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Adelita Husni-Bey: Chiron

01/22/19-04/14/19

This exhibition by Adelita Husni-Bey (b. 1985, Milan, Italy) marks the artist’s first institutional solo presentation in New York.

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Adelita Husni-Bey, Chiron, 2018 (production still). Video, sound, color. Courtesy the artist

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This exhibition by Adelita Husni-Bey (b. 1985, Milan, Italy) marks the artist’s first institutional solo presentation in New York. For “Chiron,” Adelita Husni-Bey will create a new site-specific installation that will incorporate several of her most significant films to date, including the premiere of a major new work.

In her practice, Husni-Bey makes use of noncompetitive pedagogical models to organize workshops and produce publications, radio broadcasts, and archives that form the basis of her exhibitions and films. In her new work, also titled Chiron, Husni-Bey collaborates with lawyers in New York working for organizations dedicated to providing pro-bono legal representation to undocumented immigrants and their families facing deportation. The work takes its title from the Greek mythological figure Chiron, evoking the notion of the wounded healer, and touches on urgent themes such as migration and displacement. Addressing trauma in the US as a consequence of the country’s foreign policy actions, “Chiron” continues Husni-Bey’s ongoing explorations of the complexity of collectivity and the human and social consequences of imperialist ventures.

This exhibition is curated by Helga Christoffersen, Associate Curator.

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This exhibition is part of a three-year initiative, launched in collaboration with Kvadrat, to premiere ambitious new productions by emerging artists.

Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the International Leadership Council of the New Museum.

Artist commissions at the New Museum are generously supported by the Neeson / Edlis Artist Commissions Fund.

This exhibition is made possible with support provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Emerging Artists Exhibitions Fund.

We are grateful to the Artemis Council of the New Museum.

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