Sara Magenheimer, Best is Man’s Breath Quality, 2017 (still). HD video, sound, color; 15:13 min. Courtesy the artist and Video Data Bank
Join us for a screening and discussion with artist Sara Magenheimer and curator Margot Norton. This program is held in conjunction with Magenheimer’s video installation “NOON,” on view in the Storefront Window of the New Museum’s 231 Bowery building from January 24 through April 15, 2018. Working across a range of media, including video, sound, performance, sculpture, collage, and installation, New York–based artist Sara Magenheimer disrupts, manipulates, and defamiliarizes language with bold combinations of image and text.
Sara Magenheimer was born in 1981 in Philadelphia, PA, and lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR (2017); the Kitchen, New York (2017); Art in General in partnership with kim?, Riga, Latvia (2016); the Center for Ongoing Research & Projects (COR&P), Columbus, OH (2016); JOAN, Los Angeles (2015); and Recess, New York (2015). Her works have also been included in the group exhibitions “Body Language,” the High Line, New York (2017); “CCCC (Ceramics Club Cash and Carry),” White Columns, New York (2015); and “Amy Sillman: One Lump or Two,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and Aspen Art Museum (2013–14). Her videos have been screened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (2017); the New York Film Festival (2017, 2015, 2014); Images Festival, Toronto (2017); Anthology Film Archives, New York (2016); EMPAC, Troy, NY (2016); and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2015).