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Art June, 29 2010

Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other at the New Museum

This past weekend, Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other opened at New York’s New Museum.

This major midcareer survey of Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander (b. 1967, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) will cover a decade of the internationally admired artist’s work. 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.

Included are examples of all of Neuenschwander’s interdisciplinary experiments alongside two fully immersive installations. Capping it all is I Wish Your Wish, allowing full viewer participation.

The exhibition remains on view through September 19, 2010.

Further looks at Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other after the jump.

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