Death is Irrelevant:
Selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection, 1968–2018
October 13, 2018 - August 2, 2019
Public Opening: Saturday October 13, 2018, 12 - 8 PM
“Death is a mirror in which the entire meaning of life is reflected.”
― Sogyal Rinpoche,The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
Are works of art created in our image a grasp at immortality? Death Is Irrelevant examines this question through the presentation of figurative sculptures from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection. Featuring art created over a forty-year period from seventeen countries, Death is Irrelevant is a contemporary investigation into our timeless inclination to recreate ourselves, explore fragility and mortality, and consider what it means to be alive.
Artists: Pawel Althamer, Huma Bhabha, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Folkert de Jong, Keith Edmier, Nicole Eisenman, Red Grooms, Damien Hirst, Sam Jinks, Matt Johnson, Maria Nepomuceno, Chris Jones, Mark Manders, Tony Matelli, Evan Penny, Patricia Piccinini, Rona Pondick, Adrián Villar Rojas, Italo Scanga, Claudette Schreuders, Abdi Setiawan, Kiki Smith, Rebecca Warren, Paloma Varga Weisz, Olav Westphalen, Entang Wiharso
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