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Through December 31, donate your gently worn shoes or coats to receive complimentary admission to the New Museum and 20% off your purchase at @feitdirect. Drop off your shoes and coats at the Museum, or your shoes (no coats) at FEIT's 2 Prince Street or 11A Greenwich Avenue locations. We're also proud to partner with @bombas, who will donate 2 pairs of socks for each pair of donated shoes. All donations benefit @bowerymission!
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There are only a few weeks left to visit our South Galleries exhibitions! Both @mariannasimnett's film "Blood in My Milk" and #MargueriteHumeau's exhibition "Birth Canal" end on January 6.
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Marianna Simnett, "Blood in My Milk" (excerpt), 2018. 5-channel HD video installation with 9.1 surround sound; 73 min. Courtesy of the artist and Matt's Gallery


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Tonight at 7 PM, renowned writer and scholar #MaggieNelson responds to #SarahLucas’s work and to the exhibition “Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel.” Known for her genre-defying writing that often weaves together personal narrative and critical theory, Nelson brings a unique voice to art criticism. Her talk will plumb the provocations, humor, and critical shape-shifting in Lucas’s practice and will reflect on the stakes of the artist’s embrace of pleasure and perversion. To follow along with a livestream of the event, see the link in our bio.
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Sarah Lucas, "Selfish in Bed II," 2000. Digital print, 48 x 48 in (122 x 122 cm). © Sarah Lucas. Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London


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"In sculpture, more so than in painting, materials want to do what they want to do. You can’t torture them into being something they don’t want to be. This principle always stuck with me. At some point I introduced that logic to content as well. I don’t want to make it feel like I am imposing a meaning or that I am preaching anything. I like to be true to what the thing is."—#SarahLucas in conversation with New Museum Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni in the catalogue for "Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel."


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In her 2018 work “The Place of Stone,” Aslı Çavuşoğlu has created a beautiful wall of fresco panels, giving new life to an artistic form that has traditionally incorporated lapis pigment. Çavuşoğlu’s work references the manner in which frescoes have been used by researchers to uncover details of lapis lazuli’s trade and distribution as well as its evolving cultural symbolism, which spans the sacred, the political and the emotional. "The Place of Stone" is on view in our Lobby Gallery through January 13. #AsliCavusoglu @aslinda


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The fragmented spaces of #DanHerschlein’s (@imareporterx3) “The Architect” suggest the uncanny atmosphere of nightmares, merging markers of domesticity such as sofas, tables, recliners, and windows with human figures or disembodied limbs. Like many of Herschlein’s works, “The Architect” alludes to the architectures of the mind and explores how bodies and domestic spaces can serve as vessels of memory, symbols of longing, or witnesses of loss. .
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Photo: Charles Benton


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“Blood in My Milk” by #MariannaSimnett brings four of the artist’s most important works to date into one overarching storyline told across five screens. Drawing on imagery of hospitals, laboratories and industrial farms, the film conveys a sense of discomfort with sterile environments and the invisible alien substances in our bodies that medical and industrial procedures aim to conceal. See “Blood in My Milk” in our South Galleries through January 6.


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The human body and anthropomorphic forms recur throughout #SarahLucas's works, often appearing erotic, humorous, fragmented, or reconfigured into fantastical anatomies of desire.
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Sarah Lucas, Mumum, 2012. Tights, fluff, and chair frame. 57 x 32 1/2 x 43 in (144.7 x 82.5 x 109.2 cm). Collection Marc Quinn


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This is the last weekend to see “Strange Days: Memories of the Future,” co-presented by @thevinylfactory at 180 The Strand (@thestoresdotcom) in London. The exhibition features works by twenty-one acclaimed artists, including the 2015 film “Vertigo Sea” (pictured here) by #JohnAkomfrah, who was recently recognized by @apollomagazine as their artist of the year. #StrangeDays closes December 9.
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Photo: Jack Hems


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#SarahLucas: Au Naturel addresses the ways in which Lucas’s works engage with crucial debates about gender and power, along with the legacy of Surrealism—from her clever transformations of everyday objects to her exploration of sexual ambiguity and the tension between the familiar and the absurd. On view through January 20, 2019 🛁


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Join conceptual comedy duo Talk Hole (@buddha_ph and @ericschmerick) tonight at 7:30 p.m. for a special holiday activation of the space at the Oculus at @westfieldworldtradecenter, featuring performances by comedians @ayoedebiri, @coleescola, @lilyblueeyes, @aspiring323actress, @bodyconfidence, and music by @fysicaltherapy. Hit the link in our bio for more info☝️ .
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Video by: Daniel Rampulla (@danielrampulla) and Eric Phillips-Horst


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Get into the holiday spirit with our Members Holiday Party! Join as a member today to join us next Tuesday December 11 for live music by @thestandard, cocktails by @campariofficial, a special activation by @manicpanicnyc, exclusive after-hours viewings of our exhibitions, and a holiday gift raffle. Hit the link in our bio to join now to attend! 🎉


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