Event Calendar

Senga Nengudi

RSVP, 2013

Feb 9, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mezzanine
  • Senga Nengudi
    RSVP (performance still), 2013
    Activated by Maren Hassinger
    Photo: Nisa Ojalvo
    Courtesy the Grey Art Gallery, NYU

Senga Nengudi's "RSVP" series was originally made in Los Angeles in the 1970s. Made of pantyhose and attached to the wall, the works were originally activated by Nengudi and artist Maren Hassinger who moved through the composition and explored the materiality of this flexible yet restrictive material. Highlighting ideas of transference and memory, this new work in the series is activated by Rashaun Mitchell and Marýa Wethers, who participated in an intensive workshop with Nengudi and Hassinger to build the work. 

This program is a part of Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art. Organized by Thomas J. Lax, Assistant Curator and Edwin Ramoran, Manager of Public Programs and Community Engagement with Monique Long, Curatorial Fellow.

For additional information on upcoming events related to this exhibition, please visit radicalpresenceny.org.

Additional performances
March 9, 2014, 2pm: Activation by Rashaun Mitchell, Regina Rocke and Marýa Wethers

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art is supported by generous grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the patrons, benefactors, and donors to CAMH’s Major Exhibition Fund. The catalogue accompanying the exhibition is made possible by a grant from The Brown Foundation, Inc. Funding for the presentation at the Grey Art Gallery is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts; Tisch School of the Arts, NYU; the New York University Arts Council; Susan and Steven Jacobson; Jane Wesman and Don Savelson; the Department of Art and Art Professions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, NYU; the Grey’s Director’s Circle, Inter/National Council, and Friends; and the Abby Weed Grey Trust. Generous in-kind support has also been received from The Wall Street Journal and James Cohan Gallery, New York. Funding for Radical Presence at The Studio Museum in Harlem is generously provided by Lambent Foundation. The Studio Museum in Harlem’s exhibitions are supported with public funds from the following government agencies and elected representatives: The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; The City of New York; and Council Member Inez E. Dickens, 9th Council District, Speaker Christine Quinn and the New York City Council. Additional funding is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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