minds. Often panoramic and vast, her tapestries transform architectural spaces and surround viewers—making us both spectators of and participants in the actions depicted and enveloping us in narratives that expand and collapse the notion of time. The exhibition is curated by Margot Norton, Associate Curator, and Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director.

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New Museum, 235 Bowery

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