MASP

SENGA NENGUDI: topologies

5.1-8.2.2020

The first large monographic show of US artist Senga Nengudi (Chicago, 1943) in Latin America will feature around 50 artworks, in the areas of installation, sculpture, photography and drawing, made between the 1970s and the 2010s. Nengudi was a central figure in the Afro-American scene of Los Angeles in the 1970s and became known for involving sculpture and performance in her installations. In the 1960s and 1970s, besides working with the visual arts and dance, the artist became engaged in the struggle against racial segregation and for gender equality, in a turbulent time for the civil rights movements in the US. The show is the result of a partnership with the Lenbachhaus Museum, in Munich, which is co-organizing the exhibition and will also hold it during 2019 in Munich. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog with thoroughgoing documentation of the artist’s work, along with essays commissioned from authors from the United States, Germany and Brazil, as well as reprintings of historical texts, interviews and images.

CURATED BY Adriano Pedrosa, Artistic Director, MASP; Isabella Rjeille, Curator, MASP; Stephanie Weber, Curator, Lenbachhaus; Anna Straetmans, Assistent-Curator, Lenbachhaus.

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