Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, That which identifies them like the eye of the Cyclops, 2015. Production still. Courtesy the artist and Galería Agustina Ferreyra
Through a series of lyrical and interwoven moving images, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz examines the layers of real and imagined community histories in her exhibition at the New Museum, “Song, Strategy, Sign.” This month’s New Perspectives tour will investigate the ways in which the concept of inheritance plays out across Santiago Munoz’s video That which identifies them like the eye of the cyclops (2016) and film Black Beach/Horse/Camp/The Dead/Forces (2016). We will consider how the communities in Santiago Muñoz’s works persist within their given environments and histories, and explore the artist’s inheritance of particular feminist literary and artistic legacies.
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.