Marianna Simnett “Blood In My Milk

The New Museum of Contemporary Art

poster for Marianna Simnett “Blood In My Milk
[Image: Marianna Simnett "Worst Gift" (2017) (still). Single-channel HD video and light installation, 5.1 sound, color, LEDs; 18 min. Courtesy the artist and Matt’s Gallery]
Bookmark this event [1]
Recommend this event [1]

 

Ends in 47 days
Closed Today (Tuesday)

“Blood In My Milk” is the title of a new film, sound, and light installation by Marianna Simnett (b. 1986, Kingston-upon-Thames, United Kingdom) and the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in the US. Bringing together new multi-screen edits of four of Simnett’s most important works to date—The Udder (2014), Blood (2015), Blue Roses (2015), and Worst Gift (2017)—this exhibition is a survey of her filmic universe and an exploration of her ongoing preoccupation with anxieties around the body and the self. Experienced as one continuous narrative across five screens, this presentation chronicles Simnett’s close look at female organs, body parts, and infection through the lens of medical treatment and procedures.

In her film, light, and sound work, Simnett uses storytelling and fables of children and animals to guide a cast of characters through events that expose the subtle layers of violence and control that surround us. In “Blood In My Milk,” narratives bleed together: medical experts and scientists perform routine injections and operations that play out alongside paranoid tales of sickness and transformation, often with Simnett herself as the protagonist. Accompanied by a new soundtrack and choreography of lights that invade the space in moments when the storyline recedes, “Blood In My Milk” channels a discomfort with sterile environments and the invisible alien substances in our bodies, which medical and industrial procedures aim to conceal.

“Marianna Simnett: Blood In My Milk” is curated by Helga Christoffersen, Associate Curator.

Media

Schedule

from September 04, 2018 to January 06, 2019

Website

http://www.newmuseum.org/ (venue's website)

Fee

General Admission $12, Seniors $10, Students $8, 18 and under Free, Members Free, Thursday Evenings (from 7pm) Free.

Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 18:00
thursdays closing at 21:00
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays

Access

Address: 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
Phone: 212-219-1222

On the corner of Prince St. Subway: 6 to Spring Street or N/R to Prince Street. Bus: M103 to Prince and Bowery or M6 to Broadway and Prince.

Google map

When you visit, why not mention you found this venue on New York Art Beat?

  • Facebook

    Reviews

    All content on this site is © their respective owner(s).
    New York Art Beat (2008) - About - Contact - Privacy - Terms of Use