Thursday, November 5, 2009

Queens Museum of Art : Installation [44]

Some views of the installation of A Book About Death, curated by Louise Weinberg. (November 1 - 15, 2009). Click the image for largest possible view. Photographs by Louise Millman.

Louise Weinberg invited artists to contribute single works by mail to the Queens Museum exhibition and the response was in the hundreds.  Works came from all over Europe, the US and of course Mexico which heartily celebrates El Dia De Los Muertos throughout the country.

The exhibition included works from A Book About Death, the posters from the Emily Harvey Foundation exhibition in NYC, as well as videos and Phil Shinn's presentation slide show about euphemisms used when discussing death.  That slide show can be seen in its entirety below.

Louise Weinberg dedicated this chapter in A Book About Death to the memory of Moki Cherry, Minnie Weinberg and Nancy Spero. Here, in this space, we would like to add Rebecca Lipkin, who was a great friend, a bright and beautiful light and who left us way too early.

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