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One Must Live It

Jul 15 - Aug 14, 2022
One Must Live It: In conversation with Lorenza Böttner

Informed by Lorenza Böttner’s description of her own artistic development, “It isn’t enough to think an idea or just believe in an idea, one must live it,” the Museum will host public programs in conversation with Lorenza Böttner: Requiem for the Norm over three weekends in July. Alongside additional works by Böttner centered on fashion and dance, the Museum’s gallery will be transformed into an experimental atelier, bringing together contemporary artists, designers, and dance artists whose practices resonate with Böttner’s life and work. They consider experiences such as disability, gender-identity, and migration, via queer dance, design, and the performativity of fashion, all of which are reccuring themes throughout the Böttner exhibition.

Intentionally open-ended, One Must Live It also invites answers to central questions: how might the museum decenter itself as an arbiter of knowledge, and become a place for collective meaning-making? What ways of knowing—affective, embodied—can the museum foster or recover?

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