Liene Bosquê Participates In Greater New York At MoMA PS1
06 oct 2015 by art:i:curate team
This exhibition series started as a collaboration between MoMA PS1 and the Museum of Modern Art in 2000. Recurring every five years, the exhibition has traditionally showcased the work of emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area.
'Greater New York' arrives in a city and art community that has changed significantly since the first version of the survey. With the rise of a robust commercial art market and the proliferation of art fairs, opportunities for emerging artists in the city have grown alongside a burgeoning interest in artists who may have been overlooked in the art histories of their time. Concurrently, the city itself is being reshaped by a voracious real estate market that poses particular challenges to local artists. The speed of this change in recent years has stoked a nostalgia for earlier periods in New York—notably the 1970s and 1980s, and the experimental practices and attitudes that flourished in the city during those decades. Against this backdrop, 'Greater New York' departs from the exhibition's traditional focus on youth, instead examining points of connection and tension between our desire for the new and nostalgia for that which it displaces.
Bringing together emerging and more established artists, the exhibition occupies MoMA PS1’s entire building with over 400 works by 157 artists, including programs of film and performance. Considering the 'greater' aspect of its title in terms of both geography and time, 'Greater New York' begins roughly with the moment when MoMA PS1 was founded in 1976 as an alternative venue that took advantage of disused real estate, reaching back to artists who engaged the margins of the city. Together, the works in the exhibition employ a heterogeneous range of aesthetic strategies, often emphatically representing the city’s inhabitants through forms of bold figuration and foregrounding New York itself as a location of conflict and possibility.
'Greater New York' is co-organised by a team led by Peter Eleey, Curator and Associate Director of Exhibitions and Programs, MoMA PS1; and including art historian Douglas Crimp, University of Rochester; Thomas J. Lax, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA; and Mia Locks, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1.
The exhibition will open on the 11th of October and will run until the 7th of March 2016.
Greater New York at MoMA PS1, image courtesy of MoMA PS1.
Concurrently with the exhibition 'Greater New York' at MoMA PS1 Liene Bosquê is having a solo exhibition entitled 'Dismissed Traces' at William Holman Gallery while she is also exhibiting at the Peekskill Project 6 in upstate New York through the 31st of December 2015.
Liene Bosquê (b. 1980, São Paulo) is a visual artist based in New York. She earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. She was an artist-in-residence at Workspace Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), New York (2013) and the New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation, New York (2011). In 2014, she received the Manhattan Community Arts Fund. She has exhibited internationally at locations such as William Holman Gallery, New York (2014); the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (2013); Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Arts Center, New York (2013); the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst (2012); Carpe Diem, Lisbon (2010); Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto (2007).
Liene Bosquê, Castello Plan, 2013, mixed media, 300 x 15 cm, photo credit: Bill Orcutt.
Liene Bosquê, Escape City, 2013, laser cut window film, 312 × 254 cm, photo credit: Bill Orcutt.
Liene Bosquê, Unlearning from Las Vegas, 2012, cast plastic, acrylic and LED, 56 × 12 cm, photo credit: Alexandra Henry.