ART INSTALLATION: New Museum's First Survey of Brazilian Rivane Neuenschwander
NEW YORK, NY.- From June 23 to September 19, 2010, the New Museum will present a major mid-career survey of Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander (b. 1967, Belo Horizonte, Brazil). Covering a decade of the internationally admired artist's work, "Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other" will span the fourth, third, and lobby galleries of the New Museum. It will spotlight the artist's unique contribution to the narrative of Brazilian Conceptualism and reveal her wide-ranging, interdisciplinary practice which merges painting, photography, film, sculpture, installation, collaborative actions, and participatory events. Her authorship of the work is primary, but she also functions as an editor, collaborator, social organizer, and commissioning agent. Like her predecessors Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Neuenschwander resists a singular direction in her practice. Instead, the artist creates a series of organic relationships that interweave themes such as nature, language, temporality, and the poetry of the quotidian.