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The Material Body

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Untitled, 2011 Nylon, Mesh, Sand And Mixed Media 60 X 72 X 8 In © Courtesy of the artist & The MCA DENVER
The Material Body

1485 Delgany St.
80202 Denver
CO
US
April 10th, 2014 - July 13th, 2014

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.mcadenver.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
amam@mcadenver.org
PHONE:  
303 298 7554
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Thu 12-7; Fri 12-9; Sat-Sun 10-5
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sculpture

DESCRIPTION

In 1975, artist Senga Nengudi began a series of sculptures, titled R.S.V.P., which evoke the elasticity and durability of the human body. Made of everyday materials such as pantyhose and sand, the works invite viewers not merely to respond but also to engage physically with them. Stretched and twisted, knotted and looped, the works occupy their space in the gallery much as a figure does – by projecting outward and reaching into the space in unexpected ways. This exhibition includes works from the 1970s to the present and will be the first museum presentation to examine these sculptures together and in such depth.

A partner exhibition, Senga Nengudi: The Performing Body will be on view concurrently at RedLine in conjunction with MCA Denver’s presentation.

Senga Nengudi was born in 1943 in Chicago. She lives and works in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her work has been included in the group exhibitions Out of Action: Between Performance and the Object  (MOCA, 1998), WACK! Art & The Feminist Revolution (MOCA, 2007) and Now Dig This! (The Hammer Museum, 2011). Her work is in the permanent collection of the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, the Studio Museum in Harlem, MOCA, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Brooklyn Museum, among others.

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