Asli Çavusoglu: The Place of Stone

Wednesday, September 19–Sunday, January 13, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
New Museum (235 Bowery)
$16, $14/seniors, free/ages 17 & under


Turkish artist Asli Çavusoglus’ research-driven practice takes up questions of history and belief by examining objects, images, and cultural symbols that have endured over time. For her New Museum exhibition and residency, Çavusogluwill expand her ongoing research into the origins and trade history of lapis lazuli, a blue stone exported primarily from Afghan mines since the seventh century BC. The artist will create a fresco that traces the history of the color blue across centuries and diverse geographies—from Central Asia to Africa to Europe—following its transitions and shifting associations, which span the sacred, the political, and the emotional.


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Eats & Treats: So many yummy treats in this happening neighborhood. Try healthy French and Moroccan casual fare (and a famous avocado toast) at Café Gitane (242 Mott St) or innovative ice cream flavors at Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream (2 Rivington).


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