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Daiga Grantina: What Eats Around Itself

Daiga Grantina- What Eats Around Itself

January 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am - May 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

New Museum

235 Bowery
New York    + Google Map

Free with museum admission

Suggested Ages: All Ages, Babies, Toddlers, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15-18, Adult Friendly

Walk among large-scale sculptural assemblages that emulate the natural world, often resembling terrariums and vegetation. Latvian artist Daiga Grantina’s labored configurations employ synthetic materials and incorporate conflicting physical qualities: soft and hard, transparent and opaque, mobile and static, strong and weak.

A new suspended site-specific sculptural installation interweaves cast silicone with paint, latex, fabric, and felt, mimicing the growth of lichen. Other forms resemble both rose petals and eyelids.

Closed Mondays.

New Museum Pay-As-You-Wish Hours

Always interesting art to see – and interact with – in the rotating exhibits at Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum. Pay-what-you-wish; $2 suggested minimum.

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