541 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001
Reception: July 24, 5-8 pm
July 24 – August 30, 2014
This summer, Praxis New York presents an exhibition of works on paper by Argentine artist Marta Minujin. Minujin is perhaps best known for her conceptual performances; in 1963, she began a series of “Happenings” with “La Destruccion,” a street performance in which Minujin invited artist friends (including Christo and Paul-Armand Gette) to create work on the surfaces of mattresses, to be exhibited and subsequently destroyed on a Paris street. She has gone on to produce increasingly elaborate public performances, as well as interactive structures and sculptures. A 1967 work recreated recently, the Minuphone, takes the familiar form of a telephone booth, but incorporates a variety of special effects including colored lights, sounds, and live visuals of the user on a television screen beneath their feet. A later series consists of recreations of classical Greek busts, with jarring formal interventions. For the summer exhibition at Praxis, Minujin has produced a number of large-scale works on paper.
The gallery hosts a reception Thursday, July 24 from 5 – 8 pm.
The performances pictured below portray Minujin reconciling the Argentine foreign debt with corn, “the Latin American Gold,” a project the artist developed from 1985 – 2011.
The exhibition remains on view through August 30.
For more information, please visit the gallery’s website.
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