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Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions

One reason for making and exhibiting a work is to induce a reaction or change in the viewer…. In this sense, the work as such is nonexistent except when it functions as a medium of change between the artist and viewer. – Adrian Piper

The Museum of Modern Art is showing a retrospective of Berlin-based artist Adrian Piper.

Adrian Piper is an American conceptual artist of the first generation and an analytical philosopher. Often inspired by experiences from her personal and professional environment, her works with a critical view of gender, race and xenophobia address demanding topics that have not lost their relevance to date. The variety of media – i.a. Installations, paintings and video – with which Piper experimented – challenge the audience and show how deeply she has shaped the genre of conceptual art since the 1960s until today. With nearly 300 works, the retrospective offers a rare opportunity to experience Piper’s groundbreaking art include more than five decades, from March 27 to July 22, 2018, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

But you do not have to travel to New York to see Adrien Piper’s work: A selection of the works on display, which will fill the entire sixth floor of the museum, will be on display September 2019 at the Haus der Kunst, Munich.

MOMA – The Museum of Modern Art

March 31 – July 22, 2018

Haus der Kunst

April 12 – September 22, 2019