Presenting works by Louise Bourgeois, Yoko Ono, and Miles Greenberg, the exhibition revolves around physical and metaphorical aspects of the embrace: From the merging together of bodies, becoming something more and new, to the act of acceptance and cover or by contrast as claustrophobic smothering.
Through performance, installation, and sculpture, myriad facets are unfolded in three galleries, one dedicated to each artist. Highlights include tangible sculpture by Louise Bourgeois, contrasting installations by Yoko Ono, and a performance piece by Miles Greenberg.
The spring show marks the fourth round of exhibitions in Faurschou’s Greenpoint space, which opened in 2019. In placing these artistic practices in dialogue together, the Spring 2023 program furthers Faurschou’s mission to explore intergenerational and cross-cultural connections in contemporary art, and to provide viewers with meaningful and inspired experiences.
“Each in their own way, we see these works expressing complexities and ambiguity of the human condition that hold meaning to us all. In this constellation, the embrace becomes the thematic outset to foster new dialogues between three prominent artists and extraordinary voices that feel timeless and poignant”
Curtis Barnes Sr.
We Wear the Mask