Exhibition

Marta Minujín

26 Jun 2019 – 22 Sep 2019

Event times

Tuesday & Wednesday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday–Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Cost of entry

General $18
Seniors $15
Visitors with Disabilities (care partner free of charge) $15
Students $12
Members Free
15–18 Free
14 and under
(accompanied by an adult)

Free

New Museum

New York
New York, United States

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Travel Information

  • 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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Over the past sixty years, the pioneering Argentinian artist Marta Minujín (b. 1941, Buenos Aires, Argentina) has developed happenings, performances, installations, and video works that have greatly influenced generations of contemporary artists in Latin America and beyond.

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Marta Minujín combines elements of experimental theater, film and television, advertising, and sculpture to create total environments—including the now-legendary La Menesunda (1965)—that place viewers at the center of social situations and confront them with the seductiveness of media images and celebrity culture. Emerging in the 1960s as one of the strongest voices in Argentinian art, Minujín has often refused to make lasting objects, instead developing her work in opposition to institutional structures.

Minujín seeks to provoke viewers and spur them into action, and to offer new modes of encounter with consumer culture, mass media, and urban life. Her work, alongside that of Niki de Saint Phalle, Christo, Claes Oldenburg, and others, counts among the earliest examples of large-scale artistic environments, demonstrating how Minujín radically anticipated the contemporary obsession with interactive spaces and the quest for an intensity of experience that defines social media today.

The exhibition is curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director, and Helga Christoffersen, Associate Curator

Exhibiting artists

Marta Minujín

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