The New Museum is pleased to present an exhibition by the epoch-defining Argentinian artist Marta Minujín (b. 1943, Buenos Aires) on view until September 29th. “Marta Minujín: Menesunda Reloaded” presents the US debut of her most iconic work, La Menesunda.
Over the past sixty years, Minujín has developed happenings, performances, installations, and video works that have greatly influenced generations of contemporary artists in Latin America and beyond. Minujín combines elements of experimental theater, film and television, advertising, and sculpture to create total environments that place viewers at the center of social situations, confronting them with their own political and cultural reality and the seductiveness of media and celebrity culture. Emerging in the 1960s as one of the strongest voices in Argentinian art, her simultaneously monumental and fragile works challenged artistic conventions while testifying to her unyielding engagement with radical artistic forms and the artifices of popular culture, which have undoubtedly solidified Minujín as a pioneer of Latin American conceptual art.