Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, That which identifies them like the eye of the Cyclops, 2015. Production still. Courtesy the artist and Galería Agustina Ferreyra
This month’s New Perspectives tour will focus on the exhibition “Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: Song, Strategy, Sign.” Santiago Muñoz’s films capture the aspirations and imagined futures of those who are deeply invested in alternative models of being, using them as allegories for larger political possibilities in the region. Her residency and show at the New Museum are presented in the Fifth Floor gallery as part of the Education and Public Engagement Department’s R&D Season: LEGACY and explores the ways in which our connections to the past are actively produced, maintained, and refuted. In this exhibition, she premieres a new body of work, including a series of 16mm portraits of farmers, activists, and artists working in Haiti and Puerto Rico.
New Perspectives tours are led by the New Museum Teaching Fellow, an emerging scholar in art history or a related field. The topics of the tours are based on the Fellow’s ongoing research and change monthly, engaging participants in uniquely focused examinations of selected objects and installations. To read descriptions of current and upcoming New Perspectives tours, please view the calendar. New Perspectives tours are free with Museum admission. Due to limited capacity, please preregister here.
Current New Museum Teaching Fellow Maggie Mustard is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, where she is completing her dissertation on postwar Japanese photography.