Daniel Lie “Unnamed Entities”

The New Museum of Contemporary Art

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[Image: Daniel Lie "Non-Negotiable Condition" (2021) Installation view: Berlin Atonal, Berlin. Photo: Daniel Lie]
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“Daniel Lie: Unnamed Entities” is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States.

Since 2010, Lie , Lie has been using organic materials to create largescale pieces that simultaneously grow and decay. Unnamed Entities (2022), a new commission created specifically for the Museum’s Lobby Gallery, incorporates traditional terracotta ceramic vases, jute hemp fabric, natural fiber ropes, straw hay bales, mud with spores and seeds, and thousands of cut flowers. These materials will evolve and transmutate throughout the exhibition as they rot, mold, sprout, and change shapes and hues in unpredictable ways. Lie understands their works to be living entities endowed with awareness and agency, and considers the process of rotting as a way to complicate the binary opposition between life and death.

Building on legacies of migration and queer studies, Lie’s work demonstrates how abjection can be a tool of subversion and expansion. Their practice celebrates natural cycles of transformation and the many interdependent exchanges that structure ecosystems. A fundamental aspect of Daniel Lie’s practice is their desire to develop works which de-center human agency and subjectivity. Working in collaboration with forces they term “other-than-human beings,” such as bacteria, fungi, plants, animals, minerals, spirits, and ancestors, Lie creates site- and time-specific works that can be experienced through multisensory channels. By giving visibility to materials that morph, decay, and evolve, Lie’s ecosystems highlight the intimate yet expansive coexistences among diverse beings, acknowledging our shared and continuous participation in the processes of living, dying, and decomposing. Unnamed Entities provides a space for meditation about time and exalts experiences of existing, surviving, remembering, honoring, and mourning.

“Daniel Lie: Unnamed Entities” is curated by Bernardo Mosqueira, ISLAA Curatorial Fellow, New Museum.

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Schedule

from February 17, 2022 to June 05, 2022

Artist(s)

Daniel Lie

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

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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.

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