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For the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in New York, Diedrick Brackens presents a new installation of textile works interlacing diverse traditions including West African weaving, European tapestries, and quilting from the American south. See "darling divined" in our Lobby Gallery through September 8. #DiedrickBrackens #darlingdivined @deedsweaves ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Photo: Dario Lasagni @dariolasagni


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Opening today at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C.: "The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Cocurated by New Museum Edlis Neeson Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni and and New Museum Associate Curator Natalie Bell and copresented with the Phillips Collection, the exhibition explores both personal and collective tales of human movement and the ways in which artists bear witness to both historical events and more subtle shifts in the cultural landscape. @phillipscollection ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Griselda San Martin, Untitled from the series "The Wall," 2015–16. Digital inkjet prints, 17 × 21 in (43.18 × 53.34 cm) each. Courtesy the artist.


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“Collision/Coalition” (through Aug 25) features three new commissions at @TheShedNY. Artist Tony Cokes explores the relationship between the artist, the artist’s studio, and gentrification. Oscar Murillo presents an installation of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and performance taking Diego Rivera’s famed, destroyed murals at Rockefeller Center as his starting point. Link in bio to learn more!

Premiering July 30, the third commission in the series is a new documentary film by Yanina Valdivieso and Vanessa Bergonzoli on Beatriz Gonzálezs. #MuseumInstaSwap #TheShed

Photos: Stan Norten


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Come visit @TheShedNY this summer! Through August 25 you can see “Open Call: Group 2,” an exhibition featuring the work of 22 artists and collectives that were selected to participate in our first ever “Open Call.” “Open Call” is a large-scale commissioning program that develops and presents new works from emerging artists based in New York City. Panels of leaders in a range of disciplines selected 52 emerging artists and collectives to receive support, space, and resources to develop their projects at The Shed. Link in bio to learn more!

#MuseumInstaswap #TheShed
Photos: Stan Norten and @scottruddevents


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Hi! We’re @TheShedNY, taking over the New Museum’s Instagram for #MuseumInstaSwap today! The Shed is a new arts center on the west side of Manhattan. We work with established and emerging artists to create all kinds of new work in fields ranging from hip hop to classical music, painting to digital media, theater to literature, and sculpture to dance. Link in bio to learn more about The Shed.

Did you know part of #TheShed moves? Our building consists of two parts, a stationary building and a movable shell that can create space for large productions in The McCourt or be pushed back to make an outdoor plaza for programming. –
Architects: @diller_scofidio_renfro, Lead Architect, and @rockwellgroup, Collaborating Architect.
Photos: @iwanbaan and @kaufmanprojects


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Informed by a range of historical and contemporary sources—including Peking opera, supernatural horror fiction, and the darkest recesses of the web—Sydney Shen frankensteins organic and synthetic materials such as Chinese and Western medicinal aromatics, 3-D-printed plastic, and biological specimens to produce uncanny environments. See "Onion Master" in our Storefront Window through September 1. #SydneyShen @lawnmowerwoman
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Photo: Charles Benton


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Opening next week: "Lubaina Himid: Work from Underneath," the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States. A pioneer of the British Black Arts Movement of the 1980s and ’90s, Himid has long championed marginalized histories. Her drawings, paintings, sculptures, and textile works critique the consequences of colonialism and question the invisibility of people of color in art and the media. #LubainaHimid @lubainapics
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Lubaina Himid, "Le Rodeur: The Exchange," 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 96 1/8 in (183 x 244 cm). Courtesy the artist and @hollybush_gardens. Photo: Andy Keate


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Opening today: "Melanie Crean, Shaun Leonardo, Sable Elyse Smith: Mirror/Echo/Tilt" premieres a multichannel video installation. The project also takes the form of a living curriculum that focuses on undoing the language around culturally embedded conceptions of criminality. The curriculum will serve as an open resource beyond the artists and the exhibition. On view in our Fifth Floor Gallery through October 6. #MirrorEchoTilt @creanmc @elcleonardo @sable_elyse
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Melanie Crean, Shaun Leonardo, Sable Elyse Smith, "Mirror/Echo/Tilt," 2019 (production still). Courtesy the artists.


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Textile artist Diedrick Brackens creates cosmographic abstractions and figurative narratives that lyrically merge lived experience, commemoration, and allegory. See his weavings in our Lobby Gallery as part of "darling divined," on view through September 8. #DiedrickBrackens #darlingdivined @deedsweaves
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Also, as we prepare for our remaining summer shows, enjoy pay-what-you-wish admission to the Museum this week! Join us tomorrow for the opening of "Mirror/Echo/Tilt," a performance and pedagogical project by artists Melanie Crean, Shaun Leonardo, and Sable Elyse Smith. #MirrorEchoTilt
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Photo: Dario Lasagni @dariolasagni


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Opening June 26: "Easypieces" marks the first New York solo museum presentation by Mika Rottenberg, including the premiere of a new video installation, "Spaghetti Blockchain" (2019). Employing absurdist satire, Rottenberg creates videos and kinetic sculptures that offer subversive allegories for contemporary life as they trace central themes in Rottenberg’s oeuvre, including labor, technology, and the increasingly interconnected relationship between the mechanical and the corporeal. #MikaRottenberg
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Mika Rottenberg, "Cosmic Generator," 2017 (still). Video, sound, color; 26:37 min. © Mika Rottenberg. Courtesy the artist and @hauserwirth


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"For me it's a way to make something very lovely out of cotton, this thing that has had a very charged relationship in American culture." –Diedrick Brackens, in the audio guide for "darling divined."
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Brackens's textiles explore the complexities of black identity in the United States, foregrounding the loaded symbolism of their material links to the transatlantic slave trade. See "darling divined" in our Lobby Gallery now through September 8 and hear more from the artist in our audio guide available in the Gesso Experiences app, downloadable on your iOS device from the App Store. #DiedrickBrackens @deedsweaves

Diedrick Brackens, "the cup is a cloud, 2018." Cotton yarn, acrylic yarn, and mirrors, 74 × 78 in (188 × 198.1 cm). Courtesy the artist


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It's summer, and that means a new set of summer shows opening soon by artists Mika Rottenberg, Lubaina Himid, and Marta Minujín.
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“Marta Minujín: Menesunda Reloaded” presents the US debut of the Argentinian artist's most iconic work "La Menesunda." Borrowing its name from slang for a confusing situation, the large-scale environment leads viewers through a labyrinth of eleven distinct spaces including a tunnel of neon signs, a bedroom complete with a married couple, and a salon with makeup artists and masseuses offering their services. "Menesunda Reloaded" opens June 26. #LaMenesunda #MartaMinujin @martaminujin
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Image: "The Neon Tunnel, from La Menesunda," 1965 (detail). Installation view: “La Menesunda según Marta Minujín” [La Menesunda according to Marta Minujín], Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, 2015. Courtesy Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires @modernoba. Photo: Agustina Vizcarra


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