rivane neuenschwander in ‘scenes for a new heritage’ at moma new york

8 March 2015
Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander has a video work included in 'Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection', a sweeping reinstallation of MoMA's Contemporary Galleries. This cross-medium selection of works, created in the past three decades by more than 30 international artists, represents a wide range of approaches to the political, social, and cultural flux that have shaped the current global landscape. Some of these artists use the lens of history-reflecting on past events or centuries-old artistic traditions-as a means of assessing current conditions.

In Scene for a New Heritage, the project that lends the exhibition its title, Croatian artist David Maljković uses an abandoned socialist monument to imagine an alternate future, one informed by events of the past but never realized. Other artists fight to stave off collective amnesia through projects of commemoration; trace the crosscurrents of trade; follow patterns of migration to swelling urban centers; or explore channels for capturing, circulating, and distributing images in today's highly digitized society-from mobile phones to online platforms. Made under a diverse range of geographic, political, social, and aesthetic circumstances, the works in the exhibition propose one perspective on the Museum's collection; seen alongside one another, they allow for a reflection not only on their discrepancies, differences, and contradictions, but also on their shared concerns.

The exhibition will feature ‘Quarta-Feira de Cinzas / Epilogue', a Rivane Neuenschwander DVD projection made in 2006 in collaboration with Cao Guimares.

The exhibition runs from 8 March 2015 until 31 March 2016.

Rivane Neuenschwander at MoMA.