Abrons Arts Center

466 Grand Street

(at Pitt Street)

New York, NY 10002

(212) 598-0400

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Andres Bedoya: From Ultra Madre



Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

Andres Bedoya’s performance installation Ultra Madre was originally presented at the Museo Nacional de Arte in La Paz, Bolivia in 2009 . Born of private mourning, the piece ultimately speaks of loss as a collective experience.

Installed within the main arch of the museum’s patio, a steel and wood scaffold holding 57 women disrupted its architecture physically and functionally. For approximately one hour, participating women lay still with their long hair cascading down the 15-foot structure. In stark contrast to the hardness of the building, the bodies appeared soft, impermanent and ephemeral.

The current show, From Ultra Madre, presents materials generated during its 18-month development. Through studies, photographs and documentation of the process, the broader narrative and context for the project is articulated.

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