New York

Rivane Neuenschwander and Cao Guimares, Inventario das pequenas mortes (Sporo) (Inventory of Small Deaths [Blow]), 2000, still from a black-and-white film in Super 8 transferred to video, 5 minutes 12 seconds.

Rivane Neuenschwander and Cao Guimares, Inventario das pequenas mortes (Sporo) (Inventory of Small Deaths [Blow]), 2000, still from a black-and-white film in Super 8 transferred to video, 5 minutes 12 seconds.

New York

Rivane Neuenschwander

New Museum
235 Bowery
June 23–September 19, 2010

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7374 East Second Street
February 12–June 19, 2011

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Washington University, One Brookings Drive
October 8, 2010–January 10, 2011

Curated by Richard Flood

Rivane Neuenschwander’s first mid-career survey features more than forty works, many of which are premised on looping, noncomposition, systematization, and temporal delay. Interactive installations that probe the relationship between language and desire, such as First Love, 2010, in which a police sketch artist generates portraits from verbal descriptions, are sure to draw crowds. Others fret more delicately at the edges of perception and relational practice—a bubble floats mysteriously through a house in a video titled The Tenant, 2010, while the newly commissioned The Conversation promises to activate the New Museum’s architectural membrane with listening devices embedded in its walls and floors. Travels to the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis, Oct. 8, 2010–Jan. 10, 2011; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ, Feb 12–June 19, 2011; and other venues.