Exhibition

Adelita Husni-Bey: Chiron

22 Jan 2019 – 14 Apr 2019

New Museum

New York
New York, United States

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  • From the East Side of Manhattan Take the downtown 6 train to Spring Street. Exit the station and walk one block north on Lafayette Street to Prince Street. Turn right and proceed until Prince Street ends four blocks later at Bowery. From the West Side of Manhattan Take the downtown N or R train to Prince Street. Exit the station and proceed east on Prince Street for six blocks to Bowery. You may also take the downtown D or F train to Broadway/ Lafayette. Walk three blocks east to Bowery and turn right two blocks to Prince Street. From Brooklyn Take the Manhattan-bound F train to 2nd Avenue. Exit at Houston Street and walk one block west to Bowery. Turn left, and proceed two blocks south to Prince Street. From Queens Take the Manhattan-bound F train to 2nd Avenue. Exit at Houston Street and walk one block west to Bowery. Turn left, and proceed two blocks south to Prince Street.

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This exhibition by Adelita Husni-Bey marks the artist’s first institutional solo presentation in New York.

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For “Chiron,” Adelita Husni-Bey will create a new site-specific installation that will incorporate several of her most significant films to date, including the premiere of a major new work.

In her practice, Husni-Bey makes use of noncompetitive pedagogical models to organize workshops and produce publications, radio broadcasts, and archives that form the basis of her exhibitions and films. In her new work, also titled Chiron, Husni-Bey collaborates with lawyers in New York working for organizations dedicated to providing pro-bono legal representation to undocumented immigrants and their families facing deportation. The work takes its title from the Greek mythological figure Chiron, evoking the notion of the wounded healer, and touches on urgent themes such as migration and displacement. Addressing trauma in the US as a consequence of the country’s foreign policy actions, “Chiron” continues Husni-Bey’s ongoing explorations of the complexity of collectivity and the human and social consequences of imperialist ventures.

Exhibiting artists

Adelita Husni-Bey

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