previews

  • 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

    New Museum
    235 Bowery
    June 23–September 19

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

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

    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.