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Head Back and High: Senga Nengudi, Performance Obects (1976-2017)

June 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
August 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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3401 W. 43rd Place
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Regular hours: Monday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm

Senga Nengudi emerged in the 1970s as one of the most inventive artists bringing together abstract sculpture and performance art. Today she continues to use pantyhose, air conditioning parts, and other salvaged materials to construct poetic environments that meditate on the resilience and vulnerability of the human body and the forces that shape our experiences of the world. With extraordinary examples of sculpture alongside performance photographs and videos, this exhibition offers a focused encounter with Nengudi’s most influential body of work.

“Head Back and High: Senga Nengudi, Performance Objects (1976–2017)” is curated by Christopher Bedford, Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director of The Baltimore Museum of Art, and BMA Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art Cecilia Wichmann.

This exhibition is presented by Art + Practice and The Baltimore Museum of Art. Special thanks to the artist and to Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, and Lévy Gorvy, New York, London, for their generous support of the project.


Art + Practice
3401 W 43rd Place
Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States
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