[By Appointment Only] Senga Nengudi

5900 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036
Aug 18, 12 PM - 4 PM — ends Sep 30, 2020
Since the mid-1970s, Senga Nengudi has threaded together sculpture, performance, photography and poetry in works that testify to both intensely personal and universally shared elements of the human experience. Always deeply connected to the body—whether formally, metaphorically or through careful spatial choreography—her projects invoke ritual, narrative and connections between cultures disparate in geography and time. Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are honored to present an exhibition of Nengudi’s work that features the West Coast premiere of two stunning large-scale installations by the artist. Bulemia (1988/2018) and Sandmining (2018) each illustrate Nengudi's attuned, improvisational use of everyday materials and refined approach to form and space. Though the artist has deep ties to Los Angeles as an important member of the city's 1970s avant-garde, this will be the first solo gallery presentation of her work in LA in over forty years.
Senga Nengudi (*1943, Chicago) lives Colorado Springs Colorado. Selected solo exhibitions include Denver Art Museum (2020), Lenbachhaus Munich (2019, traveled to Museo de Arte de São Paulo), Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2018), USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2018), Art + Practice, Los Angeles (2018), Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (2017–18), Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (2017), Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2016) and Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver (2014). Selected group exhibitions include 57th Venice Biennale (2017), We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women 1965–85, Brooklyn Museum, New York (2017), Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, Tate Modern (2017), Blues for Smoke, Whitney Museum, New York (2013), Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2012), Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980, Hammer Museum Los Angeles (2011) and WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (2007).

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